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.



1 May

FIYA Fest  -- Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, LA

*Diesel Fiya, *Dragon Smoke, The Revivalists, *New Orleans Social Club, *Big Chief Bo Dollis Tribute, Mack Ten, Borahm Lee, Eric McFadden, Nick Cassarino, Nate Edgar, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr, Terrence Houston, Jermal Watson, Will Bernard, +

1-2 May

Graves Mountain Festival of Music  -- Syria, VA
The Boxcars, Balsam Range, Lonesome River Band, Sierra Hull, Kruger Brothers, Blue Highway & Wayne Henderson, Virginia Luthier Band, +

1-3 May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- New Orleans, LA  (504) 592-0529         see above listing for April 24-26

2-4 ?May

Beale Street Music Festival/ Memphis in May-- Memphis, TN (901) 525-4611 (800)447-8278

2-4 ?May


2-4 ?May

Apple Blossom Festival – Winchester, VA
Parades, Fireworks, Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Car Show in various locations

9 May

Parkfest Blues – Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA
Debbie Davies, JP Soars,

3 ?May

Blues Brews & BBQs Festival –  Capitol Theatre Back Lot,  Chambersburg, PA     (717) 263-0202

4 ?May

DC101 Chili Cook-off Festival – RFK Stadium Grounds, Washington DC

2-3 May

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

7-9 May

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluesgrass Festival – Denton, NC
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rambling Rooks, Gibson Brothers, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Malpass Brothers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Quebe Sisters, Larry Sparks +

8 ?May

Blues Music Awards -- Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN (901) 525-4611 (800)447-8278 

8-11 ?May

Gator by the Bay: San Diego Zydeco & Blues Festival -- San Diego, CA  (619)234-8612

8-11 ?May

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

9-10 ?May

Virginia Beach Caribbean Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA 

9-11 ?May

Blossoms Blooming Music Festival --  Green Hill Farm, Sharpsburg, MD


9-11 ?May

Pork in the Park  -- WinterPlace Park,  Salisbury, MD

10 ?May

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival -- Thomson, GA  (706)597-1000 

15-18 ?May

Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee --  Granite Hill Campground,  Gettsyburg, PA

16-19 ?May

Beach Music & Car Show Weekend -- Virginia Beach, VA    

16-18 ?May

Mt Vernon Wine Festival --  Mt Vernon Plantation, Alexandria, VA  

16-17 ?May

Charlie West Blues Festival --  Harris Riverfront Park,  Huntington, WV            CANCELLED in 2014 !!

16-18 ?May

Hang Out Music Festival -- Gulf Shores, AL 

16-17 May

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival --  Sandy Point Park,  Annapolis, MD

Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Davy Knowles, Sisterhood of Soul (Patty Reese, Lisa Lim, Little Margie Clark, Justine Miller, Heather Haze & Leigh Pilzer)

Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, Mingo Fishtrap, Jarekus Singleton

16 May

Carolina 'Lite' Blues Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro, NC (336) 275-4944 

Shemekia Copeland,

17-18 ?May

Wine in the Woods – Symphony Woods,  Columbia, MD


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

16-17 May

Doheny Blues Festival -- Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA  (949) 360-7800
Bonnie Raitt, Taj Maha Trio, Boz Scaggs, Beth Hart, Paul Rodgers, Dave & Phil Alvin & the Guilty Ones, The Mavericks, Candye Kane, Lurrie Bell, Nico Wayne Toussaint, Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson

17 ?May

Hungry for Music Crawfish Boil – Fort Hunt Park   Alexandria, VA    (advance purchase required)

24 May

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

21-24 May

Delfest  -- Allegany County Fairgrounds, Cumberland, MD
Del McCoury Band, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, Greensky Bluegrass, Travelin' McCourys, Leftover Salmon, Lake Street Dive, Hot Rize, Shovels & Rope, Jeff Austin Band (w/ Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin), Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Gibson Brothers,

Seldom Scene, Larry Keel Experience, Joe Craven, Black Lillies, Mandolin Orange, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Nora Jane Struthers & Party Line, Dead Winter Carpenters, Ashleigh Flynn & The Back Porch Majority, cCoury Brothers and more TBA!

