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 ….  Dates in red are not confirmed yet,    If you know of a festival that I am missing, send me an email.




1-3 July

Great Blue Heron Festival – Sherman, NY

Donna the Buffalo, Horse Flies, Jim Lauderdale, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Driftwood, Town Pants, Buffalo Zydeco, Bogarts, Plastic Nebraska, +

1-4 July

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR

Tedeschi Trucks Band, California Honeydrops, ZZ Ward, Maceo Parker, Los Straitjackets, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Chubby Carrier, Curtis Salgado, Soul Rebels, Indigenous, JJ Grey & Mofro, Polyrhythmics, Record Company, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Leo Bud Welch, Liz Vice, Grace Love & True Loves, +

1-3 July

High Sierra Music Festival  – Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA
 Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Dr Dog, Del McCoury Band,  The Motet, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Greensky Bluegrass, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, JJ Grey & Mofro, Xavier Rudd, Leftover Salmo, Lettuce, North Mississippi Allstars, ALO, California Honeydrops, Soul Rebels, Samantha Fish, Record Company, Sierra Hull, Elephant Revival, New Mastersounds, +

2-3 July

Sandstock Rock Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA   
Tribute Bands:
Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi tribute),  Pandora’s Box (Aerosmith tribute), Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute), Chicago Reloaded (Chicago tribute), Rumours (Fleetwood Mac tribute), Eliminator KC (ZZ Top tribute).

4 July

Capitol Fourth – National Mall   Washington DC

 4 July

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

4 July

Willie Nelson Picnic --   Austin, TX 

Willie Nelson,

9 July

Levitate Music Festival – Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield, MA
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, Lettuce, Rebelution, StickFigure, Moon Taxi, Twiddle, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Ron Gallo, The Movement.

7-17 July

Ottawa BluesfestLebreton Flats, Ottawa, Canada
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Billy Idol, Brad Paisley, The Lumineers, Sam Hunt, Future, Wolf Parade, Alessia Cara,City & Color,+

 6-10 July

Black Potatoe Music Festival – Red Hill Museum, Clinton NJ

 7-9 July

Kalamzoo Blues Festival  -- Kalamazoo, MI
Anthony Geraci & Boston Blues All-Stars, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones,

8 July

Summer Brewfest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA   

?? July

Benji’s BluesDoggle --  New Smyrna Beach, FL  

8-10 July

Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Nescopeck, PA  (570) 379-3342
Cedric Burnside, John Primer, Nikki Hill, Victor Wainwright, Carolyn Wonderland, Devon Allman, Alexis P Suter, Gabe Butterfield,  TBA+

8-10 July

Red Wings Roots Music Festival --  Natural Chimney Regional Park, Mount Solon, VA
Aoife O’Donovan, Dawes, Shovels & Rope, Lone Bellow, Steel Wheels, Steep Canyon Rangers, Drew Holcomb & Neighbors, The Judychops, Chris Smither, Mountain Heart, Yarn, Sierra Hull, Black Lillies, Dustbowl Revival, Bumper Jacksons, Nora Struthers & Party Line, Jarekus Singleton, Amy Helm, Woodshedders, Good Lovilies, Tony Furtado, Driftwood, Front Country , ++

8-9 July

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

Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Brandon Santini, Funky Blu Roots, Mike Delaney & Delinquents, Wescott Jugsuckers  |  Sonny Lanreth, Butch Trucks & Freight Band, Midnight Mike Petroff Blues Harp Band, Toronzo Cannon, Fabulous Ripcords, TasCru, Skip Murphy & His Merry Pranksters

8-10 July

Tall City Blues Festival -- Midland, TX  
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Roomful of Blues,

8-10 July

Green River Festival – Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA
Peter Wolf, NRBQ, Dustbowl Revival, Charles Neville, Dawes, Shakey Graves, Shovels & Rope, The Suffers, Felice Brothers, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers, Soul Rebels, And the Kids, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, North Mississippi Allstars, Birds of Chicago, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Margo Price, Winterpills, Greyhounnds, +

8-10 July

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

10-15 July

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

11-12 July

Common Ground on the Hill Festival - Westminster, MD 
José Feliciano, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix w/Maryland Rock of Ages Horns, Paul McKenna Band, Robin Bullock, Eastman String Band, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, Vanaver Caravan, Bob Lucas, Wendy Stewart, Alan Jabbour, Earl White, Sheila Arnold Jones, Tareq Rantisi, +

