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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  April 26, 2014:

Many new releases, including Jarekus Singleton's album Refuse To Lose, Twice As Hard from Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, and Laying It Down, the new album from boogie woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza.

In the midnight hour on Blue Dimensions, new songs from Juliet Green, a singer and songwriter with a smart new album called Th!nk About THAT. She's joined in composing on one of her songs by tenor sax player Anton Schwartz, and we'll hear something from his latest album too. Also, the funky and free-range jazz of Mo'Fone with guests from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and avant-garde band Trance Mission, from their new album 'Fonology. We'll hear saxophonist Javon Jackson in concert, his first live recording as a band leader, including a piece dedicated to McCoy Tyner, and from Mr. Tyner himself from his stunning 1981 Afro-Cuban album, La Leyenda De La Hora, one of the best albums from a musician who's never done an album that wasn't superb. Plus — Daniel Smith, a bluesy bassoon player and band leader, with a swingin' new album, Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues.      

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!

       • • • 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]


• • • April • • •


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Diamond State Blues Society presents
James Armstrong @ St. Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202

Ian Lander @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Friday, April 25, 2014

Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM (at 7:30PM acoustic blues with Norman Taylor)
215-558-2471

The BC Combo @ Louie's
2071 31st Street SW
Allentown PA 18103
610-791-1226

AAA Blues Band @ Zeno's
100 West College Avenue
State College PA 16801
814-237-4350 7PM

Billy Hector Band @ The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
7:30PM 609-324-0880


Saturday, April 26, 2014

David Bromberg Big Band @ Keswick Theatre
291 North Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA
8PM 215-572-7650

Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live in Wilmington(upstairs club)
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE
302-994-1400 $13 8PM

Roger Girke The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471

Baltimore Blues Society presents
Chris O'Leary Band and Mikey Junior
@ Rosedale American Legion Hall
1331 Seling Avenue
Rosedale MD 21237
BBS Info Line: 410-744-2291 8PM $25 advance, $30 door

The BC Combo @ Alba Vineyard & Winery
(Under the Arbor – weather permitting)
269 Route 627 Village of Finesville
Milford NJ 08848
908-995-7800 1:30PM

The BC Combo @ Hellertown American Legion
First Year Re-opening Party
935 Main Street
Hellertown PA 18055
484-851-3624 7PM $25

Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown @ Momo's BBQ
307 Market Street
Harrisburg PA 17101
717-230-1030

Scoville Blues @ Red Hot & Blue
Route 70 & Sayer Avenue
Cherry Hill NJ
6PM 856-665-7427


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bucks County Blues Society Spring Fever Footstomper
featuring Studebaker John & the Hawks
and The Mojo Gypsies
opening Little Buddy
@ Terchon VFW
Airport and Hardy Roads (adjacent to Route 13 and PA Tpk; near I-95, Route 1, and Route 413)
Edgely PA 19057
2PM - 6PM age 21+ 215-946-4794

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471

The BC Combo @ Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001 5:30PM


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471

The BC Combo @ Vintage Restaurant & Bar
100 Club House Drive
Easton PA 18042
610-923-8480 7PM


• • • May • • •


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Friday, May 2, 2014

David Gerald @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471

"Zannie-Do Fest" @ The Mermaid Inn
in memory of Philadelphia jazz and blues vocalist Zan Gardner with
Georgie Bonds, John Colgan-Davis & Richard Adler of The Dukes Of Destiny
and The Flashpoints
7673 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) PA
215-247-9797 8:30PM $15 ($10 for students)

Paul Plumeri Blues Band @ The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
7:30PM 609-324-0880


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Bad Influence Band @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471

The Downtown Shimmy @ South Street Headhouse Spring Festival
South Street area
Philadelphia PA
12 Noon for band


Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Diamond State Blues Society presents
Sugar Ray & The Blue Tones @ St. Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202

Sister Blue & Mark Furman Duo @ Red Hot & Blue Route 70 & Sayer Avenue
Cherry Hill NJ
6PM 856-665-7427


Friday, May 9, 2014

Dave Fields @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471

"Blues & Brews" with Eric Steckel, Jim George, & Mojo Stu
@ Sellersville Theatre
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
8PM 215-257-5808

AAA Blues Band @ Zeno's
100 West College Avenue
State College PA 16801
814-237-4350 7PM