21-25 May

Strawberry Music Festival -- Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA (209) 984-8630    

Bonnie Raitt, The Mavericks, New Orleans Suspects, The Mavericks, Anders Osborne, Eilen Jewell, Sam Bush, The Duhks, AJ Ghent, Dustbowl Revival, Front Country and Marley’s Ghost, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, Ray Bonneville, Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge, Sam Baker, and Chicago Farmer +

22-25 ?May

Rooster Walk – Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, Martinsville, VA


23-26 ?May

Sacramento Music Festival --  Sacramento, CA 

23-25 ?May

Silver City Blues Festival  -- FREE  Gough Park, Silver City, NM

22-24 May

Roanoke Festival in the Park  -- Elmwood Park,  Roanoke, VA   
Tommy Castro & Painkillers,

23-25 ?May

Blues Cruise Reunion Party – Knuckleheads,  Kansas City, MO


23-25 ?May

Virginia Beach Salute To Summer Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA  

23-25 ?May

RiverFest Arts & Music Festival -- Little Rock, AR  (501)255-3378

25 ?May

Chantilly Bluesgrass & BBQ Festival – Chantilly Festival Farm, Floyd, VA

24-26 ?May

Rockville Hometown Holidays Street Festival – Rockville, MD

23-24 May

Santa Cruz Blues Fest --  Santa Cruz, CA (831)479-9814  
Bonnie Raitt, Ana Popovic, JJ Grey & Mofro, Los Lonely Boys,

23-24 May

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival – Simi Valley, CA

Canned Heat, Yardbirds Leo “Bud” Welch,Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Candye Kane, Reverend Tall Tree, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Magnolia Sisters, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Ruben Paul Moreno

25 ?May

Ed & Tobi's Benefit  Party 

28-30 May

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival  -- Preston, CT
Gibson Brothers, The Steeldriver, Kruger Brothers, Della Mae, Clair Lynch, South Carolina Broadcasters, Gail Wade, Amy Gallatin, Lonely Heartstrings Band, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing

28-30 May

Graves Mountain Festival of Music  -- Syria, VA
Blue Mafia, Feller and Hill, Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run, Malpass Brothers, Lonesome River Band, Larry Keel Experience, Balsam Range, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change,  Adkins & Loudermilk, Newton & Thomas, Flatt Lonesome, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Willie Watson, Seldom Scene, Del McCoury Band, US Navy Band Country Current, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Joe Mullins/Radio Ramblers, Jessica Weaver/Silver Linings, Junior Sisk/ Ramblers Choice, Doyle Lawson/Quicksilver +

29 May -
1 June

Herndon Festival  -- Herndon, VA  
Gary Smallwood Band,

28-31 May

Western Maryland Blues Fest – Hagerstown, MD  (301)739-8577 ext 116
Th: |   Fri: Rod Piazza& Mighty Flyers, Albert Cummings, Hamilton Loomis  |  Sat:  Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Bonerama, Nikki Hill, Jarekus Singleton, Kelly Bell Band, Matt Schofield, Mike Zito & the Wheek  |  Sun:  Moreland & Arbuckle, Ian Siegal, Hard Swimming Fish, Stack O Blues,

30 ?May -
1 June

Wichita River Festival – Wichita, KS

29-31 May

Michael Arnone’s  Crawfish Festival – Sussex Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ 212-539-8830 

Dr John, Anders Osborne, George Porter Jr & Runnin’ Pardners, Marc Broussard, From Good Homes, Raw Oyster Cult, Kermit Ruffins & Barbeque Swingers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, New Orleans Suspects, Rosie Ledet & Zydeco Playboys, Samantha Fish, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Honey Island Swamp Band, John Papa Gros Band, Stooges Brass Band, Jarekus Singleton, Nikki Hill, CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, The Heard, Gas House Gorillas, Matt Angus Thing w/ Anthony Morgan's Inspirational Choir of Harlem, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew +                  Workshops by Geno Delafose, Katie Henry, Rosie Ledet and CJ Chenier.

29-31 May

Virginia Beach Patriot Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA
Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lee Brice,

31 ?May

Blue Ridge Music Festival – Salem, VA

31 ?May -
1 June

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


1 ?June

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

4-8 ?June

CMA Music Festival Fan Fair – Downtown, Nashville, TN

4-6 June

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee, NC
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Dailey & Vincent, Gene Watson, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Goldwing Express, Kenny & Amanda Smith, Little Roy & Lizzie Show, James King Band, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, +


Blast from the Bayou  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944
Jesse Lege Bayou Brew, Geno Delafose French Rockin' Boogie, Pine Leaf Boys, Steve Riley Creole Stomp, Savoy Family Band, Wayne S Same Ol 2 Step, Steve Riley and The Mamou Playboys, Magnolia Cajun Band, JimmyJo & the Jumbol'Ayuhs, Ruben Mureno, Slippery Sneakers