11 July

Breaux Vineyards Key West Fest -- Hillsboro VA               

11-12 July

Johnnie Johnson Blues & Jazz Festival – Fairmont, W      

14-16 July

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

14-17 July

California Worldfest – Grass Valley, CA
Dead Winter Carpenters, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Peter Mawanda & the Amaravi Movement, Liz Vice, +

14-17 July

Jamboree in the Hills -- Wheeling, WV
Phil Vassar, Alan Jackson, Neal McCoy, Brad Paisley, Brantley Gilbert, Kid Rock, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jake Owen, +

15-16 July

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

15-16 July

Rock the Barn Music Festival – Clarence, NY

15-17 July

Winthrop R&B Festival --  Hwy20 Blues Ranch, Winthrop, WA 
Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Dave & Phil Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Too Slim & Taildraggers, Randy Hansen, Grace Love & True Loves, Rose City Kings, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Hot Wired Rhythm Band, +

15-17 July

Artscape -- FREE  Baltimore, MD   
Junkyard Saints,

15-18 July

Doah Festival – Luray, VA

The Mantras, Bumpin Uglies, Definition of One, Toxic Moxie, Higher Education, People’s Blues of Richmond, Jason Ring, Annie Stokes, Dirty Middle, +

16 July

Laid Back Festival  Chicago, IL
Gregg Allman, Peter Frampton, Blackberry Smoke, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Roomful of Blues, Rick Estrin & Nightcats, Eddy Clearwater

16 July

Roadhouse Bluesfest  -- Jonathan’s Landing     Magnolia, DE

Barrelhouse, Anthony Swamp Dog Clark Band, Deb Callahan Band, Ron Spencer Band, Betty Fox Band, Victor Wainwright & Wildroots.

16 July

Bucks County Blues Society R&B Picnic -- Snipes Farm, Morrisville, PA    (coolers ok)
Kenny Neal, Dave Weld & Imperial Flames, Laura Rain & Caesars, Brad Vickers & Vestapolitans, Vanessa Collier, James Supra Blues Band, Norman Taylor

16-17 July

North Atlantic Blues Festival -- Rockland, ME
John Hammond & Bruce Katz, Quinn Sullivan, Daughters of Rhythm & Blues (Robyn Charles, Rhonda Ross, Carla Cooke), Blues Caravan (Ina Forsman, Layla Zoe, Tasha Taylor), Toronzo Cannon, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters, Mike Zito & the Wheel, Johnny Sansone’s Deep Mud Review, Alexis P Suter, Mick Kolassa

17 July

BSCP Mississippi Railroad   --  Shellsville VFW Picnic Grounds, Grantville, PA 
Lightnin’ Malcolm,

17-22 July

Augusta Heritage Center Blues Week – Elkins, WV   

16-19 July

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

17-18 July

Syracuse Jazz Festival  -- Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

21-24 July

Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival  --  Fair Grounds, Trumansburg, NY
Donna the Buffalo

18 July

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

17-18 July

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

22-24 July

Denver Blues and Brews Festival‏ -- Denver, CO

24-29 July

Augusta Heritage Center Celtic Week – Elkins, WV 

24- 26 July

Cape Fear Blues Festival – Cape Fear, NC

29-31 July

Lowell Folk Festival --  Lowell, MA 
 King Sunny Ade′ & His African Beats, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Lurrie Bell’s Chicago Blues Band, Jason D Williams, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Rahim Alhaj, Deacon John’s Jump Blues, Gibson Brothers, Debashish Bhattacharya & Family, Plena Es, +

 24-26 July

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

22-24 July

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

22-31 July

WC Handy Music Festival --  Florence, AL  (800) 648-3128

25 July

Blues Under The Bridge – Colorado Springs, CO

23 July

Laid Back Festival  Chicago, IL
Gregg Allman, Devon Allman Band

23 July

Lowertown Blues Festival – St Paul, MN
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Bernard Allison,

23 July

Steppingstone Summertime Blues Festival – Havre de Grace, MD

Zydeco-a-Go-Go, Mrkey Blue, Blue Jay Slim & Tone Blasters.

