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The Louisville Blues Compilation Volume II is available online in the CD Shop, at KBS events, at Better Days Records in Louisville KY or digitally at CDBaby and iTunes.

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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

Jan 26-30, 2016

32nd Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge Beale Street
Memphis TN

KBS Entrants:

Web Site

IBC Logo
Feb 5-6, 2016 Cincy Winter
Blues Fest
Cincy Winter Blues Fest 2 Nights * 4 Stages * 30 Artists

Fri - Nick Moss
Sat - Tullie Brae and Carolyn Wonderland

Presented by:

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

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

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


Facebook Page
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


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

facebook Group

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

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

Visit the Fest on Facebook

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
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 !

Aug 7-8, 2015 Cincy Blues Fest

Sawyer Point Park, Cincinnati OH

Festival Web Site

Presented by

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Aug 29, 2015 Capital City Blues and
River Festival

Riverview Park
Frankfort KY

Benefits Family Abuse Services, Inc

Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Music by Toad Strangler

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

MySpace  FaceBook  Twitter

Live Music daily in the
Food & Music Tents

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
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

Sep 11-12, 2015 Bands & BBQ
at the Point

Point Park,
Carrollton KY

NOTE - It appears the music is no longer Blues,
possibly all Country

Carroll County Website

Sept 11
6pm - The Louden Mundane Band
8pm - County Wide
Sept 12
11am - 12pm: Will Wallace
12pm -2pm: Nobody'z Bizzness
2pm -4pm: Jordan Wilson Trio
4pm - BBQ Awards
5pm - Van Waylon
7pm - Josh London
9pm - Sparechange Millionairres
Sep 11-12, 2015 Blues at the Crossroads

Terre Haute IN

Blues at the Crossroads Web Site

Sep 11
  • Henthorn/Feaster
  • Blind Mississippi Morris
  • Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel
  • Midnight Motive
Sep 12
  • Moonshine Junction
  • Eric Steckel
  • Tweed Funk
  • Samantha Fish
  • Jeremiah Johnson Band
  • Freekbass
Sep 11-12, 2015 Lake Cumberland Blues, BBQ and Arts Festival

Somerset KY


Friday, September 11
Cody Meece, Cornbread Mafia and The Lake Cumberland Blues Band

Saturday, September 12
Stacey Mitchhart, Tee Dee Young, Kelly Richey and D.J. Rice

Sep 11-13, 2015 Kentucky State BBQ Festival

Danville KY

Friday, September 11
Cane Run Bluegrass and Custom Made Bluegrass

Saturday, September 12
Nick Dittmeier and The Sawdusters, Heath And Molly, da Mudcats,
Laurie Jane and the 45's, Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers

Sunday, September 13
Tullie Brae

KY BBQ Festival

Sep 12, 2015 Fort Knox Blues Fest Visit Web Site

Toronzo Cannon, Edward David Anderson,
Jarekus Singleton and Nick Schnebelen

Sep 19, 2015 11th Anniversary
Jug Band Jubilee
Free Admission
Brown-Forman Amphitheater @ Waterfront Park

Jug Band Jubilee Web Site

Jug Band Jubilee
Oct 4, 2015 Big Rock Jazz and Blues Festival

Cherokee Park, Louisville

The Gail Wynters Trio
Teddy Abrams
Laurie Jane and the 45s


Oct 9-10, 2015

20th Garvin Gate
Blues Festival
Garvin Place @ Oak Street

Garvin Gate Blues Festival
GGBF Web Site
Oct 9
Four Roses Stage on Oak St @ Garvin Place
  • 6:30 - Laurie Jane and The 45s
  • 8:00- Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin
  • 9:30 - Big Bill Morganfield with Levee Town

Info+ Stage on Oak St @ Fourth St

7:30 & 9:00 (playing 25 minute sets)
Mississippi Adam Riggle

Oct 10
Four Roses Stage on Oak St @ Garvin Place
  • 2:00 - Stray Cat Blues Band
  • 3:15 - The Stella Vees with guest James Gaetano
  • 4:30 - The Blues Had A Baby featuring The Tunesmiths, The Ass Haulers, and 10th Street Blues Band
  • 6:00 - Cheryl Rouse and The Blues Brothers
  • 7:15 - da Mudcats
  • 8:30 - Cash Box Kings with Barrelhouse Chuck
  • 10:00 - Billy Flynn Blues Band, with Shirley Johnson & Barrelhouse Chuck

Info+ Stage on Garvin Place

4:00, 5:30, 6:45, 10:00
Tyrone Cotton and Screamin’ John Hawkins

October 31, 2015

Vernon Club Logo
Vernon Club

KBS 27th Anniversary Celebration

Music by:
The Saints
The Nick Stump Band
The Noah Wotherspoon Band


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

Last Night for the Vernon Club!
Come Party with us to say goodbye to the Vernon

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