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Events & Festivals
2015 Schedule

(Most festivals are held the same time each year - make your plans now)

Blues Festival Guide
Online Digital Edition of The Blues Festival Guide

May 8-9, 2015 International Bar-B-Que Festival
Owensboro KY
Web Site

Schedule of Events

International Bar-B-Q Festival
May 15-16, 2015 Old Louisville Springfest
First Street @ Ormsby
Web site
May 16, 2015 31st Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
Pitt Academy - Louisville

Web Site

Music by The King Bees and Da Mudcats
starting at 5:30

Pitt Academy
May 24, 2014 BBQ, Blues and Bikes Festival
Elizabethtown KY

Web Site

Music by:

  • Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy

  • Tee Dee Young

  • Kelly Richey

  • Brad Webb and Friends

  • Dave Muskett

  • Little T&A

  • Micah Kesselring

  • Tom Holland & the Shuffle Kings

  • D Man & the Alley Hounds

May 24, 2015 Blues Between the Bridges

9079 Old Richmond Road
Lexington KY 40515
(I-75 Exit #99)

2:45 pm David "Skinny Devil" McLean - Lexington
3:45 pm The Blues Drifters - Louisville
4:45 pm Robbie Bartlett Blues Band - Louisville
6:00 pm G. Busy Soul Blues Revue - Lexington
7:15 pm Backpack Jones - Illinois R&B
8:30 pm Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - Chicago Slide Guitarist

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Presented by:

2:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Gates open at 2:00 pm

No Bottles, Cans, Coolers Allowed
Lots of seating but Lawn Chairs are okay

Jun 5-6, 2015 6th Annual Germantown-Schnitzelburg
Blues Festival

@ the intersection of Hickory & Burnett Streets


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Friday, June 5, 2015
The Saints, Soul River Brown and The Nick Harless Band

Saturday, June 6, 2015
Mark Stein & the Rib Tip Kings, 100 Proof Blues Band with Louisville Blues Diva's Tanita Gaines, Susan O'Neil, Sheryl Rouse and Laurie Jessup with da Mudcats

FREE ADMISSION
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the show

A portion of the proceeds will go to
the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Louisville

Jun 12-13, 2015 Smokin' on the River
BBQ, Blues & Brew Festival

At RiverStage
Jeffersonville IN

Smokin' on the River logo

Smokin' on the River

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Friday, June 12
Billy Byrd & Pen Bogert, The Tarnations, The Stella Vees,
The Beat Daddys and Tinsley Ellis

Saturday, June 13
Randy Colvin, Tyrone Cotton & Screamin' John,
the Dallas Cole Band, Butch Williams,
the Bell Bottom Blues Band and the Vanessa Davis Group

Jun 13-20, 2015 WC Handy Blues Festival
Henderson KY
Complete Music Schedule

Saturday, June 13 - Lindsey Williams, Blues 4 U,
Hog Maw Blues Band and the Boscoe France Band

Thursday, June 18 - Mr. Sipp, Mo’ Mojo and
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Friday, June 19 - The Bell Bottom Blues Band, The Beat Daddys,
Tyler Mac, Samantha Fish, the Devon Allman Band
and Doyle Bramhall II

Saturday, June 20 - Doug MacLeod, Guy Forsyth, Jarekus Singleton, Victor Wainright, Ronnie Baker Brooks Big Band
and Robert Randolph & The Family Band

WC Handy Blues Fest
Jun 20, 2015 2nd Annual
Blues Harbor Fest
(formerly Lake Cumberland Blues, Boats & BBQ Fest)

State Dock @
Lake Cumberland
(Jamestown KY)

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Music by: Louisville Fats & the Rhythm Cats,
The Beat Daddys and Shaun Murphy

Festival Web Site     State Dock Web Site

Jul 10-11, 2015 Master Musicians Festival
Somerset KY
Web Site

Jul 10-12, 2015 Four Roses Bourbon
Louisville
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
@ The Water Tower
River Road at Zorn Ave
Schedule

Presented by
Four Roses Bourbon
and the
Bisig Impact Group

KBS Members receive free admission to all 3 days
with current membership card !

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Aug 7-8, 2015 Cincy Blues Fest
Sawyer Point, Cincinnati


Festival Web Site

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Aug 20-30, 2015 Kentucky State Fair KY State Fair
Web Site

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Live Music daily in the
Food & Music Tents

Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof
Robbie Bartlett
Litlte T&A

Aug 21-22, 2015 Madison Ribberfest
Madison IN

Ribberfest Web Site

Hotline: 800-559-2956

Madison Ribberfest

BBQ, Blues, Balloons

Friday Headliner - Jimmie Vaughn
Saturday Headliner - Keb' Mo'
Aug 27-29, 2015 17th Annual
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Bill Monroe Music Park
Bean Blossom IN
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Web Site
Full Schedule
Thursday    
Friday   Headliner - Jason Ricci
Saturday   Headliner - Mary Bridget Davies
Aug 28-29, 2015 26th Annual
Hot August Blues
Kenlake State Resort Park
Hardin KY

Park Web Site     Festival Web Site

Full Line-Up & Schedule

Hot August Blues Festival Website

Friday, August 28
2 Miles Back Band
The King Bees
Mark Robinson Band
Adam & The H-Bombs

