Bradenton Blues Festival
Saturday, December 7th 2013
Bradenton, Florida, USA, Downtown Bradenton Riverwalk - - www.bradentonbluesfestival.org
Headliners: Shemekia Copeland, Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang, Trampled Underfoot
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Friday, December 13th 2013
Reno, Nevada, USA, Grand Sierra Resort - (775) 789-2000 - apeconcerts.com
Headliners: Tedeshi Trucks Band
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, Multiple venues in Columbia and Montour Counties, PA - 570-317-2596 - www.facebook.com/columbiamontourbluesfest
Headliners: Moreland & Arbuckle, the Alexis P. Suter Band, Clarence Spady, and Lonnie Shields
Blast Furnace Blues
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA, Bethlehem, PA - 610-332-3378 - www.artsquest.org/blastfurnaceblues/
Headliners: Blind Boys of Alabama, Curtis Saldago, Maria Muldaur & The Midnight Ramble Band
Bluesfest Byron Bay
Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm - +61 2 6685 8310 - www.bluesfest.com.au
Headliners: Aaron Buddy Guy, Neville, Allen Stone, Boz Scaggs, Doobie Brothers, Dave Matthews Band
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
22 Jan. 19 ~ 26, 2014 Eastern Caribbean
Ft. Lauderdale, FL roundtrip to St. Maarten, St. Thomas / St. John & Turks and Caicos on the Holland America ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
SOLD OUT! Click to join Waitlist
23 Oct. 4 ~ 11, 2014 Mexican Riviera
Los Angeles, CA roundtrip to Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan on the NCL Sun.
NOW PRE-BOOKING! Click for info and to place your fully refundable $250 per cabin deposit.
24 Jan. 18 ~ 25, 2015 Western Caribbean
(816) 753-7979 reservations & info.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL roundtrip to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Honduras and Costa Maya, Mexico on the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam.
Due to an overwhelming response we will no longer be accepting for the January 2015 Blues Cruise. If you are currently booked aboard the January 2014 Blues Cruise, you may either place your pre-book deposit on-board or by contacting the office. The official announcement regarding the line-up, pricing, cabin selection dates and any open cabin availability will take place likely in April 2014.
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Friday-Sunday, April 18th-20th 2014
Byron Bay, , Australia, Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm - + 61 2 6685 831 - www.bluesfest.com.au
As the basis for American music, the rhythms and musical progressions of
blues music has had a public following since the early 20th century. As time
progressed, the sounds of blues music have been altered, expanded, and often
renamed. The basis of rock 'n roll, hip hop, rap, heavy metal, and jazz all
have a genesis in blues music. To ensure the continued survival of an
audience for blues music and expand the financial opportunities for blues
and it's life blood festivals The Blues Festival Guide is committed to the
process of outreach and a search for methods to present blues to a wider
Blues Music... Sometimes sad, lonely and mournful, but in other cases fully energized and
bursting with electric-guitar-fueled vigor, blues is one of the most
powerful, influential and popular musical styles to have risen during the
last few centuries.
The song structure is simple - much of classic blues is based around a
three-chord, 12-bar progression that leaves room for boundless improvisation
- and it serves as a foundation for much of today's popular music.
Today it's still being picked on the front porches of tar-paper shacks, but
it's just as frequently fired up loud and proud in front of a barroom (or
for that matter stadium) crowd. In either case though, it remains a music
that reflects hardship, trouble and strife, but also perseverance and
strength of character - to know the blues is to be in touch with your true
spirit and soul.
Notableartists include: B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters, Jimi
Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Delbert
McClinton, Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon