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/Baltimore information on music and dancing are  



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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.



27-28 May

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival – Simi Valley, CA
Doug Kershaw, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Lazy Lester, Jo-el Sonnier, The Yardbirds, Robby Krieger, Kelly’s Lot, Alex Nester, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & Golden Eagle, Mitch Ryder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The 44’s, Bayou Brothers, Crawdaddio,

27 May

Little Walter Music Festival – Alexandria, LA 

28 May

Blues Society of Central PA Treasures Picnic   VFW Picnic Grounds,  Shellsville, PA   12-8pm    (717) 599-7798   

30-31 May?

Sweetlife Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

30-31 May?

Blue Ridge Music Festival – Salem, VA


1-3 Jun

Graves Mountain Festival of Music – Graves Mtn Lodge, Syria, VA     (camping on-site)
Pickin' Daisies, Reno & Harrell, Charm City Junction, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, The Steeldrivers, Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition, Trinity River Band, Terry Baucom, Barefoot Movement, Sideline, Mountain Heart, Rob Ickes, Brad Davis, Sister Sadie, Seldom Scene, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Ralph Stanley II, Lonesome River Band, Shenandoah

1-3 Jun

Virginia Beach Patriot Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA
Jake Owen, Darius Rucker, Old Dominion, +

1-4 Jun

Herndon Festival  -- Herndon, VA

They Call Me Piano, Gedeon Luke & the People,    

1-4 Jun

RiverFest Arts & Music Festival -- Little Rock, AR  (501)255-3378
Billy Currington, Cage the Elephant, Justin Moore, Wiz Khalifa, Grouplove, Cold War Kids, Moon Taxi, Cody Jinks, Craig Campbell, Dylan Scott, Jon Bellion, Joy Formidable, Colt Ford, Dylan Scott, Jon Bellion, Cody Canada & the Departed +

1-4 Jun

Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival – Mauna Kea Beach Hotel,  Kohala, HI
Russell Malone, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Toups, The Iguanas, Bobby & Pamela Watson, Rock Hendricks, Gary Washburn Jazz Band, +

1-4 Jun

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944
The SteelDrivers,  Rhonda Vincent, Kruger Brothers, Gibson Brothers, Lonely Heartsstring Band, Dry Branch Fire Squad, South Carolina Broadcasting, Jr Sisk & the Ramblers, Sideline, Twisted Pine, Bob Amos & Catamont Crossing, Gail Wade & Turning Point, Stockwell Brothers, Blackstone Valley, Daryle Singletary,  +

2-3 June

Big Pines Festival (formerly the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival)   -- Longview, TX
The Peterson Brothers, Ally Venable Band, Riverside Blues Band, Red House Revival, Elvin Bishop Band, Darrell Nulisch, Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones Blues Band, AJ Cascio & Two Tone Blues Band, Johnny & the Night Crawlers, Pleasant Hill Quilting Group

1-4 Jun

Western Maryland Blues Fest – Hagerstown, MD  (301)739-8577 ext 116
Hard Swimming Fish,
East Coast Stroke, Justin Kalk, Selwyn Birchwood, Anthony Rosano & Conqueroos, Ron Holloway Band, Nikki Hill,

Eric Krasno Band, Nick Moss Band, Quinn Sullivan, Rhythm Kings, Terry Oates & Mudcats, Roger Girke, Derobert & the Half-Truths, lower case blues band, Eric Steckel,

2-4 June

Michael Arnone’s  Crawfish Festival – Sussex Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ 212-539-8830 
Tab Benoit, Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band, Cabinet, Yarn, Alexis P Suter, Feufollet, Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience, Little Freddie King, Rebirth Brass Band, Anders Osborne, Flow Tribe, Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Nick Moss Band, Papa John Gross Band, Keystal Livingston, Mason Ruffner, Darcy Malone & the Tangle, Henry Butler’s Jambalaya Band, ++

2-4 June

NY Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park, NYC, NY
Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Flume, Beach House, Charles Bradley & His Extrordinaires, Charli XCX, Strumbellas, Phoenix, Marshmello, The Head & The Heart, Tool, Cage the Elephant, YG, Car Seat Headrest, Childish Gambino, Wiz Khalifa, Royal Blood, The Avalanches, Eden +

2-10 Jun

Wichita River Festival – Wichita, KS

Mavis Staples, Less Than Jake,  JD McPherson, Marcia Ball, Common, LoCash, Foxygen, Johnathan Nelson, The Toasters, Brett young, Mountain Deer Revival, Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Magic Giant, Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Flobots,  Sunshine Trucking, The Travel Guide, Mountain Deer Revival, Herd of the Huntress, Sloan Moon, Keen Kutter, Marrque Nunle, +

3-4 Jun

Washington Folk Festival – Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD    FREE

3 June

Chester County Blues BBQ – Wyndsor Farm, Elverson, PA
Popa Chubby, Little Red Rooster, Blue Plate Specials,

3 Jun

Crystal Coast Music Festival – Atlantic Beach, NC
Needtobreathe, Shovels & Rope, Dr Dog, Bombadil, Los Colognes, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey.

