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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  February 13, 2016:

The Blues Show will come on following Penn Basketball, at approximately 8PM.

In the midnight hour on Blue Dimensions, a trio of trios - - new music from the phenomenal pianist Hiromi Uehara and her Trio Project, with longtime collaborators bassist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips. The new album is called Spark, a title that certainly suggests its flashing electric energy. We'll also hear from another trio the Matt Parker Trio, with a new album called Present Time, and we have yet another trio, headed up by vibraphonist Christian Tamburr, with pianist Takana Miyamoto and percussionist Keita Ogawa, who take on a Beatles song on their album People Talk. Also: new music from drummer Ed Fast and his band Conga Bop, with a very special guest, guitarist Larry Coryell, and a track from a cool new album from saxophone player and composer Roxy Coss, who wants to be sure that we her name right. She says "Don't Cross The Coss," and celebrates her power as a woman in jazz on her album Restless Idealism.      

Book alert! A new photography book Blues Hands features photographs of blues artists, especially their hands in action, by photographer Joseph A. Rosen. Joe has been a familiar figure at area blues festivals with his camera, but he has traveled far and wide to get photos, including the Bluzapalooza Tour of Iraq in 2008, which featured Shemekia Copeland, seen in a photo in the book with several young Marines. Other photos include B. B. King, Taj Mahal, Devon Allman, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Mavis Staples, Johnny Winter, Gary Clark Jr., and many others.

       • • • Area Blues Concerts & Events • • •


For more detailed information please visit our concert calendar or a venue's website.


[View regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events]


• • • February • • •


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM

JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound @ World Cafe Live Philaelphia upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 8PM (doors at 7PM) $14 + fees

Jason Ricci & JJ Appleton @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ana Popovic @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM


Friday, February 12, 2016

Lisa Chavous and The Philadelphia Blues Messengers
with guest blues guitarist Robert Ross in "Tribute to Chess Records"
@ The Twisted Tail 509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mikey Junior @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Samantha Fish @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-296-4100 7:30PM advance $30 at door $35


Friday, February 19, 2016

Deb Callahan & Billy Hector @ 2nd Story Blues Alliance
Epic Center
1205 Broadway
Fountain Hill PA
7:30PM $28

Samantha Fish @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $24

Destination Blues Music Festival
24 East Main Street
Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-317-2596
More than 15 bands at more than a dozen venues in
Columbia and Montour Counties
free bus transportation among venues and hotels
Discount-price tickets on sale now


Saturday, February 20, 2016

Daddy Mack Blues Band @ Annenberg Center Harold Prince Theatre
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-898-3900 8PM $30

Destination Blues Music Festival
24 East Main Street
Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-317-2596
Blues all day in Bloomsburg PA, including
Samantha Fish, Cedric Burnside Project, Vanessa Collier
Harper, Miss Melanie and The Valley Rats, and more
Discount-price tickets on sale now

Randy Lippincott Band @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM

Deb Callahan @ Black Walnut Winery
3000 Lincoln Highway
Sadsburyville PA
610-857-5566


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Destination Blues Music Festival
24 East Main Street
Bloomsburg PA 17815
570-317-2596
Blues Brunch, followed by
Alexis P. Suter and The Ministers of Sound performing
gospel blues in a landmark church backed by a local choir
Discount-price tickets on sale now


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Nick Moss Band @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Friday, February 26, 2016

Maceo Parker @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Maceo Parker show info
Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 10PM-Midnight

Toronzo Cannon @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Toronzo Cannon show info
Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 11PM-12:15AM

Tommy Z Band @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Tommy Z show info
Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772

lower case blues @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
lower case blues show info
Lancaster Dispensing Company
33 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 Midnight to 1AM

Deb Callahan @ The Mermaid Inn
7673 Germantown Avenue (Germantown Avenue & Mermaid Lane)
Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) PA
215-247-9797 9PM-Midnight



James Hunter @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM

Selwyn Birchwood @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-296-4100 Show 7:30PM advance $25 at door $30

Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers
Moondog Medicine Show
Terry Oates & The Mudcats
@ Capitol Theatre
159 South Main Street
Chambersburg PA
717-263-0202 7PM $15 plus $1 transaction fee for single or multiple purchases


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Albert Cummings Band @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Albert Cummings show info
Convention Center, Main Stage
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 3PM-4:15PM

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials show info
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 5PM-6:15PM

Daryl Davis Band @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Daryl Davis show info
Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 6PM-7:15PM

Vanessa Collier @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Vanessa Collier show info
Trust Performing Arts Center
37 North Market Street
Lancaster PA
717-875-2772 6:45PM-8PM

Joanna Connor @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Joanna Connor show info
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 8:30PM-9:45PM

Toronzo Cannon @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Toronzo Cannon show info
Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 9PM-10:15PM

Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Miss Melanie show info
Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 9:30PM-10:45PM

Ursula Ricks @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Ursula Ricks show info
Tellus 360 Front Stage
24 East King Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 10PM-11:15PM

Tinsley Ellis @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Tinsley Ellis show info
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 10:15PM-11:30PM

Linwood Taylor @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Linwood Taylor show info
Federal Taphouse
201 North Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 11PM-12:15AM

Selwyn Birchwood @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Selwyn Birchwood show info
Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 Midnight-1:30AM

Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88 @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88 show info
Lancaster Dispensing Company
33 North Market Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 Midnight to 1AM

Clarence Spady @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Clarence Spady show info
Chameleon Club
223 North Water Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 Midnight


Dukes Of Destiny @ Alma Mater
7165 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19119
267-335-4090 9PM-12PM $12

Lisa Chavous and The Philadelphia Blues Messengers with
Frank Bey, Brett Jolly, Richard Tucker, Victoria Yancey and daughter Raina
"Tribute to the Peacemakers and Stax Records" @ La Rose Jazz Club
5531 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA
484-557-4110 6PM-9PM tickets $25 ($30 at the door), includes dinner

Little Red Rooster Band @ The Lucky Well
111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Albert Cummings Band @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Albert Cummings show info
Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 11AM-12:15PM

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials show info
Elks Lodge (Blues Brunch)
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 12:30PM-1:45PM

Clarence Spady @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Clarence Spady show info
Tellus 360 Back Stage
24 East King Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 1:30PM

Joanna Connor @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Joanna Connor show info
Elks Lodge
219 North Duke Street
Lancaster PA 17602
717-875-2772 2PM-3:15PM

Tinsley Ellis @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Tinsley Ellis show info
Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 3:30PM-4:15PM

Selwyn Birchwood @ Lancaster Roots & Blues
Selwyn Birchwood show info
Convention Center
25 South Queen Street
Lancaster PA 17603
717-875-2772 4:45PM-6PM


Monday, February 29, 2016

Buckwheat Zydeco @ World Cafe Live Wilmington upstairs
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM (doors 7PM) $18 +fees SRO, $26 +fees seated


• • • March • • •


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-296-4100 7:30 PM $25 Advance, $30 Door


Friday, March 4, 2016

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and Selwyn Birchood @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM


Saturday, March 5, 2016

Soul Patch @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


Friday, March 11, 2016

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day One
@ Steelstacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

Musikfest Café
 6:30PM Friar's Point
 8:00PM Sarah Ayers Band
 9:45PM Craig Thatcher Band


Coco Montoya @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-296-4100 7:30PM $30 advance, $35 door


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day Two
@ Steelstacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

Musikfest Café
12:30PM Ursula Ricks
 1:45PM Darrell Nulisch
 3:15PM James Armstrong
 5:00PM Coco Montoya
 6:45PM Royal Southern Brotherhood
 8:30PM Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage
 1:00PM Maria Woodford Band
 2:30PM Toby Walker
 4:15PM Ursula Ricks
 6:00PM Darrell Nulisch  7:45PM James Armstrong


Great Women of Blues & Jazz with Toshi Reagon, Allison Miller, Christelle Durandy Karma Mayet Johnson, Tamar-kali, Josette Newsam Marchak, Mem Nhadr, Imani Uzuri @ Annenberg Center Zellerbach Theatre 3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-898-3900 8PM $20, $35, $50