Blues City @ Blue Ridge Hotel
Route 183
Schuylkill Haven PA


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Robben Ford Band @ Mauch Chunk Opera House
14 West Broadway
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
$27 8:30PM (doors open 7:30PM) 570-325-0249


Friday, May 16, 2014

Final Vinyl @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471


Friday, May 16, 2014

The Downtown Shimmy @ Spring Gulch Folk Festival
475 Lynch Road
New Holland PA 17557
717-354-3100 1-866-864-8524 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Saturday, May 17, 2014

Ryan Hartt & The Blue Hearts @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471

Alexis P. Suter Band @ Spring Gulch Folk Festival
475 Lynch Road
New Holland PA 17557
717-354-3100 1-866-864-8524 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sister Blue Electric Trio @ Hollywood Tavern
700 Huntingdon Pike
Rockledge PA
9PM 215-663-0298


Sunday, May 18, 2014

"Blues for the Cure 2014" @ JB McGinnes Pub & Grille
519 East Basin Road
New Castle DE 19720
302-322-4766 1PM-8PM entry donation $15
performers: Bad Avenue
                  Toney Rocks
                  Billy Pierce Band
                  Lower Case Blues
                  The Smokin’ Joes
                  Barrelhouse
there will be auctions, raffles, and related events as well.

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Friday, May 23, 2014

Randy Lippincott @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471


Saturday, May 24, 2014

4th Annual Blues Festival @ Black Walnut Winery
Noon-3PM Sister Blue Band

4PM-7PM Bushmaster featuring Gary Brown
3000 Lincoln Highway
Sadsburyville PA
12Noon 610-857-5566

Jimmy Adler @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471


Sunday, May 25, 2014

Deb Callahan Band @ Black Walnut Winery
Memorial Weekend Blues Fest
3000 Lincoln Highway
Sadsburyville PA
4PM-7PM 610-857-5566

Baltimore Blues Society presents
"No Place Like Home House Rent Party" to help two BBS members,
Ed Clopien and Tobi Tyberg, badly injured in a recent car crash.
@ Rosedale American Legion
1331 Seling Avenue
Rosedale MD 21237
Noon     Mikey Junior
1PM      The Nighthawks
2PM      The Forkman Big Band
3PM      Bad Influence
4PM      Automatic Slim and his Sensational Band
5PM      Big Boy Little Band
6PM      Ursula Ricks Project
7PM      Nothing But Trouble

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Western Maryland Blues Festival
"Blues Prelude" at University Plaza
50 West Washington Street
Hagerstown MD
free gates open at 4PM ID Required
5PM-7PM       Kelly Bell Band
6PM-9PM       Blues Fest Poster Art Exhibit Opening (artist: Matt Long)


Friday, May 30, 2014

Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings @ Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia PA 19123
$30 doors open 8PM, show 8:30PM 215-232-2100

Deb Callahan w/ Blue Bizness @ Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge Street
Phoenixville PA 19460
610-933-4043 8PM (doors open 7PM for dinner) $15 advance, $18 day of show

Dean Shot @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471

Western Maryland Blues Festival
City Center Lot, North Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD
4:30PM       Scott Ainslie
5:45PM       Carolyn Wonderland
7:15PM       The Lee Boys
8:45PM       Eric Steckel Band
$20 advance, $30 gate. Gates open at 4 pm. ID Required


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sister Blue & Mark Furman Duo @ Fireside Feasterville
237 Elmwood Avenue
Feasterville PA
9PM 215-357-9874

Billy Thompson Band @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
9PM 215-558-2471


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Western Maryland Blues Festival
City Center Lot, North Potomac Street
Hagerstown MD

      Blues Fest Stage
12Noon       The Rhythm Kings
2:00PM       Homemade Jamz’ Blues Band
4:00PM       Indigenous
6:30PM       Ian Siegal & Band

      Blue Moon Stage

1:00PM       Old Man Brown
3:00PM       Samantha Fish
5:15PM       Mingo Fishtrap
8:00PM       Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
$20 advance, $30 gate. Gates open at 4 pm. ID Required


