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




4-7 Sept

Lockn – Interlocken Music Festival – Oak Ridge Farm,  Arrington, VA
Phil Lesh & Friends, Bob Weir & Ratdog, String Cheese Incident, Umphrey's McGee, Drive-By Truckers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Cabinet, Del McCoury Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Keller Williams   |   Tom Petty & Heartbreakers, Widespread Panic, Steve Winwood, Phil Lesh & Friends, Wilco, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gary Clark Jr, Freeman, Larry Keel, Sam Bush, Bustle In Your Hedgerow, Hot Tuna  |  Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Willie Nelson, Grace Potter & Nocturnals

5-6 Sept

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

Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Jarekus Singleton  | Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Bernard Allison, Damon Fowler,  Doug Deming & Dennis Gruenling w/ Jewel Tones, +

5 Sept

Surf City Blues & BBQs – Southside Park Amphitheater, Surf City, NC    910-328-4887 
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Nighthawks, Rusty Wright Band, Pam Taylor Band.

5-6 Sept

Bull Durham Blues – Durham, NC
Campbell Brothers, Phil Cook, John Dee Holeman, Rousters, Shemekia Copeland, Grady Champion, Kermit Ruffins, Ori Naftaly Band, Calvin Edwards Trio, Red Dirt Revelators

6-7 Sept

San Diego Blues Festival -- Embarcadero Marina Park,  San Diego, CA
Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin & Nightcats,

6-7 Sept

Great Grapes Festival --  Reston, VA  

7 Sept

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

8? Sept

Federal Hill Street Beat Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD    

9-14 Sept

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival  -- Fredericton, NB, Canada
Dr John, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Galactic, Revivalists, Ruthie Foster, Buckwheat Zydeco, Rod Piazza & Mighty Flyers, David Clayton-Thomas, Matt Andeson & Mellowtones, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Morgan Davis & Rick Fines, Gyposphilla, Perpetrators, Shrimp Daddy & Sharpshooters,  Downtown Blues Band, John Hammond, Samantha Fish, The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer, David Myles, Ross Neilsen, Tony Genge Trio w/Phil Dwyer, Laila Biali, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Arkells, The Stanfields, Joel Plaskett Emergency,

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 

Jimmie Vaughan, Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater,

13 Sept

Chili Blues & Brews Festival --  Lumos Plaza, Waynesboro, VA    
Johnny Winter, 

13 Sept

Norfolk Indie Music & Arts Festival -- Norfolk, VA (757)441-2345

12-13 Sept

Amelia Island Blues Festival – Amelia Island, FL
 Curtis Salgado, Bernard Allison, John Primer, Samantha Fish, Ben Prestage, Matthew Curry, Mojo Roots.

12-13 Sept

Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC
Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Kruger Brothers, Milk Carton Kids, Seldom Scene, Shannon Whitworth, Chatham County Line.

12-14 Sept

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO
Violent Femmes, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Robert Cray Band, Buddy Guy, Meter Men, Anders Osborne, Black Joe Lewis, Dumpstaphunk, Lee Fields & Expressions, Shakey Graves, Lee Boys, Ryan McGarvey, Kipori Woods, Lee Boys, Slide Boys, Amy Helm & Handsome Strangers, Bombino, Zach Deputy, Mohead, +

18-21 Sept

Sunfest  -- Ocean City Inlet Ocean City,MD
Rick Springfield, Parmalee, Eric Paslay,

19-22 Sept

Bristol Rhythm and Roots – Bristol, TN
 Emmylou Harris, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, Moon Taxi, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, Dale Watson & His Lonestars, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Kruger Brothers, Billy Joe Shaver, The Seldom Scene, Ray Wylie Hubbard, White Denim, Caveman, Willie Watson, The Black Lillies, 18 South, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, Sturgill Simpson, Balsam Range, Town Mountain, Red Molly, Folk Soul Revival, Chuck Mead, Sol Driven Train, Bronze Radio Return, The Quiet Life, Joshua James, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Black Prairie, M.S.G.-The Acoustic Blues Trio, Goodnight, Texas, Breaking Grass, The Whiskey Gentry, Truth & Salvage, Swear & Shake, The Deslondes, The New Familiars, Fruition, The Cactus Blossoms, Flat Lonesome, Leo Welch w/Jimbo Mathus, Donna Ulisse & The Poor Mountain Boys, Bawn in the Mash, The Tumbleweed Wanderers, Parker Millsap, The Giving Tree Band, Furnace Mountain, Elliott Brood, The Dustbowl Revival, Dale Jett, Cruz Contreras, Bombadil, Paleface, If Birds Could Fly, Wayne Henderson & the Virginia Luthiers, Adam Faucett, The Adam Larkey Band, After Jack Band, Al Scorch, Amazed by Grace, Amythyst Kiah, Ancient Cities, Andrew Combs, Annabelle’s Curse, Annie Robinette, Antique Firearms, Barlow Gin & the Hatchetmen, Billy Crawford Band, Blind Boy Paxton, Breaking Tradition, Brian Elijah Smith, The Corklickers, Cutthroat Shamrock, The Deep Fried 5, Dustin Miller, Duty Free, Ed Snodderly, Empty Bottle String Band, ETSU Bluegrass Band, ETSU Old Time Pride Band, The Farmhouse Ghost, Feed the Birds, The Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band, Frank Fairfield, The Great Peacock, Grits & Soul, The Harlow Experience, The Hermit Kings, The Hey Boys, Honaker FFA Bluegrass Band, The Honey Badgers, Indian Run Stringband, Jamie Cook, Jarekus Singleton, Jeff Brown, Jon LaDeau, Josh Daniel & Mark Schimick, JP Parsons, King Super & the Excellents, Lauren Penley, Leo Rondeau, Loves It!, Mis’ry Creek, Motel Rodeo, Mustered Courage, My New Favorites, The Neighbors, Old Line Skiffle Combo, The Ordinary Bitters, Rex Montgomery, Rickshaw Roadshow, The Rigneys, Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, The Rose Sisters, Scotty Melton, String Fever, The Successful Failures, Sycamore Hollow, This Mountain, Todd Day Wait’s Pigpen, Travis Fry & Blue Mountain, The Virginia Whirlwind, Wayne Graham, Wendy Crowe, The Whiskey Incident, Wise Old River.

20 Sept

Bluebird Blues Festival -- FREE  PG Community College, Upper Marlboro, MD (301) 322-0853   

20-21 Sept

Russian River Blues Festival – Johnson Beach,  Guerneville, CA
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Gary Clark Jr, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings, Boney James, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue.

25-29 Sept

Big Blues Bender Festival – Riveria Hotel & Casino,  Las Vegas, NV
BB King, George Thorogood & Destroyers, Blind Boys of Alabama, Buckwheat Zydeco, Charlie Musselwhite, Tab Benoit, Ana Popovic, Coco Montoya, Otis Taylor, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Holmes Brothers, Walter Wolfman Washington, Trampled Under Foot, Carolyn Wonderland, Rod Piazza & Mighty Flyers, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Rick Estrin & Nightcats, Mark Hummel w/Little Charlie Baty & Anson Funderburgh, Popa Chubby, Bender Brass w/Jimmy Carpenter.

25-27 Sept

Watermelon Park Festival -  Berryville, VA (540) 955-1621  
Sam Bush Band, Leftover Salmon w/Bill Payne, Keller Williams & the Keels, Bruce Molsky, DanPaisley & Southern Grass, Woodshedders, Furnace Mountain, Town Mountain, South Carolina Broadcasters, Locust Honey String Band, Knicely Family, Bumper Jacksons, Maggie Ingram & the Ingrametts, David Via & Corn Tornado, Elizabeth Laprelle & Anna Roberts Gevalt, Polka Dots, Grand Ole Ditch.

25-27 Sept

Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival   --  Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA  (540)461-0954  
Nothin Fancy,  Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, James King, Larry Stephenson Band, JR Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Reno & Harrell, Bill Yates, Remington Ride.

26-28 Sept

Neptune Festival -- 4/29 17th St Stage, Virginia Beach, VA  (757)463-1675  
Atlanta Rhythm Section, Big Head Todd & Monsters, Cowboy Mouth, Sister Hazel, Deja, Ben Phelps Project, Janitors, Mike Proffitt, Michael Clark Band, Cheap Thrills, Blue Lords, Almost Famous, Dave Cynar, Buckshot, +    {International Sand Sculpting Championship, Parades, Art Show, Volleyball Tournament, Regatta, Fireworks}

27 Sept

The Shindig  Music Festival (was Charm City Music Festival )– Carroll Park (Pigtown), Baltimore MD   
Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Gogol Bordello, Clutch, Halestorm, Lucero, Fishbone, J Roddy Walston & Business, Larry & his Flask, The Mahones, The Bots, Bad Seed Rising, Charm City Devils.