5-7 June?

Taste of Wheaton – Wheaton Triangle, Wheaton, MD  

5-6 June?

Taste of Syracuse  -- Syracuse, NY

2-3 June

Brevard Blues Festival – Brevard, NC

Dangerous Gentlemens with Anson Funderburgh, Blind Boys Of Alabama, Bettye Lavette Nikku Hill, John Nemeth, Rick Rushing & Blues Strangers, John Trufant and Levee Daze, Andrew Scotchie & River Rats, Virginia and the Slims, +

2-4 June

Capital Jazz Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
New Edition, En Vogue, King, Brian Culbertson, Lalah Hathaway, Take 6, Marcus Miller, Raul Midon, SWV, Isley Brothers, Eric Roberson, Nao Yoshioka, Backstreet, Maimouna Youssef,

8 June

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee, NC 
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent, Gene Watson, Volume Five, Farm Hands, Harris Brothers, Dailey & Vincent, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Goldwing Express, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Deeper Shade of Blue, Breaking Grass, + +

8-11 June

CMA Music Festival – Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
Lady Antebellum, Kenny Rogers, Eric Church, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Thomas Rhett,  Brandy Clark, A Thousand Horses, Drake White & Big Fire, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, Jon Pardi, RaeLynn, Aaron Watson, LoCash, Chase Rice, Lindsay Ell, Jon Langston, Steve Moakler, Runaway June, Jamie Lynn Spears, Big Smo, Waterloo Revival, Craig Wayne Boyd, Abby Anderson, Fairground Saints, Jordan Rager, Restless Road, and Scooter Brown Band +

8-11 June

Bonnaroo – Manchester TN
U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weekend, Chance the Rapper, Major Lazer, Flume, Lorde, The xx, Travis Scott, Haywire, Front Bottoms, Cage the Elephant, Marshmello, The Head & the Heart, Big Gigantic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Fltbush Zombies, Cold War Kids, Tegan & Sara, Mandolin Orange, Greensky Bluegrass, Front Bottoms, Leon, Likas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Turkauz, Umphrey’s McGee, Milky Chance, Royal Blood, The Strumbellas, Luke Combs, ++

8-11 June

Blast from the Bayou  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944
Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Magnoli, Kevin Naquin & Ossun Boys, Pine Leaf Boys, Jimmy Joe Jumbol’ Ayahs, Wayne Same Ol 2 Step, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew,  Rusty Metoyer Zydeco Crush, Slippery Sneakers, Dennis Stroughmatt               

& Creole Stomp, Zydegroove, C’est Bon

8-10 June

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

The Mavericks, Ramsey Lewis Electric Quintet, Marc Broussard, Todd Rundgren, Asleep At the Wheel, ReBirth Brass Band, Nick DiMaria, Canen, Soft Spoken Band, Peter Mack & the Macktet.

9-11 June

HarborFest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA  
Rusted Root, Donna the Buffalo, Travis Tritt, Los Lobos, US Fleet Forces +

9-11 June

Chicago Blues Fest  -- FREE  - Grant Park, Chicago, IL  (312)744-3370 (312)744-3315
Billy Branch & Sons of Blues w/ James Cotton, Rhymefest, William Bell, Gary Clark Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Ronnie Baker Brooks, ++.


Strasburg Blues Festival – Strasburg Moose Festival Grounds, Strasburg, VA    804-214-0312     

9-17 June

Riverbend Festival  -- Chattanooga, TN
Toby Keith, Brett Young, Boz Scaggs, The Yardbirds, Morris Day & the Time w/Cameo,  Corey Smith, Here Come the Mummies, Brother Hawk, Mother’s Finest, Billy Joe Shaver, White Denim, High Valley, Los Banoleros, Old Dominion, One Stop Pony,  Purple Xperience, The Ragbirds, Mountain Creek House Fire, Southlanders, Troy Underwood, Wasted Riffs, Summer Dregs, Whiskey Myers, +

9-10 June

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival --  Harpers Ferry, WV   

Lost Growlers, Plank Stompers, Somewhere Mels, Jake & the Burtones, Hard Swimmin Fish, Faster Buffalos, Woo Yeah, Huckelbuck, VOA, 7th Son of WV, Split String Soup,