• • • June • • •


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471

Western Maryland Blues Festival
City Park Bandshell Hagerstown MD "Family Blues Picnic" free admission, lawn chairs and blankets encouraged, no smoking
12Noon       The Tonehounds
1:15PM       Lower Case Blues
2:30PM       Moondog Medicine Show
3:30PM       Original Artwork Poster Drawing
3:45PM       Doug MacLeod
Doug MacLeod will also do a guitar workshop 2PM-2:45PM at the
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471

Deb Callahan duo opening for JD McPherson @ Sundown Music Series
Haddon Lake Park
13th & South Park Avenue
Haddon Heights NJ
Opening set 7:30MP-8PM


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Chester County Blues Barbecue @ Wyndsor Farm
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials
Nate Myers & The Aces
Voodoo DeVille
2550 Ridge Road
Elverson PA 19520
2PM-7PM

Joe Zook @ The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
7:30PM 609-324-0880


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471

Billtown Blues Festival
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
EG Kight and more
Lycoming County Fairgrounds
300 East Lycoming Street
Hughesville PA
Noon - 10PM 570-584-4480


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Starlight Summer Series at Sun Center
63 Concord Road
Aston PA 19014
7:30 PM 610-497-7722

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Buddy Guy @ Starlight Summer Series at Sun Center
63 Concord Road
Aston PA 19014
7:30 PM 610-497-7722

Diamond State Blues Society presents
Saint Georges Blues Fest pre-festival party
artist TBA
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202

Pat Travers band with Jamie McLean @ Sellersville Theatre
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
8PM 215-257-5808


Friday, June 13, 2014

Diamond State Blues Society presents
Wayne Sharp & The Sharpshooter Band @ St. Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202


Saturday, June 14, 2014

Diamond State Blues Society presents
2014 Saint Georges Blues Festival
@ Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges Delaware
( located north side of Old Saint Georges Bridge)
Indigenous
Albert Castiglia
Biscuit Miller & The Mix
Wayne Sharp & The Sharpshooter Band
Johnny Never & Seth Holzman (duo)
Garry Cogdell Session, in tent between each main stage set
302-376-6298 Noon - 8PM

State Street Blues Stroll
downtown Media PA
Main Stage acts at The Media Theatre
104 East State Street
Media PA 19063
610-566-5039
event runs 6PM to 1AM rain or shine

Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival
@ Fort Hunter Park
Harrisburg PA

Main Stage
7:30 PM - Curtis Salgado Band
6:00 PM - Dana Fuchs
4:30 PM - Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers
3:00 PM - The Cornlickers

Central PA Blues Society Corn Crib Stage

7:00 PM - Wake Up Call
5:30 PM - Ben Brandt & Co.
4:00 PM - The Humblers
3PM-9PM gates open at 2PM
Weekend Passes: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Beaucoup Blue @ Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge Street
Phoenixville PA 19460
610-933-4043 8PM (doors open 7PM for dinner) $18 advance, $20 day of show


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dauphin County Music and Wine Festival
@ Fort Hunter Park
Harrisburg PA
Main Stage
7:30 PM - Big Sam's Funky Nation
6:00 PM - Maxwell Project
4:30 PM - The Passionettes
3:00 PM - Urban Souls

Central PA Blues Society Corn Crib Stage
7:00 PM - No Last Call
5:30 PM - No Last Call
4:00 PM - No Last Call
3PM-9PM gates open at 2PM
Weekend Passes: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Indigenous @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 7:30PM

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lehigh River Blues Jam
BC Combo (free preview night jam) @ Catasauqua Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032
1-800-241-6246
backup rain location is:
Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001


Friday, June 20, 2014

Lehigh River Blues Jam
6:00PM-6:50PM      Little Buddy
7:10PM-8:10PM      Dugan and Thomas
8:30PM-10PM      Clarence Spady
@ Catasauqua Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032
1-800-241-6246

Deb Callahan Band @ The Twin Brook Winery
15697 Strasburg Road
Gap PA
6:30PM-9:30PM 717-442-4915


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Lehigh River Blues Jam
12:30PM-1:15PM     Don Hoffman Band
1:35PM-2:20PM      Scoville Blues Band
2:40PM-3:25PM      Pork Roll Project
3:45PM-4:30PM      Sterling Koch
4:50PM-5:35PM      Octavia Blues Band
5:55PM-6:50PM      Friar's Point
7:10PM-8:10PM      Bob Lanza
8:30PM-10:00PM     Ursula Ricks
@ Catasauqua Park
501 American Street
Catasauqua PA 18032
1-800-241-6246