Mikey Junior @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM

Roomful of Blues @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM


Sunday, March 13, 2016

Blast Furnace Blues Festival Day Three
@ Steelstacks
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem PA 18015
610-332-1300

Musikfest Café
11:00AM The BC Combo
 1:15PM The Revelers
 2:30PM Janiva Magness
 4:15PM Johnny Winter All Star Band
 6:00PM Charlie Musselwhite

Fowler Blast Furnace Room Stage
12:30PM Matt Anderson
 2:00PM James Supra
 3:45PM Matt Anderson
 5:15PM The Revelers


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Selwyn Birchwood @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Joanne Shaw Taylor @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM


Friday, March 18, 2016

John Mayall @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 6PM & 9PM


Saturday, March 19, 2016

"Experience Hendrix" with Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Billy Cox, and more
@ Borgata Event Center
1 Borgata Way
Atlantic City NJ 08401
609-317-1000 8PM


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Experience Hendrix with Buddy Guy
Jonny Lang, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more
@ Santander Performing Arts Center
136 North 6th Street
Reading PA 19601
1-800-745-3000 7PM

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nick Moss Band @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Friday, March 25, 2016

Cedric Burnside Project @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dukes Of Destiny @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


• • • April • • •


Friday, April 1, 2016

Berks Jazz Fest presents
Robben Ford @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $40


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Michael Hill & Regina Bonelli @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM

Berks Jazz Fest presents
Popa Chubby @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 2PM $25

Berks Jazz Fest presents
Keb' Mo' with Gerald Allbright @ Double Tree by Hilton
701 Penn Street
Reading PA 19602
610-375-8000 7PM $52

Berks Jazz Fest presents
David Bromberg Big Band @ Miller Center For The Arts
4 North Second Street
Reading PA 19601
610-607-6205 7:30PM $49

Randy Lippincott Band @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $25/$39.50


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Berks Jazz Fest presents
Craig Thatcher Band @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM


Friday, April 8, 2016

Berks Jazz Fest presents
Mavis Staples @ Scottish Rite Cathedral
310 South 7th Avenue
West Reading PA 19611
1-800-745-3000 7PM $49


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Berks Jazz Fest presents
Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $39

Midnight Shift @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM

Chris O'Leary @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-296-4100 7:30PM $25 advance, $30 door


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mark Hummel's Golden State Lonestar Revue featuring Anson Funderburgh
Little Charlie Baty, RW Grigsby, and Wes Starr
@ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

John Németh @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $19.50/$29.50


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Mark Hummel's Golden State Lonestar Revue featuring
Anson Funderburgh, Little Charlie Baty, RW Grigsby, Wes Starr
@ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Soul Patch @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Bucks County Blues Society presents
"Spring Fever Footstomper" with
John Primer and The Real Deal Blues band
and Steve Guyger & The Excellos
@ Terchon V.F.W.
1315 Hardy Street
Edgely PA
2315-946-4794 2PM


Saturday, April 23, 2016

Blue Plate Specials @ The Lucky Well
> 111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA 19002
215-646-4242 8PM


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mark Wenner's Blues Warriors @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


• • • May • • •


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers @ Collingswood Community Center
Collingswood First Thursday Series
30 West Collings Avenue
Collingswood NJ 08108
215-517-8337 $10, students $5


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Johnny Rawls @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Thursday, May 12, 2016

April Mae & The June Bugs @ Foster Military Lodge
Jazz At The Lodge Second Thursday Series
351 Charleston Road
Willingboro NJ 08046
215-517-8337 $10, students $5


Friday, May 13, 2016

Deanna Bogart @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $24


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Johnny Never @ Ridge Avenue United Methodist Church
Third Wednesday Series
Fellowship Hall, 7811 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19128
215-517-8337 $10, students $5


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Day One
Performers TBA
@ Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis MD 21409
410-257-7413
before February 15: one-day $50, two-day Pass $95
after February 15: one-day $65, two-day Pass $115
day of shows: one-day $80, two-day Pass $140