6 June?

Glover Park Day Festival --  Guy Mason Rec Center, 3600 Calvert St NW, Washington  DC

7 June?

Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD   

9-11 June

Celebrate Fairfax – Fairfax Govt Center,  Fairfax, VA
Bush, Everclear, Ted Garber, Bobby McKeys,

9-11 June

Roots on the River  -- Bellow Falls, VT  
Ian Foster, Betty Soo, Woodsmith & Hersch, Dan Weber, Birds of Chicago, Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun, Ghosts of the American Road,

Suitcase Junket, Roger Marin, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, The Meadows Brothers, Dayna Kurtz, The Boxcar Lilies. Hayes Carlll Mary Gauthier, Big Gospel Hour: The Meadows Brothers, The Boxcar Lilies, Dayna Kurtz

10-11 June

St Georges Blues Festival – Commodore Center, St Georges, DE  
Kinsey Report, Michael Allman Band, Mitch Woods, Lazer Lloyd, Dave Weld & Imperial Flames, Garry Cogdell’s Session Tent
Rick Derringer, Jason Ricci & JJ Appleton, Georgie Bonds, JamesDay & the Fixh Fry, Slim & the Percolators,

10 June

Bands in the Sand Festival – Philip Merrill Environmental Center, Annapolis, MD
Los Lobos,

10 June

Billtown Blues Festival -- Hughesville, PA  (570) 584-4480  
Mike Zito, Billy Price, Chris O’Leary Band, Mississippi Heat, Bob’s of the Blues (Bob Margolin, Bob Stroger, Bob Corritore), Doug McMinn & Hanna Bingman, Dave Brumbaugh,

10-17 June

Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival – Bill Monroe Campground Park, Nashville, IN   
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band,

10-11 June

Greeley Blues Jam Festival – Island Grove Park, Greeley, CO
Southern Avenue, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Walter Trout Band, Honey Island Swamp Band,  Samantha Fish, Guy Forsyth, Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene,  Grace Kuch Band, The Burroughs, My Blue Sky (Allman Brothers tribute), Rev Billy C. Wirtz, Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

12-13 Jun?

Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival – Lenoir, NC  

12-13 Jun?

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Festival – Stoney Creek Resort, Greenville, VA

30 June
- 2 July

Sandstock Rock Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA   
ZOSO (Led Zepplin tribute), Don’t Look Back (Boston tribute), Red Not Chili Peppers, Head Games (Foreigner tribute), Deparure (Journey tribute), Dave Matthews Tribute Band.

10 June

Tinner Hill Blues Festival -- Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA 703 248-5001    www.FallsChurchVa.Gov
Mud Morganfield, The Nighthawks,

10-11 June

Bawlmer Honfest 2012 --  Falls Rd @ 36th St, Baltimore, MD

10 June

State Street Blues Stroll – Various Locations, Media PA

13 June?

Breaux Vineyards Cajun Festival and Crawfish Boil -- Hillsboro VA              

  11 June

Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention -- Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, MD
Oldtime, Bluegrass, Celtic Music & Clog Dancing

13 June?

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival --  FREE  Creative Alliance @ Patterson, Baltimore, MD     10am-7pm  

10-11 June

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival      Fort Hunter, PA
Don Johnson Project, Vanessa Collier, Devon Allman Band,

14-17 June

WC Handy Blues & BBQ Festival --  FREE  Henderson, KY  (800) 648-3128   
Tab Benoit, Samantha Fish,

14 Jun?

Takoma Park Jazz Festival -- Takoma Park, MD  

15-18 June

Telluride Bluegrass Festival -- Telluride, CO   
Telluride House Band (Sam, Béla, Jerry, Edgar, Bryan & Stuart), Brandi Carlile, Dierks Bentley w/Travelin' McCourys, Fruition, Tim O'Brien Band, Freddy & Francine, Chris Thile |  Greensky Bluegrass, Norah Jones, Punch Brothers, Jerry Douglas Band, Peter Rowan Dharma Blues w/Jack Casady, Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys, Cleverlys, Jeremy Kittel Band  |  Dispatch, Sam Bush Band, Margo Price, Telluride Troubadour, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sarah Jarosz, Rayland Baxter, Fireball Mail | Jason Mraz & His Superband, Elephant Revival, Hot Rize, Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Parker Millsap, The East Pointers, We The People w/Abigail Washburn & Friends

