This list is an attempt to gather information about stuff that is of interest me and is not genre specific.
Please call the venue to verify events in case of cancellations and for show times

Some other good websites for local DC/Balt information on music and dancing are



  THIS IS A WORK  IN  PROGRESS !!   Any dates with ? are from 2014 and have not been updated for 2015  yet.  Be patient – sorry, I’m busy.






2 ?July

BB King Homecoming Festival – BB King Museum, Indianola

2-5 July

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR

Gregg Allman,

3-5 ?July

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA

3-6 ?July

High Sierra Music Festival  – Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA


3-13 ?July

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest – Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, Canada

4 July

Great American Picnic  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA   

4-7 ?July

Thunder Bay Blues Festival – Marina Bay, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

4 July

RFK 20th Anniversary Blowout – RFK Stadium,  Washington DC
Foo Fighters, Buddy Guy, Heart, Joan Jett & BlackHearts, Gary Clark Jr, LL Cool J, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

6-11 ?July

Augusta Heritage Center Cajun-Creole-Country Week – Elkins, WV   

9-13 ?July

Black Potatoe Music Festival – Red Hill Museum, Clinton NJ

10-13 ?July

Big Rib BBQ & Blues Festival  -- Rochester, NY

10 July

Summer Brewfest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA   

10-11 July

New York State Blues Festival  -- Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
Devon Allman, John Primer, Robert Randolph & Family Band,

10-11 July

Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Nescopeck, PA  (570) 379-3342
Butterfield Revisited, Alexis P Suter, Teeny Tucker, Devon Allman Band, Slam Allen, Danielle Nicole Band, Lonnie Shields, Jimmy Duck Holmes, Bobby Kyle, Mike Zito & the Wheel w/Jimmy Carpenter, Terry “Harmonica” Bean & Cornlickers

10-12 July

Red Wings Roots Music Festival --  Natural Chimney Regional Park, Mount Solon, VA
Eric Lindell,

6-11 July

Common Ground on the Hill Festival - Westminster, MD 
Professor Louie & Cromatix,

12 ?July

Breaux Vineyards Key West Fest -- Hillsboro VA               

11-12 July

North Atlantic Blues Festival -- Rockland, ME
Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro & Painkillers,

12-13 ?July

Green River Festival – Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA


12 July

BSCP Mississippi Railroad   --  VFW Picnic Grounds, Grantville, PA   
Terry Harmonica Bean, The Cornlickers, Jimmy Duck Holmes,

13-18 ?July

Augusta Heritage Center Blues Week – Elkins, WV   

17-19 ?July

Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Festival – Yankton Trail Park, Sioux Falls, SD    

17-20 ?July

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival -- Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY

17-20 ?July

Jamboree in the Hills -- Wheeling, WV

 9-11 July

All Good Music Festival & Campout – Berry Hill Farm, Summit Point, WV  
Primus, moe, Cake, Theivery Corporation, Lotus, SOJA, John Butler Trio, STS9, Greensky Bluegrass, Dark Star Orchestra, JJ Grey & Mofro, Keller Williams, Lettuce, Tauk, The Bridge, Elephant Revival, The Word, Pidgeons Playing Ping Pong, Cabinet, Turkuaz, The Motet, The Everybody Orchestra, Judah & the Lion, +

17-18 July

Syracuse Jazz Festival  -- Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY
Buckwheat Zydeco, Wynton Marsalis, John Allred, Joe Whiting, Ronnie Leigh, Aretha Franklin, Lake Street Dive, Greg Gisbert, +

18 July

Winchester Blues Festival --  Winchester Eagles Outdoor Pavilion,  700 Baker Lane, Winchester, VA       

18-20 ?July

Artscape -- FREE  Baltimore, MD        

17-18 July

Norfolk Jazz Festival  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA

17-18 July

Rock the Barn Music Festival – Clarence, NY
10000 Maniacs, Duke Robillard, Black Rock Zydeco, The Observers, Jay Moynihan & Chicago Blues Connection, Dave Viterna, Mercury Blues Band, Owen Eichensehr