Sunday, May 22, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival Day Two
Performers TBA
@ Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis MD 21409
410-257-7413
before February 15: one-day $50, two-day Pass $95
after February 15: one-day $65, two-day Pass $115
day of shows: one-day $80, two-day Pass $140


• • • June • • •


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day One
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
 Noon-12:45PM Mike Metallia & The Midnight Shift
1:00PM-2:15PM Vanessa Collier
2:45PM-4:00PM Flamin' Harry & The Roadhouse Rockers
4:30PM-6:00PM Zac Harmon
6:30PM-8:00PM Kenny Neal headliner
in between sets, session tent with Garry Cogdell


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day Two
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
 Noon-12:45PM Connor Filicko
12:45PM-1:45PM Roger Girke Band
2:15PM-3:45PM TBA! check back for info!
4:15PM-5:45PM TBA! check back for info!
6:15PM-7:30PM Devon Allman headliner
in between sets, session tent with Garry Cogdell


• • • July • • •


Friday, July 8, 2016

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Main Stage
4:30PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
6:15PM Cedric Burnside Project
8:00PM John Primer
9:45PM Nikki Hill

Back Porch Stage
8:15PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
7:00PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
5:45PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
4:30PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
3:15PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
2:00PM TBA stay tuned for updates!

88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Main Stage
4:00PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
5:50PM Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots
7:40PM Carolyn Wonderland
9:30PM Devon Allman Band

Back Porch Stage
1:30PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
2:45PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
4:00PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
5:30PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
7:00PM TBA stay tuned for updates!
8:30PM TBA stay tuned for updates!

88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Back Porch Stage
10:00AM TBA stay tuned for updates!
11:30AM Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots
 1:00PM Alexis P. Suter and The Ministers Of Sound

88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342



Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bucks County Blues Society presents
34th Annual R & B Picnic @ Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street
Morrisville PA 19067
Kenny Neal
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames
Laura Rain & The Caesars
Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
Vanessa Collier Band
James Supra Blues Band
Norman Taylor
215-946-4794

• • • August • • •


Friday, August 5, 2016

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 1)
Rosa Parks Drive (across street from train station)
Wilmington DE 19801

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 2)
Rosa Parks Drive (across street from train station)
Wilmington DE 19801

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 3)
Rosa Parks Drive (across street from train station)
Wilmington DE 19801

• • • September • • •


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Phoenixville Blues Festival
Reeves Park
148 3rd Avenue
Phoenixville PA 19460
free


Friday, September 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day One
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: info@splitrockresort.com
Tickets on sale now

    arrival party - free -

5:15PM-7:45PM Beareather Reddy @ Galleria Rock Bar
8:00PM-Midnight Mikey Junior's Blues Revue @ Galleria Governor's Ballroom
9:00PM-1:00AM Sterling Koch Crossroads Duo at The Thirsty Moose Saloon


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day Two
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: info@splitrockresort.com
Tickets on sale now

    Masterclass Workshop @ Galleria Governor's Ballroom

11:00AM-12:30PM Ronnie Earl

    Main Stage

1:00PM-2:15PM Slam Allen
2:45PM-4:00PM Zac Harmon
4:30PM-5:45PM Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues Allstars including
    Toni Lynn Washington, Darrell Nulisch, Monster Mike Welch
    Michelle Willson and more
6:15PM-7:30PM Kenny Neal
8:00PM-9:30PM Buckwheat Zydeco

    Tent Stage

1:30PM-2:45PM Guy Davis
3:15PM-4:30PM Blackburn with Harrison Kennedy
5:00PM-6:15PM Slam Allen
6:45PM-8:00PM Guy Davis
8:30PM-9:30PM Blackburn

5:00PM-6:15PM Slam Allen
6:45PM-8:00PM Guy Davis

    Saturday Night Showcase

9:45PM-11:00PM Beareather Reddy
11:30PM-1:00AM Zac Harmon

    The Thirsty Moose Saloon

9:00PM-1:00AM Bobby Kyle Band


Central Delaware Blues Society presents
Roadhouse BluesFest @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962

