Marcia4Music.com

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
www.foolsnightout.com      http://www.wherewegotozydeco.com    http://mojoworkin.com/mojoboard/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3  

DC  http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/dc-music-venues.html       http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts
BALTIMORE  http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/music     
http://weekly.citypaper.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


    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.

2016

10-17 Jan

Delbert's Sandy Beaches Cruise --  Miami, FL   to   Antigua & St Croix     delbert.com 
Delbert McClinton, Al Anderson, Marcia Ball, Mavericks, Keb Mo, McCray Sisters, Mingo Fishtrap, Seth Walker, Fred Eaglesmith,  Big Joe Maher, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Hall, Tom Hambridge, Teresa James & Rhythm Tramps, Band of Heathens, Danny Flowers, Howlin Brothers, Lee Roy Parnell, Quebe Sisters, Mike Zito & Wheel, Whitey Johnson, Clay McClinton, Shelley King, Jimmy Hall, Red Young, +

10-14 Jan

Little Feat’s Jamaica Fan Excursion – Jewel Paradise Cove, Jamaica
Little Feat, moe., Medeski, Martin and Wood

14-16 Jan

MLK Jr Blues Festival – Chester, SC
Jan & Ric Rosenberger, Lil G Weevil, Francis Strait, Bill Andrews, Joe Foster Raw Dogs, Slam Allen, Drink Small, Johnny Rawls, Doris Fields

16-17 Jan

Sunshine Music & Blues Festival --  Boca Raton & St Petersburg FL    http://www.sunshinemusicandblues.com/ 
Tedeschi Trucks Band, Indigo Girls, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Hard Working Americans, The Revivalists, Jorma Kaukonen, Karl Denson Tiny Universe, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Jerry Douglass Band   +

 17-24 Jan

Legendary Eastern Caribbean Cruise – Ft Lauderdale to Tortola BVI, St Croix USVI & Bahamas Private Island  (888) BLUESIN  bluescruise.com 
Taj Mahal & Phantom Band, Jon Cleary, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro Band, Samantha Fish, Ruthie Foster, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Colin James, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Elvin Bishop & Mickey Thomas, North Mississippi Allstars, Latimore, Sugar Blue Band, Danielle Nicole Band, Kelley Hunt, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Toronzo Cannon, Mr Sipp, Albert Cummings, Hadden Sayers, Mighty Mo Rodgers, ReV Raven & Chain Smokin Altar Boys, Eddie Cotton Jr, Rocky Lawrence,     and in the Piano Bar: Victor Wainwright, Leon Blue, James Shinetop Jr +

19-24 Jan

International Blues Challenge -- Memphis, TN      http://www.bealestreet.com/international-blues-challenge.html
80+ bands from Blues Foundation affiliates around the world compete for cash, prizes and title of “Best Unsigned Blues Band”

21-25 Jan

Rock Legends Cruise  --  Ft Lauderdale, FL to Bahamas, Nassau & Coco Cay     www.rocklegendscruise.com   
Peter Frampton, Gregg Allman, Grand Funk Railroad, America, John Kay & Steppenwolf,  Marshall Tucker Band, Randy Bachman, Ace Frehley, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Foghat, Uriah Heep, The Outlaws, Rik Emmett, Orianthi, Savoy Brown, Pat Travers, Artimus Pyle Band, Devon Allman Band, Matthew Curry, Warrior’s Pride, Gary Hoey, Dana Fuchs +

26-31 Jan

Rock Boat  --  Miami, FL   to Cozumel     www.therockboat.com
Sister Hazel, Gavin DeGraw, Needtobreathe, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Will Hodge, Radio Birds, Humming House, Colony House, Alternate Routes, The Trews, +

28-31 Jan

Ice Fest 16 – Chambersburg, PA     icefestpa.com
70+ Ice Sculptures and Ice Slide, Glass Blowinf demonstrations, Chili Cookoff,

30 Jan

Houston Creole Festival --    Houston, TX     www.houstoncreolefestival.com
Jerome Batiste, Step Rideau, Andre Carter, Hustlers Brass Band, Platinum Zydeco Players Band,
+

31 Jan –
7 Feb

Cayamo Cruise --  Norwegian Cruise Lines,  Miama, FL  to St Marteen & Tortula

John Prine, John Hiatt, Jason Isbell, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miller, Steve Earle, Shawn Colvin, Paul Thorn, Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mullins, Jim Lauderdale, David Bromberg, Watkins Family Hour, Hurray For Riff Raff, John Fullbright, Johnnyswim, Foy Vance, Angaleena Presley, Willie Watson, Brothers Landreth, Alternate Routes, Black Lillies, Birds Of Chicago, Mingo Fishtrap, American Babies

4 Feb

Lead Belly Festival – Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Buddy Guy, Eric Burton, Walter Trout, Nick Moss, Tom Chapin, Dana Fuchs, Laurence Jones, Jon Cobert, Jerron Blind Boy Paxton,

5-9 Feb

Lafayette Mardi Gras Festival -- Lafayette, LA     www.gomardigras.com |
Bruce Dupre, Keith Frank,Wiliam Michael Morgan, Glen Templeton, Lil Nate, Leroy Thomas, Curley Taylor, Zydeco Radio, Wayne Toups, Leon Chevis, +

5-6 Feb

Winter Blues Festival – Cincinnati, OH    http://cincyblues.org/ 
Nick Moss Band, Beaumonts, Ricky Nye, Doug Hart, Cheryl Renee, Sonny Moorman Group, Ben Levin Group, Medicine Man Band, Greg Schaber, Carolyn Wonderland, Tulle Brae, Tempted Souls, G Miles Band, Leroy Ellington & E-Funk Band,

6 Feb

Fargo Winter Blues Festival -- Fargo, ND  (866) 55_BLUES       http://fargobluesfest.com/   
Sugar Blue Band, Lamont Cranston Blues Band, Renee Austin Band, The Groove Tones

6 Feb

Leave Showdown Southern-Outlaw Festival – Miami, FL  
The Mavericks, Black Top Mojo, Dale Watson, Artimus Pyle, Derailers, Robbie Fulks, Matt Poss, Webb Wilder, Ben Miller Band, Stolen Rhodes,

Rosie Flores, Jesse Dayton, Sarah Gayle Meech, Girls, Guns and Glory, Jennifer Westwood, Surreal Mccoys, Joe Ely, David Ball, Kentucky HeadHunters, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin, Drivin' N' Cryin', Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Mastersons, Delbert McClinton, Texas Tornados, X, Supersuckers, Band Of Heathens, Curt Towne Band, Bottle Rockets, +

8-11 Feb

Outlaw Country Cruise --  Norwegian Cruise Lines,  Miama, FL to Grand Cayman

Ray Wylie Hubbard, Blackberry Smoke, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Mavericks, Bobby Bare, Bobby Bare Jr, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Elizabeth Cook, Dale Watson, Band Of Heathens, Nikki Lane, Preacher Stone, Roger Alan Wade, Mojo Nixon, Shooter Jennings With Waymore’s Outlaws, Willie Watson 

12-13 Feb

Winter Blues Fest – DesMoines, IA     http://cibs.org/2015/11/2016-winter-blues-fest/
Chris O’Leary Band, Candye Kane, The Blue Band, Danielle Nicole Band,
 Matt Woods, Rob Lumbard, Tina & Brandon Findlay, Sweet Tea, Hector Anchondo,  Jason Vivone, Scotty & the Wingtips, Soul Searchers, Buttercow Blues Band.

13-14 Feb

Riverwalk Blues Festival --  Esplanade Park,  Fort Lauderdale, FL (954) 463-9800   riverwalkbluesfestival.com    
Nikki Hill, Juke, Slip & the Spinouts, Jason Ricci, Johnny Rawls, Chris O’Leary Band, Albert Castiglia, Joey Gilmore, Joel Dasilva & Midnight Howl

14-18 Feb

Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea --  Norwegian Cruise Lines,  Miama, FL  to Cozumel
Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph & Family Band, Blues Traveler, Beth Hart Band, Marc Broussard, Shemekia Copeland, James Hunter, Eric Bibb, Michael Jerome Browne, Kirk Fletcher, Josh Smith, Selwyn Birchwood, Jarekus Singleton, Johnny A, Eric Gales, Monophonics, Larkin Poe, +

18-21 Feb

Virginia Key Beach Grassroots Festival – Miami, FL    www.virginiakeygrassroots.org

Donna the Buffalo, Driftwood, Del McCoury, John Brown’s Body, Spam All-Stars, Locos Por Juana, Suenalo, Elastic Bond, Big Mean Sound Machine, Family Stone, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Jim Lauderdale, Keith Frank & Solieau Zydeco Band, Keith Secola & His Wild Band of Indians, Loco Por Juana, Loctus Honey, Preston Frank, Scythian, Tamboka, Wood Brothers, Telekinetic Walrus, Suenalo, School of Rock, Rockwood Ferry, Paleface, Osceola Brothers, +

19-21 Feb

Destination Blues – Berwick, Danville and Bloomsburg, PA    http://www.destinationblues.org/
Samantha Fish, Alexis P Suter & Ministers of Sound, Harper, Cedric Burnside Project, Swampcandy,
Bobby Kyle Band, Vanessa Collier, Gabe Stillman, Sweeney Blues Revue +

19-21 Feb

Bluegrass First Class --  Ashville, NC      http://bluegrassfirstclass.com
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Russell Moore/IIIrd Tyme Out, Sidaline, Appalachian Fire, Seldom Scene, Daily & Vincent, Flatt Lonesome, Carolina Blue,+