17-19 July

Winthrop R&B Festival --  Hwy20 Blues Ranch, Winthrop, WA  
Samantha Fish, Bobby Rush, Kenny Neal, Los Lonely Boys, California Honeydrops, Too Slim & TailDraggers,

18-19 ?July

New York State Blues Festival – Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY      


19 ?July

Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ  -- Elmwood Park  Roanoke,  VA     

18 July

Bucks County Blues Society R&B Picnic -- Snipes Farm, Morrisville, PA (215)946-4794    (coolers ok)
TJ Nix, Paul Plumeri, Georgie Bonds, Big Al & Heavyweights, Skyla Burell Blues Band, Doug Demming & Jewel Tones w/Dennis Gruenling, Kinsey Report, Deanna Bogart.

19 ?July

Blues Under The Bridge – Colorado Springs, CO

19-21 July

Lake Placid Blues & Heritage Festival – Lake Placid, NY
Professor Louie & Cromatix,

20-25 ?July

Augusta Heritage Center Celtic Week – Elkins, WV 

22-26 July

FloydFest -- MP 170.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, VA
Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, Shovels & Rope, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglass, Peter Rowan, Grace Potter & Nocturnals, Brandi Carlile, First Aid Kit, Oh Hellos, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Earls of Leicester, PitchBlak Brass Band, Tillers, Fear of Music, Dark Side of the Mountain, Driftwood, Larry Keel Experience, Keller & the Keels, Drive-by Truckers, Leftover Salmon, Trampled by Turltles, Lord Huron, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Trigger Hippy, Devil Make Three, Greensky Bluegrass, Oh Hellos, Jeff Austin Band, Nicki Bluhm & Gramblers, Swampcandy, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, American Aquarium, Rayland Baxter, Blair Crimmins & Hookers, Dustbowl Revival, Sirsy, Southern Belles, Deer Run Drifters, Riverbank Ramblers, Midatlantic, Riverbank Ramblers, River Whyless, Christian Lopez Band, Major & Monbacks, Matt Jones & Bobs, +

25 July

Lowertown Blues Festival – St Paul, MN

Walter Trout,

25-27 ?July

Tall City Blues Festival -- Midland, TX  

25-26 ?July

Cape Fear Blues Festival – Cape Fear, NC

25-26 ?July

Prairie Dog Blues Festival – St Feriloe Island, Prairie du Chien, WI   

25-26 ?July

Brew Skies Festival – Canaan Valley, WV

25-27 ?July

Lowell Folk Festival --  Lowell, MA   

24-26 July

Pennsylvania Blues Festival – Spilt Rock Lodge, Lake Harmony, PA  (800)468-2442
John Mooney,  Victor Wainright & Wild Roots, John Nemeth, Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials, Slam Allen, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Selwyn Birchwood, Sugar Ray & Bluetones, Walter Wolfman Washington, Highway QC’s,  Mikey Jr’s Blues Revue, Harmonica Shah & Friends, Vaneese Thomas, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Peterson Brothers,  

 24-26 July

Pittsburgh Blues Festival --  Hartwood Acres,  Pittsburgh, PA (412)460-BLUE

25-27 ?July

RockyGrass Festival – Telluride, CO

25-27 ?July

Blues From the Top Festival – Denver, CO

25-27 ?July

Newport Folk Festival --  Fort Adams Park, Newport, RI

26 July

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival  -- Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY
Duke Robillard Band, Davina & the Vagabonds,  +

27 ?July
- 1 Aug

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV

30 ?July-
2 Aug

Pickin in Parsons Festival – Five River Campground, Parsons, WV

31 ?July-
3 Aug

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza – Sam’s Wood Site, Mammoth Lakes, CA

31 July -
2 Aug

Riverfront Blues -- Wilmington, DE (302)571-4205 or 376-6298

Brandon Santini, Wayne Sharp & Sharpshooters, Walter Trout, Mississippi Heat, Peterson Brothers, Kenny Neal,  Billy Branch, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Mark Hummel’s Texas Blowout w/Little Charlie Baty, & Anson Funderburgh, Low Rider Band, Albert Castiglia, Biscuit Miller & the Mix +  