26-28 Sept

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

29? Sept

Sarasota Blues Festival -- Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, FL      CANCELLED FOR 2013! 

4-5 Oct

Highway 61 Blues Festival --  Warfield Point Park,  Leland, MS   
Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jarekus Singleton, Eden Brent Trio, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, John Horton Band, LC Ulmer, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Eddie Cusic,  Jimmy Phillips & Ruminators, Cadillac John Nolden & Bill Abel, Jamie Isonhood, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Pat Thomas, Lightnin' Malcolm & Stud, Cedric Burnside, Mickey Rogers, Libby Rae Watson, Bertheussen Blues Express and from Norway... Daniel Erikesen and Stig Sjostrom.

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   

3-5 Oct and
10-12 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   
Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Foster the People, Replacements, Zedd, Major Lazer, Avett Brothers, Interpol, Spoon, The Head & the Heart, Chromeo, Broken Bells, Childish Gambino, Chvrches, Jimmy Cliff, St Vincent, Juanes, Glitch Mob, Phantogram, Fitz & the Tantrums, Gaslight Anthem, Turnpike Troubadours, Lettuce, Blackberry Smoke, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Ozomati, Asleep at the Wheel, Lonely Biscuits, Nightowls, Sphynx, Legendery Soul Stirrers, Gospel Silvertones, Ralph’s World, Mike & Moonpies, Black Pistol Fire, Wood & Wire, Los Colognes, Shields of Faith, Bully, Levites, ++

 4-11 Oct

Legendary Pacific Blues Cruise – Los Angeles, CA roundtrip to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan (Mexican Riviera)  (888) BLUESIN 
Taj Mahal Trio, Los Lobos, Elvin Bishop w/ Special Guest Roy Gaines, The Lowrider Band, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue w/ Tommy Castro Band, Magic Dick, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Deanna Bogart, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ruthie Foster, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Ronnie Baker Brooks (7-piece band), Janiva Magness, The Mannish Boys Revue w/ Curtis Salgado, Lloyd Jones, Sugaray Rayford, Kid Ramos, Trampled Under Foot, Bernard Allison, Johnny Rawls Soul Revue, Colin James (Canada), Curtis Salgado / Lloyd Jones Duo, Doug MacLeod, Carolyn Wonderland, California Honeydrops, Dennis Jones, The 44's, Eden Brent (Piano Bar), Leon Blue (Piano Bar), Deanna Bogart (Piano Bar), Scottie Miller (Piano Bar), Steve Willis (Piano Bar), +

9-11 Oct

King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, AR  (870) 572-5223
Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings,

9-12 Oct

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC

9-12 Oct

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

10-11 Oct

Garvin Gate Blues Fest  – Louisville, KY
Homemade Jamz Blues Band, da Mudcats, Zakk Knight, Big Poppa Stampley, Mississippi Adam Riggle Band, Laurie Jane & 45s, Tanita Gaines Band, Stella Vees, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Ten Foot Polecats.

10-12 Oct

The Festy Experience – Devils Backbone Brewing Company,  Roseland, VA
Infamous Stringdusters, Keller Williams, Anders Osbrone, Steep Canyon Rangers, New Mastersounds, Marc Broussard, Noam Pikelny & Stuart Duncan, MarchFourth Marching Band, Mother Hios, Love Canon, Paper Bird, Boston Boys, Sunliner, David Wax Museum, Trad+, New Country Rehab, Nicki Bluhm,

10-12 Oct

Richmond Folk Festival  Richmond, VA  
Holmes Brothers, Wild Ponies,

10-11 Oct

Mustang Music Festival – Corolla, NC
Tim Reynolds & TR3, JJ Grey & Mofro, London Souls, New Madrid, Roadkill Ghost Choir.