31 July –
5 Aug

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV  

July 27-31

FloydFest -- MP 170.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, VA
Th: Railroad Earth, Anders Osborne, Bombino, Love Canon, Banditos, Honey Island Swamp Band, Defibulators, Look Homeward, Midatlantic
Fr: Leftover Salmon, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Wood Brothers, Shakey Graves, Anders Osborne, Pimps of Joytime, Rich Robinson, Head for the Hills, Otis Taylor  |  Sat: Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes' Ashes & Dust, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Selasee & Fafa Family, Monophonics, Elephant Revival, Con Brio, Los Colognes, Wood Brothers, Mingo Fishtrap, Polyrhythmics, Dustbowl Revival, Pimps of Joytime, Larry Keel Experience, +  |  Sun: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Greensky Bluegrass, Keller Williams w/ More Than A Little, Elephant Revival, Keller & The Keels, Con Brio, Legendary Shack Shakers, Liz Vice, Los Colognes, Love Canon

25-26 July

Blues From the Top Festival – Winter Park,  CO
Trampled Under Foot, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, John Nemeth, Jimmy Hall & My Blue Sky, Monkey Junk, Albert Castiglia, Kara Grainger, ++

25-31 July

Calgary International Blues Festival – Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Roomful of Blues, Albert Cummings, Mike Zito,

28-31 July

Lollapolooza – Grant Park,  Chicago, Il
Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Future, Lana Del Ray, Elle Goulding, Chris Stapleton, Leon Bridges, Bastille, Silversun Pickups, ++

29-30 July

Fargo Blues Festival -- Fargo, ND  (866) 55_BLUES
Mud Morganfield, Shannon Curfman, Jimmy Thackery & Drivers, Cedric Burnside Project, Tweed Funk, Groove Tones, Canned Heat, Zac Harmon Band, Joanne Shaw Taylor, The Jimmys, Studebaker John & the Hawks,

29-30 July

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

29-31 July

RockyGrass Festival – Lyons, CO

Steep Canyon Rangers, Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer, Tim O’Brien, Good Ol’ Persons, Bryan Sutton Band, Rapidgrass Quintet, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, O'Connor Family Band  w/Mark O’Connor, Tony Trischka Band, Nick Forster & Danny Barnes, Slocan Ramblers, Punch Brothers Play & Sing Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Peter Rowan Band, Flatt Lonesome, Michael Daves & Friends, The Railsplitters, +

29-31 July

Newport Jazz Festival --   Fort Adams Park, Newport, RI
Galactic, Kamasi Washington, Kneebody, Peter Apfelbaum's Sparkler, Joni Mitchell Project, Steve Coleman & Five Elements, Tyshawn Sorey & Alloy, Sullivan Fortner Quartet, Eric Revis Parallax w/Ken Vandermark, Kris Davis, Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors, Gregory Porter, Chick Corea Trilogy w/Christian McBride and Brian Blade, Angélique Kidjo, Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, John Scofield/Joe Lovano Quartet, Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express, Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble, Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9, The Hot Sardines, Stefon Harris Sonic Creed, Dave Liebman Expansions Group, Henry Butler, Kris Davis, Mary Halvorson, Terry Waldo, Charles Lloyd New Quartet with Jason Moran, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, José James, Potter, Holland, Loueke and Harland, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Robert Glasper Experiment, Anat Cohen's Clarinet Re-Imagined, Kamasi Washington, Django Festival All-Stars, Kenny Barron Trio, Ben Williams & Sound Effect with Gilad Hekselman and Christian Sands, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Rossano Sportiello, The Westerlies, +



2-6 Aug

Pickin in Parsons – Five River Campground, Parsons, WV
The Hillbilly Gypsies, Maysville Express, The Lost & Found, David Davis & the WRB, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys, The Spinney Brothers, Gibson Brothers, Moron Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, The Grascals, The Boxcars, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Marteka & William Lake, Ronnie Reno & Reno Tradition, Leroy Troy, Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Blue Mafia, Nothin' Fancy, Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe,The Bluegrass Brothers, Balsam Range, +

4-7 Aug

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza – Sam’s Wood Site, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Michael Franti & Spearhead, Beth Hart, Zac Harmon, Allen Stone, Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, The Sheepdogs, Doyle Bramhall II, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings, Matt Schofield, Curtis Salgado, Sharon Jones & Dap Kings, New Breed Brass Band, Hangover Parade, +