31 July

Jus’ Music Awards  --  Bluesville Music Hall,  Tunica, MS
Betty Wright, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson,, Eddy the Chief Clearwater, Fred Wesley, Vaneese Thomas, Martha High, Danny Ray, Jimmy Roach, Ruben Hughes



1-4 ?Aug

Steal Your Fest/Jerry Fest -- Mountain Spring Arena, Shartlesville, PA        CANCELLED FOR 2014 !!   

1-3 ?Aug

Bluesapalooza –Mammoth Lakes, CA

1-3 ?Aug

Telluride Jazz Festival -- Telluride, CO 

1-3 ?Aug

Newport Jazz Festival --   Fort Adams Park, Newport, RI

31 July-
2 Aug

Lollapolooza – Chicago, Il
Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith, Florence & the Machine, Bassnectar, Twenty One Pilots, Gorgo Bodello, Chainsmokers, Twin Peaks, The Weeknd, Alt-J, Kaskade, Alabama Shakes, Dillon Francis, Gary Clark Jr, Flying Lotus, Hot Chip, The War On Drugs, Father John Misty, Cold War Kids, Sylvan Esso, MS MR, Tove Lo, Glass Animals

St Paul & Broken Bones, First Aid Kit, James Bay, Broods, Misterwives, What So No, SZA, Jamestown Revival,

7-8 Aug

Cincinnati Blues Festival – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH
Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Kelly Richey, Bob Margolin, Samantha Fish?

1-3 ?Aug

Flood City Music Festival – Johnston, PA

1-3 ?Aug

Simply Jazz & Blues Festival – Sandstone, WV

5-8 Aug

Pickin in Parsons – Five River Campground, Parsons, WV
Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Blue Highway, Gibson Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice , Grascals, Larry Cordle, Lou Reid & Carolina, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, Spinney Brothers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Adkins & Loudermilk, +

6-8 Aug

Lil Margarets Bluegrass Festival – Leonardtown,MD
Spinney Brothers, Remington Ryde, Goldwing Express, Hillbilly Gypsies, Kody Norris & The Watauga Mountain Boys, Southern Brewed Bluegrass Band, ++

7-16 Aug

Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA
Darius Rucker, Blair Crimmins & Hookers, Amish Outlaws, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Caravan of Theives, Cat’s Pajamas, Daisy Jug Band, Large Flowerheads, Tommy Zito, Seamus Kennedy, Sofa Kings, Banditos, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Skunkmello, Lucky 7, Crazy Hearts, Mango Men, Scythian, Black Masala, Igor & Red Elvises, Hot Seats, Paleface, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Jonathan Burns, Madame Buskerfly, Alex Meixner Band, Stev Pullara & Cool Beans Band, Aadvarks, Roy Wilson & Buzzards, +

7-9 Aug

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival – Clarksdale, MS

7-10 ?Aug

Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener, ON, Canada     

7-9 Aug

Oak Grove Music Festival – Oak Grove Theater, Verona, VA
Bob Margolin, Samantha Fish, Claire Lynch Band,

7-9 Aug

Heritage Music Blues Festival -- Heritage Port Amphitheater, Wheeling, WV (304) 232-8705
Keb' Mo', Lee Oscar/Low Rider Band, Walter Trout, John Nemeth's Memphis Grease Party, Victor Wainwright & Wildroots, Carolyn Wonderland, Mike Zito & the Wheel, Albert Cummings, Jason Ricci, Coco Montoya, Nikki Hill, Eric Gales, Samantha Fish, Austin Walkin' Cane, Gold Magnolias, Gina Sicilia