20-21 Feb

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival --  Coachman Park, Clearwater, FL    clearwaterseablues.com 
Sharon Jones & The Dap–Kings, Beth Hart, St Paul & Broken Bones, Nikki Hill, Davy Knowles, Flow Tribe, Patrick Sweany, Grady Champion, KG & The Girls, Nate Currin, Franc Robert, TC Carr & Bolts of Blue,

27 Feb

Mardi Gras Ball -- Rhodes on Pawtucket, Cranston, RI     www.mardigrasri.com   
Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys

26-27 Feb

Suncoast Blues Festival – Sarasota, FL     http://www.suncoastbluesfestival.com/
JP Soars & Red Hots, Andy T-Nick Nixon Band, Anthony Gomes, Kettle of Fish, Markey Blue, Brandon Santini, Howard & White Boys, Albert Castiglia, +

26-28 Feb

Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival -- Various Venues, Lanscaster, PA    http://www.lancasterrootsandblues.com/
Albert Cummings, Daryl Davis  Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Sam Baker, Stray Birds, Tinsley Ellis, Joanna Conner, Corty Byron, Clarence Spady, Vinegar Creek Constituency, Vanessa Collier, Hazmat Modine, Johnny Neel, Marah, Linwood Taylor, Maceo Parker, Swamp Candy, Selwyn Birchwood, North Ave Stompers, RK$TDY, Tommy Z, Wayne Hancock, Mama Tried, Blair Crimmons & the Hookers, Ursula Ricks, Dana Fuchs, Wood Brothers, +

26 Feb -
1 Mar

Moody Blues Cruise --  Norwegian Cruise Lines,  Miama, FL
Moody Blues, Zombies, Christopher Cross, Rare Earth, Ambrosia, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, John Waite, Renaissance,

MARCH

 

1-5 Mar

Lebrewski Cruise   Norwegian Cruise Lines,  Miama, FL      http://lebrewskicruise.com/
Fabluous Thunderbirds, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, OAR, Young Dubliners, Roger Clyne & Peacemakers, Doc Holiday, Alpha Rev, Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Kang, Jason Hann, The Samples, Stolen Rhodes, Jared & the Mill, Sour Deisel Trainwreck, Tyler Bryant & Shakedown, Andy Frasco, Hollis Brown, Raelyn Nelson, Euforquestra

3-5 Mar

Cabin Fever Pickin' Party 2010 --  Holiday Inn – Virginia Beach, VA    cabinfeverpickinparty.com   
Mill Run Bluegrass Band, Grasscats, Circa Blue,  Big Country Bluegrass, The Churchmen, Hatcher Boysm Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Ted Jones & Tarheeel Boys, Code Blue Bluesgrass Boys, Chosen Boys, County Seat Band,

3-13 March

Florida Strawberry Festival  --  Plant City, FL    flstrawberryfestival.com 
Charley Pride, Josh Turner, Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, Mickey Gilley, Big & Rich, Cheap Trick, Donny & Marie Osmond, Martina McBride, Ray Stevens, Oak Ridge Boys, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Tanya Tucker, Band Perry,

4-6 Mar

Steel City Blues and Dancing Festival – Pittsburgh, PA     www.steelcitybluesfestival.com

11-12 Mar 

Bonita Blues Festival -- Riverside Park, Bonita Springs, FL  bonitablues.com
Albert Castiglia & Sean Chambers, Nick Moss Family Reunion, Damon Fowler & Josh Garrett, Danielle Nicole Band, Deb & the Dynamics
Sonny Landreth, Shawn Holt & Teardrops, Brandon Santini w/Victor Wainwright & Gracie Curran, Lauren Mitchell Band, Tommy Lee Cook, +

11-13 Mar

McDowell Mountain Music Festival -- Scottsdale, AZ    mmmf.net
Gary Clark Jr, Avett Brothers, Beck, Animal Collective, Bloc Party, Big Wild, Bird Dog, Firekid, Mint, Main Squeeze, Porter Robinson, Kid Cudi, Captain Squeegee, Haymarket Squares, The Senators, Gus Campbell, Harper & The Moths, CooBee Coo, Huckleberry, Fairy Bones, Ruca,

11-13 Mar

Blast Furnace Blues Festival – SteelStacks, Bethlehem, PA    http://www.steelstacks.org/festivals/blast-furnace-blues/
Robert Randolph, Charlie Musselwhite, Coco Montoya, James Armstrong, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ursula Ricks, Darrell Nulish, James Supra, The Revelers, Janiva Magness, Johnny Winter All Star Band, Matt Andersen, Toby Walker, Craig Thatcher, Sarah Ayers, +

15-20 Mar

South by Southwest Festival -- Austin, TX    sxsw.com 
Paul Oscher, Marcus King Band, Band of Heathens, Quebe Sisters, Yarn, Josh Kelley, Accidentals, +

17-20 Mar

Suwannee Music Festival  Live Oak,FL     http://www.suwanneespringfest.com/
John Prine, Del McCoury Band, Keller Williams Grateful Grass, Infamous Stringdusters,Nicki Bluhm & Gramblers, Jeff Austin Band, Larry Keel Experience, Donna the Buffalo, Jim Lauderdale, Cabinet, Fruition, Mandolin Orange, Nora Jane Struthers, Grits & Soul, Sloppy Joe, +

18-20 Mar

Blues on the Plaza – Bierhaus Plaza, Coral Gables, FL
JP Soars & Red Hots, Biscuit Miller & the Mix, JL Fulks, Bill The Suace Boss Wharton, Albert Castiglia, Duffy Bishop, Prine- Schofield Project, +

18-20 Mar

Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival – Claymont, DE    www.wilmintonwintergrass.org
Cold Chocolate, Blue Mafia, Gold Heart Sisters, Feinberg Bros, Cindy G, Volume Five,

24 March
– 9 April

Savannah Music Festival -- Savannah, GA  savannahmusicfestival.org

Jeffrey Broussard & Creole Cowboys, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Marc Broussard, Paul Thorn, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Hot Sardines, Ry Cooder, Sharon White, Ricky Scaggs, Cathereine Russell, Dwight Yoakam, Langhorne Slim, The Suffers, Charlie Musslewhite, North Mississippi All-Stars, Del McCoury & David Grisman, Dr John & Nite Trippers, Darrell Scott, Rhiannon Giddens, +

26 Mar

MusiCom Maryland – Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD     http://lovehappinessfestival.com/
Battle of the bands, vocalists, and stand-up comics, Local wine& craft beer, Local crafts & businesses

APRIL

 

1-3 April

George's Music Springing the Blues Festival – FREE   Seawalk Plaza  Jacksonville Beach, FL  (800) 864-7186      springingtheblues.com 
Toots Lorraine & Traffic, Sean Chambers Band, Selwyn Birchwood, Victor Wainwright & Wildroots,  Mr Sipp, Toronzo Cannon, Samantha Fish, Kim Reteguiz &

Black Cat Bones, Parker Urban Band, Belk Road South Winner, Red Dirt Revelators, Corbitt Clampitt Experience, Lee Boys, Jarekus Singleton, Colin Lake, Conrad Oberg, Diedra the Blues Diva & Ruff Pro Band, +

1-10 April

Berks Jazz Festival -- Reading, PA  (610) 898-7298  berksjazzfest.com
Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, Robben Ford, Najee, Popa Chubby, David Bromberg, Gerald Albright, Zoe, Pieces of a Dream, Fourplay, Joey Alexander, Keb Mo, Craig Thatcher Band, Chuck Loeb, US Navy Band Commodores, Four80East, Sherrie Maricle & Fice Play, +

8-9 Apr

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival    Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ   www.celebrationofthesuds.com
Dashboard Confessional, Manchester Orchestra, Reel Big Fish, Superweaks, Brick & Mortar, Solace, Backyard Superheros

8-10 Apr

Tampa Bay Blues Festival -- Vinoy Waterfront Park, St Petersburg, FL (727) 502-5000     tampabaybluesfest.com
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tommy Casto & Painkillers, Victor Wainwright & Wild Roots, Biscuit Miller & the Mix, Reba Russell Band | Aaron Neville?, Curtis Salgado, Danielle Nicole, Cash Box Kings | Walter Trout, Sugar Ray & Bluetones, Darrell Nulisch, Sean Chambers Band, Jarekus Singleton, +

7-10 April

French Quarter Festival – French Quarter, New Orleans, LA     www.fqfi.org

Rebirth Brass, Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley, Susan Cowsill, Speakeasy Quartet, Irma Thomas, Bonerama, Dixie Cups, John Mooney, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Charmaine Neville, Johnny Sketch & Dirty Notes, Duke of Dixieland, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Iguanas, Little Freddie King, Walter Wolfman Washington & Roadmasters, Stooges Brass Band, Big Sams Funky Nation, Dash Rip Rock, New Birth Brass Band, +

7-10 April

Stringbreak Festival -- Brooksville, FL     lindentertainment.com 
Dustbowl Revival, Ragbirds, Steel Wheels, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Laney Jones & the Spirits, Blue Ribbon Healers, Oak Hill Drifters, The Lagerheads, +

9-10 Apr

Americana Roots Ramble – State Street, Media, PA     http://www.statestreetblues.com

Charlie Gracie, Frog Holler, Leroy Hawkes & Hipnotics, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train, Melton Brothers, Mike Davis & Bullets, Craig Bickhardt w/Larry Ahearn, JD Malone, Mr Fuzzy & The Barbarian, Kunu Bi: Ed Stokes & Tom Lowery, The Ultimates, Andrea Carlson w/ Larry McKenna, Kevin MacConnell, John Childers, Paul Downie & Friends, Hey There, Ladybird, Butter Queen Sister, Box & String, John Galla, Found Wandering, Andrea Carlson, Jerry Hionis, +