4-6 Aug

Bluegrass in the Blue Ridge Festival – Luray VFW,  Luray, VA

4-7 Aug

Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener, ON, Canada     
Moreland & Arbuckle, Kenny Neal,

5-7 Aug

Wills Mountain Festival – Fort Royale Farm, Bedford, PA

5-7 Aug

Riverfront Blues -- Wilmington, DE (302)571-4205 or 376-6298
Larry McCray, Butch Trucks & Freight Train Band, Big James & Chicago Playboys, Tab Benoit, John Nemeth, Samantha Fish, Nick Moss Band, Ruthie Foster, Alexis P Suter, Mr Sipp, Selwyn Birchwood,

5-7 Aug

Telluride Jazz Festival -- Telluride, CO 
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Galactic, Marcus Miller, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermitt Ruffins & BBQ Swingers, Jeff Coffin & The Mu’Tet, Nigel Hill Band, John Scofield & Jon Cleary Duo, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Sobredosis Del Sabor, +

5-7 Aug

Oak Grove Music Festival – Oak Grove Theater, Verona, VA

5-7 Aug

Flood City Music Festival – Johnston, PA

5-14 Aug

Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA

5 Aug

Blues Brews & Barbecue – Westland, MI
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials,

6 Aug

Gloucester Mass Blues Festival‏ -- Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA
Popa Chubby, Mr Sipp, Slam Allen, Sean Chambers, Bruce Katz, Amika Chambers, Tas Cru.

6 Aug

Lebanon Blues Festival – Lebanon, OH
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials,

6 Aug

Shenandoah Valley Blues & Brews Festival  Sunspots Pavilion, Staunton, VA

7-12 Aug

Augusta Old-Time, Vocal, & American Vernacular Dance Week  – Elkins, WV

11-13 Aug

Lil Margarets Bluegrass Festival – Goddard Farm, Leonardtown,MD

11-14 Aug

Peach Music Festival – Montage Mountain,  Scranton, PA
Gregg Allman, String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Claypool Lennon Delirium, moe, Umphrey’s McGee,Anders Osborne, Buckwheat Zydeco, Dark Star Orchestra, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dopapod, The Motet, The Floozies, The Werks, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Black Pistol Fire, Electron, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, +

12-13 Aug

Cincinnati Blues Festival – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH
Walter Trout, Rod Piazza & Mighty Flyers, Anthony Geraci and Boston Blues All-Stars, Sugar Ray and Bluetones,

12-14 Aug

Heritage Music Blues Festival -- Heritage Port Amphitheater, Wheeling, WV (304) 232-8705

Fri:  Quinn Sullivan, Sue Foley, Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers, Shemekia Copeland   |  Sat:  Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Albert Castiglia,

Ben Miller Band, Paul DesLauriers Band, Curtis Salgado, Janiva Magness, Harmonicon with Sugar Blue, Billy Branch & Jason Ricci

Sun: Ben Prestage, Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Tinsley Ellis, Dana Fuchs, Butch Trucks & Freight Train Band

12-14 Aug

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

12-14 Aug

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival – Clarksdale, MS

12-14 Aug

Augusta Festival – Elkins, WV

12-14 Aug

Mystic Blues Festival  --  Mystic, CT
Roomful of Blues, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Neal Vitullo & Vipers,

13 Aug

Latino Music Festival – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

13-17 Aug

Uke and Guitar Festival  -- Strathmore Mansion, North Bethesda, MD

18-21 Aug

Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee --  Granite Hill Campground,  Gettsyburg, PA
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Mountain Heart, +

14-16 Aug

Simply Jazz & Blues Festival – Beckley, WV

18-21 Aug

Philadelphia Folk Festival -- Schwenksville, PA

19-21 Aug

White Mountain Blues Festival -- Thornton, NH
Ronnie Earl & Broadcaster, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tab Benoit, Albert Cummings, Watermelon Slim, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Selwyn Birchwood, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Davina & Vagabonds, Gracie Curran & High Flutin Band, Boston Blues AllStars (Anthony Geraci, Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones, Michelle "Evil Gal" Willson, Darrell Nulisch & Toni Lynn Washington), Alexis P Suter & Ministers of Sound, Albert Castiglia, Teeny Tucker, Southern Hospitality, +

