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NOTICE TO MUSICIANS AND BANDS!! Get the word out to your fans and the rest of the blues world about where you’re playing. The calendar page is a free service to blues musicians and bands. Send e-mail to Gigs@KBSBlues.org with your schedule to publish on this site and in our newsletter, Blues News.Blues News * The KBS Newsletter(info must be received by the 15th of the month for the next month's newsletter)
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Louisville Events

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Regional Blues

Slippery Noodle Inn in Indianapolis
372 Meridian Street, Downtown
Current Schedule

Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar in Nashville
220  Printers Alley
Current Schedule
Southgate House in Newport KY
24 East 3rd St.
Current Schedule

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Events & Festivals
2014 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

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)

Web Site

IBC Logo
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


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

Apr 20-21, 2012

Unknown current status

Bluegrass & Blues in the 'Burgh

Evansville IN

Click to view full poster


May 9-10, 2014 International Bar-B-Que Festival
Owensboro KY
Web Site

Schedule of Events

International Bar-B-Q Festival
May 16-17, 2014 Old Louisville Springfest
First Street @ Ormsby
Web site
May 17, 2014 30th Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
Pitt Academy - Louisville

Web Site

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 25, 2014 Blues Between the Bridges

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

Robbie Bartlett
Tanita Gaines & The Accused
Kelly Richey
Claudette King


Presented by:

3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

Jun 6-7, 2014 5th Annual Germantown-Schnitzelburg
Blues Festival

@ the intersection of Hickory & Burnett Streets

Visit the Fest on facebook


Friday, June 6
Saturday, June 7

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 7-14, 2014 WC Handy Blues Festival
Henderson KY
Complete Music Schedule WC Handy Blues Fest
Jun 13-14, 2014 Smokin' on the River
BBQ, Blues & Brew Festival

At RiverStage
Jeffersonville IN

Smokin' on the River logo

Smokin' on the River

Visit the Fest on Facebook

Friday RiverStage
5:00 D Man & the Alley Hounds
6:15 The KingBees
7:30 Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers
9:00 Mississippi Heat
  Tent Stage
6:00 Laurie Jessup & Cort Duggins

Saturday RiverStage
5:00 River City Blues Band
6:15 Boscoe France Band
7:30 Michael Gough Group
9:00 Stacy Mitchhart
  Tent Stage
2:00 D.J. Rice
6:00 Craig Brenner
Jun 15, 2013 Bridges, Bikes & Blues

Eaton OH

Preble County Historical Society
Eaton Ohio

Cruise 8 Historic Covered Bridges
Music Filled Street Fair & Party

View event flyer

Jun 21, 2014 1st Annual Blues Harborfest
(formerly Lake Cumberland Blues, Boats & BBQ Fest)

State Dock @
Lake Cumberland
(Jamestown KY)

Noon to 5:15-ish

Music by:

Red Jane
Toad Strangler
The Hoodoo Blues Band
The Shaun Murphy Band

Festival Web Site     State Dock Web Site

Jul 11-12, 2014 Master Musicians Festival
Somerset KY
Web Site

Jul 11-13, 2014 Four Roses Bourbon
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
@ The Water Tower
River Road at Zorn Ave

Presented by
Four Roses Bourbon
and the
Bisig Impact Group

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

July 11
Sylvia Walters and Groove City
The Stella-Vees
Mississippi Heat
July 12
da Mudcats
Tanita Gaines
Little T&A
John Primer
July 13
Lazy Eleven
Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof
The Cheryl Renee Project
Aug 1-2, 2014 Cincy Blues Fest
Sawyer Point, Cincinnati

Festival Web Site

Presented by

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Sep 7, 2013 Fort Knox Blues Fest Visit Web Site

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Mavis Staples / Kenny Neal / Kim Massie

Aug 14-24, 2014 Kentucky State Fair KY State Fair
Web Site

MySpace  FaceBook  Twitter

Live Music daily in the
Food & Music Tents

Lamont Gillispie & 100 Proof
Robbie Bartlett
Litlte T&A

Aug 15-16, 2014 Madison Ribberfest
Madison IN

Ribberfest Web Site

Hotline: 800-559-2956

Madison Ribberfest

BBQ, Blues, Balloons

  • Deanna Bogert
  • Rod Piazza & The Might Flyers
  • Taj Mahal
  • Power Plant Blues Band
  • KingBees
  • Kelly Richey
  • Paul Thorn
  • West Coast Blues All Stars, featuring Junior Watson and Fred Kaplan
  • Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings
Aug 21-23, 2014 16th Annual
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Bill Monroe Music Park
Bean Blossom IN
Bean Blossom Blues Fest
Web Site
Full Schedule
Thursday   Open jam with Gary Applegate
Friday   Gene Deer
Hank Mowery & The Hawktones

Headliner - Rick Estrin & The Nightcats

Saturday   Cabin 12 Allstar Jammers
WT Feaster
Harsch Reality
Noah Wotherspoon

Headliner - Sugar Blue

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

Music by Toad Strangler

Aug 22-23, 2014 25th 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 22
Noah & the Back Alley Blues,
Andy T & Nick Nixon Band,
Etta Britt and Street Corner Blue

Saturday, August 23
Nightfish, Alonzo Pennington Band,
Justin Hatcher, da Mudcats,
Long Tall Deb and the Werewolves of Alabama,
The Stella-Vees and The Rusty Wright Band

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

Point Park,
Carrollton KY

Carroll County Website
Sept 5
  • The Harless Brothers
  • Jimmy Davis Band
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

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

Verve Stage:

  • Moonshine Junction
  • Crowe Committee
  • Midnight Motive
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


Oct 10-11, 2014

19th Garvin Gate
Blues Festival
Garvin Place @ Oak Street

Garvin Gate Blues Festival

GGBF Web Site

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

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

November 8, 2014

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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

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