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.


25-28 Apr

Delfest – Cumberland, MD

Govt Mule, Donna the Buffalo, Del McCoury Band, Travelin Mcourys, Dierks Benlty, Trey Anatasio Band, Hot Rize, Bela Fleck & Chris Thile, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Jeff Austin Band, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Supelatives,

Cabinet, Sierra Hull, Fruition, Sara Watkins, Noam Pikelny, Billy Strings, Joe Craven & the Sometimers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice , Dre’s Gospel Collective, +

27-30 Apr

MerleFest -- Wilkesboro, NC     (800) 343-7857 

Zac Brown Band, Avett Brothers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush Band, Jerry Douglas, Local Boys, Peter Rowan, Steep Canyon Rangers, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Kruger Brothers, Locust Honey String Band, Mandolin Orange, Sarah Jarosz, Leftover Salmon, Tift Merritt, Jorma Kaukonen, Donna the Buffalo, John Driskell Hopkins Band, Steel Wheels, Scythian, Chatham County Line, Mipso, Sierra Hull, I Draw Slow, Jim Lauderdale,10 String Symphony, Mountain Heart, Bryan Sutton Band, Mitch Greenhill, The Waybacks, John Doyle, Jim Avett, David Holt, Pete & Joan Wernick, T. Michael Coleman, Banknotes, Roy Book Binder, Andy May, Chris Jones & Night Drivers, Claire Lynch, JP Cormier, Front Country, Wayne Henderson, The Contenders, Happy Traum, Stray Birds, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Chatham County Line Electric Holiday, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little Trio, Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen, Laura Boosinger & The Midnight Plowboys, Bluegrass Experience, Pat Donohue, Steve James, Tony Williamson, Ed Snodderly, Mark Bumgarner, String Madness with Mitch Greenhill, The WBT Briarhoppers, Todd Albright, Pat McInerney, Megan Nash, Ken Tizzard, Joe Smothers, Charles Welch, Bob Hill, Andy Buckner, Bill Mathis, Mark 'Brink' Brinkman, The Gravy Boys, Steve and Ruth Smith, Green Grass Cloggers and Strictly Strings, Bethel University Renaissance Bluegrass Band, Eric Ellis, Scott Freeman, The BattleAxe Band, Uncle Ted White, Lydia Luce, The InterACTive Theatre of Jef, Alberti Flea Circus,  Counterclockwise String Band, Dear Brother, The Hook & Bullet, Nate Harris and Spice Creek Ramblers, ShadowGrass, Surry Line, The Trailblazers, Uncle Joe and the Shady Rest, Virgil Harden & Appalachian Countdown, Swift Creek, Roanoke, Flando Calrissian, +

28-30 Apr

Stagecoach Festival --  Indio, CA
Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Randy Houser, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jon Pardi, Maddie & Tae, 38 Special, Elle King, The Zombies w Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent, Rhiannon Giddens, Randy Rogers Band, Son Volt, William Michael Morgan, Justin Townes Earle , Anderson East, John Moreland, Dylan Scott, Ryan Hurd, The Blasters, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, The Cactus Blossoms, Quiet Life, Robert Ellis, The Sadies, Shania Twain, Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore, Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Tucker Beathard, Nikki Lane, Robert Ellis, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Brent Cobb, Steve Moakler, John Doe, Tommy James &  Shondells, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Kenny Chesney, Thomas Rhett, Tyler Farr, Travis Tritt, Cyndi Lauper, Cam, Los Lobos, The Cadillac Three, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Cowboy Junkies, The Long Ryders, Terry Allen, Steep Canyon Rangers, Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, Kiefer Sutherland, Lanco, Hillbenders, Robert Ellis,++

28-30 Apr

New England Blues Summit --  Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA
Anthony Gomes, Moreland & Arbuckle, Tommy Castro & Mike Zito, Shemekia Copeland, Anthony Geraci & Boston Blues All Stars, Johnny Hoy & Bluefish, Diane Blue, Sam Gentile, Willie J Laws Band, Toni Lynn Washington & Bruce Bears, Grits & Groceries Orchestra,