5-8 ?June

Roots on the River  -- Bellow Falls, VT  

5-8 ?June

Mountain Jam  -- Hunter Mountain, NY

5-8 ?June

Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival – Mauna Kea Beach Hotel,  Kohala, HI

6-8 ?June

Taste of Wheaton – Wheaton Triangle, Wheaton, MD 

6-8 ?June

Celebrate Fairfax – Fairfax Govt Center,  Fairfax, VA  www.celebratefairfax.xom


6-7 ?June

Taste of Syracuse  -- Syracuse, NY

6-14 ?June

Riverbend Festival  -- Chattanooga, TN

6-8 ?June

Capital Jazz Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

5-7 June

HarborFest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA  

6-8 ?June

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival --  Harpers Ferry, WV   

6-7 June

St Georges Blues Festival -- Commodore Center, St Georges, DE  
Samantha Fish, A1lbert Castiglia, Jarekus Singleton, Barrelhouse Blues, Studebaker John & Hawks, Jimmy Pritchard Big Band, Lil Red Rooster,

7 ?June

Bay Music Festival -- Centreville, MD  (410) 604.2100
 ? , Bird Dog & Road Kings, Kentavius Jones Band, Sticky Longfingers & Rusted Butter, Tracy Elridge.

7 June

WolfTrap Swamp Romp -- Vienna, VA 
Allen Toussaint,

7 ?June

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

7 ?June

Chester County Blues BBQ – Wyndsor Farm, Elverson, PA

8 ?June

Taste of Wheaton Festival -- Wheaton, MD


8 ?June

Takoma Park Jazz Festival -- Takoma Park, MD  

11-15 ?June

Gettysburg Festival – various venues & prices, Gettysburg, PA 

11-14 ?June

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

11-14 June

CMA Music Festival Fan Fair – Downtown, Nashville,  TN 


12-15 ?June

Bonnaroo  -- Manchester, TN 

13-14 ?June

Chicago Blues Fest  -- FREE  - Grant Park, Chicago, IL  (312)744-3370 (312)744-3315

13-14 ?June

Greeley Blues Jam Festival – Island Grove Park, Greeley, CO

13-14 ?June

Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival – Lenoir, NC


13-14 ?June

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

13-15 ?June

Shenandoah Riverside Festival – Brunswick Family Campground, Brunswick, MD


12-14 June

Tinner Hill Blues Festival -- Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA 703 248-5001    www.FallsChurchVa.Gov
Marcia Ball (Fri @ State Theater),

14-15 ?June

Bawlmer Honfest 2012 --  Falls Rd @ 36th St, Baltimore, MD
HonFest is a local tradition. The Bawlmer term of endearment, Hon, short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore. HonFest is an annual celebration in honor of these women.

13 June

State Street Blues Stroll – Various Locations, Media PA
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials,

14 June

14 ?June

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

14 ?June

Silver Spring Blues Festival -- Silver Spring, MD   

14 ?June

Breaux Vineyards Cajun Festival and Crawfish Boil -- Hillsboro VA               Little Red & the Renegades, Dixie Power Trio

14 ?June

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

14 ?June

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

14-15 ?June

Virginia Blues & Jazz Festival -- Garth Newel Music Center, Warm Springs, VA  (877)-558-1689

13-14 June

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival      Fort Hunter, PA
Otis Taylor, Jimmy Pritchard’s Big Band, Anthony ‘Big A’ Sherrod,

19-22 ?June

Telluride Bluegrass Festival -- Telluride, CO   

19-21 June

Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival -- Norfolk, VA     (757)441-234  
Sonny Landreth, George Porter Jr & Runnin Pardners, CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band,

20 June

Billtown Blues Festival -- Hughesville, PA  (570) 584-4480
Roomful of Blues, Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown, Ruthie Foster, Mr Sipp

19-22 ?June

Firefly Music Festival – Dover Speedway, Dover DE

20-22 ?June

Colonial Beach Blues Festival – Colonial Beach, VA

20-21 ?June

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues – Fort Smith, AR

20-21 ?June

Lehigh River Blues Jam –  Catasauqua Park, Catasauqua, PA


20-22 ?June

Sandstock Rock Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA   

21 ?June

Jersey Gumbo Cook-Off & Music Festival –  Fire Dept,   Somers Point, NJ      2014_Beach_Gumbo.pdf

21 ?June

Steppingstone Summertime Blues Festival – Havre de Grace, MD

21-22 ?June

DC Capital Barbecue Battle -- Washington, DC

21-29 ?June

FestivALL /Blues, Brews & BBQs –Various Venues, Charleston, WV

25-29 Jun & 2-6 July

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

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, ++

25 ?June –
7 July

Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI 


26-28 ?June

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


26-29 ?June

Blues From The Top – Winter Park, CO


Shepherdstown Street Festival  -- Shepherdstown, WV         CANCELLED FOR 2014 !!  