15-18 June

Mad Tea Party Jam – Artemas, PA
Papadosio,TAUK,BIG Something, Spafford, Aqueous, Electric Love Machine (Led Zeppelin Tribute), LITZ x2, The Fritz, After Funk, Isaac Teel & Mike Healy Drum Shed, Erothyme, Earphorik, Spaceship Earth, Brokedown Hustlers, Peridoni, Of Tomorrow, Goose, The Clock Reads, Voodoo Circuit, Ascentient, Chalk Dinosaur, Lee Turley, Porky’s Groove Machine, +

15-18 June

Firefly Music Festival – Dover Speedway, Dover DE
Chance the Rapper, Glass Animals, Kaleo, OAR, Gryffin, Eden, K.Flay, Maggie Rogers, Anna Lunoe, Elohim, Young Bombs, Dead Man Fall, Wilderado, Salt Cathedral, Magic Giant  | Twenty One Pilots, Flume, Weezer, Miike Snow, Franz Ferdinand, AFI, OK Go, Banks,  Benny Benassi, Lil' Dicky, Bob Moses, Matoma, Stick Figure, NF, Big Wild, Alan Walker, Judah & The Lion, Muna, Sofi Tukker, Missio, Meg Mac, Sir The Baptist, Quinn XCII, James TW, Kaiydo, Fickle Friends, Dreamers, Alex Wiley, Ayokay, Foreign Air, Klangstof  |  The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Bob Dylan, Kesha, Galantis, Capital Cities, Naked And Famous,  T-Pain, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Wale, Cashmere Cat, Daya, Francis And The Lights, Slushii, White Panda, Bishop Briggs, Lewis Del Mar, Jacob Banks, Magic Giant, Barns Courtney, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Sunflower Bean, Arizona, Handsome Ghost, Steve James, Shaed, Taylor Bennett, Andy Frasco & The UN, Mondo Cozmo  |  Muse, The Shins, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Dillon Francis, Phantogram, Busta Rhymes, Bleachers, Misterwives, Snakehips, The Strumbellas, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Illenium, Waka Flocka Flame, Hamilton Leithauser, Sir Sly, Jonas Blue, Blossoms, Kevin Garrett, 888,

Secret Weapons, Goody Grace, NAWAS, Rozes, Saint Wknd, +

19-22 Jun?

Colonial Beach Blues Festival – Colonial Beach, VA

19-21 Jun?

Lake Placid Blues & Heritage Festival – Lake Placid, NY

16-17 June

Blues on the Fox Festival --  River Edge Park    Aurora, Il  

16-18 June

Mountain Jam  -- Hunter Mountain, NY
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, String Cheese Incident, The Head & The Heart, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St Paul & Broken Bones, Strumbellas, Matisyahu, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, Moon Hooch, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Marco Benevento,  Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, River Whyless, Band Of Heathens, Tauk, Chuck Prophet, Nicole Atkins, Sinkane, Muddy Magnolias, Dan Bern, Ari Hiest, Hollis Brown, Holly Bowling, Parsonfield, Ghost of Paul Revere, Brothers McCann, Hamish Anderson, Simi Stone, Murali Coryell, Big Takeover, Ratboy Jr,

20 Jun?

Steppingstone Summertime Blues Festival – Havre de Grace, MD

20 Jun?

Columbia Pike Blues Festival --  FREE  Arlington, VA (703) 892-2776  1-8pm  

20 Jun?

Silver Spring Blues Festival -- Silver Spring, MD   

16-18 June

Clearwater Festival – Great Hudson River Revival – Croton Point Park, Croton on Hudson, NY

Lucy Kaplansky, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams, Lake Street Dive, Arlo Guthrie, Josh Ritter, Joan Osborne, Los Lobos,  Tommy Emmanuel, Richard Thompson – RT, Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely, Alejandro Escovedo, Barr Brothers, Orkesta Mendoza, dakhabrakha, Tom Paxton, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, A-WA, Joe Purdy, Leyla McCalla, Martha Redbone, Holly Near, Dayme Arocena, The Suitcase Junket Blind Boy Paxton

20-21 Jun?

Cajun & Blues Festival – Lodi, CA

20-21 Jun?

Long Beach Bayou Festival – Long Beach, CA

21-24 Jun

Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival   --  Summersville, WV
Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver,

25-29 Jun & 2-6 July

Smithsonian Folklife Festival --  FREE  Downtown Mall, Washington, DC  (202)633-1000  

23-25 June

Kate Wolf Music Festival  -- Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA
John Prine, Bruce Cockburn, Blind Pilot, Paul Thorn Band, The Waifs, Paper Bird, Brandy Carlisle, Playing For Change, Las Cafeteras, Dirty Cello, Baka Beyond, Dirty Cello, Dar Williams, Front Country, Luksa Nelson & Promise of the Real, Rising Applachia, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Rainbow Girls, Sam Chase & the Untraditional,

25-27 Jun?

ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival – Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, KY

26-27 Jun?

Jack’s Mountatin Blues Festival --  Laurelton, PA 17835   (570) 452-0088

23-25 June

Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA   

23-25 June

River and Roots Festival – Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA
We Banjo 3, Michael Daves w/Tony Trishka & Brittany Haas, Sherman Holmes w/the Ingramettes, Furnace Mountain, Woodshedders, Corn Potato String Band,

24 Jun

South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival -- Wapocoma Campground, Romney, WV

Bud’s Collective,

26-27 Jun?

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues – Fort Smith, AR

26 Jun?

Charleston Blues Brews & BBQs --  Univ of Charleston, Charleston, WV

28-28 Jun?

Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz & Blues Festival – Worcester, MA

27-28 Jun?

DC Capital Barbecue Battle -- Washington, DC

27-29 Jun?

Mystic Blues Festival  --  Mystic, CT

27-28 Jun?

Blues From The Top – Winter Park, CO

27 Jun?

Shepherdstown Street Festival  -- Shepherdstown, WV        

27 Jun?

Chincoteague Bay Trails End Blues Festival – Horntown, VA

27-28 Jun?

Freihofer’s Jazz Festival – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY  

28 Jun?

Mohawk Blues Festival  --  Frankfort, NY     

28 June –
9 July

Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI 

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & Heartbreakers, Chris Stapleton, Moody Blues, Luke Byan, Brothers Osborne, Zac Brown Band, House of Pain, Pink, +++



Classic Rock Festival East --   Citi Field, New York, NY
The Eages, Fleetwood Mac,

Classic Rock Festival West --  Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
The Eages, Fleetwood Mac,

30 June
- 2 July

Great Blue Heron Festival – Sherman, NY
Donna the Buffalo, Rusted Root, Jim Lauderdale, Suitcase Junket, Gunpoets, Sim Redmond Band, Big Mean Sound Machine, Samckdab, The Probables, Sun Kings Warriors, Urban Pioneers, Reggae Infnity, Western Centuries, Funktional Flow, Cats on Holiday, Addison Moon Band, Mt Pleasant String Band, Sunny Weather, Tiger Maples

30 June
- 4 July

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR


29 June
- 2 July

High Sierra Music Festival  – Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA
Trey Anastasio Band, Ween, Galactic, Mike Gordon, Con Brio, Fruition, The Suffers, Aoife O’Donovan, BillyStrings, Lil Smokies, Big Something, Achilles Wheel,  

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       

9-14 July

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

3-5 Jul?

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

8-12 Jul?

Black Potatoe Music Festival – Red Hill Museum, Clinton NJ

6-16 July

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest – Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, Canada
Toby Keith, Pokey Lafarge, Sam Roberts Band, Tribe Royal, Justin Moore, Melissa Etheridge, Matt Anderson, Too Slim & Taildraggers, Teagan & Sara, 50 Cent, Eric Lindell, Molly Hatchet, Sugaray Rayford, Brandi Carlile, The Tackies, Pink, Slam Allen, High Valley,  Ma-Lak., Johnnyswim, Vanessa Collier Band, Three Times Lucky, Jake Owen, Fetty Wap, RL Grime, Boogie, Carolyn Wonderland, Gary Clark Jr,
Flume, Migos, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Coco Montoya, Wicked Gun, Foy Vance, Daniel Caesar, Muse, Xavier Rudd, Night Lovell, Thornetta Davis, Campbell Brothers, Blakdenim, Pine, Jiverwires, Live, Tom Petty & Heartbreakers, Peter Wolf, Midnight Shine,+

6-9 July

Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Nescopeck, PA  (570) 379-3342
Devon Allman, Slam Allen, Eric Gales, Joanna Connor, Swamp Candy, Vanessa Collier, Lonnnie Shields, Thornetta Davis, Miner Blues, Jesse Loewy, Bobby Kyle & Administers, Dustin Douglas & Electric Gentlemen, Norman Jackson, RL Boyce w/The Cornlickers, Clarence Spady

6-9 July

Doah Festival – Luray, VA

7-8 July

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

8-9 July

The Ride Festival, Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO

Ben Harper & Innocent Criminals, John Butler Trio, Rival Sons,Rose Hill Drive, Big Something, Marcus King Band, Maggie Koerner, Beck, Kaleo, Temperance Movement, Jackie Greene, Colter Wall, Muddy Magnolias