9-10 Apr

Baton Rouge Blues Festival --  FREE  Fairgrounds, Baton Rouge, LA     http://www.batonrougebluesfestival.org/
Buddy Guy, Latimore, Curtis Harding, Kenny Neal Family Band, Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Lazy Lester, Kent Burnside, Henry Gray, James Chicken Scratch Johnson, Gregg Wright, Adia Victoria, Leo Bud Welch, Quinn Sullivan, Lil Ray Neal, Delta Saints, Smokehouse Porter, Miss Mamie & the Gutbucket Blues Band, Chris LeBlanc Band, Luke Winslow King, Elvin Killerbee, Henry Turner and Flavor, +

14-16 Apr

Wanee Music Festival     Live Oak,FL    waneefestival.com  
Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic, Govt Mule, Warren Haynes Ashes & Dust Band, Hot Tuna,  Les Brers, Jaimo’s Jasssz Band, Umphrey’s McGee, Bruce Hornsby, North Mississippi AllStars & Anders Osborne, Wood Brothers, Soulive, Conspirator, Tribal Seed, Devon Allman, Kung Fu, +

15-17 Apr
22-24 Apr

Coachella – Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA   www.coachella.com

Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris, Sia, Ellie Goulding, Mavis Staples, Sasha, Snakehips,Christine & the Queens, Robert DeLong, Bob Moses, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Zedd, A$AP Rocky, Chvrches, James Bay, Halsey, Gary Clark Jr, Jewels the Arc, Deerhunter, Moon Taxi, Dubfire, Black Madonna, Cloves, Snails, 1975, Miike Snow, Rancid, Chris Stapleton, Cold War Kids, Death Grips, Pete Yorn, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Chainsmokers, KSHMR, +

15-17 Apr

Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL      www.tortugamusicfestival.com
Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Benltey, Sam Hunt, Kip Noore, Thomas Rhett, Bill Currington, Joe Nichols, A Thousand Horses, JJ Grey & Mofro, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Elle King, Old Dominion, Chase Bryant, Native Run, Cam, Lanco, Ryan Hurd, +

15-17 Apr

Crawfish Music Festival – Biloxi, MS  http://www.mscoastcoliseum.com/p/crawfishmusicfestival
Jeffrey James, Travis Tritt, Flow Tribe, North Mississippi Allstars, Revivalists, Blackwater Brass, Paper Airplane, +

16 Apr

Juke Joint Festival -- Clarksdale, MS (662) 624-5992     jukejointfestival.com   
Phillip Carter and The Underground Blues Band, James Leg, Mark Holder, Ray Cashman, Monkeys Riding Dogs, Jimbo Mathus & Tri-State Coalition, RL Boyce, Carlos Elliot Jr, The Cornlickers, Watermelon Slim & the Truckers, Lightning Malcolm, Cedric Burnside, Dicky James, Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Jimmy Duck Holmes, Rich DelGrosso, Don Nix, Whiskey Barrells, Kenny Brown, Super Chikan & Fighting Cocks, Charlie Musselwhite, Big George Brock & the New Houserockers, Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Robert "Bilbo" Walker Blues Revue,    +

17 Apr

Bucks County Blues Society Spring Footstomper --  Terchon VFW @2pm, Airport & Hardy Rds,  Edgely, PA  

John Primer & Real Deal Blues Band, Steve Guyger & Excellos

22-24 Apr

Tuck Fest – US National Whitewater Center, Charlottte, NC    www.tuckfest.org
Los Colonges, St Paul & Broken Bones, Jamie McLean Band, Major & the Monbacks, Phil Cook, Ryan Montbleau, Langhorne Slim & the Law, Oh Hellos, +

Apr

Big Poppa Production’s Spring Ball – Bentonville, VA    http://www.bigpoppaproductions.com     No festival in 2016!

20-24 Apr

Festival International De Louisiane  -- Downtown Lafayette  Lafayette, LA    http://lineup.festivalinternational.org/

JC Brooks & Uptown Sound, Vieux Farka Touré, Noura Mint Seymali Grupo Fantasma, Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience, Jon Cleary Tal National, Aurelio Martinez, Roddie Romero & Hub City Allstars Lisa LeBlanc, The Jones Family Singers, Lagbaja Lil Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers, Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit, Cambalache Les Étoiles d'Immersion avec Zachary Richard et ses Amis, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Helen Gillet, Bonsoir Catin, Acadiana Symphony Orchestra Lost Bayou Ramblers, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Brass Bed, Feufollet, Frenchaxe Soul Creole, Sunny Duval, International Fiddle Summit feat. David Greely Jambalaya Cajun Band, Bas Clas, Unisson, Jeffery Broussard Family Band Cedric Watson & Mad Minstrels, Sunday Morning Kitchen Band Sainte-Anne Alumni Allstar Band, Rocknoceros, Connie G Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners, Corey Ledet & Zydeco Band, The Figs, T-Monde Sean Bruce, Lane Mack Band, Double Wide, Kevin Sekhani, Fawn Larson, Rio Luminoso Sassafras Jubilee, Burris, Cones of Uncertainty, Dustin Gaspard, Sour Sedans Couzans Cajun Band, Cavemen, Sax 200, Zydeco Radio, New Form, ASArts Night Band, Tipitina's Interns, LJ Alleman Guitar Ensemble, Chanticleer, Swamping Stories ASArts Band, Les Bambins de Myrtle Place Elementary, Coeur Des Cordes, + 

22-24 Apr

Sweetwater 420 Festival – Atlanta, GA  http://www.sweetwater420fest.com

Kid Rock, Disco Biscuits, Cypress Hill, Lucero, Big Sams Funky Nation, Bastille, The Roots, Rebelution, Dawes, Maceo Parker, North Mississippi Allstars, Robert Randolph Family Band, AWOLnation, The Word, Chrome Pony, Ben Harper & Innoncent Criminals, Ludacris, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Atmosphere, Manchester Orchestra, Leftover Salmon, Mantras, Robert Delong, Bright Light Social Hour, +

22-24 Apr

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- New Orleans, LA  (504) 592-0529   nojazzfest.com 
4/22 Steely Dan, Janelle Monáe, Gov't Mule, Michael McDonald, Grace Potter, Subdudes, Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings, Kermit Ruffins & Barbecue Swingers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Donald Harrison Jr, Geri Allen, Cowboy Mouth, Christian Scott, Black Lillies, Walter Trout, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, Jean Knight, Hot 8 Brass Band, Flow Tribe, Anointed Jackson Sisters, Jason Marsalis, Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, Bria Skonberg, Eric Lindell, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Shannon Powell, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, Shades Of Praise, Zulu Gospel Ensemble, Deslondes, Baby Bee, The Topcats, Orange Kellin's New Orleans Blues Serenaders, Goldman Thibodeaux & Lawtell Playboys, New Wave Brass Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Betty Winn & One A-Chord  , Semolian Warriors , John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders, Wild Apaches (Mardi Gras Indians), Driskill Mountain Boys, Vishtèn, Patrice Fisher & Arpa, Gospel Soul Children, Sarah Quintana, Alexis Spight

04/23  Pearl Jam, Van Morrison, Maxwell, Boz Scaggs, Galactic, Alpha Blondy, Brothers Osborne, Mystikal, Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Leo Nocentelli, Naturally 7, John Hammond, Garifuna Collective, Joe Krown Trio, Walter Wolfman Washington, Russell Batiste Jr, Bobby Cure & Summertime Blues, Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, Dr. Michael White, Jarekus Singleton, Victor Goines , Leah Chase, Tim Laughlin, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Pocket Aces Brass Band, Cha Wa, Papa Mali, Glen David Andrews, Johnson Extension, Rosie Ledet & Zydeco Playboys, Gal Holiday & Her Honky Tonk Revue, Warren Storm, Willie Tee, Willie Sugarcapps, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Johnny Sansone, Rumba Buena, Darcy Malone And Tangle, Connie Jones, Cameron Dupuy & Cajun Troubadours, Louis Ford & His New Orleans Flairs, Wimberly Family

04/24  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nick Jonas, J Cole, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Julio Iglesias, Jonny Lang, Better Than Ezra, Elle King, Rhiannon Giddens, CeCe Winans , Voice Of The Wetlands All-Stars, Taj Mahal, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Amanda Shaw, Dede Saint Prix, Henry Butler, Terence Blanchard, Imagination Movers, Glen David Andrews, Royal Teeth , BeauSoleil, Garifuna Collective, Leyla Mccalla, Ed Volker, New Orleans Suspects, Little Freddie King, Herlin Riley, The Iguanas, Dr Michael White, Zion Harmonizers, Preston Shannon, Creole Jazz Serenaders w/Don Vappie, New Breed Brass Band, Mister G, Revealers, Kevin Gordon, Kid Carsons, Los Po-Boy-Citos, Leroy Jones, Corey Ledet, Belton Richard, Electrifying Crownseekers, Rocks Of Harmony, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Tornado Brass Band, Robert Jardell and hundreds of more artists scheduled to appear at the 2016 edition of Jazz Fest.

