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California Blues Festivals December 5, 2016   





Delta Blues Festival

Waldie Plaza
Antioch, CA

September 17, 2016
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jarekus Singleon, Wee Willie Walker and Anthony Paule, Igor Prado, Terry Hanck, A.C. Myles, Three Brothers Blues Band

Lil' Easy Backyard Party

Poor House Bistro
San Jose, CA

September 18, 2016
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Wee Willie Walker; John Nemeth; Ron Thompson and the Resistors; The Guitarsonists with Chris Cain, Mighty Mike Schermer and Daniel Castro; Aki Kumar; Aireene Espiritu; John 'Blues' Boyd; Motordude Zydeco

Bay Area Blues Festival

Historic Downtown Martinez
Martinez, CA

September 24 & 25, 2016
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sat:  Alvon Johnson, Bobby Webb, Jay Bonet Band, Johnny Tsunami and the Hurricanes, Bait and Switch Blues Band, Otilia and the Back Alley Boys

Sun:  Motordude Zydeco, Volker Strifler, Ed Earley Band, Cathey Cotten and Elliot's Evil Plan, David Krull Blues Band, The Rhythm Drivers

Lodi Blues and Brews Festival

Hutchins Street Square
Lodi, CA

September 30, 2016
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Shad Harris and Bleu Boheme, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Blue Diamond Band with Nat Bolden, Tule Cats with Dayna Wills, Dr. Derek Washington, Funky Tim Helbling, David Damaso

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





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

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

Blues and Brews Festival

Feather Falls Casino
Oroville, CA

May 29, 2016
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Albert Castiglia, Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Folsom Rhythm and Brews

Downtown Folsom, CA

June 2016


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

Father's Day Blues Festival

St. Therese Church Park
Fresno, CA

June 19, 2016
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mike Hammar and the Nails, Leslie Bixler Blues Project, Chicken and Whiskey Blues Band, Lake Bottom Blues

Father's Day Blues Festival In The Forest

Poppy Hills Golf Course
Pebble Beach, CA

June 19, 2016
12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Chris Cain, Daniel Castro, Tammi Brown, Al James Band, Wolf Hamlin and the Front Porch Drifters, Monterey County All-Star Combo

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
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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

Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Doug Kershaw with Steve Riley, Kenny Neal, Mark St. Mary, Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s
Full Lineup HERE.

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

July 2 & 3, 2016
10:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun.

Sat:  Two Tone Steiny and the Cadillacs, Used Blues Band, Charlie Wade Blues Band, Dave Segal, Guitar Mac

Sun:  Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Val Starr and Blues Rocket, Eddie Neon, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, Ronnie Stewart and the Bay Area Blues Society All Stars

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.

Vets To Vets Blues Festival

American Legion Post 474
Half Moon Bay, CA

July 10, 2016
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Stan Erhart Band, Alvon Johnson, Glenn Walters,
Mz Dee Logwood

Pleasant Hill Blues & Brews Festival

Pleasant Hill Park
Pleasant Hill, CA

July 15 & 16, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Fri.
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Sat.

Gregg Wright, Frankie G. and the Conviction, Caroompas Room, The Indecision Band, The Big Jangle

PAL Blues Festival

Courthouse Square
Redwood City, CA

July 22 & 23, 2016
6:00 pm Fri.
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sat.

Fri:  Terrie Odabi

Sat:  Kenny Neal, Taylor P. Collins, Craig Horton, The Mile, Debraun Thomas, A.J. Crawdaddy

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

Sam's Wood Site
Mammoth Lakes, CA

August 4 - 7, 2016

Doyle Bramhall II, Shemekia Copeland, Zac Harmon, Roy Rogers and the Delta Rhythm Kings, Curtis Salgado, Matt Schofield, David Jacobs-Strain, Jon Batiste and Stay Human
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

Sonoma County Blues Festival

SOMO Village
Rohnert Park, CA

August 7, 2016
2:00 pm

Sonny Landreth, Janiva Magness, Lightnin' Malcolm, HowellDevine, Volker Strifler

The Real Blues Festival of Orange County

Coach House
San Juan Capistrano, CA

August 14, 2016
12:00 pm

James Harman, KK Martin Band, Crosscut Delux, Diana Rein and the Papermoon Gypsys, Up Jumped the Bluez

New Blues Festival

El Dorado Park
Long Beach, CA

September 3 & 4, 2016
10:00 am

Bobby Rush, Lee Rocker, Caravan Of All Stars, Big Llou Johnson and His Chicago Blues Band, Seville Street
Full Lineup HERE.

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

San Diego Blues Festival

Embarcadero Marina Park North
San Diego, CA

September 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm -->

Los Lobos, Nikki Hill, Bobby Rush, Watermelon Slim, Frank Bey and Anthony Paule, Chris Cain, Billy and Junior Watson, The Holla Pointe, Big Jon Atkinson

Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

Johnson's Beach
Guerneville, CA

September 10 & 11, 2016

Sun:  Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo', Bobby Rush, Nikki Hill, Moreland and Arbuckle, Igor Prado from Brazil
Full Lineup HERE.


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