8 Aug

Summer Blues & Brews Festival – Staunton, VA
Bob Margolin,

8-10 ?Aug

Bayfront Blues Festival -- Duluth, MN  (715) 394-6831 

8-10 ?Aug

Wills Mountain Festival – Fort Royale Farm, Bedford, PA

8-10 ?Aug

Doah Festival – Luray, VA


8-10 ?Aug

Augusta Festival – Elkins, WV

9 ?Aug

WPFW ‘The Blues’ Fundraiser – Lamont’s Complex, Indian Head, MD

9 ?Aug

Black Dog Wine & Music Festival -- MP 170.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, VA

9 ?Aug

Denver Blues and Brews Festival‏ -- Denver, CO


9 ?Aug

Gloucester Mass Blues Festival‏ -- Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA

13-16 Aug

Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee --  Granite Hill Campground,  Gettsyburg, PA
Bobby Osborne, Travelin McCourys, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Steep Canyon Rangers, +

13-16 Aug

Peach Music Festival – Scranton, PA
Gregg Allman, Santana, Bob Weir w/ Billy & The Kids, Willie Nelson & Family, Warren Haynes w/Railroad Earth, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Butch Trucks & Very Special Friends, Bruce Hornsby & Noisemakers, Lotus, Old Crow Medicine Show, G Love & Special Sauce, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Beats Antique , Dark Star Orchestra, Papadosio, Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Oteil & Roosevelt, Rusted Root, Dumpstaphunk, Dopapod, Cabinet, The Werks, Twiddle, Kung Fu, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ Bob Weir, Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel

14-15 Aug

Fargo Blues Festival -- Fargo, ND  (866) 55_BLUES   

15-17 ?Aug

Philadelphia Folk Festival -- Schwenksville, PA

15-17 ?Aug

Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

15-16 Aug

White Mountain Blues Festival -- Thornton, NH
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Jason Ricci,

15-16 ?Aug

Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival – Jackson Ag Museum, Jackson, MS


15-17 ?Aug

American Blues Festival – Panama City, FL


15-17 ?Aug

Rocky Mountain Folk Festival – Telluride, CO

15-16 ?Aug

Madison Ribberfest – Madison, IN

15-17 ?Aug

Edmondton LaBlatts Blues Festival – Edmonton, AB, Canada

15 Aug

Hot August Music Festival -- Oregon Ridge Bandshell, Cockeysville, MD  877-321-fest

Counting Crowes, Punch Brothers, Railroad Earth, Jarekus Singleton, Shakey Graves, Infamous Stringdusters, Cabinet, The Revivalists, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marah, June Star, Dennis Jones,

16 ?Aug

Silopanna Music Festival -- Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Annapolis, MD  

16 ?Aug

9th Annual Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest -- Evans Center, Wintergreen Resort,  Wintergreen, VA   (434) 325-08292


21-22 Aug

Chenango Blues Fest -- Norwich, NY  (607)334-5653 (607)336-2787    
Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters,

22 ?Aug

Bean Blossom Blues Festival – Bill Monroe Campground Park, Bean Blossom, IL

22 Aug

Latino Music Festival – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

23-24 ?Aug

Southern Maryland Blues Festival – Calvert County Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick, MD


23-24 ?Aug

North River Blues Festival – Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield, MA

23-24 Aug

Southern Maryland Blues Festival – Calvert County Fairgrounds, Prince Frederick, MD


23 ?Aug

Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival –   York Emporium,  York, PA

23 ?Aug

Breaux Vineyards BBQ & Bluegrass Festival -- Hillsboro VA       

23 ?Aug

Easterns Bayside Blues and Wine Festival – Eastern Yatch Club, Essex, MD

29-31 ?Aug 

Snowy Range Music Festival  -- Albany County Fairgrounds,   Laramie, WY

27-29 Aug

New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY
Rick Springfield, Everclear, Melissa Etheridge, Orleans w/Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett

29-31 ?Aug

American Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA

29 ?Aug –
1 Sep

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival --  FREE – Greenbelt, MD


30-31 ?Aug

Big Muddy Blues Festival – Laclede’s Landing,  St Louis, MO  

29 Aug

DC Blues Festival --  FREE - Washington, DC  (202)828-3028     

30 Aug

Alonzo's Picnic --  Rosedale American Legion Hall, Rosedale, MD    410-744-2291    BYOEverything (coolers allowed)  