22-24 Apr

Coachella – Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA   www.coachella.com

     See 15-17 Apr listing

22-24 Apr

Some Kind of Jam Festival  -- Schuylkill Haven, PA    http://www.jibberjazz.com/#!skoj11/c107r

Jason Ricci & Bad Kind, New Mastersounds, RAQ, Moon Hooch, Gang of Thieves, Desmond Jones, Black Masala, Desmond Jones, +

23-24 Apr

Pork in the Park  -- Winter Place Park,  Salisbury, MD      www.porkinthepark.org  

Michael Christopher, Side Project, Delta Spur, Crawdaddies, Right Handed Lefties, +

23 Apr

Earth Day Rally  various venues on the National Mall, Washington, DC    

24 Apr

Federal Hill Spring Block Party --  FREE Baltimore, MD     historicfederalhill.org
Calb Stine & Brakemen, Western Star, American Canyon Band, +

27 Apr

FIYA Fest  -- Mardi Gras World, New Orleans, LA       http://www.fiyawerx.com/
Ivan Neville, Karl Denson, Tony Hall, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercuio, Mark Braud, Charlie Gabriel, Clint Maesgen, Leo Nocentelli, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burnbridge, Soul Rebels, Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty, Naughty Professor, The Heard, Dr Klaw w/Ceril Neville, The Nth Power, Corey Henry, Erica Falls +

28 Apr-
1 May

MerleFest -- Wilkesboro, NC (800) 343-7857  merlefest.org  

John Prine, Steep Canyon Rangers, Seth Walker, The Waybacks, Jerry Douglas,Wood Brothers, David Rawlings Machine, Donna the Buffalo, Scythian, Kruger Brothers, Becky Buller, Annie Moses Band, Ash Breeze, Jim Avett, Banknotes, Barefoot Movement, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Roy Book Binder, Blue Mafia, We Banjo 3, Laura Boosinger, Brothers Landreth, Brothers Comatose, Mark Bumgarner, Carbon Leaf, Carol Rifkin w/John Fowler and Jeanette Queen, Clyde’s on Fire, The Commons, Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, The Contenders (Josh Day & Jay Nash), Kristy Cox, Sherman Lee Dillon, EmiSunshine, In With The Old, Fireside Collective, Foghorn Stringband, Grace & Tony, Britt Gully, Wayne Henderson, High Plains Jamboree, Bob Hill, Sierra Hull, The InterACTive Theatre of Jef, Tom Feldmann, Fruteland Jackson, Jeff Little Trio, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Jeni & Billy, Jonathan Byrd & Pickup Cowboys, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Kacy & Clayton, Karl Shifflett & Big Country Show, Jack Lawrence, Wanamaker Lewis, Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys, Liz Frame & Kickers, Local Boys, Bonnie Logan, Lou Reid & Carolina, Love Canon, Bill Mathis, Andy May, David and Valerie Mayfield, Penny and Sparrow, Sarah Potenza, Salvador, Shinyribs, Slocan Ramblers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, Steve and Ruth Smith, Joe Smothers, South Carolina Broadcasters, Sparky & Rhonda Rucker, String Madness with Mitch Greenhill, Susie Glaze & Hilonesome Band, Bryan Sutton, Sutton, Holt and Coleman, Tellico, The Buck Stops Here, Mark Tobolosky, Happy Traum, April Verch, Liz Vice, Charles Welch, Pete & Joan Wernick, Westwend, Whiskey Gentry, Uncle Ted White, Shannon Whitworth, Will Overman Band, Williams Brothers, Wood & Wire, and Zoe & Cloyd

29 Apr-
1 May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- New Orleans, LA  (504) 592-0529   nojazzfest.com 
04/28  Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elvis Costello, Gary Clark Jr., Flo Rida, Brandi Carlile, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Cyril Neville's Swamp Funk, Snarky Puppy, Sonny Landreth, Bernard Allison Group, Corey Harris, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Pine Leaf Boys, George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners, Meschiya Lake & Little Big Horns, Bruce Daigrepont, Jonathan McReynolds, The Suffers, Helen Gillet, New Birth Brass Band, Stephanie Jordan, Savoy Family Cajun Band, Lil Nathan & Zydeco Big Timers, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, New Orleans Night Crawlers, Fi Yi Yi Spirit Of Mandingo Warrior, Breton Sound, Mia Borders, Marlon Jordan, Javier Guiterrez & Vivaz, Spencer Bohren, Mark Braud, Nayo Jones, Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz, Tuba Skinny, Lars Edegran & New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Colin Lake, Lynn Drury, Free Agents Brass Band, T'monde

04/29  Paul Simon, My Morning Jacket, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Irma Thomas, Elvin Bishop, Los Lobos, Jazmine Sullivan, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bonerama, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Revivalists, John Boutte, Wayne Toups, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Cash Box Kings, Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience, Irvin Mayfield & New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Creole String Beans, TK Hulin, Joe Lovano, C.J. Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, Mississippi Mass Choir, Nicholas Payton, Shamarr Allen & Underdawgs, Raw Oyster Cult, Astral Project, Jonathon Boogie Long, Lillian Boutte, Wendell Brunious, Feufollet, Tom McDermott, Paulin Brothers Brass Band, Secondline Jammers, Kenny Bill Stinson, Leo Jackson And Melody Clouds, Mississippi Rail Company, 101 Runners, Pfister Sisters, Cary Hudson, Cole Williams, Asheson

04/30   Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Dr John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Hurray For The Riff Raff, Lone Bellow, Gregory Porter, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Freedia, Arturo Sandoval, Kermit Ruffins, Soul Rebels, Nathan & Zydeco Cha-Chas, Ricky Dillard, Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Sweet Crude, Kristin Diable, Paul Sanchez, New Orleans Klezmer Allstars, Jeremy Davenport, Lil' Buck Sinegal, Henry Gray, Midnite Disturbers Brass Band, Sunpie & Louisiana Sunspots, Big Chief Bo Dollis & Wild Magnolias, Treme Brass Band, Andrew Duhon, Luke Winslow-King, Tonya Boyd Cannon, Germaine Bazzle, James Rivers Movement, Kim Carson, Yvette Landry, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Kinfolk Brass Band, Bamboula 2000, King James & Special Men, Andrew Baham,

05/01   Neil Young, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Bonnie Raitt, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Isley Brothers, Aaron Neville, Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly, Chris Botti, Dumpstaphunk, Punch Brothers, Walter Wolfman Washington, Zigaboo Modeliste, Davell Crawford, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, Heads Of State Feat. Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant & Bobby Brown, Rockin' Dopsie Jr & Zydeco Twisters, Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, Roddie Romero, Charmaine Neville, George French, Stooges Brass Band, Luther Kent, New Orleans Spiritualettes, Lena Prima, Tin Men, The Revelers, Brother Tyrone, Ike Stubblefield, Grant Green Jr, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians, Bobby Lounge, Rayo Brothers, Kerry Grombacher, Cynthia Girtley, Lyle Henderson, New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Johnette Downing , Voices of Distinction            And  hundreds of more artists scheduled to appear at the 2016 edition of Jazz Fest.

29-30 Apr

Stagecoach Festival --  Indio, CA    http://www.stagecoachfestival.com/
Sam Hunt, Emmylou Harris, Eric Paslay, Marty Stuart, Robert Earl Keen, Jana Kramer, Lucero, Kristian Bush, Billy Joe Shaver, Whitey Morgan, Dale Watson, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, Joe Nichols, John Fogerty, Chris Stapleton, Lee Ann Womack, Sam Palladio, Rodney Crowell, Langhorne Slim, Pokey Lafarge, Mo Pitney, Sam Outlaw, Madisen Ward & Mama Bear, Jamestown Revival, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Doobie Brothers, A Thousand Horses, RaeLynn, Turnpike Troubadours, Old Dominion, Earls Of Leicester,Marshall Tucker Band +

30 Apr

Kingsman Island Bluesgrass & Folk Festival – Kingsman Island on the Anacostia River, Washington DC      www.kingmanislandbluegrass.com
Spirit Family Reunion, Forlorn Stangers, Woodshedders, Bumper Jacksons, Plate Scrapers, Circa Blue, Torches, Oh He Dead, Second String Band, Magic Giant,+

29-30 Apr

Lehigh River Blues Jam   Catasauqua Park, Catasauqua, PA       http://www.lehighriverbluesjam.com/
Dutch’s Basement Blues Band, Phyllis Hopkins Electric Trio, Lee DelRay Band, Miss Melanie & Valley Rats, Fillet of Soul, BC Combo, Steve Brosky’s Lil Big Band, Norman Taylor Band, Alexis P Suter & Ministers of Sound, A Few Good Men,

30 Apr

The Charm City Music Festival – Druid Hill Park, Baltimore MD        http://charmcitybluegrass.com   

Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Keller Williams & Travelin’ McCourys, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sierra Hull, Cris Jacobs, Cabinet, Colebrook Road, Man About a Horse

30 Apr

Panhandle Earth Day Festival – Morgan’s Grove, Shepherdstown, WV     http://pedc.earthvibeproductions.com/home.htm

The Heavy Lights, Buck Creek Valley Boys, Ginada Pinata, Andy Hawks & Train Wreck Endings, Wainwright Baptist Church Choir.

30 Apr

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival – Jefferson Patterson Park, Prince Frederick, MD    http://www.cssm.org
Melinda Crawford Perttu, Maggis Sansone, Celtic dancing, story-telling and crafts

30 Apr

iHeart Radio Country Festival – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX  
Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Brett Elderidge, Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett,

30 Apr

Ventura County Blues Festival – Camarillo, CA       http://venturacountyblues.com/
The Delgado Brothers, Pete Anderson, Dallas Hodge Band, Karen Lovely, Deb Ryder, Rae Gordon.

