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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.
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.
Joel Da Silva is keeping the blues alive and fresh in the South Florida sonic sea.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 05:26 pm
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