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Blues Fest records another banner year

Silver City Daily Press and Independent - ‎12 hours ago‎
Although final attendance numbers for the 21st annual Silver City Blues and Bikes Festival aren't available yet, both attendees and the Mimbres Region Arts Council, which hosts the event, believe last weekend's festival was the biggest so far.

Blues Fest origins have changed over the years

Silver City Sun-News - ‎May 30, 2016‎
I thought back to a conversation I'd had with McCalmont on the origins of the Blues Festival. It seems she and a group of friends had booked a couple of musicians for a party at the old Buffalo Bar.

Blues Fest preserves music, history

Jackson Sun - ‎May 29, 2016‎
For six consecutive years, Sonia Outlaw-Clark has coordinated and directed the annual Brownsville Blues Fest, an outdoor event which is open to the public.

Sounds of Summer 2016 Bluesfest, A Family Event! - ‎16 hours ago‎
Sault Blues Society & Mustang Sally are gearing up for the 2016 Summer Bluesfest. The Festival will be host to at least 3 bands including local high school Blues band from Korah, Mustang Sally, Maple Blues and Juno Award winning Kenny “Blues Boss” ...

Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos start Western Maryland Blues Fest on Friday - ‎8 hours ago‎
Anthony Rosano and the Conqueroos will be the first band to perform Friday evening at the 21st Western Maryland Blues Fest.

Blues Fest artist Ana Popovic makes music on her own terms

Herald-Mail Media - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Ana Popovic will perform Saturday night as part of the Western Maryland Blues Fest in downtown Hagerstown. If You Go. Thursday, June 2. • 5 to 7 p.m.

Blues Fest artist Amy Helm brings her musical genes to the stage

Herald-Mail Media - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers will perform at the Western Maryland Blues Fest Saturday afternoon. If You Go. If you go ... Thursday, June 2. • 5 to 7 p.m. - Mary Ann Redmond Band, University Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown.

OC Transpo and Bluesfest reach five-year deal - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Taking transit to Bluesfest just got a little easier for ticketholders. OC Transpo and the annual festival reached an agreement on May 20, which will see the festival pay $100,000 to the city's transit system each year for the next five years to help ...

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Peoria Journal Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
PEORIA - The Illinois Blues Festival, annually held on Labor Day weekend, announced a new name Tuesday in addition to the star-studded initial lineup for this year's festival.

Bluesfest tickets to have $2 transit surcharge starting June 1

Ottawa Sun - ‎May 24, 2016‎
Bluesfest tickets to have $2 transit surcharge starting June 1. Jon Willing. First posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 04:11 PM EDT | Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 04:19 PM EDT.

Amy Helm to perform part of Western Maryland Blues Fest

Herald-Mail Media - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers will perform at the Western Maryland Blues Fest Saturday afternoon. Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 7:00 am | Updated: 8:08 am, Sun May 29, 2016.
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Bluesfest reaches transit deal with City of Ottawa for extra bus service - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The five-year agreement will see Bluesfest pay $100,000 a year for the extra bus service, plus additional charges for more supervisors and security, OC Transpo head John Manconi said in a memo to city council Friday.

The UpBeat: Ottawa music festival and fans 'do good things'

Ottawa Citizen - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Nambuusi 'Rita' Kyeyune, known to Ottawa music fans as Rita Carter, participated in Blues in the Schools during its inaugural year, in 1999, and now has seen her story come full circle as an RBC Bluesfest staffer and an artist in her own right.

Mary Ann Redmond set to kick off Western Maryland Blues Fest - ‎9 hours ago‎
Mary Ann Redmond is set to kick off the Western Maryland Blues Fest with a fee concert Thursday evening in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Doheny Blues Fest preview: Mixing new and familiar

OCRegister - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Launched by Omega Events in 1998, the Doheny Blues Festival has hosted some of the most legendary names in blues, rock 'n' soul, gospel and classic rock, including the likes of B.B.

Bluesfest ticketholders to get free transit (kinda) (press release) (blog) - ‎May 25, 2016‎
Ottawa, May 24, 2016 - This is to confirm the details of a new five-year contract between RBC Bluesfest and OC Transpo. This agreement will mean all festival ticket buyers will have public transit included with their purchase (includes OC Transpo buses ...

Rotorua Blues Fest takes a year off

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 18, 2016‎
The Rotorua Blues Festival will not be held this year for the first time since 2007. BOP Blues, which usually runs the festival over Queen's Birthday weekend, has made the decision to can it this year because it believes it involves too much work for ...

Pender Blues Fest brings out the best

Coast Reporter - ‎May 26, 2016‎
Pender Harbour is the place to be on June 3, 4 and 5 for the 13th Annual Pender Harbour Blues Festival. Featured will be some of the best blues musicians on the West Coast, walking distance to most venues in Madeira Park.

Rally at the Border Blues Fest set for influx of motorcycle riders

Okanogan Valley Gazette Tribune - ‎May 19, 2016‎
OROVILLE - Oroville comes alive this weekend with bikes, blues and booze as the 14th annual Run for the Border charity motorcycle ride arrives just in time for the Rally at the Border Blues Fest and spring barrel tastings at local wineries. The Run for ...
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Chesapeake Blues fest returns to Sandy Point - ‎May 19, 2016‎
For five years Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival promoter Don Hooker tried to sign blues-rock guitar star Joe Bonamassa to play the two-day charity event at Sandy Point.