9-10 July

Music in the Mountains – Durango, CO

Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Carrie Rodriquez, The Honeycutters,

13-16 July

California Worldfest – Grass Valley, CA

13-15 July

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

13-16 July

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival -- Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY
Dry Branch Fire Squad, Sarah Jarosz, Del McCoury Band, The Steeldrivers, Infamous Stringdusters, Cabinet, Mike & Ruthy, Mike Compton,  O’Conor Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Travelin McCourys,  Jeff Austin Band, Trout Steak Revival, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, Horseshoes & Hand Gerandes, Jerry Douglas, Gibson Brothers, Lindsay Lou & Flatbellies, Michael Daves, Tony Trischka, The Lil' Smokies, Julian Lage, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Bill & the Belles, Jordan Trice Trio, ++

13-16 July

Jamboree in the Hills -- Wheeling, WV
Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Sammy Kershaw, Lee Greenwood, Sawyer Brown, ++

14-15 July

Tall City Blues Festival -- Midland, TX  

11-12 Jul?

Common Ground on the Hill Festival - Westminster, MD 

11 Jul?

Breaux Vineyards Key West Fest -- Hillsboro VA               

11-12 Jul?

Johnnie Johnson Blues & Jazz Festival – Fairmont, WV         

14-16 July

Green River Festival – Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

14-15 July

Norfolk Jazz Festival  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA
Thr Rippingtons, Najee, Pieces of a Dream, Spyro Gyra, Euge Groove, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Lonnie Liston Smith,

14-16 July

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

15-16 July

North Atlantic Blues Festival -- Rockland, ME
Walter Trout, Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Neal, Harmonicon w/Sugar Blue, Billy Branch & Jason Ricci, Dayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Kelly Hunt, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Anthony Gomes, Biscuit Miller & the Mix, Sari Schorr

15 July

Bucks County Blues Society R&B Picnic -- Snipes Farm, Morrisville, PA  (coolers ok)
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Albert Castiglia, Slam Allen, Mikey Jr, Dickey Du & Zydeco Krewe, Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe, Sister Blue & Mark Furman Duo.

15-16 July

Classic West Festival  -- Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
The  Eagles, Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire

16 July

BSCP Mississippi Railroad   --  Shellsville VFW Picnic Grounds, Grantville, PA  
Mark “Muleman” Massey w/Billy Earheart (Amazing Rhythm Aces),

16-21 July

Augusta Heritage Center Blues Week – Elkins, WV   

17-19 Jul?

Artscape -- FREE  Baltimore, MD     

23 July

20-23 July

Deep Roots Mountain Revival – Masontown, WV
Brandi Carlile, Dr Dog, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountan String Band, White Denim, The Mtet, Drake White & the Big Fire, Tauk, The SteelDreviers, Hip Abduction, Cabinet, Eric Krasno Band, BillyStrings, Larry Keel Experience, Aqueous, Dead 27, Cris Jacobs Band, Town Mountain, Forlorn Strangers, Horse Traders, Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, +

20-23 July

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

17-18 Jul?

Rock the Barn Music Festival – Clarence, NY

21-23 July

Winthrop R&B Festival --  Hwy20 Blues Ranch, Winthrop, WA  
Delbert McClinton, Chubby Carrier & the Swamp Bayou Band, Southern Avenue, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Sugaray Rayford

18 Jul?

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

17-18 Jul?

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

21-23 July

Lowertown Blues Festival – St Paul, MN

21-23 July

Weekend in the Country -- Wapocoma Campground, Romney, WV
Charlie Daniels Band, Mark Willis, Mickey Gilley, Doug Stone

23-25 July

Cape Fear Blues Festival – Cape Fear, NC

24-25 July

Blues From the Top Festival – Winter Park, CO
Fabulous Thunderbirds, CJ Chenier, Little Hurricane, Jimmy Vivino & The Kate Moss 3, Austin Young Band, Dany Franchi, +

26-30 July

FloydFest -- MP 170.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, VA
Thievery Corporation, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St Paul & Broken Bones, Leftover Salmon, Steel Pulse, White Denim, Turkauz, Fruition, Ralroad Earth, Shovels and Rope, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Keller Williams, Tauk, Larry Keel Experience, Nicola Cruz, That 1 Guy, Steel Wheels, Big Something, HoneyHoney, Baskery, Bg Something, Shook Twins, Lil Smokies, Suitcase Junket, Hillbilly Casino, Urban Soil, The Tillers, Jack Broadbent, Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey, Bandititos John Stickley Trio, Alanna Royale, Davy Knowles, Honey Island Swamp Band, Strange Americans, Whickerman, The Brother Brothers, Edward David Anderson, Dead 27’s, McLovins, Drunken Hearts, Troe Pierce & the T-Stories, Kansas Bible Company, Hayley Jane & the Primates, Liver Down the River, Broccoli Samurai,

28-30 July

Lowell Folk Festival --  Lowell, MA   

28-29 July

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

Walter Trout, Lurrie Bell, Ray Fuller, Tweed Funk, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Albert Cummings, Liz Mandeville, Norman Jackson Band

 24-26 Jul?

