This list is an attempt to gather information about stuff that is of interest me and is not genre specific.
Please call the venue to verify events in case of cancellations and for show times

Some other good websites for local DC/Balt information on music and dancing are  



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


20-24 April

Festival International De Louisiane  -- Downtown Lafayette  Lafayette, LA

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

Coachella – Empire Polo Club, Indio, CA

     See 15-17 Apr listing

22-24 April


1 May

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

28 Apr-
1 May

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

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 with 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

22-24 April


29 Apr-
1 May

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival -- New Orleans, LA  (504) 592-0529 
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 And 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 And Special Men, Andrew Baham, Topsy Chapman

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 April

Stagecoach Festival --  Indio, CA
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 +

22-23 Apr

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

25-26 Apr

Halifax Oyster & Music Festival – Manatee Island Park, Daytona Beach, FL

25 April

Kingsman Island Bluesgrass & Folk Festival – Kingsman Island on the Anacostia River, Washington DC

29-30 Apr

Lehigh River Blues Jam   Catasauqua Park, Catasauqua, PA

30 April

The Charm City Music Festival – Druid Hill Park, Baltimore MD   

30 April

Panhandle Earth Day Festival – Morgan’s Grove, Shepherdstown, WV

30 April

Southern Maryland Celtic Festival – Jefferson Patterson Park, Prince Frederick, MD

30 Apr

iHeart Radio Country Festival – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX  
Florida Georgia Line, Brett Elderidge, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett,

26 April

Federal Hill Spring Block Party --  FREE Baltimore, MD

26 April

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



1 May

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

29 Apr –
1 May

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

29 Apr -
1 May

Apple Blossom Festival – Winchester, VA

5-8 May

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

29 Apr –

1 May

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

2 May

Amelia Island Blues Festival – Amelia Island, FL

2 May

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

4 May

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

7-8 May

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

7-9 May

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Bluegrass Festival – Denton, NC

6-8 May

Blues Hall of Fame Grand Opening -- Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN (901) 525-4611 (800)447-8278 

7 May

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

5-8 May

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

7-10 May

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

9 May

Loudoun County Bluegrass Festival – Leesburg VA

5-8 May

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

7 May

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

9 May

Parkfest Blues – Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield, VA

13-16 May

New England Blues Summit – Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA

Samantha Fish, Sugar Ray & Bluetones, Joe Louis Walker, John Nemeth Band, Racky Thomas Band, + 

14-17 May

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

15-17 May

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

20-22 May

Hang Out Music Festival -- Gulf Shores, AL 
The Weekend, Florence & the Machine, Alabama Shakes, Ellie Goulding, Lenny Kravitz, Calvin Harris, Cage the Elephant, Chainsmokers, Walk the Moon, 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, Alsion Wonderland, +

13-15 May

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

21-22 May

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival --  Sandy Point Park,  Annapolis, MD
TBA, John Mayall, SonnY Landreth, Mud Morganfield, Danielle Nicole,
TBA, Tab Benoit, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Dana Fuchs, Ronnie Baker Brooks

16 May

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

21-22 May

Wine in the Woods – Symphony Woods,  Columbia, MD

21-22 May

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

21-22 May

Doheny Blues Festival -- Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA  (949) 360-7800

26-29 May

Rooster Walk – Blue Mountain Festival Grounds, Martinsville, VA

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, Naughty Professor and Junto, +

27-30 May

Sacramento Music Festival --  Sacramento, CA 

27-29 May

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

27-29 May

Roanoke Festival in the Park  -- Elmwood Park,  Roanoke, VA   
Mark Wood and The Parrothead Band, Little Texas, 1964 The Tribute,

28 May

Little Walter Music Festival – Alexandria, LA

27-28 May

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

23-24 May

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

28-29 May

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

29 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

Strawberry Music Festival --   Nevada County Farigrounds, Grass Valley, CA        

26-29 May

DelFest -- Cumberland, MD     lineup announcement on 1/28
Del McCoury Band,         

3-11 June

Wichita River Festival – Wichita, KS

30 May

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

30-31 May

Sweetlife Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD

30-31 May

Blue Ridge Music Festival – Salem, VA


2-5 June

Western Maryland Blues Fest – Hagerstown, MD  (301)739-8577 ext 116

2-4 June

Graves Mountina Festival of Music – Graves Mtn Lodge, Syria, VA
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