MAY

 


29 Apr –
1 May

Beale Street Music Festival/ Memphis in May – Tom Lee Park, Memphis, TN (901) 525-4611 (800)447-8278   memphisinmay.org
Neal Young, Lenny Kravitz, Los Lobos, Walter Trout, Mavis Staples, John Primer, Weezer, Train, Meghan Trainor, Gin Blossoms, Jonny Lang, Ana Popovic, Barenaked Ladies, Luther Dickinson, Moon Taxi, Lucinda Williams, Modest Mouse, Violent Femmes, Cypress Hill, Houndmouth, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats, Paul Simon, Beck, Zedd, Indigo Girls, Bernard Allison, Blackberry Smoke, Panic at the Disco, Larry McCray, Doyle Bramhall II, Jason Derulo, Bastille, Terry Harmonica Bean, Ghost Town Blues Band,

29 Apr -
1 May

Apple Blossom Festival – Winchester, VA    www.thebloom.com
Parmalee, Sam Grow, Dailey & Vincent, Lonesome Highway, Springfield Exit,

29 Apr –

1 May

TowsonTown Spring Festival – Towson, MD     http://www.towsontownfestival.com/
All Mighty Senators, Crushing Day, Reagan Years, That’s What She Said, Synful Pleasure, Loyola Blakefield, As If, Amish Outlaws, Vinyl Rhino, Marshall Law, +

5 May

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

5-8 May

Sleepy Creek on the Potomac SpringDig-- Berkeley Springs, WV     http://www.sleepycreekpresents.com/     (camping on-site)
Larry Keel Experience, Consider the Source, Hackensaw Boys, The Fritz, Strung Like A Horse, The Honitz, Grand Ole Ditch, Still Hand String Band,  Dr Fiddle, Urban Pioneers, Swampcandy, Plate Scrappers, Colebrook Road, Uncle Jake & 18 Wheel Gang, Mateo Monk, National Headliner, Hillbilly Carnival, Fiery Deep

5-7 May

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival – Denton, NC

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Trinity River Band, Flint Hill, The Churchmen, Brian Sutton, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Paul Williams, Sierra Hull, Malpass Brothers, Volume 5,  The Box Cars,

5-7 May

Carolina Rebellion – Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC   http://carolinarebellion.com/
Scorpions, Lynyrd Skynyrd, 3 Doors, Down, Collective Soul, Pop Evil, Black Stone Cherry, Escape the Fate, Five Finger Death Punch, Sixx AM, Shinedown A Day to Remember, Megadeath, Anthrax, Lamb of God, Ghost, Sevendust, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Deftones, Alice Cooper, Cypress Hill, The Struts, Bring Me the Horizon, Pennywise, Clutch, Sick Puppies, Candlebox, Bullet for My Valentine, Wilson, Babymetal, +

5-8 May

Gator by the Bay: San Diego Zydeco & Blues Festival -- San Diego, CA  (619)234-8612   sandiegofestival.com
CJ Chenier & Red Hot Louisiana Band, Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys, Bonsoir Catin, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Sugaray Rayford, Curtis Salgado Blues Band, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings, John Nemeth, Johnny 'V' Vernazza, The 44’s w/Kid Ramos, Billy Watson & International Silver String Submarine Band, Sue Palmer & Her Motel Swing Orchestra, Bill Magee, Robin Henkel, Motordude Zydeco, Euphoria Brass Band, Joe Sans & Fontenot Cajun Creole Band, ++

5-8 May

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC    http://shakorihillsgrassroots.org/
Punch Brothers, Locos Por Juana, Fatoumata Diawara, Donna the Buffalo, Big Mean Sound Machine, Danay Suarez, Martha Redbone, Nag Champayons,  Dr Bacon, Nu-Blu, Driftwood, Birdgher, Preston Frank, FABI, Sarah Potenza, Tamboka, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Blind Spots, Uma Galera, River Whyless, Bluegrass Experience, Derek Gripper, Freight Hoppers, Grand Shell Game, Hoppin’ Johnnie, Paperhand Puppet Intervention, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Sarah Shook & Disarmers, Temple5, Lizzy Ross, Dark Water Rising, Ballroom Thieves, Unknown Tongues, Apple Chill Cloggers, Along the River, Big Fat Gap, Randy Dean Whitt, Boom Unit Brass Band, Rebekah Todd & Odyssey, Emily Musolino, Steph Stewart & Boyfriends, Matt Phillips & Philharmonic, Krekel & Whoa, Freewheelin’ Mamas, Bless Your Heart, Big Wonderful Variety Show, Mr J,

7 May

Laid Back Festival – Lakewood Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
Gregg Allman, ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band,

7 May

Blues Brews & BBQs Festival   Capitol Theatre Back Lot,  Chambersburg, PA   http://www.thecapitoltheatre.org     (717) 263-0202
Kelly Bell Band, Eric Steckel Band, Randy McAllister.

7 May

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival -- Thomson, GA  (706)597-1000   blindwillie.com 
Ronnie Earl, Bruce Hampton & Madrid Express, Cash Box Kings, Buckwheat Zydeco, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Deslondes, Jerron Blind Boy Paxton.

7-8 May

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

12-15 May

LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival) -- Camp Rockmount/Black Mountain, NC  (828) 68-MUSIC    theleaf.com 
Juan De Marcos & the Afro-Cuban Allstars, Shovels & Rope,Fatoumata Diawara, Danay Suarez, DakhaBrakha, Sarah Jarosz, MarchFourth!, Pedrito Martinez, Raul Pineda, Tizer (Raul Pineda, Ric Fierabracci, Jesus Diaz, & Lao Tizer), Cimarron, Scythian, Fruition, Kaya Project, Nano Stern, River Whyless, Jon Stickley Trio, Viva La Hop, Masankho Banda, Miss T’s ArtV Boogie & The Screaming’ J’s, Bailey Spiritual Sounds, WiseWater, The Stringrays, Nova, Buddy System, Sankofa Electrofolk, P-Lo Experience, Sol Rhythms Band, Ka Amorastreya, Trillium, Asheville Hoops, Faerie Kin, Clan Destiny Circus, Illuminera, Osirian Flora Design, Steve Zakon, Will Mentor

12-15 May

Gettysburg Bluegrass Camporee --  Granite Hill Campground,  Gettsyburg, PA    gettysburgbluegrass.com    (camping on-site)
Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Grascals, Seldom Scene, Balsam Range, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Rhonda Vincent & Rage, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Tellico, Dale Ann Bradley, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Becky Buller, Trinity River Band, Ferguson & Ferguson,

13-15 May

Beach Music & Car Show Weekend -- Virginia Beach, VA    beacheventsfun.com    
The Embers, The Tams, Ammon’s Allstars, The Entertainers, Coolin’ Out, Band of Oz

14 May

Westminster Church Blues Festival  -- Washington, DC
Clarence Turner Blues Band, Tom Newman Blues Band, Full Power Blues, Danny Blew & Blews Crew, Anthony Swamp Dog Clark, David Cole,

19-21 May

Spring Gulch Folk Fest – Spring Gulch Campground,  New Holland, PA       http://www.springgulch.com/
Seldom Scene, Kim & Reggie Harris, Irish Mythen, Jesse Terry, Lady Bird, David Massengill, Savoy-Doucet Band, Susan Werner, Teeny Tucker Blues Band, Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, Sonia disappear fear, De Temps Antan, Lindsay Lou & Faltbellys

20-22 May

Hang Out Music Festival -- Gulf Shores, AL    hangoutmusicfest.com 
The Weekend, Florence & the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Calvin Harris, Cage the Elephant, Chainsmokers, Jason Isbell, Moon Taxi, Silversun Pickups, Mike Snow, Panic at the Disco, Walk the Moon, Leon Bridges, Wailers, Big Grams, Flume, Grimes, Haim, Foals, Fetty Wap, Brett Dennen, Atlas Genius, Mayer Hawthorne, Pepper, Snails, Judah & the Lion, Stick Figure, Alison Wonderland, +

21-22 May

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival --  Sandy Point Park,  Annapolis, MD     www.bayblues.org
Robert Cray, The Mavericks, John Mayall, Sonny Landreth, Mud Morganfield, Danielle Nicole, Chesapeake Bay Dixie Band.
Joe Bonamassa, Canned Heat, Tab Benoit, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Dana Fuchs, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Michael McHenry Tribe.

21 May

Carolina 'Lite' Blues Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro, NC (336) 275-4944     piedmontblues.org 
Elvin Bishop, Bob Margolin, Samantha Fish, Marquise Knox, Seth Williams, Dangerous Gentlemens, Blind Dog Gatewood.

21 May

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

21-22 May

Wine in the Woods – Symphony Woods,  Columbia, MD    www.wineinthewoods.com
Secret Society, Kristin Callahan, Vanassa Collier, Slick Hampton, Junk Food, Rumba Club, I & I Riddim, Joker’s Wild, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Sara Jones.