14-16 Aug

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

19-21 Aug

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival – Lyon, CO

20 Aug

Hot August Music Festival -- Oregon Ridge Bandshell, Cockeysville, MD  877-321-fest
Samantha Fish, Thievery Corporation, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, Cabinet, Litz, Eastman String Band, +

19-21 Aug

Mohawk Valley Music Festival  --  Marcola, OR
Polyrhythmics, Jelly Bread,

19-20 Aug

Madison Ribberfest – Madison, IN

Los Lobos,

19-21 Aug

Edmondton LaBlatts Blues Festival – Edmonton, AB, Canada
Shemekia Copeland,

19-20 Aug

Chenango Blues Fest -- Norwich, NY  (607)334-5653 (607)336-2787    

Canned Heat, Anders Osborne, Curtis Salgado, Carolyn Wonderland, Duke Robillard Acoustic, Laurence Jones, Davina & the Vagabonds, Funky Blu Roots, Southern Avenue, Noah Wotherspoon, Vanessa Collier, +

21-22 Aug

Brew Skies Festival – Timberline Resort, Canaan Valley, WV

22 Aug

Breaux Vineyards BBQ & Bluegrass Festival -- Hillsboro VA              

25 Aug -
5 Sept

New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY
Bruce Hornsby, Air Supply, Commodores, Survivor, Macy Gray, Herman’s Hermitts, Chicago, Culture Club, ZZ Top, Gregg Allman, +

25-27 Aug

Trinidaddio Blues Festival   Central Park, Trinidad, CO

Shemekia Copeland,   

25-27 Aug

Bean Blossom Blues Festival – Bill Monroe Campground Park, Nashville, IN   
Moreland & Arbuckle,

25-28 Aug

LocknInterlocken Music Festival – Oak Ridge Farm,  Arrington, VA
Phish, Ween, My Morning Jacket, Brandi Carlisle, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles Around the Sun, Donna the Buffalo, Doobid Decibel System, EOTO, Galactic, Garcia’s Forest, Gary Clark Jr, Hard Workng Americans, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Keller’s Gratefl Gospel, Keller’s Grateful Grass, Lettuce, Moon Taxi, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Turkuaz, Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, White Denim, ++

27-28 Aug

North River Blues Festival – Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield, MA
Curtis Salgado,


1-4 Sep

Strawberry Music Festival --  Westside, Tuolumne, CA       
Leftover Salmon, The Del McCoury Band, Los Lobos, Ruthie Foster, Asleep at the Wheel, Shinyribs, Mandolin Orange, Run Boy Run, Anne & Pete Sibley, Howell Devine, Session Americana, Shannon McNally, The Lil’ Smokies, David Luning, +

2-5 Sept

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival --  FREE – Greenbelt, MD   

3 Sept

Hot Licks Bluesfest  -- Granville, OH
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials,

2-4 Sept

American Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA

2-4 Sept

Rhythm & Roots Festival -- Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI  (888) 855-6940    (10000)
Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Lucinda Williams, Dave Grisman Sextet Matt Andersen & Bona Fide, Orchestre Royal, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero, Kevin Wimmer, Eric Adcock, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Dave & Ph­il Alvin, Donna the Buffalo,  Knickerbocker All Stars, Sarah Potenza, Uncle Earl Reunion, Dustbowl Revival, Duke Robillard, Roomful of Blues, Revelers, Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur, HONEYHONEY, The HoneyCutters, Los Texmaniacs, Hat Fitz & Cara, Willie J Laws, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters, Just Us Western Swing All Stars, Waylon Thibodeaux, Occidental Gypsy Jazz Band, Ed Poullard & Preston Frank, +++

3 Sept

DC Blues Festival --  FREE - Washington, DC  (202)828-3028 
Slam Allen Band, Jackie Scott & House Rockers, Lauren Mitchell Band, Countess Williams Band, DC Mudd.

4 Sept

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

2-4 Sept

Blues, Views & BBQ Festival – Westport, CT

2-4 Sept

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA

3-4 Sept

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

5-6 Sept

Surf City Blues & BBQs Soundside Park Amphitheater, Surf City, NC    910-328-4887   .

