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



10-17 Jan

Delbert's Sandy Beaches Cruise --  Miami, FL   to   Antigua & St Croix 
Delbert McClinton, Al Anderson, Marcia Ball, Etta Britt, Chuck Cannon, Bruce Channel,  Seth Walker, Nick Connolly, Fred Eaglesmith, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Hall, Tom Hambridge, Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps, Big Joe Maher, Mavericks, Clay McClinton, McCrary Sisters, Mingo Fishtrap, Gary Nicholson, Spoonet Oldham, Lee Roy Parnell, Kimmie Rhodes, Paul Thorn, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, Foy Vance, Sharon Vaughn, Lari White  +

17-18 Jan

Sunshine Music & Blues Festival --  Boca Raton & St Petersburg FL 

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

20-25 Jan

International Blues Challenge -- Memphis, TN 
80+ bands from Blues Foundation affiliates around the world compete for cash, prizes and title of “Best Unsigned Blues Band”

24-28 Jan

Rock Boat  --  Miami, FL   to Cozumel
Sister Hazel, Barenaked Ladies, Michhael Frant & Spearhead, Will Hoge, Red Wanting Blue, Gaelic Storm, Kris Allen, Scars on 45, The Mowgli’s, Alternate Roots, Carbon Leaf, Stokeswood,Roosevelts, Honor by August, Radio Birds, Shadowboxers, Amy Gerhartz, Simplified, Brian Collins, Von Grey, Trailer Park Ninjas, Headphone Disco, +

7-9 Feb

Blast Furnace Blues Festival – SteelStacks, Bethlemhem, PA

7 Feb ?

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

6-19 Feb

Low Country Blues Bash -- Charleston, SC    843-762-9125
14 days, 24 venues, 60 shows! Enjoy blues tunes at venues in & around downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Folly Beach, Daniel Island & Mt. Pleasant SC

14-15 Feb

Riverwalk Blues Festival --  Esplanade Park,  Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 463-9800    

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!

19-22 Feb

Virginia Key Beach Grassroots Festival – Miami, FL

6-8 Feb

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival -- Various Venues, Lanscaster, PA
Jason Ricci, Albert Castiglia,

26 Feb -
8 March

Florida Strawberry Festival  --  Plant City, FL 

1 March ?

Mardi Gras Ball -- Rhodes on Pawtucket, Cranston, RI   

4-8 March

Little Feat Jamaican Fan Excursion --  Negril, Jamaica  

5-7 Mar

Cabin Fever Pickin' Party 2010 --  Holiday Inn – Virginia Beach, VA   

27-29 March

McDowell Mountain Music Festival -- Scottsdale, AZ

11-14 June

CMA Music Festival Fan Fair – Downtown, Nashville,  TN 

19-21 June

Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival -- Norfolk, VA     (757)441-234  



4-6 Sept

Rhythm & Roots Festival -- Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI  (888) 855-6940    (10000)

2-4 Oct and
9-11 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX