(DANA POINT, CA) — Celebrating seventeen years of Blues On The Beach, Omega Events will present a stellar line up of talent for the upcoming Doheny Blues Festival, Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th from 10:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m every day. Gregg Allman, Buddy Guy and The Doobie Brothers will headline the highly anticipated two-day event held annually at Doheny State Beach, 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive in Dana Point, California. Tickets are on sale now.
Gregg Allman is one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. As founding member and vocalist for pioneering Southern rockers The Allman Brothers Band, Allman’s soulful voice is one of the defining sounds in American music history. Long considered an interpreter of blues music, Allman’s latest release, Low Country Blues, his seventh solo recording, earned a Grammy Nomination for Best Blues Album. Recently, Allman shocked the music world when he announced that 2014 marks the final year for The Allman Brothers Band. His appearance at Doheny Blues will be his only Southern California appearance with the band.
Hailing from Northern California, The Doobie Brothers’ propulsive roots--based, harmony-laden, guitar--driven sound has become an American musical institution. The Doobies have rung up a glittering track record that would be the envy of any band. Beginning with their multi--million-- selling sophomore collection Toulouse Street (1972), the Doobies sold more than 30 million albums, including the Best of the Doobies (1976), which sold more than 11 million copies – a rare “diamond record.” Their multiple number one singles include “Black Water,” “What a Fool Believes,” “Rockin’ Down the Highway,” “China Grove,” “Takin’ it to the Streets,” and “Minute by Minute.”
Buddy Guy is one of the titans of Blues music, straddling traditional and modern forms of the genre, as well as musical generations. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Guy is also acknowledged as a major influence on rockers Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, among others. A pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side Sound, he is a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. Bestowed with six Grammy Awards, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, 28 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), and the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, Rolling Stone magazine ranks him in the top 25 of its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
Joining these three legendary artists will be Gov’t Mule, Keb’ Mo’, Vintage Trouble, James Cotton, Ruthie Foster, Charles Bradley, and the Extraordinaires, John Nemeth and the Bo-Keys, James Intveld & Rosie Flores, The Mannish Boys, Roy Gaines & more. Please visit www.dohenybluesfestival.com for the complete line up on Saturday and Sunday. The festival features three stages of music at the beach, a total of 24 performances throughout the weekend, and typically attracts over 20,000 fans from all over Southern California.