 7 Sept

Federal Hill Street Beat Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD   

8-11 Sept

Big Blues Bender Festival – Plaza Hotel & Casino,  Las Vegas, NV
Keb Mo, Delbert McClinton, Beth Hart, Tab Benoit, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Jimmy Thackery & Drivers, Samantha Fish, Kenny Neal, John Nemeth, Jarekus Singleton, Victor Wainwright & Wildroots, Albert Cummings, Bernard Allison, Mr Sipp, Anthony Gomes, Moreland & Arbuckle, Mingo Fishtrap, Roxy Roca, Brandon Santini, JW Jones, Deanna Bogart, Randy Oxford, Jimmy Carpenter, +

9-11 Sept

Blues at the Beach Festival - 17th St Stage, Virginia Beach, VA          * CANCELLED PERMANENTLY

9-11 Sept

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro,  NC     FREE

9-11 Sept

Bull Durham Blues – Durham, NC
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials,

9-11 Sept

Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC

9-11 Sept

Wheatland Music Festival – Wheatland Place, Lancaster, PA

11 Sept

2 Left Feet Blues FestivalMiddlefiled, CT

10 Sept

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

12-13 Sept

Russian River Blues Festival – Johnson Beach,  Guerneville, CA

13-18 Sept

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

15-18 Sept

OC Bikefest  --  Various Venues in Ocean City,MD

17-20 Sept

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

16 Sept

Roadhouse Bluesfest – Jonathan’s Landing,   Magnolia, DE
Victor Wainwright & Wild Roots, Betty Fox Band, Ron Spencer Band, Deb Callahan, Anthony Swamp Dog Clark, Barrelhouse.

16-18 Sept

Pennsylvannia Blues Festival  --  Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony, PA

Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters, Guy Davis, Mikey Junior Blues Revue, Kenny Neal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Zac Harmon,  Blackburn, Anthony Geraci & Boston Blues Allstars (Darrell Nulisch, Tony Lynn Washington, Monster Mike Welsh, Michelle "Evil Gal" Wilson, Michael "Mudcat"Ward & Marty Richards), Slam Allen, Toronzo Cannon, Gaye Adegbalola & Wild Rutz, Campbell Brothers, Andy T Nick Nixon Band,  Vanessa Collier, Delmark Chicago Revue (Mike Wheeler Band w/Jimmy Burns, Peaches Staten), Harrison Kennedy, Beareather Reddy, 

16-18 Sept

Niagara Falls Blues Festival – Niagara Falls, NY
John Primer, Shawn Holt & Teardrops, Eddie Shaw & Wolfgang, Mac Arnold & Plate of Blues, Chris O’Leary Band, Popa Chubby, Tommy Z Band, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials,  John Mayall & BluesBreakers, The Electra, Aces & Eights, Marcia McWilson.

16-18 Sept

Bristol Rhythm and Roots – Bristol, TN

Loretta Lynn, TBA, Indigo Girls, Houndmouth, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Marty Stuart, Keller Williams, Hayes Carll, Darrell Scott Band, The Mantras, Cracker, Steep Canyon Rangers, Scythian, Mike Farris, Unknown Hinson, HONEYHONEY, Tyler Bryant & Shakedown, Balsam Range, Larry Sparks, Noah Gundersen, Hot Club of Cowtown, Joe Purdy, Folk Soul Revival Jill Andrews, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Liz Vice, Lonely Biscuits, Roadkill Ghost Choir, Elliott Root, Mipso, Front Country, EmiSunshine, The Derailers, John Moreland, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Wild Reeds, Seth Walker, Woody Pines, The Americans, Los Colognes, Blair Crimmins & Hookers David Peterson & 1946, Forlorn Strangers, Mountain Faith, Becky Buller, David Gans, Dave Eggar, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Harris Brothers, Levi Lowrey, Way Down Wanderers, TBD, Weather Machine, The Tillers, Midatlantic Annabelles Curse, this mountain, Amythyst Kiah Bill & the Belles, Josh Daniel &Mark Shimick Project, BRUNS, C2 & Brother Reeds, Clear Plastic Masks, Andrew Scotchie & River Rats, Ben Gilmer Chris Jamison, Fritz The Redux, Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band, Natasha Borzilova, Avers Dead Horses, Ryley Walker, A Great Disaster, Adam Lawson, Beth Snapp Band, Billy Crawford Band, Boots On The Ground Bluegrass Band, Breaking Tradition, Brushy Rides, Carol Torch Torricelli, Carolina Catskins, Eli Fox, Corbin Hayslett, Crooked Road Ramblers, Cumberland River, Demon Waffle, Dexter Ramey & Friends, Dirk Quinn Band, Dori Freeman, E Young & Friends, Emery Reid & Shady Appalachia, Empty Bottle String Band, grand shell game, HB Beverly, Handsome & Humbles, Indighost, Jake & Comet Conductors, Jim Lloyd, Kacey Buchanan, Latrelle, Liam Purcell, Mark Webb, Marshall Ballew, Mic Harrison & High Score Monster Atlantic, Old Heavy Hands, Pale Root, Paul Lee Kupfer, PJ Steelman Rob Nance & Lost Souls, Scratch River Telegraph, Sigean Spencer Branch, Steve Gilbert, Steven Wesley, Symphony Rags Tennessee Stifflegs, The Boys, Honey Badgers, Kindest People, Kodiak Brotherhood, Local Honeys, Pointer Brothers, Worthless Son-in-Laws, Travis Atwell, Trevor McKenzie, West End String Band,  Successful Failures, Wires & Wood, Wise Old River

