Blues Links

This is a compilation of links gathered from various sources on the web of:

Blues Societies
Blues Festival Infomation
Additional Festivals
Record Labels
Miscellaneous Sites of Interest.

Blues Societies
Other Blues Festival Information
  • Tampa Bay Blues Festival
    March 24-26
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Too Blue Rhythm & Blues Festival
    March 24-26
    Annette Strauss Artist Square
    Dallas, TX
  • Amsterdam Blues Festival
    March 24-25
    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Call 020-410-77-77 for information
  • Bonne Fete
    March 24-26
    Downtown Baton Rouge, LA
  • Columbus Blues Alliance Annual Traditional Blues Festival
    April 1
    Columbus, OH
  • Springing the Blues
    April 1-2
    Jacksonville Beach, FL
  • Muddy Waters Memorial Blues Bash
    April 2
    Pineda Inn
    Melbourne, FL

    (407) 242-9666
  • Atlanta Blues Festival
    April 9
    The Tabernacle
    Atlanta, GA
  • Burnley National Blues Festival
    April 21-24
    Burnley Mechanics
    Burnley, Lancashire, England
  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
    April 28-30, May 4-May 7
    Raceway Fairgrounds
    New Orleans, LA
  • Bowie Street Blues
    April 30
    Institute of Texan Cultures
    San Antonio, TX

    (210) 641-8192
  • Beale Street Music Festival
    May 5-7
    Tom Lee Park
    Memphis, TN
  • Metro Fountain Blues Festival
    May 13
    San Jose State University
    San Jose, CA
  • Roots of the Blues Festival
    May 12-13
    Swallow Hill Music Hall
    Denver, CO
  • Blind Willie Blues Festival
    May 13
    Thomson, GA
    or call (706) 597-1000
  • Columbia Pike Blues Festival
    May 13
    Arlington, VA
    For info call: (703) 892-2776
    or visit
  • Catalina Island Blues Festival
    May 14-16
    Catalina Island, CA
    For ticket info call 1-888-253-8368
    or visit
    Hotel info available at
  • Sunbanks Blues Festival
    May 19-21
    Sunbanks Resort
    Near Grand Coulee Dam, WA
    Call (509) 633-3786.
  • Carolina Lite Blues Festival
    May 20
    Tanglewood Park
    Clemmons, NC
  • Chesapeake Bay Blue Festival
    May 20-21
    Sandy Point State Park
    Annapolis, MD

    Call (301) 794-5720 for VIP tickets
    All other tickets are through
    Ticketmaster at 1-800-551-SEAT
  • Open Strings­International Guitarfestival
    May 20-21
    City Hall
    Osnabruck, Germany
    FREE admission
    Phone 05 41/71 00 20; Fax 05 41/70 86 67
    Email or visit for details
    and tickets.
  • Doheny Blues Festival
    May 20-21
    Doheny State Beach
    Dana Point, CA
    See for details or call the festival hotline - (949) 262-2662 for updates, campsite and accommodations information.
  • Silver City Blues Festival
    May 26-28
    Silver City, NM
    Call 1-888-758-7289 for information or check out
  • Castel San Pietro in Blues Festival
    May 26-27
    Castel San Pietro
    Near Bologna, Italy

    For more details contact Nevio Bencivenni:
  • Santa Cruz Blues Festival
    May 27-28
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Call (831) 479-9814 or visit for tickets and more information.
  • Bishopstock
    May 27-29
    Bishopšs Court Palace, Clyst St. Mary
    Exeter, England
    Tickets are available from the Bishopstock box office at 44 1392 875330/ 875220.
    For festival and travel packages call 44 171 706 7570 or check out for more information
  • Colorado Rock & Blues Festival
    May 28
    Acacia Park
    Colorado Springs, CO
    A FREE festival
  • The Big Blues
    June 3
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Chicago Blues Festival
    June 8-11
    Grant Park
    Chicago, IL
      Call (312) 744-3315 or check for further information
  • Blues on the Range
    June 9-11
    Ironworld Discovery Center
    Chisholm, MN
    Call (715) 394-6831 x 107 or visit for updates.
  • International Guitar Seminars Acoustic Blues and Slide Guitar Workshop
    June 12-17
    Columbia University
    New York, NY
      A workshop on the West Coast will be August 19-25 at the University of CA at Santa Cruz. Contact Trevor Laurence at (212) 989- 7003 or fax 212-239-4088 for information.
  • W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
    June 14-17
    Henderson, KY
    Call 1-800-648-3128 or check out for information
  • Blues on the Fx - Blues and Heritage Festival
    June 16-17
    Downtown Aurora, IL, or call (630) 585-3955.
  • Mountain of Blues Festival
    June 17
    Ruidoso, NM
    Call (505) 336-1980 or check out
  • Hard Knox Blues Fest
    June 17
    Old City Courtyard
    Knoxville, TN