21-22 May

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

21-22 May

Doheny Blues Festival -- Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA  (949) 360-7800     http://www.dohenybluesfestival.com/
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Aaron Nevile, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Blind Boys of Alabama, James Hunter Six, Edgar Winter Group, Nicki Bluhm & Gramblers, Record Company, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones w/Monster Mike Welch & Anthony Geraci, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings w/Carlos Reyes, Si Cranstoun, Ina Forsman, Kirk Fletcher, Helge Tallqvist Band, +

26-29 May

Strawberry Music Festival --   Nevada County Farigrounds, Grass Valley, CA    strawberrymusic.com 
David Grisman Sextet, Tim O'Brien, Wood Brothers, Mavis Staples, Mary Gauthier, James Hunter Six, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan, Della Mae, Kruger Brothers, East Pointers, Pokey LaFarge, Head for the Hills, Sarah Potenza, Darlingside, Dave Gunning, MerryGold, + 

26-29 May

DelFest -- Cumberland, MD     http://delfest.com/     (camping on-site)
Del McCoury & Travelin McCourys, Tedeshi Trucks Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth, Bruce Hornsby & Noisemakers, Sam Bush Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Wood Brothers, Infamouns Stringdusters, The Earls of Leicester, Keller WIllams, O’Connor Family Band, Sierra Hull, Elephant Revival, Rock My Soul (w/Farifield Four & McCrary Sisters, Joe Craven & Sometimers, Cabinet, Larry Sparks& Lonesome Ramblers, Fruition, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Henhouse Prowlers, Steve Poltz, Dustbowl Revival, Brothers Comatose, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Dre & the Delfest Collective, +

26-29 May

Rooster Walk – Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, Martinsville, VA    www.roosterwalk.com    (camping on-site)

Jeff Austin Band, Tab Benoit, Yarn, Major & the Monbacks, After Jack, Lizzy Ross, Sanctum Sully, Left Hip Pocket, Lettuce, Sam Bush Band, Perpetual Groove, Acoustic Syndicate, Town Mountain, Billy Strings, Tauk, Cabinet, Yarn, Town Mountain, Billy Strings, Larry Keel Experience, Naughty Professor and Junto, ++

27-30 May

Sacramento Music Festival --  Sacramento, CA    http://sacjazz.com 
Pablo Cruise, Mumbo Gumbo, Queen Nation, Super Huey, Frobeck, Cornet Chop Suey, Beaufunk, Zydeco Flames, High Street Band, Sister Swing, +

27-29 May

Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival  -- FREE  Gough Park, Silver City, NM      www.silvercity.org        http://mimbresarts.org/

Taj Mahal, Zac Harmon, Harlis Sweetwater Band, Heather Lil Mama Hardy, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Mooney, Missy Anderson Band, Edie Steed & Roadrunners, CW Ayon, Jammin Jeff, +

27-29 May

Roanoke Festival in the Park  -- Elmwood Park,  Roanoke, VA     roanokefestival.com   
Mark Wood & The Parrothead Band, Little Texas, 1964 The Tribute,

28 May

Little Walter Music Festival – Alexandria, LA     http://alexandriapinevillela.com/littlewalter          
Kenny Neal, Shemekia Copeland, Henry Gray, Mr Sipp, T'Monde, Nacomi Tanaka and The Blues Temple, When All Is Lost,+

27-28 May

Chantilly Bluesgrass & BBQ Festival – Chantilly Festival Farm, Floyd, VA    http://www.chantillyfarm.com/bluegrass-festival
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice, Lonesome River Band, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Church Sisters, Volume Five, Commonwealth Bluegrass Band, Ashlee Blankenship & Friends, Amber Collins & BHP, The Wildmans, Gravel Road, Wound Tight, +

28-30 May

Rockville Hometown Holidays Street Festival – Rockville, MD       http://www.rockvillemd.gov/

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, The Nighthawks, Kelly Bell Band, Flow Tribe, Dave Chappell, Ted Garber, Knox Hamilton, Lucie Sivas,  Bumper Jacksons, Dangermuffin, Trogone Band, Big Hoax, Alternate Routes, Radio Birds, Jah Works, 8 Ohms Band, Hello Dharma,

28-29 May

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival – Simi Valley, CA    www.cajun-blues.com

Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley, Eric Burdon & Animals, Dwayne Dopsie, Chubby Carrier, Rebirth Brass Band, Bayou Brothers, Barabra Morrison, Booker T, Kelly’s Lot, Leon Russell, Reverend Tall Tree, Alvon Johnson, Bonne Musique Zydeco, +

29 May

Sowebo Festival – Hollins Market, Baltimore, MD    http://soweboarts.org/festival.html
Reggie Waye Morris, Naked Jungle, Scotch Bonnets, The Solicitors, Swamp Hog, Rufus Roundtree & Da Bmore Brass Band Factory, +

29 May

Blues Society of Central PA Treasures Picnic VFW Picnic Grounds, Shellsville, PA   12-8pm  (717) 599-7798     bscpblues.org  
Nate Meyers Band, Don Johnson Project, Silver Junction, Buzzard Luck, Don Judy & Tm Cook, Acoustic Stew, Tomm Dunn, Roger Hammer, +

28 May

BB King Homecoming Festival – BB King Museum, Indianola, MS      http://www.bbkingmuseum.org
Keb Mo Band, Teeny Tucker, Big Time Rhythm & Blues Band, BB King AllStars, Jake & Pearl Street Jumpers

JUNE

2-4 June

Graves Mountina Festival of Music – Graves Mtn Lodge, Syria, VA      http://www.gravesmountain.com/     (camping on-site)
Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Michael Cleveland And Flamekeeper, Mountain Faith, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Snyder Family Band, US Navy Band Country Current, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Lonesome River Band, Larry Stephenson Band, Malpass Brothers, Ralph Stanley II, Trinity River, Seldom Scene, Dale Ann Bradley, Flatt Lonesome, Bluegrass Brothers, EmiSunshine, Blue Mafia, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change. +

2-5 June

Mountain Jam  -- Hunter Mountain, NY    www.mountainjam.com
Govt Mule, Beck, Wilco, Avett Brothers, Umphrey’s McGee, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr, Thievery Corporation, Micheal Franti & Spearhead, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, New Mastersounds, Third World, Turkauz, Nathaniel Ratcliff & Night Sweats, Donna the Buffalo, Son Little, London Soul, Love Canon, Cabinet, Record Company, Con Brio, Quilt, Darlingside, Elijah Wolf, Suitcase Junket, Wild Adriatic, Copious Jones, Jane Lee Hooker, Houndmouth, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Marco Benevento & Superhuman Happiness (David Bowie Tribute) +

2-5 June

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944     strawberrypark.net     (camping on-site)
Steep Canyon Rangers, Brian Sutton Band, Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Hot Flashes, Boxcar Lilies, Kruger Brothers, Michael Cleveland Flamekeeper, Gibson Brothers, Della Mae, Steeldrivers, Lonely Heartstrings,  Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, Zolla Boys

2-5 June

Taste of Wheaton – Memorial Park, Wheaton, MD    http://www.wheatonchamber.com  

2-5 June

Herndon Festival  -- Herndon, VA    www.herndonfestival.net   
Major & the Monbacks, Party of Four, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Modern Vintage, Bad Influence Band, Lucia Valentine, Acoustic Soul, Andrew Salgado Band, Sweet Yonder, Civil Twilight, Marshall Artz, Upstate Rubdown, Wylder, SVET, Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, +­‑

2-5 June

Western Maryland Blues Fest – Hagerstown, MD  (301)739-8577    blues-fest.org
Ana Popovic, Mike Zito & Wheel, Hamilton Loomis, Mingo Fishtrap, Amy Helm & Handsome Strangers, Albert Cummings, Albert Castiglia, Quinn Sullivan, Ron Holloway Band, Selwyn Birchwood, Mary Ann Redmond, Anthony Rosano & Conqueroos, Jeff Fetterman Band, Original Booze Brothers, East Coast Stroke, Rudy & The Bluefish.

3-5 June

Michael Arnone’s  Crawfish Festival – Sussex Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ 212-539-8830    crawfishfest.com    (camping on-site)
Funky Meters, Marcia Ball (2 sets), From Good Homes, Jon Cleary & Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Cowboy Mouth, Amanda Shaw (2 sets), Big Sam's Funky Nation, Rockin' Dopsie Jr (2 sets), Samantha Fish, David Greely Trio, The Revelers (2 sets), Papa Mali, Mike Zito & Wheel, Flow Tribe, Brass-A-Holics, Johnny Sketch & Dirty Notes, Bonerama, Cha Wa, Zydeco Revelators, Alexis P Suter & Ministers of Sound, King James & Special Men, Naughty Professor; Master Workshops by George Porter Jr, Jon Cleary, Marcia Ball and Rockin' Dopsie Jr.

3-5 June

Frederick Festival of the Arts – Carroll Creek, Frederick, MD http://frederickartscouncil.org/index.php/programs/festival-of-the-arts

Flatfoot Sam & The Educated Fools |  Willie & His Chaperones, Nick Ring, Mark McKay, Crawdaddies, ilyAIMY, Bobbie Lewis Blues Band, Second Hand Ramblers  |  One Blue Night, Frederick School of Rock, 7th Sun

3-4 June

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival  -- Longview, TX     http://www.tbonewalkerbluesfest.com/

Keb Mo, Eric Gale, Danny Marks, Jimmy Wallace & Stratoblasters, Danny Marks, Mel Davis, Christone Kingfish Ingram, Edwin Holt, Big Gus & Swampadelic, Buddy Flett, Roy Gaines,  Gary “Whitey Johnson” Nicholson, Rafael Espinoza, Mel Davis, Robin & the Mystics, +

3-4 June

Summer’s Best Music Festival – State College, PA
Wailers, Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds, Amy Helm, The Record Company, The Commonheart, Jackie Brown, Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Lindell, Nikki Hill, Sierra Hull, The Stickers, Swamp Candy, Billy Price, Sirsy 

3-11 June

Wichita River Festival – Wichita, KS      http://wichitariverfest.com/
Meat Puppets, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Elle King, Flag, Tasha Cobb, Zacardi Cortez, Naughty by Nature, Reel Big Fish, Fishbone, William Clark Green, Hugh Masterson, Moreland & Arbuckle, The Roots, O’Phil, Big Red Horse, Kill Vargas, Divorce Corpse, Candy Lords, Haymakers, A Squared, +

3-6 June

Virginia Beach Patriot Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA     www.patrioticfestival.com
Big & Rich, Chris Young, Bobbie Bones & Raging Idiots, Sam Hunt, Canaan Smith, Cowboy Troy,