31 ?Aug-
1 Sept

Blues, Views & BBQ Festival – Westport, CT




4-6 Sept

Rhythm & Roots Festival -- Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI  (888) 855-6940    (10000)
The Mavericks, Keb Mo, Lake Street Dive, Los Lobos, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Sarah Potenza, Marcia Ball, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band, Eilen Jewell, Matt Anderson, Ten Strings & A Goatskin, Della Mae, Hat Fitz & Cara, Dustbowl Revival, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks, Ed Poullard & Preston Frank,

5 ??Sept

Surf City Blues & BBQs – Southside Park Amphitheater, Surf City, NC    910-328-4887 

5-6 ??Sept

Bull Durham Blues – Durham, NC

6-7 ??Sept

San Diego Blues Festival -- Embarcadero Marina Park,  San Diego, CA

6-7 ??Sept

Great Grapes Festival --  Reston, VA  

7 ??Sept

Takoma Park Folk Festival -- Takoma Park, MD (301) 589-0202   

8? ??Sept

8? ??Sept

Federal Hill Street Beat Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD   

9 Sept

Roadhouse Bluesfest – Magnolia, DE
Bob Margolin,

10-13 Sept

Big Blues Bender Festival – Riveria Hotel & Casino,  Las Vegas, NV
BB King, Bobby Rush, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Tab Benoit,  Walter Trout, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Joe Lois Walker, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Nick Moss, Lisa Mann, Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat, Samantha Fish, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Mike Zito & WHeeel, Devon Allman, Quinn Sullivan, Southern Hospitality, Lee Boys, Candye Kane, Selwyn Birchwood, Josh Hoyer & Shadowboxers, Steepwater Band, Jimmy Carpenter & Deanna Bogart, Leon Blue +

10-13 Sept

Lockn – Interlocken Music Festival – Oak Ridge Farm,  Arrington, VA
Anders Osborne, Fishbone, Galactic, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel, Little Feat, Phil Lesh & Friends, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Slightly Stoopid, St Paul & Broken Bones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Doobie Brothers, Doobie Incident, String Cheese Incident, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic, Willie Nelson,

11-12 Sept

Blues at the Beach Festival -- 17th St Stage, Virginia Beach, VA  (757)463-1675

Peterson Brothers, Royal Southern Brotherhood,

11-13 Sept

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro,  NC   

9-14 ??Sept

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival  -- Fredericton, NB, Canada 

11-13 ??Sep

Strawberry Music Festival -- Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA (209) 984-8630         New date and new venue!

12-13 ??Sept

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival  -- Longview, TX 


13 ??Sept

In the Street Festival – Various Locations Downtown, Frederick,  MD

13 ??Sept

Chili Blues & Brews Festival --  Lumos Plaza, Waynesboro, VA       CANCELLED in 2014!

13 ??Sept

Embrace the Culture/Norfolk Indie Music & Arts Festival – Woen Point Park, Norfolk, VA (757)441-2345

12-13 ??Sept

Amelia Island Blues Festival – Amelia Island, FL

12-13 ??Sept

Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC

12-13 Sept

Wheatland Music Festival – Wheatland Place, Lancaster, PA
Savoy Family Cajun Band. Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys,

18-20 Sept

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO  


17-20 Sept

OC Bikefest  --  Various Venues in Ocean City,MD   
Great White, Kix,

18-21 ??Sept

Sunfest  -- Ocean City Inlet Ocean City,MD

19-21 ??Sept

Camp Jam in the Pines – Buena Vista Camping Resort, Buena, NJ

19-20 ??Sept

iHeartRadio Music Festival – MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV


18-19 Sep

Roadhouse  Blues Festival – Jonathan’s Landing Golf Course, Magnolia, DE
Albert Castiglia,

18-21 Sept

Bristol Rhythm and Roots – Bristol, TN

The SteelDrivers, Della Mae, The Sffers, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Fly Golden Eagle, Spirit Family Reunion, Dom Flemons, Micheal Cleveland & Flamekeepers, tbowl Revival

