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Blues Festival Calendar 2010

Where to hear the best blues music this year

By

Blues guitarist Robert Cray

Blues guitarist Robert Cray will hit the festival circuit this summer

Photo courtesy Nozzle Records

February 2010

Knology Clearwater Sea Blues Festival
February 19-21 @ Clearwater FL
www.clearwaterseablues.com

Saskatoon Blues Festival
February 25-28, 2010 @ Saskatoon Canada
www.saskatoonbluessociety.ca

Blues Blast 2010 February 27, 2010 @ Phoenix AZ
www.bluesblast.info

March 2010

Bonita Blues Festival
March 12 & 13 @ Bonita Springs FL
www.bonitablues.com

Johnnie Walker St. John Blues Festival
March 17-21 @ St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
www.stjohnbluesfestival.com

April 2010

Tampa Bay Blues Fest 2010
April 9-11 @ St. Petersburg FL
www.tampabaybluesfest.com

7th Annual Juke Joint Festival
April 16-18 @ Clarksdale MS
www.jukejointfestival.com

Beale Street Music Festival
April 30 - May 2 @ Memphis TN
www.memphisinmay.org

May 2010

Moulin Blues Festival
May 7 & 8 @ Ospel, Limburg NETHERLANDS
www.moulinblues.nl

24th Annual Carolina Blues Festival
May 8 @ Greensboro NC
www.piedmontblues.org

13th Annual Doheny Blues Festival
May 22 & 23 @ Dana Point CA
www.omegaevents.com/dohenyblue

13th Annual Freedom Creek Festival
May 28-31 @ Old Memphis AL
www.alabamablues.org

18th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 29 & 30 @ Aptos CA
www.santacruzbluesfestival.com

June 2010

Eureka Springs Blues Festival
June 3-6 @ Eureka Springs AR
www.eurekaspringsblues.com

Michael Arnone's 20th Annual Crawfish Fest
June 4-6 @ Augusta NJ
www.crawfishfest.com

Waterfront Blues Festival
June 4-6 @ Toronto ON Canada
www.waterfrontblues.ca

Mariposa MicroBrews & Blues Festival
June 5 & 6 @ Mariposa CA
www.mariposabluesfest.com

Highway 61 Blues Festival
June 6 & 7 @ Greenville MS
www.highway61blues.com

Chicago Blues Festival
June 11-13 @ Chicago IL
www.chicagobluesfestival.us

20th Annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
June 12-19 @ Henderson KY
www.handyblues.org

Billtown Blues Festival
June 13 @ Hughesville PA
www.billtownblues.org

Riverfront Blues Festival
June 25 & 26 @ Fort Smith AR
www.riverfrontbluesfest.org

25th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival
June 25-27 @ Monterey CA
www.montereyblues.com

July 2010

22nd Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
July 2-5 @ Portland OR
www.waterfrontbluesfest.com

Great South Bay Music Festival
July 9-11 @ Patchogue NY
www.greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com

North Atlantic Blues Festival
July 10 & 11 @ Rockland ME
www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com

Piazza Blues Festival
July 15-17 @ Bellinzina Switzerland
www.piazzablues.ch

Bluesfest International - Windsor
July 15-18 @ Windsor ONT Canada
www.thebluesfest.com

Bluesfest International - London
July 16-18 @ London ONT Canada
www.thebluesfest.com

19th Annual Pocono Blues Festival
July 23-25 @ Big Boulder Ski Area PA
www.poconoblues.com

August 2010

Notodden Blues Festival
August 5-8 @ Notodden, Norway
www.bluesfest.no

Cincy Blues Fest
August 6 & 7 @ Cincinnati OH
www.cincyblues.org

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Fest
August 6-8 @ Clarksdale MS
www.sunflowerfest.org

Riverfront Blues Festival
August 6-8 @ Wilmington DE
www.RiverfrontBluesFest.com

Mile High Blues Festival
August 7 & 8 @ Denver CO
www.milehighbluesfestival.com

Northern California Blues Festival
August 7 @ Auburn CA
www.norcalbluesfest.com

6th Annual Dutch Mason Blues Festival
August 13-15 @ Truro, NS Canada
www.dutchmason.com/festival

Summertime Blues! 2010 Nanaimo Blues Festival
August 19-22 @ Nanaimo BC Canada (Vancouver Island)
www.nanaimoblues.com

Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival
August 20-22 @ Edmonton AL Canada
www.bluesinternationalltd.com

Byron Crossroads Blues Festival
August 28 @ Byron IL
www.byroncrossroadsbluesfestival.blogspot.com

September 2010

15th Annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival
September 3 @ West Point MS
www.wpnet.org

Rendezvous Rhythm & Blues Festival
September 3-5 @ Oroville WA
www.rendezvousbluesfestival.com

Marquette Area Blues Fest
September 4 & 5 @ Marquette MI
www.marquetteareabluessociety.org

The 17th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 17-19 @ Telluride CO
www.tellurideblues.com

October 2010

Daytona Blues Festival 2010
October 8-10 @ Daytona Beach FL
www.annualdaytonabluesfestival.com

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival
October 16 & 17 @ New Orleans LA
www.crescentcitybluesfest.com

Individual blues artists tour dates

Summer Blues Festivals Guide

Beyond Blues Festivals:
And since most people listen to a variety of music, if you’re in the mood for more festival action outside of just blues fests, check some of these options out:

 

For more info on other festivals, check out About.com's Summer Music Festivals page!

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