Wyebrook Farm Blues Festival 15O Wyebrook Road Honey Brook PA 19344 610-942-7481

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day Three
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: info@splitrockresort.com
Tickets on sale now

    Blues Brunch @ Governor's Ballroom

11:45AM-12:45PM Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz

    Main Stage

1:00PM-2:15PM The Campbell Brothers
2:45PM-4:00PM Andy T - Nick Nixon Band
4:30PM-5:45PM Toronzo Cannon
6:15PM-7:30PM Delmark Chicago Revue
8:00PM-9:30PM Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

    Tent Stage

1:30PM-2:45PM Harrison Kennedy
3:15PM-4:30PM Vanessa Collier
5:00PM-6:15PM The Campbell Brothers
6:45PM-8:00PM Harrison Kennedy
8:30PM-9:30PM Andy T - Nick Nixon Band

    Thirsty Moose Saloon

9:00PM-1:00AM After-Fest Party with Vanessa Collier


Saturday, September 24, 2016

10th Annual Hank Storey Blues-Rock Fall Fling @ Terchon V. F. W. Post
1315 Hardy Road
Edgely PA 19007
215-946-4794 12:30PM-7PM outdoors, rain or shine


Sunday, September 25, 2016

3rd Annual Blues Cruisin' Lunch
featuring Georgie Bonds performing on The Spirit of Philadelphia
on a three-hour cruise along the Delaware River.
1:00PM boarding the Spirit Of Philadelphia
1:30PM Embark - cruise begins - Georgie Bonds and band perform
3:30PM Spirit of Philadelphia returns to the dock, and
          Georgie Bonds and his All Star Blues Revue continues to perform
4:30PM Disembark. The show concludes.


• • • October • • •


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Paoli Blues Festival
Paoli Village Shoppes
41 Paoli Plaza
Paoli PA 19301
(across North Valley Road from the Paoli Train Station)
entry fee is a Donation of non-perishable food for the Chester County Food Bank

Gypsy Moon Blues Festival
East Petersburg Community Park
6071 Pine Street
East Petersburg PA 17520
3PM-8PM free

• • • November • • •


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Diamond State Blues Society presents Blues Harvest 2016
Wilmington DE


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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events


• • • Tuesday • • •

Frank Greene's House Of Blues @ Time Out Sports Bar and Grill
featuring The Frank Greene Blues Band and guests
every Tuesday night
241 White Horse Pike (exit 29 on Rt. 295)
Barrington NJ 08007
856-547-7444 8PM

Acoustic Tuesdays with Niki Sbaffoni @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
6:30PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

The Old Crispy Minstrels @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202


• • • Wednesday • • •

Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues every Wednesday @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

The monthly Blues Jam @ Jamey's House Of Music
on the first Wednesday of each month is off for the time being. Unfortunately, Jamey's House of Music, where lots of wonderful musicians have performed!) has been forced to cease operation. They are currently planning on reopening in a new location sometime in the next few months. Jamey's House of Music was a one-of-a-kind house-concert venue, with a very friendly and warm atmosphere, great sound, and fabulous music, and we look forward to Jamey's re-emergence in the near future.

Chuck McCrory, Larry Baltimore, Russ Massimin, lead blues open mic
The Greenwood Inn
4457 Marlton Pike
Pennsauken NJ 08109
8PM-12Midnight 856-663-9868

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"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Saturday • • •

"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Sunday • • •

Sunday Blues Jam at The Twisted tail
hosted by Mikey Junior & Friends
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 info@thetwistedtail.com

Fred Miller Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail
Blues Jam last Sunday of each month
2580 Haverford Road
Ardmore PA 19003
8PM 610-649-6245

Weekly Blues Jam on Sundays, hosted by Blues In The Attic @ Casey's Restaurant & Lounge
155 South Antrim Way
Greencastle PA
4PM - 7PM 717-597-8383

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About The Blues Show and Jonny Meister

The Blues Show airs every Saturday night from 7:00 to Midnight on XPN. Host Jonny Meister explores this music and its history not only because it is the key ingredient in later rock and pop music, but also because of its own special allure and unique power as a style of music and expression of the human soul.