Saturday, August 29
Deja Blues Band
Dog House Kitchen
Louisville Fats & The Rhythm Cats
Eric Steckel
JD & The Mudhounds
Hard Swimmin Fish


Past Events - (Most festivals are held the same time each year - make your plans now for next year)

Sep 7, 2013 Fort Knox Blues Fest Visit Web Site

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Mavis Staples / Kenny Neal / Kim Massie

Aug 22, 2014 Capital City Blues and
River Festival

Riverview Park, Frankfort KY

Benefits Family Abuse Services, Inc

Friday, August 22, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tickets

Music by Toad Strangler

Sep 5-6, 2014 Bands & BBQ at the Point

Point Park,
Carrollton KY

Carroll County Website
Friday
Sept 5
  • The Harless Brothers
  • Jimmy Davis Band
Saturday
Sept 6
  • Blue Collar Band
  • Jordan Wilson Trio featuring Kerry Mefford and Danny Cook
  • Country-Wide
  • Van Waylon
  • Wax Factory
  • Sparechange Millionaires
  • Kenny Warren & Whiskey Haze
Sep 5-6, 2014 Roots and Heritage Festival

Downtown Lexingotn KY

Friday, September 5
Nellie "Tiger" Travis

Saturday, September 6
Lakeside and Harold Melvin's Bluenotes

Roots Fest Ky

Sep 5-7, 2014 Kentucky State BBQ Festival

Danville KY

Saturday, September 6
Diana Chittester, The Mojos, The Sonny Yingst Band,
The KingBees and Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof

Sunday, September 7 – Toad Strangler

KY BBQ Festival

Sep 12-13, 2014 Blues at the Crossroads
Terre Haute IN

Blues at the Crossroads Web Site

Friday
Sep 12
Main Stage:
  • Jon Strahl Band
  • Kelly Richey Band
  • Guy Forsyth
  • Ellusion

Verve Stage:

  • Moonshine Junction
  • Crowe Committee
  • Midnight Motive
Saturday
Sep 13
Main Stage:
  • Tweed Funk
  • Max Allen Band
  • WT Feaster Band
  • Biscuit Miller
  • The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
  • Leonard Washingtons

Verve Stage:

  • Lunes Domingo
  • White Light Revival
  • Jazz Metamorphosis
Sep 20, 2014 10th Anniversary
Jug Band Jubilee
Free Admission
Brown-Forman Amphitheater @ Waterfront Park

Jug Band Jubilee Web Site

Jug Band Jubilee

Maria Muldaur & her Garden of Joy Jug Band,
Juggernaut Jug Band, Cincinnati Dancing Pigs,
The Hokum High Rollers, Steel City Jug Slammers,
Bones Jugs N Harmony, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues,
Drunken Catfish Ramblers Traveling Medicine Show & Hokum Minstrels and The Jake Leg Stompers

Oct 5, 2014 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival

Cherokee Park, Louisville

Tee Dee Young,
Everette Green and
Craig Wagner & Friends

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Oct 10-11, 2014

19th Garvin Gate
Blues Festival
Garvin Place @ Oak Street

Garvin Gate Blues Festival

GGBF Web Site

Friday
Oct 10
Four Roses Stage on Oak St
  • 6:30 - Big Poppa Stampley
  • 7:15 - Zakk Knight
  • 8:30 - da Mudcats with Susan O’Neil & Doug Lamb
  • 8:45 - the Homemade Jamz Blues Band

Better Days Records Stage on Garvin Place

8:00 & 9:15 (playing 25 minute sets)
Big Poppa Stampley

Saturday
Oct 11
Four Roses Stage on Oak St
  • 2:00 - Mississippi Adam Riggle Band
  • 3:15 - Laurie Jane & the 45s
  • 4:30 - The Tanita Gaines Band
  • 5:45 - The Stella-Vees
  • 7:00 - Louisville Harmonica Blowout featuring
    Lamont Gillispie, Rick Cain, Denny Thornbury and
    Andrea "Andy" Tanaro backed by 100 Proof Blues
  • 8:15 - Ten Foot Polecats
  • 9:45 - Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets

Better Days Records Stage on Garvin Place

5:15, 6:30, 7:45, 9:15 (playing 25 minute sets)
Pen Bogert & Billy Bird

Saturday
November 8, 2014

Headliner's Music Hall Logo
Headliners Music Hall

KBS 26th Anniversary Celebration

Music by:
Sad Sam Blues Jam
Tas Cru & His Tortured Souls
The Cash Box Kings

$10 Admission ** Free for KBS members
Show your KBS membership card at the door
Doors Open 5:30p * Music Starts 6:30p

Tickets available online at
https://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1759059

Jan 20-24, 2015

34th Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge Beale Street
Memphis TN

KBS Entrants:
The Beat Daddys (Band)
Randy Colvin (Solo/Duo)

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Feb 6-7, 2015 Cincy Blues Society's
Winter Blues Fest
Cincy Blues Society
Web Site & Info
25 Acts on 3 Stages including
Popa Chubby and Joanne Shaw Taylor

Full Schedule

Feb 14, 2015 5th Annual Indy Winter Blues Festival

Indianapolis

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