    Call (865) 573-4042.
  • Pioneer Valley Blues, Brews & BBQ's Festival
    June 17-18
    3 County Fairgrounds
    Northampton, MA
      For further information, call 413-584-2237 ext. 112.
  • Apple River Festival
    June 23-25
    Somerset, WI
    Call (715) 394-6831 x 107 or visit for updates.
  • Port Townsend Country Blues Workshop
    June 26-July 2
    Fort Worden State Park Conference Center
    Port Townsend, WA
    Call (360) 385-3102 or contact
  • Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
    June 30-July 2
    LeClair Park
    Davenport, IA
    Call 319-32-BLUES, e-mail or for details. Tickets go on sale April 1st and can be ordered through Ticketmaster Outlets.
  • Waterfront Blues Festival
    June 30-July 4
    Tom McCall Waterfront Park
    Portland, OR
    For more information, please call (503) 973-FEST or check out
  • Blues, Jazz and Arts on the Ridge
    July 8-9
    Munster Town Hall Lawn
    Munster, IN
    Call the Munster Chamber of Commerce at (219) 836-5549 or email for information and band updates.
  • Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival
    July 8-16
    Various venues
    Boston, MA
    Call (617) 267-4301 or visit website for schedule and ticket information
  • North Atlantic Blues Festival
    July 8-9
    Harbor Park
    Advance tickets credit card orders: (207) 596-0376. Chamber of Commerce 1-800-562-2529 and email:, Web site:, E-mail:
  • Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
    July 14-16
    The Blues Ranch
    Winthrop, WA
    S Call (509) 682-2118 or (206) 361-2240 or set your browser to
  • Quincy Blues Festival
    July 14-16
    Washington Park
    Quincy, IL
    Formerly the Mid-Mississippi Blues Festival. Updates soon. For now contact or for more information.
  • Blues Week
    July 16-21
    Davis & Elkins College
    Elkins, WV
      Call (304) 637-1209, fax (304) 637-1317 or email for the schedule of classes and events.
  • Lehigh Valley Blues & Jazz Fest
    July 10-22
    Cementon Park
    Whitehall, PA
  • Kansas City Blues Festival
    July 21-23
    Penn Valley Park
    Kansas City, MO

    or 800-530-KCMO.
  • Riverhead Blues Festival
    July 21-23
    Peconic River
    Riverhead, NY
  • Cape Fear Blues Festival
    July 27-30
    Wilmington, NC

    Four days of blues events includes a blues cruise, festival reception, musicianšs workshops, main event concert and blues showcase. Acts TBA. Call (910) 350-8822, e-mail or see for updates.
  • River Rock'n Blues Festival
    August 6
    Pueblo, CO

    or call (719) 549-2414.
  • Blues In The Valley 2000
    August 5-6
    Wilmington, VT

  • Bayfront Blues Festival
    August 11-13
    Bayfront Festival Park
    Duluth, MN

  • Musconetcong River Blues Festival
    August 20
    Hampton Bourough Park
    Hampton, NJ

    or call (908) 832-0156.
  • Limestone City Blues Festival
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    August 23, 24, 25,  2001
  • Long Beach Blues Festival
    September 2-4
    Long Beach, CA
  • Bluestock 2000
    October 13-14
    Beale Street
    Memphis, TN

    or call (901) 526-4280
Additional Festivals
Record Labels
Miscellaneous Blues Related Sites