2-5 June

Herndon Festival  -- Herndon, VA   

2-5 June

Strawberry Park Bluesgrass Festival  -- Preston, CT (888) 794-7944
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

3-6 June

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

3-4 June

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival  -- Longview, TX

3-6 June

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

3-5 June

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

3-5 June

Roots on the River  -- Bellow Falls, VT  

2-5 June

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

3-5 June

Taste of Wheaton – Wheaton Triangle, Wheaton, MD  

3-5 June

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

3-4 June

Taste of Syracuse  -- Syracuse, NY   

3-4 June

Brevard Blues Festival – Brevard, NC

3-5 June

Capital Jazz Festival – Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
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, +

4-5 June

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

4 June

Chester County Blues BBQ – Wyndsor Farm, Elverson, PA

4 June

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

9-12 June

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

9-12 June

CMA Music Festival Fan Fair – Downtown, Nashville, TN     

10-12 June

HarborFest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA  

10-12 June

Celebrate Fairfax – Fairfax Govt Center,  Fairfax, VA 

6 June

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

10-11 June

Harpers Ferry Outdoor Festival --  Harpers Ferry, WV   

10-18 June

Riverbend Festival  -- Chattanooga, TN

11-12 June

St Georges Blues Festival -- Commodore Center, St Georges, DE  
Kenny Neal Band, Zac Hormon Band, Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift. Venessa Collier Band, Flamin' Harry & Roadhouse Rockers

7 June

WolfTrap Swamp Romp -- Vienna, VA 

7 June

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

9-12 June

Bonnaroo  -- Manchester, TN 

12-14 June

Gettysburg Festival – various venues & prices, Gettysburg, PA              CANCELLED  for 2015  !!

10-11 June

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

12-13 June

Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival – Lenoir, NC  

12-13 June

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

10-12 June

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

13-14 June

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

11 June

State Street Blues Stroll – Various Locations, Media PA

13 June

Breaux Vineyards Cajun Festival and Crawfish Boil -- Hillsboro VA              

13 June

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

11 June

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival --  FREE  Creative Alliance @ Patterson, Baltimore, MD    

13-14 June

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

10-12 June

Chicago Blues Fest  -- FREE  - Grant Park, Chicago, IL  (312)744-3370 (312)744-3315
Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters, Eddy The Chief Clearwater,

11-12 June

Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival  --    Fort Hunter, PA

11-12 June

North Beach Festival -- North Beach, San Fransisco, CA  

14 June

Takoma Park Jazz Festival -- Takoma Park, MD  

15-18 June

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

16-19 June

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

16-19 June

Mad Tea Party Jam – Hedgesville, WV

16-19 June

Firefly Music Festival – Dover Speedway, Dover DE
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, +

19-22 June

Colonial Beach Blues Festival – Colonial Beach, VA

19-21 June

Lake Placid Blues & Heritage Festival – Lake Placid, NY

17-18 June

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

20 June

Steppingstone Summertime Blues Festival – Havre de Grace, MD

20 June

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

20 June

Silver Spring Blues Festival -- Silver Spring, MD   

18 June

Billtown Blues Festival -- Hughesville, PA  (570) 584-4480

18-19 June

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

18-19 June

Cajun & Blues Festival – Lodi, CA

20-21 June

Long Beach Bayou Festival – Long Beach, CA

22-25 June

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

23-26 June

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

22-25 June

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

Del McCour Band, Sam Bush Band, Infamous Stringdusters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Ealrs of Leicester, Larry Spraks & Lonesome Ramblers, Bryan Sutton Band, Scythian, Town Mountain x 2, Wood & Wire, Mipso, Bumper Jacksons, Old Salt Union, Jon Stickley Trio,  The Tillers, +

24-25 June

Jack’s Mountatin Blues Festival -- West End Fair Grounds -  Laurelton, PA 17835   (570) 452-0088 or (570) 765-1999

23-25 June

River and Roots Festival – Watermelon Park, Berryville, VA

23-25 June

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues – Fort Smith, AR

24 June

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

25-26 June

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

24-26 June

Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Food Festival -- Norfolk, VA     (757)441-234  

24-26 June

Big Barrell Country Music Fest --  Dover Speedway, Dover DE  
Brad Paisley, Hank Williams Jr, Tyler Farr, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kristian Bush, Robert Earl Keen, Mo Pitney, Turnpike Troubadours, Pokey Lafarge,

Robert Ellis, Rainey Qualley, Eli Young, Martina McBride, Dwight Yoakam, Jerrod Niemann, Marty Stuart, Ashley Monroe, Neal McCoy, Luke Bell, Malpass Brothers, Midland, Brothers Osborne, Johnny Lee, Marshall Tucker Band, Parker Millsap, John Moreland, Lera Lynn, Lanco, Caitlyn Smith, Eric Church, Band Perry, Lee Brice, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Clare Dunn, Travis Tritt, Mark Chestnut, Midland, ChessBoxer, +

25-26 June

DC Capital Barbecue Battle -- Washington, DC

27-29 June

Mystic Blues Festival  --  Mystic, CT

25-26 June

Blues From The Top – Hideaway Park, Winter Park, CO
Samantha Fish,

25 June

Shepherdstown Street Festival  -- Shepherdstown, WV        

27 June

Chincoteague Bay Trails End Blues Festival – Horntown, VA

27-28 June

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

28 June

Mohawk Blues Festival  --  Frankfort, NY     

29 June -
10 July

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

29 June –
10 July

Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI

Sting, Peter Gabriel, Selena Gomez, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Weezer,



1-3 July

Great Blue Heron Festival – Sherman, NY

Donna the Buffalo,

1-4 July

Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival – Portland, OR

1-3 July

High Sierra Music Festival  – Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds, Quincy, CA

2-3 July

Sandstock Rock Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA   

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 

7-17 July

RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest – Lebreton Flats, Ottawa, Canada

 6-10 July

Black Potatoe Music Festival – Red Hill Museum, Clinton NJ

 7-9 July

All Good Music Festival & Campout – Berry Hill Farm, Summit Point, WV  

8 July

Summer Brewfest  -- Town Point Park,  Norfolk, VA   

?? July

Benji’s BluesDoggle --  New Smyrna Beach, FL  

8-10 July

Briggs Farm Blues Festival – Nescopeck, PA  (570) 379-3342
Devon Allman, Gabe Butterfield,

8-10 July

Red Wings Roots Music Festival --  Natural Chimney Regional Park, Mount Solon, VA
Aoife O’Donovan,

8-9 July

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

8-10 July

Tall City Blues Festival -- Midland, TX  

8-10 July

Green River Festival – Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

8-10 July

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

10-15 July

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

11-12 July

Common Ground on the Hill Festival - Westminster, MD 

11 July

Breaux Vineyards Key West Fest -- Hillsboro VA               

11-12 July

Johnnie Johnson Blues & Jazz Festival – Fairmont, W      

14-16 July

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

14-17 July

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

14-17 July

Jamboree in the Hills -- Wheeling, WV

15-16 July

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

15-16 July

Rock the Barn Music Festival – Clarence, NY

15-17 July

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

15-17 July

Artscape -- FREE  Baltimore, MD   

15-18 July

Doah Festival – Luray, VA

16-17 July

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

17 July

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

17-22 July

Augusta Heritage Center Blues Week – Elkins, WV   

16-19 July

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

17-18 July

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

21-24 July

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

18 July

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

17-18 July

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

18 July

Bucks County Blues Society R&B Picnic -- Snipes Farm, Morrisville, PA (215)946-4794    (coolers ok)

22-24 July

Denver Blues and Brews Festival‏ -- Denver, CO

24-29 July

Augusta Heritage Center Celtic Week – Elkins, WV 

24- 26 July

Cape Fear Blues Festival – Cape Fear, NC

24-26 July

Lowell Folk Festival --  Lowell, MA   

 24-26 July

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

22-24 July

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

25 July

Blues Under The Bridge – Colorado Springs, CO

25 July

Lowertown Blues Festival – St Paul, MN

31 July –
5 Aug

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV  

July 27-31

FloydFest -- MP 170.5 Blue Ridge Parkway, Chateau Morrisette, Floyd, VA
Th: Railroad Earth, Anders Osborne, Bombino, Love Canon, Banditos, Dead 27s, Honey Island Swamp Band, Defibulators, Look Homeward, The Midatlantic
Fr: Leftover Salmon, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Wood Brothers, Shakey Graves, Anders Osborne, Pimps of Joytime, Rich Robinson, Otis Taylor, Head for the Hills     Sat: Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes' Ashes & Dust, Femi Kuti & Positive Force, Selasee & The Fafa Family, Monophonics, Elephant Revival, Con Brio, Los Colognes,  Wood Brothers, Mingo Fishtrap, Polyrhythmics, Dustbowl Revival, Pimps of Joytime, Larry Keel Experience,

Sun: Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers, Greensky Bluegrass, Keller Williams w/ More Than A Little +, Elephant Revival, Keller & The Keels, Con Brio, Legendary Shack Shakers, Liz Vice, Los Colognes, Love Canon

25-26 July

Blues From the Top Festival – Winter Park,  CO

25-31 July

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

28-31 July

Lollapolooza – Grant Park,  Chicago, Il

29-30 July

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

29-30 July

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

29-31 July

RockyGrass Festival – Lyons, CO

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

29-31 July

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



2-6 Aug

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

4-7 Aug

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza – Sam’s Wood Site, Mammoth Lakes, CA

4-6 Aug

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

4-7 Aug

Kitchener Blues Festival – Kitchener, ON, Canada     

5-7 Aug

Wills Mountain Festival – Fort Royale Farm, Bedford, PA

5-7 Aug

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

5-7 Aug

Telluride Jazz Festival -- Telluride, CO 
Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen,

5-7 Aug

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

5-7 Aug

Flood City Music Festival – Johnston, PA

5-14 Aug

Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA

6 Aug

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

7-12 Aug

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

11-13 Aug

Lil Margarets Bluegrass Festival – Goddard Farm, Leonardtown,MD

11-14 Aug

Peach Music Festival – Montage Mountain,  Scranton, PA

12-13 Aug

Cincinnati Blues Festival – Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, OH

12-14 Aug

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

12-14 Aug

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

12-14 Aug

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival – Clarksdale, MS

12-14 Aug

Augusta Festival – Elkins, WV

13 Aug

Latino Music Festival – Town Point Park, Norfolk, VA

8 Aug

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

13-16 Aug

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

14-16 Aug

Simply Jazz & Blues Festival – Beckley, WV

18-21 Aug

Philadelphia Folk Festival -- Schwenksville, PA

19-21 Aug

White Mountain Blues Festival -- Thornton, NH

14-16 Aug

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

19-21 Aug

Rocky Mountain Folks Festival – Lyon, CO

20 Aug

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

19-20 Aug

Madison Ribberfest – Madison, IN

21-23 Aug

Edmondton LaBlatts Blues Festival – Edmonton, AB, Canada

19-20 Aug

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

21-22 Aug

Brew Skies Festival – Timberline Resort, Canaan Valley, WV

22 Aug

Breaux Vineyards BBQ & Bluegrass Festival -- Hillsboro VA              

25 Aug -
5 Sept

New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY

25-27 Aug

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

29-30 Aug

North River Blues Festival – Marshfield Fairgrounds, Marshfield, MA

29 Aug

Pennsylvania Cigar Box Guitar Festival    York Emporium,  York, PA


1-4 Sep

Strawberry Music Festival --  Westside, Tuolumne, CA         New venue!

2-5 Sept

Greenbelt Labor Day Festival --  FREE – Greenbelt, MD   

2-4 Sept

American Music Festival  -- Virginia Beach, VA

2-4 Sept

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

3 Sept

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

4 Sept

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

2-4 Sept

Blues, Views & BBQ Festival – Westport, CT

2-4 Sept

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – LeClaire Park, Davenport, IA