28-29 Apr

Winchester Bloomin Wine Festival – Old Downtown Winchester, VA 

28-29 Apr

M3 Rock Festival Merriweather Post Pavilion    Columbia, MD
Ratt, Kix, Dokken, Tom Keifer, Loverboy, Warrant, Winger, Vixen, Great White, Faster Pussycat, Danger Danger, Dangerous Toys, Loudness, Bang Tango, Baton Rouge, Autograph, Station, Vain, Mitch Malloy, Lita Ford

28-30 Apr
5-8 May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- New Orleans, LA  (504) 592-0529

Steve Winwood, Tom Petty & Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthes & Tim Reynolds, Kings of Leon, Usher & the Roots, Harry Connick Jr, Meghan Trainor Lorde, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes, itbull, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio Band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Earth Wind & Fire, Darius Rucker,  Wilco, Patti LaBelle, Nas & the Soul Rebels, Buddy Guy, The Meters, George Benson, Aaron Nevilee, Corinne Bailey Rae, Irma Thomas, Elle King, Dr John, Jonny Lang, Tower of Powr, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Amos Lee, Presevation Hall Jazz Band, Big Freedia, Maze w.Frankie Beverly,  The Revivalists, Leon Bridges, Ivan Nevlle’s Dumpstaphunk, Dawes, Galactic, Southeside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Blues Traveler, The Mavericks, Rhiannon Giddens, Lone Bellow, Rebirth Brass Bandm Big Street Drive, Joey Alexander Trio, Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Richard Smallwood & Vision, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Sonny Landreth,  Boyfriend, Chocolate Milk, Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell,  Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, John Boutte, Deacon John, Ellis Marsalis,   ++

28 April?

Bucks County Blues Society Spring Footstomper --  Terchon VFW, Airport & Hardy Rds,  Edgely, PA  

29 Apr

The Charm City Music Festival – Druid Hill Park, Baltimore MD   
Lone Bellow, Cabinet, Cris Jacobs, Dustbowl Revival, LonesomeRiver Band, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike,



1 May?

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

5-8 May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- New Orleans, LA  (504) 592-0529         see above listing for April 28-30

5-7 May

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

5-7 May

Apple Blossom Festival – Winchester, VA

4-7 May

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

4-7 May

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

2-3 May?

TowsonTown Spring Festival – Towson, MD

2 May?

Amelia Island Blues Festival – Amelia Island, FL

3-6 May

Suwannee River Jam  Live Oak, FL

4 May?

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

6 May

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival -- Thomson, GA  (706)597-1000 
Buckwheat Zydeco, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Deslondes, Ravi Coltrane,

6-7 May

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

11-13 May

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluesgrass Festival – Denton Farm Park, Denton, NC 

7 May?

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

11-14 May

Gator by the Bay: San Diego Zydeco & Blues Festival -- San Diego, CA  (619)234-8612
Marcia Ball, Geno Delofose & French Rockin Boogie, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Igor Prado Band, Dennis Jones Band,

7-10 May?

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

9 May?

Loudoun County Bluegrass Festival – Leesburg VA

9 May

Parkfest Blues – Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA

13 May

Kingsman Island Bluegrass & Folk FestivalKingsman Island on the Anacostia River, Washington DC

12-15 May?

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

15-17 May?

Spring Gulch Folk Fest – Spring Gulch Campground,  New Holland, PA

18-21 May

Hang Out Music Festival -- Gulf Shores, AL 

Mumford & Sons, Twenty One Plots, Frank Ocean, Major Lazer, The Head & the Heart, Franz Ferdinand, Band of Horses, Charli XCX, SnakeHips, Shaggy, Mutemath, Gryffin, Dillon Francis,

19-21 May

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

20-21 May

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival --  Sandy Point Park,  Annapolis, MD
The Mavericks, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Walter Trout, Samantha Fish, Toronzo Cannon, Frank Bang & Cook County Kings, Sweet Leda

Jonny Lang, Robert Ranolph & Family Band, Ana Popovic, William Bell Band, Mr Sipp, Apocolypse Blue Revue, Swamp Candy

20-21 May?