Catherine Russell and Jonny
Jonny Meister with Catherine Russell

The Blues Show covers the entire history of the blues from 1920 to the present, from the best-known to the most obscure blues, with focus on the present-day blues, but with an eye on the rich history of this music and its large body of timeless recordings.

Host Jonny Meister has been playing the blues on WXPN since March 1977. Meister grew up with old blues records in the house. His father played boogie woogie on the piano, which Jonny learned at about the age of 12. Later he played in rock bands and did a few solo gigs as a singer-songwriter. As his interest in blues grew, he became especially interested in the history of the music, a history not always revealed by the rock musicians and their promoters who drew heavily on the blues.

Jonny spent a week with the family of the late, great blues musician J. B. Lenoir in 1979, and he was one of the consultants for the Wim Wenders film The Soul Of A Man which featured Lenoir, in the PBS film series The Blues. He won the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for work in Public Radio for The Blues Show in 2000 and a "Best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine in 1996 for "Best Local Radio Show".


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Streams Of Recent Blues Show Programs:
Blues Show Stream 1
Blues Show Stream 2
Shemekia Copeland - Free At Noon Concert 10/2/2015

Contact the Show:
Drop Jonny an
email about the show.

The Mississippi Blues Project:                     

From the summer of 2012 through the summer of 2013, with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Music Project, we presented The Mississippi Blues Project, a series of concerts by Mississippi blues artists that are now available online, with shows from The Cedric Burnside Project, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Robert Belfour, Big A (Anthony Sherrod) with Robert "Bilbo" Walker, Super Chikan, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Rory Block, and James Cotton. Check 'em out!

Tickets are now on sale for
Destination Blues Music Festival
February 19-21, 2016, Bloomsburg PA
Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival
February 26-28, 2016, Lancaster PA
Blast Furnace Blues Festival
March 11-13, 2016, Bethlehem PA
Berks Jazz Fest
April 1-10, 2016, Reading PA and vicinity
Saint Georges Blues Festival
June 11-12, 2016 Saint Georges DE
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
July 8-10, 2016, at Briggs Farm in Nescopeck PA
Pennsylvania Blues Festival
September 16-18, 2016 at Split Rock in Lake Harmony PA

Blues Links: Visit these links to explore the Blues, learn about live events, and to take part in the culture of this American art form.

The Twisted Tail is the one place where you can hear blues in Philadelphia just about every night. They have a blues jam every Sunday starting at 5PM hosted by Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues. Mikey Jr. and band also play there pretty regularly on Wednesday nights. They're located at 509 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia.

Alligator Records
One of the leading Chicago blues labels. Alligator is Koko Taylor's label and also home for Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and many more. Recent releases include albums from Eddy Clearwater, Michael Burks, and Janiva Magness.

Delmark Records
A venerable Chicago blues & jazz label now celebrating 55 years in the business. Many of the blues greats of the past, like Junior Wells and Big Joe Williams, have recorded for Delmark. One of their finest recent releases is Byther Smith's Blues On The Moon. Another is Hattiesburg Blues from Mississippi Heat.

Blind Pig Records
This label is home to Kenny Neal, Magic Slim, Hamilton Loomis, and others and has put out albums by E. C. Scott, Elvin Bishop, Nappy Brown, Big Bill Morganfield, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and plenty more... plus classics from Buddy Guy, Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison... many others!

Pristine Audio
This French reissue company has done wonderful restorations of the audio from old records. Their blues releases include Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, and Tampa Red.

Diamond State Blues Society sponsors many blues events, notably regular day-long shows at Gators in New Castle, DE and summer events in Wilmington.

Bucks County Blues Society is America's oldest blues society. among the performers they have presented are folks like Willie Dixon and Albert Collins. They have regular events and a big Blues/R&B picnic every summer, and they sponsor "Blue Thursdays" every Thursday night at McStew's in Levittown PA.

Samuel James and Jonny Meister
Jonny Meister jammin' with Samuel James

Robert Johnson Charlie Musselwhite
Shemekia Copeland Blind Lemon Jefferson

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