Blues Festivals

The Blues Foundation thanks the following Blues Festivals for their support as Blues Business Associates.
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United States

W.C. Handy Music Festival
Florence, AL
July 19 – 28, 2019

Wiregrass Blues Fest
Dothan, AL
April 27, 2019

Blues and Brews Festival
Tucson, AZ
2020 Dates to be announced

Flagstaff Blues and Brews Festival
Flagstaff, AZ
June 7 & 8, 2019

Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival
Fort Smith, AR
June 21 & 22, 2019

King Biscuit Blues Festival
Helena, AR
October 9-12, 2019

Hot Springs Blues Festival
Hot Springs, AR
August 31, 2019

Baja Blues Festival
Coronado, CA
August 9-11, 2019

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival
Simi Valley, CA
May 25 & 26, 2019

Topanga Blues Festival
Topanga, CA
May 4, 2019

Ventura County Blues Festival
Camarillo, CA
Dates to be announced

2 Left Feet Blues Festival
Simsburry, CT
Dates to be announced

Blues From The Top
Winter Park, CO
June 29 & 30, 2019

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
Telluride, CO
September 13-15, 2019

Trinidaddio Blues Fest
Trinidad, CO
August 24, 2019

Bradenton Blues Festival
Bradenton, FL
December 7, 2019

Forgotten Music Festival
Mexico Beach, FL
November 8 & 9, 2019


Suncoast Blues Festival
Sarasota, FL
2020 Dates to be Announced


Tampa Bay Blues Festival
Saint Petersburg, FL
Dates to be announced

Chicago Blues Festival
Chicago Blues Festival

Chicago, IL
June 7-9, 2019

Crossroads Blues Festival – Guitarzapalooza
Rockford, IL
Dates to be announced

Peoria Blues and Heritage Music Festival
Peoria, IL
August 30 & 31, 2019

Windy City Blues Fest
Lyons, IL
Dates to be announced

Bacon Blues & Brew Music and Arts Festival
Batesville, IN
Dates to be announced

Mississippi Valley Blues Festival
Davenport, IA
Dates to be announced


Winter Blues Fest
Des Moines, IA
February 1 & 2, 2019

Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival
Topeka, KS
July 4, 2019

Kenlake’s Hot August Blues Festival
Aurora, KY
August 22 – 24, 2019

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
New Orleans, LA
October 18-20, 2019

North Atlantic Blues Festival
Rockland, ME
July 13 & 14, 2019

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
Annapolis, MD
Postponed until 2020


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College Park Blues Festival

College Park, MD
Dates to be announced

Gloucester Blues Festival
Gloucester, MA
August 10, 2019

Alpena Blues Festival
Alpena, MI
Dates to be announced

Ann Arbor Blues Festival
Ann Arbor, MI
Dates to be announced for 2019’s 50th Anniversary

Kalamazoo Blues Festival
Kalamazoo, MI
Dates to be announced

Marquette Area Blues Fest
Marquette, MI
August 30 – September 1, 2019

Big Muddy Blues Festival
St. Louis, MO
Dates to be announced

Big Blues Bender
Las Vegas, NV
September 5 – 8, 2019

Barnful of Blues Festival
Bedford, NH
Dates to be announced

White Mountain Boogie N’ Blues Festival
Thornton, NH
Dates to be announced

Silver City Blues Festival
Silver City, NM
May 24-26, 2019

Chenango Blues Festival
Norwich, NY
August 16 & 17, 2019

New York State Blues Festival
Syracuse, NY
June 27-29, 2019

Carolina Blues Festival

Greensboro, NC
Dates to be announced

River City Blues Festival
Marietta, OH
Dates to be announced


Winter Blues & Heritage Festival
Cincinnati, OH
Dates to be announced

Waterfront Blues Festival
Portland, Oregon
July 4-7, 2019

Billtown Blues Festival
Hughesville, PA
Dates to be announced


Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Nescopeck, PA
July 11-14, 2019

Phoenixville Blues Fest
Phoenixville, PA
Dates to be announced

Reading Blues Fest
Reading, PA
November 16-18, 2019

Road To Biscuit Festival
Memphis, TN
Dates to be announced

Simply Texas Blues Festival
San Angelo, TX
Dates to be announced

Tall City Blues Festival
Midland, TX
July 12 & 13, 2019

Utah Blues Festival
Salt Lake City, UT
June 14-15, 2019

BBQ & Blues
Sedalia, VA
Dates to be announced

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
Winthrop, WA
July 19 – 21, 2019

Paramount Music Festival
Port Washington, WI
August 30 – September 1, 2019


Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
February 3 – 10, 2019
January 19 – 26, 2020

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
June 21-23, 2019

Canal Bank Shuffle
Thorold, Ontario, Canada
Dates to be announced

Calgary International Blues Festival
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 29 – August 4, 2019

Edmonton Blues Festival
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dates to be announced

Edmonton Winter Blues Festival
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
February 17 & 18, 2019

Saskatoon Blues Festival
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
February 25 – March 3, 2019

Thunder Bay Blues Festival
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Dates to be announced

Trois-Rivieres En Blues
Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada
Dates to be announced

Cahors Blues Festival
Gramat, France
July 12-16, 2019

Bluesfest Eutin
Eutin, Germany
May 16 – May 19, 2019

AmenoBlues Festival
Ameno, Novara, Italy
Dates to be announced

DeltaBlues Festival
Polesine, Italy
Dates to be announced

Poretta Soul Festival
Poretta Terme, Italy
July 18 – 21, 2019

Dutch Blues Challenge
Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands
October 6, 2019

Nidaros Blues Festival
Trondheim, Norway
April 24-28, 2019

Notodden Blues Festival
Notodden, Norway
August 1-4, 2019

Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival
Boquete, Panama
February 21-24, 2019

European Blues Challenge
Azores, Portugal
April 4-6, 2019

Summerblues Basel
Basel, Switzerland
June 28, 2019

Vully Blues Festival
Praz, Switzerland
Dates to be announced

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