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California Blues Festivals May 3, 2016   

2016 BLUES FESTIVALS

FESTIVAL

DATE & TIME

ARTISTS

Ventura County Blues Festival

Moorpark College
Moorpark, CA

April 30, 2016
11:00 am

Delgado Brothers, Karen Lovely, Dallas Hodge Band, Pete Anderson, Deb Ryder, Rae Gordon

Gator by the Bay

Spanish Landing Park
Harbor Island
San Diego, CA

May 5 - 8, 2016

C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, Roy Rogers, Johnny 'V' Vernazza, John Nemeth, Sugaray Rayford, Curtis Salgado, The 44s with Kid Ramos, Bill Magee, Motordude Zydeco
Full Lineup HERE.

Topanga Blues Festival

Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
Topanga Canyon, CA

May 7, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Larry McCray, Curtis Salgado, Carl Sonny Leyland, The 44s

Doheny Blues Festival

Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

May 21 & 22, 2016

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aaron Neville, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Walter Trout, Nicki Bluhm, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythym Kings
Full Lineup HERE.

Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
Simi Valley, CA

May 28 & 29, 2016

Booker T. Jones, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Leon Russell, Barbara Morrison, Alvon Johnson, Doug Kershaw, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band,
Mark St. Mary
Full Lineup HERE.

Santa Cruz American Music Festival
(formerly Santa Cruz Blues Festival)

Aptos Village Park
Aptos, CA

May 28 & 29, 2016

Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty, Indigenous, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Carolyn Wonderland
Full Lineup HERE.

Avila Beach Blues Festival

Avila Beach Bowl
Avila Beach Resort, CA

May 29, 2016
2:00 pm

Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Carolyn Wonderland

Folsom Rhythm and Brews

Downtown Folsom, CA

June 2016

CANCELED

Julian Blues Bash

Menghini Winery
Julian, CA

June 18, 2016
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown, Alastair Greene Band, The Farmers, McCoy Brothers Band, The Kids are Alright, Jerry 'Hot Rod' DeMink Band

Singing The Blues Festival

Anderson River Park
Anderson, CA

June 25, 2016
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Lisa Mann, Crooked Eye Tommy, Odessa, Blackwell Brothers

Fountain Blues Festival

Plaza de Cesar Chavez
San Jose, CA

June 25, 2016

California Honeydrops, Otis Taylor, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band, Delgado Brothers, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Cajun and Blues Festival

E2 Family Winery
Lodi, CA

June 25 & 26, 2016
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Doug Kershaw, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, more TBA

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

Black Oak Ranch
Laytonville, CA

June 23 - 26, 2016

Eric Bibb, Harry Belafonte, Ruthie Foster, Dave and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Carolyn Wonderland, Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs, Linda Tillery
Full Lineup HERE.

Vacaville Blues Festival

Town Square
Vacaville, CA

June 26 - 28, 2016

Shane Dwight, Matty T Band, Two Tone Steiny, Delta Rockets, Val Starr and Blues Rocket, Charlie Wade Blues Band, Used Blues Band, Uncorked Blues Band, Bill Watson and the Wicked Sensations

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival

Hayward City Hall Plaza
Hayward, CA

July 9 & 10, 2016
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Carl Weathersby, Bobby Rush, Stoney B. Blues, Sonny Rhodes, Marquise Knox, Lazer Lloyd, Bill 'Howl-N-Madd' Perry, Marcus Cartwright
Full Lineup HERE.

Pleasant Hill Blues & Brews Festival

Pleasant Hill Park
Pleasant Hill, CA

July 15 & 16, 2016

TBA

PAL Blues Festival

Courthouse Square
Redwood City, CA

July 23, 2016

TBA

Blues and Bones Festival

Calaveras County Fairgrounds
Angels Camp, CA

July 29 & 30, 2016

Dennis Jones Band, Chris Cain, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, John Clifton Blues Band, Val Starr and the Blues Rocket, Mike Hammar and the Nails, Ben Rice Trio

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

Mammoth Lakes, CA

August 4 - 7, 2016

Doyle Bramhall II, Shemekia Copeland, Zac Harmon, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, more TBA
Full Lineup HERE.

Blue Wing Blues Festival

Tallman Hotel & Blue Wing Saloon Restaruant
Upper Lake, CA

August 5 - 7, 2016

Barry 'The Fish' Melton Band, Daniel Castro with Nancy Wright, Chris Cain with Nancy Wright, Bill Noteman, Rev. Rabia, Keizo Yamazawa

Lodi Blues and Brews Festival

Hutchins Street Square
Lodi, CA

August 2016

TBA

Napa Blues, Brews & BBQ

Downtown Napa, CA

August 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TBA

Labor Day Blues Extravaganza

Tallman Hotel & Blue Wing Saloon Restaruant
Upper Lake, CA

September 5, 2016
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Kenny Neal and His Family Band, Chicken and Dumpling

Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Johnson's Beach
Guerneville, CA

September 10 & 11, 2016

TBA

Delta Blues Festival

Waldie Plaza
Antioch, CA

September 17, 2016

TBA

Lil' Easy Backyard Party

Poor House Bistro
San Jose, CA

September 2016

TBA

San Diego Blues Festival

Embarcadero Marina Park North
San Diego, CA

September 2016

TBA

Bay Area Blues Festival

Historic Downtown Martinez
Martinez, CA

September 24 & 25, 2016

TBA

SF International Boogie Woogie Festival

SF Jazz Center
San Francisco, CA

November 13, 2016
4:00 pm

Bob Seeley, Carl Sonny Leyland, Silvan Zingg, Lluis Coloma, Wendy DeWitt

2016 BLUES FESTIVAL ARCHIVE

FESTIVAL

DATE & TIME

ARTISTS

Tattoos & Blues

Flamingo Resort
Santa Rosa, CA

February 26 - 28, 2016

Fire and Wheels, Country Pete McGill Blues Band, Tessie Marie and the Poor Man Band, Steve G and the Blue Collar Blues Band


 

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