Virginia Beer Festival  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA  

21 May

Carolina 'Lite' Blues Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro, NC (336) 275-4944 
Eric Gales, Brandon Santini, Big Red Hunter, Gate City Divas, Luxuriant Sedans.

20-21 May

Wine in the Woods – Symphony Woods,  Columbia, MD   

20-21 May

Doheny Blues Festival -- Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA  (949) 360-7800
Robin Trower, Samantha Fish, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters,

25-28 May

Rooster Walk – Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, Martinsville, VA
Marcus King Band, Billy Strings, Eric Krasno, Yarn, Erin & the Wildfire, Trongone Band,

22-25 May?

Sacramento Music Festival --  Sacramento, CA 

27-29 May

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

22-24 May?

Roanoke Festival in the Park  -- Elmwood Park,  Roanoke, VA   

23 May?

Little Walter Music Festival – Alexandria, LA 

26-28 May

Chantilly Bluesgrass & BBQ Festival – Chantilly Festival Farm, Floyd, VA
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice,

23-25 May?

Rockville Hometown Holidays Street Festival – Rockville, MD

23-24 May?

Santa Cruz Blues Fest --  Santa Cruz, CA (831)479-9814  

28 May

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

24 May?

BB King Homecoming Festival – BB King Museum, Indianola

26-29 May

Woodflock 2017 -   Red Bluff, CA
Campout with Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours

25-29 May

Strawberry Music Festival --   Nevada County Farigrounds, Grass Valley, CA    
Richard Thompson, Elephant Revival, Dangermuffin, Diryu Revival,    

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,

30 May?

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

30-31 May?

Sweetlife FestivalMerriweather 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

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,

1-4 Jun

Herndon Festival  -- Herndon, VA  

1-4 Jun

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

1-4 Jun

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

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, ++

4-7 June?

Roots on the River  -- Bellow Falls, VT  

1-4 Jun

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

2-10 Jun

Wichita River Festival – Wichita, KS

5-7 June?

Taste of Wheaton – Wheaton Triangle, Wheaton, MD  

9-11 June

Celebrate Fairfax – Fairfax Govt Center,  Fairfax, VA

5-7 June?

NY Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park, NYC, NY

5-6 June?

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival  -- Longview, TX

5-6 June?

Taste of Syracuse  -- Syracuse, NY

5-6 June?

Brevard Blues Festival – Brevard, NC

5-7 June?

Capital Jazz Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

8 June

Cherokee Bluegrass Festival – Cherokee, NC 
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver,

8-11 June

Blast from the Bayou  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944

9-11 June

HarborFest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA  

9-11 June

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

6 June?

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

9-17 June

Riverbend Festival  -- Chattanooga, TN
Toby Keith, Brett Young, Old Dominion,

6-7 June?

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival --  Harpers Ferry, WV   

6 June?

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

4 June?

Chester County Blues BBQWyndsor Farm, Elverson, PA

7 June?

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

10-11 June

St Georges Blues Festival – St Gabriel’s Lodge, New Castle, DE  

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),

10-17 June

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

12-13 Jun?

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

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   

12-14 Jun?

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

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  

13-14 Jun?

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

13-14 Jun?

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival      Fort Hunter, PA

14-17 June

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

14 Jun?

Takoma Park Jazz Festival -- Takoma Park, MD  

16-18 June

Mountain Jam  -- Hunter Mountain, NY
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Miller Band, Peter Frampton, Gary Clark Jr, Michael Franti & Spearhead, St Paul & The Broken Bones, The Strumbellas, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, The Infamous Stringdusters, White Denim, Elephant Revival, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, River Whyless

15-18 June

Telluride Bluegrass Festival -- Telluride, CO   

15-18 June

Mad Tea Party Jam – Hedgesville, WV

15-18 June

Firefly Music Festival – Dover Speedway, Dover DE

18-21 Jun?

Lehigh River Blues Jam   Catasauqua Park, Catasauqua, PA

19-22 Jun?

Colonial Beach Blues Festival – Colonial Beach, VA

19-21 Jun?