3-4 Sept

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

5-6 Sept

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

 7 Sept

Federal Hill Street Beat Festival --  FREE Baltimore, MD   

9-11 Sept

Niagara Falls Blues Festival – Niagara Falls, NY

8-11 Sept

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

8-11 Sept

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

9-11 Sept

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

9-11 Sept

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro,  NC     FREE

9-11 Sept

Bull Durham Blues – Durham, NC

9-11 Sept

Mountain Song Festival – Brevard, NC

9-11 Sept

Wheatland Music Festival – Wheatland Place, Lancaster, PA

11 Sept

2 Left Feet Blues Festival – Middlefiled, CT

10 Sept

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

12-13 Sept

Russian River Blues Festival – Johnson Beach,  Guerneville, CA

13-18 Sept

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

15-18 Sept

OC Bikefest  --  Various Venues in Ocean City,MD

17-20 Sept

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

16 Sept

Roadhouse Bluesfest – Jonathan’s Landing,   Magnolia, DE

16-18 Sept

Pennsylvannia Blues Festival  --  Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony, PA
Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters, Guy Davis, Mikey Junior Blues Revue, Kenny Neal, Buckwheat Zydeco, Zac Harmon, Slam Allen, Guy Davis,  Toronzo Cannon, Anthony Geraci & Boston Blues Allstars (Darrell Nulisch, Tony Lynn Washington, Monster Mike Welsh, Michelle "Evil Gal" Wilson, Michael "Mudcat"Ward & Marty Richards), Blackburn, Gaye Adegbalola & the Wild Rutz, Campbell Brothers, Andy T Nick Nixon Band, Delmark Chicago Revue, Harrison Kennedy, Vanessa Collier, Beareather Reddy

16-18 Sept

Bristol Rhythm and Roots – Bristol, TN

16-18 Sept

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival -- Telluride, CO 

19-20 Sept

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

19 Sept

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

19 Sept

FarmAid Festival   FirstMerit Bank Pavilion @ Northerly Island   Chicago, Ill

19 Sept

H Street Festival  -- H Street,  Washington, DC

19 Sept

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

18 Sept

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

24-27 Sept

Sunfest  -- Ocean City Inlet Ocean City,MD

24-27 Sept

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

24-26 Sept

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

22-25 Sept

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

30 Sept –

2 Oct

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

25-26 Sept

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

26-27 Sept

Landmark Music Festival – National Mall  Washington, DC

26-27 Sept

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

23-25 Sept

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

24 Sept

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

30 Sept –

2 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       

1-2 Oct

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

2 Oct

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

30 Sept –

2 Oct

& 7-9 Oct

Austin City Limits Music Festival  -- Austin, TX   

2 Oct

Gypsy Moon Blues Festival – East Petersburg, PA

5-8 Oct

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

5-8 Oct

Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival  -- FREE  Pittsboro, NC

8-11 Oct

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

7-9 Oct

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

9-11 Oct

Gretna Heritage Festival -- Grenta, LA

7-8 Oct

Garvin Gate Blues Fest  – Louisville, KY

7-10 Oct

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

9-11 Sept

National Folk Festival – Festival Park, Greensboro, NC   

7-9 Oct

Richmond Folk Festival  Richmond, VA  

7-8 Oct

Mustang Music Festival – Corolla, NC

14-15 Oct

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

9-11 Oct

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

7-9 Oct

Hickory Oktoberfest – Hickory, NC   

8-9 Oct

Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival  --  Fort Fisher Rec Area, Kure Beach, NC    

13-16 Oct

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

15-18 Oct

Magnolia Music Festival    Live Oak,FL   

15-18 Oct

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

14-16 Oct

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

16-17 Oct

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

17-18 Oct

Craft Beer Festival  -- Boardwalk, Virginia Beach, VA   

17 Oct

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

17-18 Oct

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

17-18 Oct

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

16-21 Oct

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

21-24 Oct

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

 29 Oct –
5 Nov

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

24 Oct

Columbia Blues Festival   FREE   Columbia, SC

28-30 Oct

Voodoo Music Experience – New Orleans, LA   

30 Oct –
6 Nov

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

5-8 Nov

Riverhawk Festival -- Brooksville, FL 

13-15 Nov

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

14 Nov

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

15-19 Nov

Cruise To The Edge – Key West to Bahamas   

3 Dec

Bradenton Blues Festival – Bradenton Riverwalk,  Bradenton, FL
Jason Ricci, Mark Hummel Golden State Lone Star Revue (w/Anson & Little Charlie), Damon Fowler, RW Gigsby,



9-16 Jan

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

22-29 Jan

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