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

28-30 July

RockyGrass Festival – Lyons, CO
Infamous Stringdusters, Earls of Leicester w/Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien Band, Laurie Lewis & Right Hands,Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, Trout Steak Revival, The Wooks, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Jerry Douglas & Edgar Meyer w/Odessa Settles, Kruger Brothers w/Kontras Quartet, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Becky Buller, Front Country, Lonely Heartstring Band, Del McCoury Band, Darrell Scott Bluegrass Band, Peter Rowan, Sister Sadie, Molsky's Mountain Drifters, Lil' Smokies

28-30 July

Newport Folk Festival --  Fort Adams Park, Newport, RI
John Prine, Fleet Foxes, The Head & The Heart, Regina Specktor, Big Thief, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Seratones, Matt The Electrician, Kevin Morby, Marlon Williams, Angel Olsen, Drive-By Truckers, Robert Ellis, Margaret Glaspy, Rhiannon Giddens, Dr. Dog, Choir! Choir! Choir!  +

24-26 Jul?

Northeast Jazz & Wine Festival  -- Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY

29-30 July

Classic East Festival  -- Citi Field, NYC, NY
The  Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, ??                   Steely Dan, Journey, Earth Wind & Fire

29 July

Blues Under The Bridge – Colorado Springs, CO
Blind Boys of Alabama, +

30 July
– 4 Aug

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV  

31 July
– 6 Aug

Calgary International Blues Festival – Shaw Millennium Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

3-6 Aug

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza – Sam’s Wood Site, Mammoth Lakes, CA
Flow Tribe, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Jason Ricci, Eric Sardinas & Big Motor, Mavis Staples, Anthony Gomes, Dirty Revival,

Samantha Fish, Sonny Landreth, Malina Moye, Brother Yusef, Janiva Magness, Cedric Burnside Project, Vintage Trouble

28-29 July

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



2-9 Aug?

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

2 Aug

Pickin in Parsons Bluegrass Festival – Five River Campground, Parsons, WV
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band,

3-6 Aug

Lollapolooza – Chicago, Il

4-6 Aug

Telluride Jazz Festival -- Telluride, CO      check on 3/29

4-6 Aug

Newport Jazz Festival --   Fort Adams Park, Newport, RI
Béla Fleck & Flecktones, Maceo Parker, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Naturally 7, Joey DeFrancesco, Vijay Iyer, Evan Christopher, Rodriguez Brothers,  Wadada Leo Smith, Jim Rotondi, Steve Davis, Eric Alexander, Joe Farnsworth, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Rhiannon Giddens, Christian McBride, Snarky Puppy, Christian McBride, Dominick Farinacci, Antonio Sanchez & Migration, Terri Lyne Carrington, Geri Allen, Esperanza Spalding, Uri Caine Trio, David Torkanowsky, Vijay Iyer, Henry Threadgill,  Questlove & The Roots, Andra Day, Sean Jones, Maria Schneider, Jason Moran, Cyrille Aimee, Brian Hogans, Orrin Evans, Luques Curtis, Obed Calvaire, Hudson: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski and John Scofield, Christian McBride, Uri Caine

4-6 Aug

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

6-8 Aug?

Lil Margarets Bluegrass Festival – Leonardtown,MD

6-9 Aug?

Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener, ON, Canada     

4-13 Aug

Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA
Santana, Chicago, Toby Keith, Band Perry, Jetho Tull, Arlo Guthrie & Friends, ++

4-6 Aug

Wills Mountain Festival – Fort Royale Farm, Bedford, PA

4-6 Aug

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

10-13 Aug

Peach Music Festival – Montage Mountain,  Scranton, PA   
Widespread Panic , My Morning Jacket, Gov't Mule, Joe Bonamassa, Lettuce w/Chaka Khan,  Jaimoe;s Jasssz Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Les Brers, Dark Star Orchestra, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Rusted Root, Papadosio, Record Company, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Marus King Band, Soul Rebels, New Masterhounds, Fruition, Pink Talking Fish, God Street Wine, Magpie Salute, Mike Gordon, MoonAlice +

11-12 Aug

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

TajMo  (Taj Mahal & Keb Mo) Band, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Kenny Neal, Dana Fuchs, Toronzo Canon, Rory Block & Cindy Cashdollar, Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz, Billy Price, Corey Dennison Band, Jack Broadbent,

11-13 Aug

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival – Clarksdale, MS

7-8 Aug?