10-12 Oct

Daytona Blues Festival  -- Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, FL 
Southern Hospitality, John Nemeth, Samantha Fish, Ghost Town Blues Band, Jeff Jensen Band, Lucious Spiller  |  Bobby Rush, Jimmy Thackery, Davina &  Vagabonds, Mr Sipp, Diedra & Ruff Pro Band, Little G Weevil & Billy Gibson  |  Victor Wainwright & WildRoots, Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials, Katy Guillen & Girls, Suitcase Brothers +

10-12 Oct

Voice of the Wetlands Festival – Southdown Museum Grounds, Houma, LA
Tab Benoit and friends

10-12 Oct

Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC  

11 Oct

Taste of Bethesda --  Bethesda, MD   

11-12 Oct

Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival  --  Fort Fisher Rec Area, Kure Beach, NC‏   
Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Justin Fox, Blues World Order, Fatty Lumpkin & Love Hogs, Lynne & Wave, Lee Venters & Vemillon Sands, BLP's Touch of Jazz

Delbert McClinton, Damon Fowler, Snake Malone & Black Cat Bone, Nita & Swinging Soiree, Big Bump & Stun Gunz, Nina Repeta.

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   

17-19 Oct

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

Los Lobos, Bobby Rush, Ana Popovic, Denise LaSalle, Valerie June, Joe Louis Walker, Mel Waiters, Selwyn Birchwood, Papa Mali, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Little Freddie King, Vasti Jackson, Mia Borders, Luke Winslow King, Marc Stone, Brother Tyrone &  Mind Benders,  Leo “Bud” Welch, King James & Special Men

18-19 Oct

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

8 Nov

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

6-9 Nov

Riverhawk Festival -- Brooksville, FL 
Black Lillies, Town Mountain, Chris Smither, Horse Flys, Nora Jane Struthers & Party Line, Steeldrivers, Acoustic Syndicate, Bastards Some of Johnny Cash, Eastman String Band, Frank Vignola & Vinny Ranioli ,

14-16 Nov

Northeast Exchange Club’s Ribfest – Vinoy Waterfront Park,  St  Petersburg, FL  
Lynyrd Skynryd, Daughtry, Statship, Thomas Rhett,

16-20 Nov

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man Cruise – Miami, FL  to Key West & Great Stirrup Cay
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackberry Smoke, Foghat, Starship w/Mickey Thomas, Lukas Nelson & P.O.T.R., Drake White & Big Fire, Devon Allman Band, Band of Heathens, Preacher Stone, Tom Hambridge & Rattlesnakes, Heather Luttrell, Delta Saints, Whiskey Gentry, Jamie Davis, Brother Hawk, Curt Towne Band,

6 Dec

Bradenton Blues Festival – Bradenton Riverwalk,  Bradenton, FL
Marcia Ball, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Little Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues, Samantha Fish, EG Kight, Doug Deming & Jewel Tones

with Dennis Gruenling,  Dave Muskett.


18-25 Jan

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise -- Ft Lauderdale, FL to St. Maarten, St. Thomas / St. John and Turks & Caicos     (888) BLUESIN
Taj Mahal Trio, Keb’ Mo’, Bobby Rush, Tab Benoit & Voice of the Wetlands Allstars (Cyril Neville, Johnny Sansone, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Waylon Thibedeaux),

Charlie Musselwhite, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue, Madeleine Peyroux w/ Jon Herington, Shemekia Copeland, Roomful of Blues, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Coco Montoya, Billy Branch & Sons of Blues, Lucky Peterson, Popa Chubby, Heritage Blues Orchestra (Quintet), Samantha Fish, James Harman’s Bamboo Porch, Victor Wainwright Band, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Matt Andersen, Peterson Brothers,  Mr Sipp, Mitch Woods, Frederick & Darnell Neal,  Gene Taylor,  Victor Wainwright, Dave Keyes

17-21 Feb

Keeping the Blues Alive Cruise --  Miami  to Key West, FL and Nassau Bahamas
Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Ana Popovic, Joanne Shaw Taylor

19-26 Feb 2015

Rock Legends Cruise  --  Ft Lauderdale, FL to Bahamas, Nassau & Coco Cay   
Doobie Brothers, Alice Cooper,  38 Special, Marshall Tucker Band, Eddie Money, Dickey Betts & Great Southern,  Blue Oyster Cult, Uriah Heep, The Outlaws, Edgar Winter Band, Ten Years After,  Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown,  Pat Travers Band, The Artimus Pyle Band,  The Blue Lords + many more to be announced!