27-29 ?June

Kate Wolf Music Festival  -- Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA

27-29 ?June

Mystic Blues Festival  --  Mystic, CT

27-28 ?June

Blues on the Fox Festival --  Aurora, Il

27-29 ?June

Dundalk Heritage Fair – Dundalk Heritage Park, Dundalk, MD

28 June

Chincoteague Bay Trails End Blues Festival – Horntown, VA
Lower Case Blues, Moonshine Society, Bad Influence Band, Chris English Band, Flatfoot Sam & Educated Fools.

26-27 June

River and Roots Festival – Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA

28-29 ?June

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

28 ?June

Mohawk Blues Festival  --  Frankfort, NY     



2 ?July

BB King Homecoming Festival – BB King Museum, Indianola

3-5 ?July

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR


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 July

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,

11-13 ?July

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

11-12 July

Common Ground on the Hill Festival - Westminster, MD 

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

Blues Society of Central PA Treasures Picnic –   VFW Picnic Grounds,  Shellsville, PA   12-8pm    (717) 599-7798   
TJ Nix, Paul Plumeri, Georgie Bonds, Big Al & the Heavyweights, Skyla Burell Blues Band,  Dennis Gruenling /Doug Demming & Jewel Tones, Kinsey Report, Deanna Bogart

13 ?July

BSCP Mississippi Railroad   --  VFW Picnic Grounds, Grantville, PA   

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


All Good Music Festival & Campout -- Marvin's Mountaintop,  Masontown, WV         CANCELLED FOR 2014 !!  

19 ?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

19 ?July

Rock the Barn Music Festival – Clarence, NY

18-20 ?July

Winthrop R&B Festival --  Hwy20 Blues Ranch, Winthrop, WA  

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

19 ?July

Blues Under The Bridge – Colorado Springs, CO

20-25 ?July

Augusta Heritage Center Celtic Week – Elkins, WV 

22-26 July

FloydFest -- MP 170.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, VA
Brandi Carlisle, First Aid Kit, Oh Hellos, Earls of Leicester, Driftwood,  

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
Mikey Jr’s Blues Revue, Harmonica Shah & Friends, John Mooney(solo), Slam Allen, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Selwyn Birchwood, Sugar Ray & Bluetones, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Highway QC’s, Vaneese Thomas, Victor Wainright & Wild Roots, John Nemeth, Lil’ Ed & Blues Imperials, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Peterson Brothers,  

 25-27 ?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

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

Walter Trout, Mark Hummel’s Texas Blowout w/Little Charlie Baty, & Anson Funderburgh, Wayne Sharp & Sharpshooters, Peterson Brothers, Brandon Santini, +  




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

1-3 ?Aug

Lollapolooza – Chicago, Il

7-8 Aug

Cincinnati Blues Festival – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH
Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Kelly Richey,

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, +

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 & His 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     

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, ++

7-9 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

8-10 ?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

14-17 ?Aug

Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee --  Granite Hill Campground,  Gettsyburg, PA

14-17 ?Aug


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,

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

16 ?Aug

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


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

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



4-7 ??Sept

Lockn – Interlocken Music Festival – Oak Ridge Farm,  Arrington, VA

4-6 Sept

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

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

Federal Hill Street Beat Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD   

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 +

11-12 Sept

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

Peterson Brothers,

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


12-14 ??Sept

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO


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

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 ??Sept

20-21 ??Sept

Russian River Blues Festival – Johnson Beach,  Guerneville, CA

24-27 Sept

Watermelon Park Festival -  Berryville, VA (540) 955-1621  
The Woodshedders, Bumper Jacksons,

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  

? 26 Sept

The Shindig  Music Festival (was Charm City 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 and
9-11 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   

 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), +

7-10 Oct

King Biscuit Blues Festival - Helena, AR  (870) 572-5223
Bob Margolin, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets,

8-11 Oct

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

9-12 ?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

10-12 ?Oct

Daytona Blues Festival  -- Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Daytona Beach, FL 

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   

17-19 ?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


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, +

?6 Dec

Bradenton Blues Festival – Bradenton Riverwalk,  Bradenton, FL







16 Apr

Juke Joint Festival -- Clarksdale, MS (662) 624-5992   
Jimbo Mathus, Lightning Malcolm,  +