Cincinnati Blues Festival – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH

3-6 Aug?

Flood City Music Festival – Johnston, PA

11-13 Aug

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

7-9 Aug?

Augusta Festival – Elkins, WV

8 Aug?

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

8 Aug?

Denver Blues and Brews Festival‏ -- Denver, CO

12 Aug

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

17-20 Aug

Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee --  Granite Hill Campground,  Gettsyburg, PA
Dry Branch Fire Squad,

14-16 Aug?

Simply Jazz & Blues Festival – Beckley, WV

19-20 Aug

Philadelphia Folk Festival -- Schwenksville, PA

18-20 Aug

White Mountain Blues Festival -- Thornton, NH
Southern Avenue, Ghost Town Blues Band, New Orleans Suspects, Frank Bangs & Cook County Kings, Honey Island Swamp Band, Paul Deslauriers Band, Dawn Tyler Watson & Ben Racine Band, Blackburn Brothers, Chris O’Leary Band, Angel Forrest, Mannish Boys All Stars.

19-20 Aug

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

18-20 Aug

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival – Lyon, CO
Gregory Alan Isakov, Lake Street Dive, Rhiannon Giddens, Wailin' Jennys, The Weepies, Peter Himmelman, Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native, SHEL, Mollie O'Brien & Rich Moore, Mae Trio, Korby Lenker, +

15 Aug?

Blue Ridge Mountain Music Fest -- Wintergreen Resort,  Wintergreen, VA   (434) 325-08292   ,

17-19 Aug

North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival – Marion, NC

18-19 Aug

Madison Ribberfest – Madison, IN
Los Lobos, Jason Ricci,

18-19 Aug

Big Bull Falls Bluesfest – Fern Island Park, Wausau, WI
Moreland & Arbuckle, Tab Benoit, Mike Zito, Samantha Fish, Mr Sipp,

18-19 Aug

Chenango Blues Fest -- Norwich, NY  (607)334-5653 (607)336-2787    
Jason Ricci & JJ Appleton,

19 Aug

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

21-22 Aug?

Brew Skies Festival – Timberline Resort, Canaan Valley, WV

22 Aug?

Breaux Vineyards BBQ & Bluegrass Festival -- Hillsboro VA                

22 Aug?

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

19 Aug

Latino Music Festival – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA   

24-27 Aug

Lockn – Interlocken Music Festival – Oak Ridge Farm,  Arrington, VA
Govt Mule, Phil Lesh & the Terrapin Family Band, Keller Williams, John Butler Trio, The Revivalists, Avett Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, moe, JJ Grey & Mofro, String Cheese Incident, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Widespread Panic, Marcus King Band, Tauk, Brandi Carlisle, Eric Krasno Band, Margo Price, Umphrey’s McGee, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Suffers, Los Colognes,

24-26 Aug

Bean Blossom Blues Festival --  Bill Monroe Campground Park, Nashville, IN

25-27 Aug

Edmondton LaBlatts Blues Festival – Edmonton, AB, Canada

26 Aug

Neptune Craft Beer Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA
Tim Reyolds & TR3,

26 Aug
- 4 Sept

New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY

29-30 Aug?

North River Blues Festival – Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield, MA

29 Aug?

Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival    York Emporium,  York, PA


31 Aug-
Sept 4

Strawberry Music Festival --  Westside, Tuolumne, CA         New venue!
Hot Rize, Mavis Staples, Bryan Sutton Band, Jeff Austin Band, Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers, Western Centuries, Kahulanui, Lindi Ortega, Laura Love, Painted Mandolin, Front Country, Banana Slug String Band, +

1-4 Sept

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival --  FREE – Greenbelt, MD   

4-6 Sep?

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

1-3 Sep

American Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA

1-3 Sept

Rhythm & Roots Festival -- Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI  (888) 855-6940    (10000)
The Mavericks, Roseanne Cash, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, Squirrel Nut Zippers​, The New Orleans Suspects w/ Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Shinyribs, Hat Fitz & Cara, Pine Leaf Boys, 10 Strings & A Goatskin w/Leonard Podola, Big Sandy & Fly Rite Boys, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express, The Revelers, Alex Meixner Band.

2 Sept

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

Southern Avenue,

3 Sept