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471

Lehigh River Blues Jam
2SBA's International Blues Challenge (IBC) competition
Pitcher's Sports Bar & Grille
570 Union Boulevard
Allentown PA 18109
610-841-4001


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Friday, June 27, 2014

Jack's Mountain Blues Festival
Reverend Blue Jeans, Skyla Burrell Blues Band
1110 State Route 235
Laurelton PA 17835
570-837-9414


Saturday, June 28, 2014

James Cotton @ The Record Collector
358 Farnsworth Avenue
Bordentown NJ 08505
609-324-0880 7:30PM $40 advance, $45 at door

Jack's Mountain Blues Festival
Jeff Fetterman Band, Ray Fuller Blues Band
Bushmaster Blues with Gary Brown, The Blues Vultures
Sterling Koch Band, The Blind Chitlin Kahunas, James Supra Blues Band
1110 State Route 235
Laurelton PA 17835
570-837-9414


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


• • • July • • •


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich EVERY Wednesday night @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471


Sunday, July 6, 2014

Mikey Junior leads Blues jam Sunday @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM-9PM 215-558-2471


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA
215-257-5808 8PM


Friday, July 11, 2013

17th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Briggs Farm
88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635

   Main Stage
9:45PM   Eric Gales
8:00PM   Samantha Fish
6:15PM   Eddie Shaw
4:30PM   Peter Harper

   Back Porch Stage
9:00PM   Lonnie Shields
7:30PM   Harper
6:00PM   Anthony Sherrod with the Corn Lickers
4:40PM   Gabriel Butterfield Blues Band
3:25PM   Dan & Glen Hess
2:30PM   Norman Taylor

Credit Card: Order Here.
phone: 570-379-3342
mail order: Briggs Farm Concerts, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck PA 18635


Saturday, July 12, 2014

17th Annual Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Briggs Farm
88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635

   Main Stage
9:30PM    Eddie Turner
7:40PM    Alexis P. Suter Band
5:50PM    Mike Farris
4:00PM    Anthony "Big A" Sherrod

   Back Porch Stage
8:30PM   Lonnie Shields
7:00PM   Clarence Spady
5:30PM   Christine Santelli
4:15PM   Beareather Reddy
3:45PM   Symphonic Haze
2:30PM   Dustin Drevitch & James Owens Blues Revue

Credit Card: Order Here.
phone: 570-379-3342
mail order: Briggs Farm Concerts, 88 Old Berwick Highway, Nescopeck PA 18635


Friday, July 18, 2014

B. B. King @ Penn's Peak
325 Maury Road
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
8PM

Diamond State Blues Society presents
Murali Coryell @ St. Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Bucks County Blues Society R & B Picnic
Rod Piazza, Mac Arnold, Murali Coryell
Dukes of Destiny, Little Red Rooster, Zydeco A-Go-Go @ Snipes Farm
Route 1 South, 882 West Bridge Street
Morrisville PA
10:30AM - 7:30PM rain or shine
215-946-4794


Friday, July 25, 2014

XPoNential Music Festival, presented by Subaru
@ Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront
Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Camden NJ 08103
starts 5PM
includes James Cotton Blues Band and
C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
get tickets

Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Blues Festival
@ Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive
Danielsville PA 18038
Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Blues Festival Kick-Off Night

8PM - Midnight      Friday Night Jam
Slam Allen, Lonnie Shields, The BC Combo with horns and special guests
Mikey Junior, Joe Mac.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Blues Festival
@ Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive
Danielsville PA 18038

Gates open at 12Noon

Main Stage Performance Tent

8:00PM - 9:30PM      James Cotton Band
6:15PM - 7:30PM      Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
4:30PM - 5:45PM      Barbara Carr
2:45PM - 4:00PM      Shawn Holt & The Teardrops
1:00PM - 2:15PM      Tad Robinson

Adventure Center Lodge Stage

7:00PM - 8:00PM      Ursula Ricks Band
5:30PM - 6:30 PM      Rip Lee Pryor
4:15PM - 5:15PM      Meet The Artists
3:00PM - 4:00PM      Ursula Ricks Band
1:30PM - 2:30PM      Rip Lee Pryor

9:30PM - 1:30AM       Saturday Night Showcase
        Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames



XPoNential Music Festival, presented by Subaru
@ Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront
Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Camden NJ 08103
starts Noon
includes James Cotton Blues Band and
C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
get tickets


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fourth Annual Pennsylvania Blues Festival
@ Blue Mountain Ski Area
1660 Blue Mountain Drive
Danielsville PA 18038

Gates open at 11AM

Sunday Blues Brunch - for VIP ticket-holders, available for fee for others features:
11AM - 1PM        Murali Coryell Band

Main Stage Performance Tent

7:30PM-9:00PM      CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band
5:45PM-7:00PM      Heritage Blues Quintet
4:00PM-5:15PM      Chris Cain Band
2:30PM-3:30PM      Jarekus Singleton Band
1:00PM-2:00PM      The Como Mamas

Adventure Center Lodge Stage

7:30PM-9:00PM      Jarekus Singleton Band
6:00PM-7:00PM      Super Chikan (solo!)
4:30PM-5:30PM      A Little Bit Of Blues
                (Warner Williams, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)
3:00PM-4:00PM      Super Chikan (solo!)
1:30PM-2:30PM      A Little Bit Of Blues
                (Warner Williams, Jay Summerour, Eric Selby)


XPoNential Music Festival, presented by Subaru
@ Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront
Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Camden NJ 08103
starts Noon
includes James Cotton Blues Band and
C. J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
get tickets


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Diamond State Blues Society presents
Brandon Santini @ St. Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202


• • • August • • •

Friday, August 1, 2014

Riverfront Blues Festival Day 1
Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Wilmington DE



Saturday, August 2, 2014

Riverfront Blues Festival
Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Wilmington DE

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Riverfront Blues Festival
Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
Wilmington DE

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Fleetwood Park Blues Festival @ Fleetwood Park
408 Park Road
Fleetwood PA 19522
12Noon      TBA
1:00PM      TBA
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free


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Diamond State Blues Society presents
Long John Hunter @ St. Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE
302-836-8202


Friday, August 15, 2014

Philadelphia Folk Festival @ Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Road
Schwenksville PA 19473
215-247-1300 or 800-556-FOLK


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Philadelphia Folk Festival @ Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Road
Schwenksville PA 19473
215-247-1300 or 800-556-FOLK


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Philadelphia Folk Festival @ Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Road
Schwenksville PA 19473
215-247-1300 or 800-556-FOLK

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Sunday, September 1, 2014

Baltimore Blues Society presents
18th Alonzo's Memorial Picnic
@ The Rosedale American Legion Hall
1331 Seling Avenue
Rosedale MD 21237
1:00PM-8:30PM BBS Info Line: 410-744-2291
Advanced tickets: $30 Gate: $40
Send SASE by Aug 18th to:
BBS Tickets - Alonzo's
PO Box 4522
Baltimore MD 21212
All are welcome! Bring a picnic. Coolers OK. BYOB.
Food and beverage available. Legion bar is open.


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Phoenixville Blues Festival
@ Reeves Park
Main Street and 3rd Avenue
Phoenixville PA 19460
215-421-6759     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Noon-9PM


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blues Cruisin' Lunch with Georgie Bonds
aboard The Sprit of Philadelphia
Boarding begins 1PM — departing promptly 1:30PM — returning 3:30PM.
buffet created by chef Eric LeVine.
$55 per person, $42 (age 13-20), $25 (age 3-12), under 3 free
Spirit cruise departs from Penn's Landing where Columbus Boulevard meets Lombard Circle.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Paoli Blues Festival
@ Paoli Village Shoppes
41 Paoli Plaza
Paoli PA 19301
(across North Valley Road from the Paoli Train Station)
Noon-6PM followed by
"Paoli Blues Fest Pub Crawl" 6PM-11PM @
The Red Hound Grille, The Great American Pub, Baxters, and McKenzie's
bus will be circulating around to these clubs until 11:30PM


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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events


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Acoustic Tuesdays with Niki Sbaffoni @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
6:30PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


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Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues every Wednesday @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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Sunday Blues Jam at The Twisted tail
hosted by Mikey Junior & Friends
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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Hubert Sumlin receives Pocono Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award from Jonny Meister.

Super Chikan and Jonny

Jonny Meister and the one and only Super Chikan, with one of his homemade "chiktars" at The Riverfront Blues Festival, August 6, 2011.

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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