16-18 Sept

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO 

19-20 Sept

Hot Springs Blues & BBQ Festival – Oakland Park, Hot Springs, AR

19 Sept

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

19 Sept

FarmAid Festival   FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island   Chicago, Ill

19 Sept

H Street Festival  -- H Street,  Washington, DC

19 Sept

Bluebird Blues Festival  -- PG Community College, Largo, MD

18 Sept

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

24-27 Sept

Sunfest  -- Ocean City Inlet Ocean City,MD

24-27 Sept

Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival   --  Summersville Music Park, Summersville, WV

24-26 Sept

Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival   --  Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA  (540)461-0954  

22-25 Sept

Watermelon Park Festival -  Berryville, VA (540) 955-1621 

30 Sept –

2 Oct

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

23-24 Sept

Boogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival – Cassidy Park, Bogalusa, LA
Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish, Paul Thorn,

26-27 Sept

Landmark Music Festival – National Mall  Washington, DC

26-27 Sept

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

23-25 Sept

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

24 Sept

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

25 Sept

Laid Back Festival  Morrison, CO
Gregg Allman, ZZ Top, Richie Furay, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Gabriel Kelly, Levon, Lucie Silvas, People’s Blues of Richmond

30 Sept –

2 Oct

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival – Warfield Point Park   Greenville, MS
Revivalist, Dead Soldiers, Chris LeBlanc, Hackensaw Boys, Kingfish, Southern Halo, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Maren Morris, Steve Azar & Kings Men, Ryan Bingham, G Love & Special Sauce, +


30 Sep – 2 Oct

      & 7-9 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   
RadioHead, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Chainsmokers, Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, Band of Horses, M83, Haim, Flume, LL Cool J, Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats, Flying Lotus, AWOLNATION, St Paul & Broken Bones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, James Hunter Six, Asleep at the Wheel, Naked & Famous, Caveman, Avery Sunshine, +

2-3 Oct

Bona Fide Blues Festival  -- Overton Square, Memphis, TN

3 Oct

Taste of Bethesda -- Bethesda, MD       

3-4 Oct

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

3-4 Oct

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

1-2 Oct

Brunswick Railroad Days --  Brunswick, MD  (410) 675-6750   301-834-7500  

2 Oct

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

2 Oct

Gypsy Moon Blues Festival – East Petersburg, PA

5-8 Oct

King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, AR  (870) 572-5223       

5-8 Oct

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC

8-11 Oct

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

7-9 Oct

Desert Trip Festival – Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan   |  Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real   |  Roger Waters, The Who

7-9 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   
see listing for Sept30-Oct 2

9-11 Oct

Gretna Heritage Festival -- Grenta, LA

7-8 Oct

Garvin Gate Blues Fest  – Louisville, KY

7-10 Oct

The Festy Experience    Roseland, VA   

9-11 Sept

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro, NC    

7-9 Oct

Richmond Folk Festival  Richmond, VA  

7-8 Oct

Mustang Music Festival – Corolla, NC

7-9 Oct

Daytona Blues Festival  -- Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, FL
Marcia Ball, Shakura S’Aida, Katy Guillen & Girls, Long Tall Deb, Vanessa Collier   |  Carolyn Wonderland, Tas Cru, Delgado Brothers, Willie Green Band, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory  |  Tinsey Ellis, Sugaray Rayford Band, Paul Deslaurier’s Band, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Victor Wainwright & Wildroots, ++

