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Yesterday | The Bolivar Commercial

Octoberfest to add blues stage to lineup

Plans for Octoberfest are steadily coming together and this year Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce announced the addition of the Airport Grocery Blues Stage. "The Blues Stage idea was suggested by Robin Boyles our Octoberfest Chair and Meg McGee and Amy Vance," said Lisa Cooley, Team Cleveland/Main Street director.


Related Topix: Blues, Bolivar County, MS, Clarksdale, MS

Sunday | Darlington and Stockton Times

Summertime blues at Darlington festival

ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH ROCKING THE SQUARE: Mungo Jerry perform in Darlington market square as part of the annual Rhythm and Blues Festival.


Related Topix: Blues, Mungo Jerry, Pop/Rock

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Shetland Today

Down and dirty blues kicks off Shetland Blues Festival

Butcher's block, down and dirty blues was unleashed in Vidlin as one-man stomping, blues-sliding, Half Deaf Clatch opened the show. With the brim of his John Deere baseball cap casting a shadow over his eyes - the bluesman from Hull snarled at the microphone, pulled and snapped at the strings on his resonator guitars.


Related Topix: Blues

Fri Sep 12, 2014

CBC News

Artists bring blues to the schools during Harvest fest

The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival is underway in Fredericton and performers aren't just playing late night shows, they're also sharing their music with elementary school students. Jackson, a blues musician from Chicago, has been introducing the under-10 crowd to the music he loves as part of the Blues in the Schools program.


Related Topix: Blues, Education Etc., Canada


Danny Mogle: Books, blues and blue collar comedy

Authors from across the country will be in East Texas this weekend. And if you like music, we have an event just for you.


Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Blues, Sport Movies, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Cars, Larry The Cable Guy, Country

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Broward-Palm Beach

Joel Da Silva on the Midnight Howl & Hep Cat Boo Daddies

Joel Da Silva is keeping the blues alive and fresh in the South Florida sonic sea.


Related Topix: Blues, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

WCTV Tallahassee

Crime Stoppers Announces 2nd Annual Blues Festival

While the festival aims to bring people together to listen to terrific music, the main goal of the event is to raise money for Crimestoppers education and outreach programs and to assist with daily operational needs. Linda Nelson, Board Chairperson, said "the festival is a way to get the crime stoppers' message out to the public and to raise awareness of how easy it is for residents to get involved in fighting crime".


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Hispanic Business

Bisbee Blues Fest trying new things in 10th year

The Bisbee Blues Festival is trying new things in its 10th year. The three-day homage will feature new venues and activities, said , executive director of KBRP Community Radio, the driving force behind this year's event.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Times-Picayune

Live music in New Orleans for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014: Bluesman Bobby Rush benefits Crimestoppers

Blues singer and guitarist Bobby Rush, seen here at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival in 2013, is featured at a Crimestoppers benefit at the House of Blues on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Blues, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Independent Weekly

Live: Some great sets and necessary work at the revitalized Bull Durham Blues Festival

The spirit and the beat are alive at Hayti, transmitted from the stage down through the floorboards of the old church, the joists throbbing with the rhythms. The former St. Joseph's AME house of worship, now the home of the Hayti Heritage Center, hosted the first night of the 2014 Bull Durham Festival, in conjunction with Duke Performances.


Related Topix: Blues, Dance, Music, Entertainment

Salmon Arm Observer

Festival desperate for funds

The Salmon Arm Folk Music Society is seeking a lifeline from the city and whoever else can help to make next year's Roots and Blues Festival happen. "Desperate" was how music society board member Kelly Moores described the organization's financial situation to Salmon Arm city council Monday evening during a public input meeting for next year's budget.


Related Topix: Blues

Tue Sep 09, 2014

WJZW-FM Washington

British Blues Great John Mayall Launches September US Tour

British blues legend John Mayall will launch a new series of U.S. dates tonight in support of his latest album, A Special Life , with a show in Ogunquit, Maine. The trek, which will visit a variety of venues in the Northeast, includes 16 shows and will wind down on September 25 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.


Related Topix: Blues, John Mayall, Ogunquit, ME, Fleetwood Mac, Pop/Rock

Narooma News

Narooma has the Blues

The Narooma Blues Festival draws more than 15,000 people to the town, has grown significantly since its first date in 1996 and shows no signs of slowing down. TICKETS PLEASE: Locals can get their Narooma Blues Festival tickets from Ann Miller at Narooma Picture Framing on the Flat.


Related Topix: Blues, Australia, Oceania, World News

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Sonny Rhodes to shine at the Spirit Bar

If you want to revel in the blues, legendary performer Sonny Rhodes will be playing with his stellar voice and lap steel guitar in Nelson on Friday. Getting his first guitar at eight years old, he became serious about the blues at age 12. Apparently being the sixth child of sharecropper parents, he had a lot to write about as he has recorded over 200 songs.


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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Antioch again to sing the blues

Downtown's Waldie Plaza will once again be groovin' to the sound of the blues as it celebrates the 16th annual Delta Blues Festival. Saturday's free event features the harmonies and soulful bluesy lyrics, with the backdrop of the rushing waters of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.


Related Topix: Blues, Antioch, CA, Pittsburg, CA

Sun Sep 07, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Mississippi Coast Blues Festival draws nearly 1,000 fans

Some might say you don't just hear the blues, you feel it, you taste it. If you have the blues, that doesn't necessarily mean you're sad.


Related Topix: Blues, Jackson County, MS, Pascagoula, MS


The Blues beat rain at Fredonia festival

Fredonia held its Red, White, and Blues Festival Friday and Saturday in conjunction with Taste of Fredonia in Barker Common. The event included blues performances in the park and at bars and restaurants downtown.


Related Topix: Fredonia, NY, Blues

Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Antioch Herald

Delta Blues Festival, Saturday, September 13 in downtown Antioch

This year's Delta Blues Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13 and is dedicated to one of our hardest working volunteers, Randy Sampson. Randy lived and breathed blues music and was greatly responsible for most of the music you have heard on our stage.


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Denton Record-Chronicle

Into the wild blue

Dallas band Texas Slim played a set for "A Taste of the Blues Jam Session" on Thursday afternoon at Dan's Silverleaf. Guitarist-vocalist Texas Slim leads his trio, with Bill Cornish on bass and Kenny Stern on drums.


Related Topix: Blues, Entertainment

East Texas Review

Trudy Lynn Top Blues Artist to Appear in Festival

Blues vocalist Trudy Lynn's album "Royal Oaks Blues Cafe" has hit Number 1 on the September 6 Billboard Chart of best selling blues albums, after only 6 weeks on the charts. Lynn, along with collaborator Steve Krase, will be appearing at the 2014 T-Bone Walker Blues Fest on September 13. A long-time blues festival favorite, Lynn has appeared at such events as the Chicago Blues Festival, Juneteenth Blues and Jazz Festival in Dallas, Monterey Bay Blues Festival, and the San Francisco Blues Festival, Following her appearance in Longview she will be playing the Lucerne Blues Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland, in November.


Related Topix: Blues, Longview, TX, Switzerland, World News,