20-21 ??Sept

Russian River Blues Festival – Johnson Beach,  Guerneville, CA

24-27 Sept

Watermelon Park Festival -  Berryville, VA (540) 955-1621  
Loretta Lynn, Hot Rize, Pokey LaFarge, Cedric Watson, Peter Rowan, Furnace Mountain, The Woodshedders, Bumper Jacksons, Barefoot Movement, Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, Danny Knicely & Jack Dunlap, Maggie Ingram & the Ingramettes, Buds Collective, Family of Praise Choir, Mason Via,  +

24-27 Sept

Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival   --  Summersville Music Park, Summersville, WV
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Goldwing Express, Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Gene Watson, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Dailey & Vincent, The Marksmen, Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-press, Nothin' Fancy, The Bluegrass Brothers, Little Roy & Lizzie Show, ++

24-26 Sept

Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival   --  Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA  (540)461-0954  
Nothin' Fancy, The Grascals, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Spinney Brothers, Goldwing Express, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Chris Jones & The Nightdrivers, Flatt Lonesome, +

25-27 Sept

Neptune Festival -- 4/29 17th St Stage, Virginia Beach, VA  (757)463-1675  

25 Sept

The Charm City Music Festival – Druid Hill Park, Baltimore MD    
Travelin McCourys, Wood Brothers, Seldom Scene, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Cris Jacobs, ,Bumper Jacksons, Manly Deeds, Charm City Junction, Grand Ol Ditch, Letitia VanSant, Chester River Runoff, The Herd on Main Street, Manly Deeds,

25 Sept

The ?? Shindig  Music Festival (– Carroll Park (Pigtown), Baltimore MD   

26-28 ??Sept

Misty Mountain Music Festival – Misty Mountain Camp Resort,  Greenwood, VA    

26 Sept

Rib-tober Festival – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

4-5 ?Oct

Highway 61 Blues Festival --  Warfield Point Park,  Leland, MS  

4 ?Oct

Chelsea West Festival – Norfolk, VA

4 ?Oct

Oak Barrel Blues Festival – Elmwood Park, Roanoke, VA

4-5 ?Oct

Fells Point Street Festival --  Fells Point, Baltimore, MD  (410) 675-6750  

5 ?Oct

Takoma Park Street Festival --  Takoma Park, MD (301) 589-0202   

?2-4 Oct

Sleepy Creek on the Potomac HarFest-- Berkeley Springs, WV

2-4 Oct
9-11 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   
Foo Fighters, Drake, The Strokes, Florence + the Machine, Hozier, Weekend, Disclosure, Bassnectar, Alabama Shakes, Modest Mouse, Tame Impala, Sturgill Simpson, Decemberists, Gary Clark Jr, Ben Howard, Billy Idol, TwentyOne Pilots, Dwight Yoakam, Father John Misty, Brandon Flowers, Echosmith, Royal Blood, Misterwives, Houndmouth, Boots, Daughter, Moon Taxi, Rhiannon Giddens, Shakey Graves, Drew Ahlcomb & Neighbors, Nightowls, Spirit Family Reunion, Night Drive, Riders Against the Storm, Asleep at the Wheel, Talk in Tongues, In the Whale, Boom Forest, KOA, Muddy Magnolias, Blessed, Motown Pete, Residual Kid, Levites, Pop Ups, Mako, ++

7-10 Oct

King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, AR  (870) 572-5223        check on 4/27
Bobby Rush, Cate Brothers, Kentucky Headhunters, Zac Harmon, Brandon Santini, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Paul Thorn, Samantha Fish, Super Chickan, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Sweet Angel, Big Jay Cummings, Jimmy Burns Band, Reba Russell, Wampus Cats, Billy Gibson, Eb Davis, Don McMinn, Ironing Board Slim, Taj Mahal, Big George Brock & House Rockers, Kenny Smith, Peterson Brothers, Bob Margolin & Bob Stroger, Lil Biscuit, Ruthie Foster, Lucky Peterson,

8-11 Oct

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC
Donna the Buffalo, Black Lillies,

9-11 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   
see listing for Oct 2-4

9-11 Oct

Festival Acadiens et Creoles -- FREE  Girard Park, Lafayette, LA

4 ?Oct

Oak Barrel Blues Festival – Roanoke, VA         CANCELLED FOR 2014! 