3-5 June

RiverFest Arts & Music Festival -- Little Rock, AR  (501)255-3378    riverfestarkansas.com
Chris Stapleton, Flaming Lips, Goo Goo Dolls, Cole Swindell, Grace Potter, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Kelsea Ballerini,  Judah & the Lion, St Paul Broken Bones, Brothers Osborne, ZZ Ward, Barrett Baber, Givers, Sheepdogs, New Breed Brass Band, Juicy J, X Ambassadors, +

3-5 June

Roots on the River  -- Bellow Falls, VT    rootsontheriver.com  

Dave Alvin, Steel Wheels, Lula Wiles, Joe Crookstone,The Defibulaters, Della Mae, Roger Marin Band, Mary Gauthier, Young Novelists, Ballroom Thieves, Bobby Dove, Faux in Love, Brock Zeman, Milkhouse Heaters, +

3-5 June

NY Governors Ball Music Festival – Randall’s Island Park, NYC, NY     http://governorsballmusicfestival.com/  
Kanye West, The Strokes, The Killers, Beck, Robn, Chvrches, Gary Clark Jr, Miguel, Cold War Kids, Death Cab for Cutie, M83, De La Soul, ++

3-4 June

Taste of Syracuse  -- Syracuse, NY     www.tasteofsyracuse.com   

Cheap Trick, Hard Promises, Fabulous Ripcords, Castle Creek, Reissues, Floodwood, Prime Time, Easy Ruckus, Barndogs, +

3-4 June

Brevard Blues Festival – Brevard, NC     http://www.brevardbluesfestival.com/
Nikki Hill, John Nemeth, John Trufant & Levee Daze, Bettye LaVette, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rick Rushing & Blues Strangers, +

3-5 June

Capital Jazz Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD      http://www.capitaljazz.com/fest/
Maze, India Arie, Boney James, Roy Ayers, Earl Klugh, Najee, Patti Austin, Harvey Mason, George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic, Chrisette Michele, Ruben Studdard, Rahsaan Patterson, Deborah Cox, The Rebirth, +

4 June

Big Island Jazz & Blues Festival – Mauna Kea Beach Hotel,  Kohala, HI       http://www.bigislandjazzandbluesfestival.com/  
Benny Uyetake, Corey Ledet, Skip Martin, Norbert Satchel, Jimmy D Lane, Steve Turre, Donald Harrison, Jazz Alley Trio,

4-5 June

Washington Folk Festival – Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD    FREE   www.fsgw.org    glenechopark.org
Sat: Rick Franklin, DC Mudd, Bob Rychlik, Blue Panamuse, Blanco y Negro, Shirleta Settles, Sweater Set, Reverb, Little Bit A Blues, Andrew Acosta, Snakehead Run, Eleanor Ellis, Crystylez Bacon, Irish Breakfast Band, ...

Sun: Rock-a-Sonics, Archie's Barbershop, Andrew Acosta, Seth Kibel Klezmer Ensemble, Gina DeSimone & the Moaners, Dede & the Do-Rights, Jesse Palidofsky, Halau Hoo'omau I ka Wai Ola O Hawai'i, Ian Walters, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Ocean Orchestra, ...

4 June

Chester County Blues BBQ – Wyndsor Farm, Elverson, PA    http://www.chestercountyblues.com/
Nighthawks, Georgie Bonds, Deb Callahan.

5 June

Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD    historicfederalhill.org   

9-12 June

Strawberry Park Blast from the Bayou  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944    strawberrypark.net    (camping on-site)
Wayne & Same Ol 2 Step, Pine Leaf Boys, Steve Riley & Mamou Playboys, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Roddie Romero & Hub City Allstars, C’est Bon, Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys, Jimmy Jo & Jumbol’Ayuhs, Magnolia Cajun Dance Band, K Jones & Benzie Playboys, +

9-12 June

CMA Music Festival Fan Fair – Downtown, Nashville, TN        www.cmaworld.com     
Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, include Rodney Atkins, Terri Clark, Charles Esten, Tyler Farr, Jana Kramer, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Lewis, LoCash, Love & Theft, Maddie & Tae, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, Lorrie Morgan, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Cadillac Three, Thompson Square, Phil Vassar, Darryl Worley, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Cam, Chase Bryant, Brandy Clark, Brooke Eden, High Valley, Home Free, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Michael Ray & Granger Smith, Charlie Daniels Band, Frankie Ballard, Clint Black, Exile, Marshall Tucker Band, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Ray Stevens, Oak Ridge Boys, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr, Chris Young, Cole Swindell, Florida Georgia Line, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, + +

9-12 June

Bonnaroo  -- Manchester, TN    bonnaroo.com      (camping on-site)
Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, Ellie Goulding, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Ween, Deathcab for Cutie, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Grace Potter & Nocturnals, Sam Hunt, Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats, Band of Horses, Zeds Dead, Lettuce, Halsey, Haim, Clutch, Lettuce, Cashmere Cat, Daughter, Lucius, Chvrches, Third Eye Blind, Adam Devine, Sam Bush Band, Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Oh Hello, Judah & the Lion, Papadosio, Twin Peaks, +++

9-11 June

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Festival – Stoney Creek Resort, Greenville, VA    http://www.stoneycreekresort.net      (camping on-site)
Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Harmony Hill, Page County Ramblers, Hillbilly Gypsies, Millford Station, Mark Templeton & Pocket Change, Mama Corn, Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, Canaan Land, Valley Ramblers, Edgar Loudermilk Band, Page County Ramblers.

10-11 June

Greeley Blues Jam Festival – Island Grove Park, Greeley, CO     http://greeleybluesjam.com/
Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind, North Mississippi AllStars, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Castro & Painkillers, Davy Knowles, Chubby Carrier & Bayou Swamp Band, John Primer & Delta Sonics, Lionel Young Band, Hazel Miller, Chris Daniel & Kings, Jaden Carlson, Rex People & XFactr.

10-11 June

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival --  Harpers Ferry, WV    www.blueridgecenter.org    www.harpersferryoutdoorfestival.org   
Lost Growlers, Plank Stompers, Somewhere Mels, Jake & the Burtones, Woo Yeahs, Hucklebuck, Hard Swimmin Fish, 7th Son of WV, VOA, Split String Soup, A Faster Buffalo.

10-12 June

HarborFest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA       festevents.org  

Grace Potter, Sheepdogs, Subdudes, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Rick Springfield, Oh Honey, Last Bison, Wild Adriatc, The Wailers,

10-12 June

Celebrate Fairfax – Fairfax Govt Center,  Fairfax, VA    www.celebratefairfax.com 
B-52s, Plain White Tees, Living Colour, Thunderstruck, Quiet Fire Soul Show, Dub City Renegades, Herr Metal, Dr Fu,Sweet Leda, Scott Jurrt & Memphis 59, Victims of Experience, Grown Up Avenger Stuff, Green Machine, Against Grace, His Dream of Lions, +

10-18 June

Riverbend Festival  -- Chattanooga, TN    www.riverbendfestival.com
Thomas Rhett, Stooges Band, Heart, Ambrosia, Get the Led Out, Husky Burnette, Firefall, Trampled by Turtles, Peterson Brothers Band, Davy Knowles,  Turkauz, Permagroove, Roosterfoot, Blackberry Smoke, Brett Eldredge, Major & Monbacks, Soul Mechanic, Mantras, Voodoo Slim, ZZ Ward, Umphrey’s McGee, Salt n Pepa, Bird Dogs, Flow Tribe, REO Speedwagon, Fishbone, Shovels and Rope, Johnny Neel Band, Mr Sipp, The Mules,

10-12 June

Chicago Blues Fest  -- FREE  - Grant Park, Chicago, IL  (312)744-3370 (312)744-3315       chicagobluesfestival.us
Lil Ed & Blues Imperials, Curtis Salgado,  Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Caswtro & Painkillers, Irma Thomas, Toronzo Cannon, Corky Seigel, Fred Wesley & the New JBs, Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters,  Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Jimmy Johnson, Abb Locke, Brian Jones, Carl Weathersby, Bob Stroger, Sumito Ariyoshi, Big Ray, John Kattke, Mike Wheeler, Lurrie Bell, Shun Kikuta, Eddie Shaw, Sam Burton,

10-11 June

Canton Blues Festival – Canton, OH   FREE    www.cantonbluesfest.com
Brandon Santini, Victor Wainwright & Wild Rootz, Samantha Fish, Mike Zito, David Gerald, Mojo Theory, Michael Schatte, +

11 June

Tinner Hill Blues Festival -- Cherry Hill Park, Falls Church, VA 703 248-5001   www.tinnerhill.org    www.FallsChurchVa.Gov
Victor Wainwright & the WildRoots, Mike Terpak Blues Explosion, Carly Harvey w/ Kiss and Ride, Andy Poxon Band, Charlie Sayles & Blues Disciples w/ Tony Fazio, Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues

11 June

John Cephas Piedmont Blues Festival – Bowling Green, VA    http://www.johncephasfestival.com/
Phil Wiggins, Rick Franklin, Eleanor Ellis, Marc Pessar, MSG, Robert Flowers, Warner Williams, Jay Summerour, & Eric Shelby, Piedmont Bluz

11-12 June

Bawlmer Honfest 2012 --  Falls Rd @ 36th St, Baltimore, MD    honfest.net/   
Fabulettes, Ministry of Swing, Wild Anacostias, Singing Tracies, Hypnotic Panties, All Mighty Senators, +

11 June

Blunderbuss --  Rash Field, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD   http://www.hsblunderbuss.com/

Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Boombox, Something Big, Cris Jacobs, Sweet Leda.