7-9 Oct

Voice of the Wetlands Festival – Southdown Museum Grounds, Houma, LA
Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne,

7-9 Oct

Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC   

8-9 Oct

Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival  --  Fort Fisher Rec Area, Kure Beach, NC    
Jonny Lang, Kara Grainger, David Gerald, Gate City Divas, Urban Hill, Nina Repeta, Lynne & the Wave, Nelson & the Rock-a-fellas
Samantha Fish, Luxuriant Sedans, Snake Malone & Black Cat Bone, Benny Hill Trio, Max Levy & Hawaiian Shirts, Nita B & Swingin’ Soiree

13-16 Oct

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

15-18 Oct

Magnolia Music Festival    Live Oak,FL   

15-18 Oct

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

14-16 Oct

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

16-17 Oct

Bukka White Blues Festival – Ten-Tom Waterway, Aberdeen, Ms

17-18 Oct

Craft Beer Festival  -- Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA   

17 Oct

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

17-18 Oct

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

17-18 Oct

American Roots Music & Arts Festival – Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC  

16-21 Oct

Augusta Old-Time Fiddler’s Week – Elkins, WV

21-24 Oct

Camping with the Blues Festival – Brooksville, FL    941-758-7585  

29-30 Oct

Pennsylvannia Music Festival  --  Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony, PA
Spuyten Duyvil, Girls, Guns & Glory, Craig Thatcher & Friends, CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, Devon Allman, Burning Bridget Cleary, Coal Town Rounders, Hannah Taylor& The Rekardo Lee Trio  |  Alexis P Suter & Ministers of Sound, Mason Porter, The Badlees, Paul Thorn, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Seth Walker, Spuyten Duyvil& Friends, Still Hand String Band

 29 Oct –
5 Nov

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise –San Juan, Puerto Rico to Barbados, Dominica, Grenada & Gaudaloupe  (888) BLUESIN 
Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo Los Lobos, Johnny Rawls, John Hammond, Kenny Neal & Neal Family Band, Shemekia Copeland, Ana Popovic, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Southern Hospitality (Victor Wainwright, JP Soars & Damon Fowler), Albert Castiglia, Diunna Greenleaf, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Quinn Sullivan, Tommy Castro Revue w/Debbie Davies, Mark Wenner & SugaRay Rayford, Trampled Under Foot Reunion, Roomful of Blues,  Tinsley Ellis, Super Chikan, Selwyn Birchwood, Rudy Rotta Band, Nick Moss, Michael Leadbetter, Eden Brent, Rev Billy C Wirtz, +

24 Oct

Columbia Blues Festival   FREE   Columbia, SC

28-30 Oct

Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA   

30 Oct –
6 Nov

Malt Shop Memories Cruise -  Ft Lauderdale, FL
Frankie Valli & Four Seasons, Dionne Warwick, Ronnie Spector, The Lettermen, The Miracles, Girls Night Out, The Skyliners, Brooklyn Bridge, Bill Haley Jr & His Comets, Freddy Canon, Jay Siegel’s Tokens, Jerry Blavant,

5-8 Nov

Riverhawk Festival -- Brooksville, FL 

13-15 Nov

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

14 Nov

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

15-19 Nov

Cruise To The Edge – Key West to Bahamas   

3 Dec

Bradenton Blues Festival – Bradenton Riverwalk,  Bradenton, FL
Jason Ricci, Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue (w/Anson Funderburgh & Little Charlie), Damon Fowler, RW Gigsby, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Larry McCray, Sugar Ray & Blue Tones, Victor Wainright & Wild Roots, Slam Allen Band, +



9-16 Jan

Delbert's Sandy Beaches Cruise --  Miami, FL   to   Antigua & St Croix 
Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Mavericks, Big Joe Maher, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Hall, Tom Hambridge, Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps, Lee Roy Parnell, +

22-29 Jan

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise –Ft Lauderdale, FL to Dominica Republic, St John & St Maarten   (888) BLUESIN