10-11 ?Oct

Garvin Gate Blues Fest  – Louisville, KY

10-12 ?Oct

The Festy Experience – Devils Backbone Brewing Company,  Roseland, VA

10-12 ?Oct

Richmond Folk Festival  Richmond, VA  

10-11 ?Oct

Mustang Music Festival – Corolla, NC

9-11 Oct

Daytona Blues Festival  -- Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, FL 
Kenny Neal,  Janiva Magness, The Vaudevillian, Noah Wotherspoon, Watermelon Slim ,  Robert Randolph & Family Band, Nikki Hill Band, Eddie Cotton Jr, Jarekus Singleton,
Randy McQuay, Balkun Brothers  ,    Paul Thorn, Victor Wainwright & WildRoots,  Moreland and Arbuckle, Alexis P Suter,  Brian Keith Wallen

10-12 ?Oct

Voice of the Wetlands Festival – Southdown Museum Grounds, Houma, LA
The Voice of the Wetlands Allstars (Tab Benoit, Cyril Neville, Waylon Thibodeaux, Johnny Sansone, George Porter Jr, Johnny Vidacovich, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux)

10-12 ?Oct

Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC  

11 ?Oct

Taste of Bethesda --  Bethesda, MD   

10-11 Oct

Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival  --  Fort Fisher Rec Area, Kure Beach, NC‏   
Smokin Joe Kubek w/Bnois King,

16-19 ?Oct

Magnolia Music Festival    Live Oak,FL  

16-19 ?Oct

Lake Eden Arts Fall Festival -- Camp Rockmount/Black Mountain, NC  (828) 68-MUSIC   

18-19 ?Oct

Craft Beer Festival  -- Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA   

17 Oct

Island Bay Music Festival -- Centreville, MD  (410) 604.2100        

16-18 Oct

Crescent City Blues Festival  --  Lafayette Square, New Orleans, LA


17-19 ?Oct

Camping with the Blues Festival – Brooksville, FL


17-18 Oct

Town Point Virginia Wine Festival -- Norfolk, VA (757)441-2345 

18 ?Oct


 24-30 Oct

Legendary Pacific Blues Cruise – Los Angeles, CA roundtrip to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan (Mexican Riviera)  (888) BLUESIN 
Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Rick Estrin & Nightcats, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jarekus Singleton,
Eden Brent (Piano Bar), Leon Blue (Piano Bar), Deanna Bogart (Piano Bar), Scottie Miller (Piano Bar), Steve Willis (Piano Bar), +

31 ?Oct-
2 Nov

Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA

?8 Nov

Fabulous Free College Park Blues Festival – Ritchie Coliseum, College Park, MD 

1-8 Nov

Malt Shop Memories Cruise -  Ft Lauderdale, FL
Neil Sedaka, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker & The Wildcats, Four Tops, The Mystics, The Coasters, The Passions, Little Anthony & The Imperials, Ben E. King, Lou Christie, Darlene Love, Sha Na Na, Sonny Turner, +

?6-9 Nov

Riverhawk Festival -- Brooksville, FL 

?14-16 Nov

Northeast Exchange Club’s Ribfest – Vinoy Waterfront Park,  St  Petersburg, FL  

15-19 Nov

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man Cruise – Miami, FL  to Key West & Great Stirrup Cay
Lynyrd Skynyrd,

15-19 Nov

Cruise To The Edge – Key West to Bahamas
Yes, Three Friends, Allan Holdsworth, Caravan, Saga, PFM, Anathema, Nektar, Bigelf, 10 Earth, Airbag, Anglagard, Lifesignes, Barracuda Triangle, Moon Safari, Messenger, +