11 June

Breaux Vineyards Cajun Festival and Crawfish Boil -- Hillsboro VA    http://www.breauxvineyards.com 

Crawdaddies, Voodoo Blues Band            

11 June

State Street Blues Stroll – Various Locations, Media PA     http://statestreetblues.com
Shemekia Copeland, Lonnie Sheilds Band, Georgie Bonds Band, Steve Guyger & Excellos, Danielle Miraglia, James Day & Fish Fry, Daryl Davis Band, Roger Girke Band, Kim Trusty,Randy Lippincott Band, Sister Blue Band, Johnny Never, Dave Coppa, +

11 June

Deer Creek Fiddler's Convention -- Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, MD     http://www.commongroundonthehill.org
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Oldtime, Bluegrass, Celtic Music & Clog Dancing

11 June

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival --  FREE  Creative Alliance @ Patterson, Baltimore, MD    www.msac.org      
Arty Hill & Long Gone Daddys, Winfield Parker, Charm City Klezmer, Forrobodo, Orishabo, +   

11-12 June

St Georges Blues Festival – St Gabriel’s Lodge, New Castle, DE     diamondstateblues.com  
Larry McCray, Kenny Neal Band, Zac Harmon Band, Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift. Venessa Collier Band, Flamin' Harry & Roadhouse Rockers, Roger Girke Band, Delta Generations, Connor Filicko,

11-12 June

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival  --  Fort Hunter, PA      bscpblues.org       www.dauphincounty.org
 Mingo Fishtrap, Carolyn Wonderland, Jackie Scott & Houserockers, Wake Up Call, Delta Blue Trio, Buzzard Luck, Acoustic Stew, Jah Works, Uptown Band, Basement Boys, Positive Force Experience +

11-12 June

North Beach Festival -- North Beach, San Francisco, CA    http://www.sresproductions.com/events/north-beach-festival/  

11 June

Blues, Brews & BBQsAllentown, PA     http://www.hamiltondistrictmainstreet.com/events/blues-brews-and-barbeque

Hadden Sayers, Jarekus Singleton, Clarence Spady, Todd Wolfe Band, Regina Bonelli, Steve Cal' Band, The BC Combo, Doug Ashby, Groove Merchants, Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, Blues Professors, Friar's Point.

15-18 June

WC Handy Blues & BBQ Festival --  FREE  Henderson, KY  (800) 648-3128      www.wchandymusicfestival.org
Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro, Curtis Salgado, Toronzo Cannon, Kinsey Report, Sugar Blue, ++

 

16-19 June

Telluride Bluegrass Festival -- Telluride, CO     www.bluegrass.com/telluride/index.html  

Sam Bush Band, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Béla Fleck & Flecktones, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Dave Rawlings Machine, Tim O'Brien, Punch Brothers, Greensky Bluegrass, Jerry Douglas Band, Peter Rowan, Infamous Stringdusters,  Sierra Hull, Kruger Brothers & Kontras Quartet, Chris Thile, Shane Koyczan & Short Story Long, The Lil' Smokies, Telluride Troubadour,  Neil Finn, +

16-19 June

Mad Tea Party Jam – Hedgesville, WV     www.themadteapartyjam.com
Papadosio, Tauk, Desert Dwellers, Big Something, Aqueous X3, Southern Belles, Oh Kee Pa, Brokedown Husttlers, Defnition of One, Manor & Friends, Elm, Spaceship Earth, Jantee, Lee Turley, Ascentient, Twiddle, Primeate Fiasco, The Clock Reads, Jouwala Collective, Subterrean, +

16-19 June

Firefly Music Festival – Dover Speedway, Dover DE      www.fireflyfestival.com
Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Ellie Goulding, Florence & the Machine, Deadmau5, Blink-182, Death Cab for Cutie, Disclosure, Ludacris, Earth Wind & Fire, Trombone Shorty, Grouplove, Fitz & Tantrums, Flogging Molly, The Neighbourhood, Of Monsters & Men, The 1975, Moon Taxi, Vince Staples, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Elle King, +

16-19 June

Colonial Beach Blues Festival – Colonial Beach, VA    http://www.colonial-beach-virginia-attractions.com     
Lil Ronnie & Grand Dukes, Ron Spencer Band, Vintage #18, Johnny Rawls & Biscuit Miller, Patty Reese, Big Boy Little, Still Standing, Blues Flash, Doug Parks & Lonewolves, Gracie Curran & High Falutin Band, Sweet Suzi & Sugafixx, Blues Buckets, Fast Eddie & th Slowpokes.

17-19 June

Lake Placid Blues & Heritage Festival – Lake Placid, NY             CANCELLED in 2016

17-19 June

Cape Fear Blues Festival  -- Wilmington, NC    www.capefearblues.org

Jon McDonald, Southern Avenue, Jim Nelson, David Bolton, Fat Bastard Blues Band,Slippery Jake & Bad Breaks, Rusted Nails, Spider Mike Bochey, Snake Malone & Black Cat Bone, Cassiopeia Duo.

17-18 June

Blues on the Fox Festival --  River Edge Park    Aurora, Il    http://riveredgeaurora.com  
Marcia Ball, Robert Cray, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, Larry McCray, Leland

18 June

Columbia Pike Blues Festival --  FREE  Arlington, VA (703) 892-2776   www.columbia-pike.org/  1-8pm  
Warner Williams, Little Bit A Blues, Bobby Thompson Project, Bobby Thompson Project w/ Ron Holloway, Bosley, Davina & The Vagabonds,

Jesse Dee

18 June

Flagstaff Blues & Brews Festival – Flagstaff, AZ     http://flagstaffblues.com/
Sugaray Rayford Band, Danielle Nicole, MonkeyJunk, Austin Young Band, Blues Review Band, Smokestack Lightning, Arizona Hired Guns.

18 June

Silver Spring Blues Festival – FREE  Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD     silverspringblues.com   
Daryl Davis, Andy Poxon, Full Power Blues, Johnny Castle, Mark Stutso, Chris Watling, Patty Reese, Shirleta Settles and more

18 June

Billtown Blues Festival -- Hughesville, PA  (570) 584-4480  billtownblues.org
Canned Heat, Eden Brent, Miss Melanie & Valley Rats, Cedric Burnside Project, Andy T & Nick Nixon, River City Blues Band, John Sweeny, +

June

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival –Croton on Hudson, NY      http://www.clearwaterfestival.org    CANCELLED in 2016

18-19 June

Cajun & Blues Festival – Lodi, CA      http://cajunbluesfestival.net
Doug Kershaw w/ Steve Riley, Kenny Neal Band, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Bayou Brothers, Andrew Carriere & Zydeco/Cajun All Stars, Dirty Cello, Raymond Coats’ West Coast Groove Band, Mark St Mary, Midnite Ramblers, Mitch Woods & Rocket 88s

18-19 June

Long Beach Bayou Festival – Long Beach, CA     www.longbeachbayou.com  
Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Roadrunners, The Revelers, La Recolte Cajun Band, Terry & Zydeco Bad Boys, Guitar Shorty, JJ Callier & Zydeco Knockouts, Kenny Sara & The Sounds of New Orleans, Hard Rain, Sai Whatt Band, Bug Jay McNeely, Bonne Musique Zydeco, New Orleans Traditional Jazz Band, La Recolte Cajun Band, Mark St Mary Louisiana Blues & Zydeco Band, Leon Hughes Sr & His Coasters.

22-25 June

Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival -- Music Park, Summersville, WV   http://www.adamsbluegrass.com/Festivals.html  (camping on-site)
Vincent & Dailey, Gibson Brothers, Balsam Range, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Rhonda Vicent & Rage, Grascals, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Ralph Stanley II, Dale Ann Bradley, Goldwing Express, Primitive Quartet, +

23-26 June

Kate Wolf Music Festival  -- Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA     www.katewolfmusicfestival.com    (camping on-site)

Harry Belafonte, Trampled By Turtles, The Head and The Heart, Neko Case/kd lang/Laura Veirs, Dave & Phil Alvin & The Guilty Ones, The Wood Brothers, Ruthie Foster, Eric Bibb, Chris Smither, Joe Craven and The Sometimers, +

22-25 June

ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival – Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, KY   www.rompfest.com    (camping on-site)

Del McCoury Band, Sam Bush, Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Earls of Leicester,  Jon Stickley Trio, Larry Sparks & Lonesome Ramblers, Scythian,  Bryan Sutton Band, Town Mountain, Wood & Wire, Mipso, Bumper Jacksons, Old Salt Union, The Tillers, +

23-25 June

River and Roots Festival – Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA     http://www.riverandroots.com/    (camping on-site)
Tim O’Brien, Keel Brothers, Furnace Mountain, Woodshedders, Pat Donohue, Harris Brothers, Danny Knicely & Jack Dunlap, Ragtime Annie, Circa Blue, Old Man Leudecke, Greg Ruby, Plank Stompers, Brandy Station, Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun Quartet, Split String Soup, A Faster Buffalo,+

23-25 June

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues – Fort Smith, AR      http://www.riverfrontbluesfest.org/
Mr Sipp, Selwyn Birchwood, Toronzo Cannon, Colin Lake, Gracie Curran, Curtis Salgado, Eric Mathews Band, Fat Head,

24 June

Charleston Blues Brews & BBQs --  Univ of Charleston, Charleston, WV       http://www.fundfortheartswv.org/bluesbrewsbbq/

John Nemeth, Nikki Hill, Miss Freddye’s Blues Band.


24-26 June

Funhouse Fest – Williamsburg, VA      http://funhousefest.com/
Bruce Hornsby & Noisemakers, Taj Mahal Trio, Shawn Colvin, Steve Earle, Railroad Earth, Aoife O’Donovan, ChessBoxer, DeJohnette,  Ricky Scaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Greensky Bluegrass.