Lake Placid Blue s& Heritage Festival – Lake Placid, NY

19-20 Jun?

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

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   

20-21 Jun?

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

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,

23-25 June

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

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

River and Roots Festival – Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA

24 Jun

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

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

SummerfestMilwaukee, WI 

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Petty & Heartbreakers,  Chris Stapleton,  +++



30 June
- 2 July

Great Blue Heron Festival – Sherman, NY
Donna the Buffalo,

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,  

2-3 Jul?

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

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 BluesfestLebreton Flats, Ottawa, Canada

6-9 July

Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Nescopeck, PA  (570) 379-3342
Slam Allen, Eric Gales, Joanna Connor, Devon Allman, Swamp Candy, Vanessa Collier,

6-9 July

Doah Festival – Luray, VA

7-8 July

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

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

13-16 July

Jamboree in the Hills -- Wheeling, WV

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

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)
Albert Castiglia, Slam Allen,

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     

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,                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

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   

 24-26 Jul?

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

28-30 July

RockyGrass Festival – Lyons, CO

28-30 July

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

24-26 Jul?

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

30 July

Blues Under The Bridge – Colorado Springs, CO

30 July
– 4 Aug

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV  

27-28 Jul?

Blues From the Top Festival – Winter Park,  CO

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

28-29 July

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

31 July - 
1 Aug?

Wills Mountain Festival – Fort Royale Farm, Bedford, PA

4-6 Aug

Telluride Jazz Festival -- Telluride, CO 

4-6 Aug

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

3-6 Aug

Lollapolooza – Chicago, Il



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,

4-6 Aug

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

6-8 Aug?

Lil Margarets Bluegrass FestivalLeonardtown,MD

6-9 Aug?

Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener, ON, Canada     

4-13 Aug

Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA

11-13 Aug

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival – Clarksdale, MS

4-6 Aug

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

11-12 Aug

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

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

13-16 Aug?

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

13-16 Aug?

Peach Music Festival – Montage Mountain,  Scranton, PA

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

19-20 Aug

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

18-20 Aug

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival – Lyon, CO

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

18-19 Aug

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

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

LocknInterlocken 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,

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

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, Bryan Sutton Band, Western Centuries, Kahulanui, Painted Madolin,

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, Squirrel Nut Zippers, New Orleans Suspects w/ Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, Marcia Ball, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Shinyribs, HatFitz & Cara, PineLeaf Boys, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Horace Trahan & Ossun Express, Alex Meixner Band, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Roddie Romero & Hub City All Stars, Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band , Hot Tamale Brass Band,

2 Sept

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

3 Sept

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


5-6 Sep?

Blues, Views & BBQ Festival – Westport, CT

5-6 Sep?

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA

2-3 Sept

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

5-6 Sep?

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

 7 Sep?

Federal Hill Street Beat Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD   

9-10 Sep

Virginia Beach Fall Wine Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA

9-11 Sep?

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro, NC   

11-13 Sep?

Niagara Falls Blues Festival – Niagara Falls, NY

7-10 Sep

Big Blues Bender Festival – Plaza Hotel & Casino,  Las Vegas, NV 

Dr John, Mavis, Tab Benoit, Walter Trout, Anders Osborne, Shemekia Copeland, David Bromberg, Doyle Bramhall II, Curtis Salgado, Eric

Gales, Southern Hospitality, Jimmy Hall  Bender Brass, Danielle Nicole Band, Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Mike Zito, Toronzo Cannon, Carolyn Wonderland, The Paladians, Albert Castiglia, Davy Knowles, Laith Al-Saadi, Matt Schofield, Jack Mack & the Heart Attack, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Paul DesLauriers Band, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Teresa James, MonkeyJunk, Jack Broadbent, Jesse Roper, Jesse Roper, Southern Avenue, Kirby Sewell, Casey Hensey Band w/Debbie Davies, Jason Ricci, Billy Price, Deanna Bogart, Mike Welch, +

8-10 Sep

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro,  NC     FREE

11-12 Sep?

Bull Durham Blues – Durham, NC

11-12 Sep?

Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC

8-10 Sep

Wheatland Music Festival – Wheatland Place, Lancaster, PA

10 Sep?

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

12 Sep?

2 Left Feet Blues FestivalMiddlefiled, CT

12 Sep?

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

12-13 Sep?

Russian River Blues Festival – Johnson Beach,  Guerneville, CA  

12-17 Sept

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

15-17 Sept

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

16 Sept

ETC Concert at the Point – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA   

17-20 Sep?

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

18-19 Sep?

Roadhouse Bluesfest – Jonathan’s Landing,   Magnolia, DE    

15-17 Sept

Bristol Rhythm and Roots – Bristol, TN

15-17 Sept

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO 

19-20 Sep?

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

19 Sep?

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

19 Sep?

FarmAid Festival   FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island   Chicago, Ill

19 Sep?

H Street Festival  -- H Street,  Washington, DC

19 Sep?

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

20 Sep?

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

21-24 Sep

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

23 Sep

Ribtoberfest  – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA   

24-27 Sep?

Sunfest  -- Ocean City Inlet Ocean City,MD

23-25 Sep

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

29 Sep-
1 Oct

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

29-30 Sep

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival – Cassidy Park, Bogalusa, LA

29 Sept-
 1 Oct

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival    Greenville, MS

25-29 Sep?

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

26 Sep?

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


2-4 Oct?

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival – Warfield Point Park   Greenville, MS

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      

3-4 Oct?

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

4 Oct?

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

4-7 Oct

Bluegrass Island – Roanoke Island Festival Park, Manteo, NC

Stoney Cree, Ray Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Darrell Webb, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Gibson Brothers, Irene Kelley, Steve Dilling & Sideline, Michael Cleveland  Flamekeeper, Nothin Fancy, Flatt Lonesome, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Love Cannon, Code Blue,

6-8 Oct
13-15 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   

3 Oct?

Gypsy Moon Blues Festival – East Petersburg, PA

7-10 Oct?

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

8-11 Oct?

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC

8-11 Oct?

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

13-15 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   
see listing for Oct  6-8

12-15 Oct

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

9-11 Oct?

Gretna Heritage Festival -- Grenta, LA

9-10 Oct?

Garvin Gate Blues Fest  – Louisville, KY

6-8 Oct

The Festy Experience – Devils Backbone Brewing Company,  Roseland, VA

13-15 Oct

Richmond Folk Festival  Richmond, VA  

9-10 Oct?

Mustang Music Festival – Corolla, NC

6-9 Oct?

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

9-11 Oct?

Voice of the Wetlands Festival – Southdown Museum Grounds, Houma, LA

9-11 Oct?

Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC   

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   

13-15 Oct

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

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        


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

17-18 Oct?

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

18-25 Oct?

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

23-25 Oct?

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

21-28 Oct

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise –Ft Lauderdale, FL to Aruba, Curacao & Half Moon Cay, Bahamas 
Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Elvon Bishop, Booker T Jones, Bettye LaVette, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, John Nemeth, G Love & Special Sauce, Vanessa Collier, Monster Mike Welch, Royal Southen Brotherhood, Ruthie Foster, James Hunter Six, Samantha Fish, Victor Wainright & Wildroots Revue, Coco Montoya, Mr Sipp, Chris Cain, Wee Willie Walker & Frank Bey, John Mooney Band, Marcus King Band, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band,  California Honeydrops, Cedric Burnside Project, Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram, Mitch Woods, Rev Billy C Wirtz, ++

24 Oct?

Columbia Blues Festival   FREE   Columbia, SC

30 Oct?-
1 Nov

Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA

1-8 Nov?

Malt Shop Memories Cruise -  Ft Lauderdale, FL

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

5 Dec?

Bradenton Blues Festival – Bradenton Riverwalk,  Bradenton, FL

?? Dec

Christmas Jingle Jam – US Celluar Arena, Asheville, NC
Govt Mule,


2-7 Jan

Moody Blues Cruise --  Norwegian Cruise Lines,  Miama, FL   

4-11 Feb

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise –Ft Lauderdale, FL to Antigua, St Kitts & Grand Turk   (888) BLUESIN