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Concerts and Live Events

Bluzapalooza in Iraq, featuring Shemekia and the Troops (Photo: Joe A Rosen)

Bluzapalooza Brings Troops a "Touch of Home" Through Blues

IN 2007, Steve Simon saw an interview with a soldier fighting overseas. He was soon inspired to create Bluzapalooza, a concert event with celebrity blues musicians for the troops. Now Bluzapalooza needs your help!
Luther "Guitar" Johnson

Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson, Muddy Waters Guitarist, Returns to Chan's Eggrolls

Luther "Guitar Jr" Johnson returns to Chan's Eggrolls, Jazz, and Blues this Friday after recording a live CD at the venue in June.
Oklahoma Ollie at The Living Room (Photo by Candice Marais)

The L.A. Living Room Blues

In the heart of L.A. is a Juke Joint. The interior long, narrow, & dimly lit with tiny tables lining the side. Everything leads to a small stage... and that's where the magic has happened for decades.
Anders Osborne at Edmonds Center of the Arts

Anders Osborne brings Louisiana Gold to the Pacific Northwest

Anders blew the crowd away with this stripped down version of his music and when he played "Black Tar", he captivated the mostly upscale crowd with some absolute filthy slide guitar!
Robert Johnson Blues Foundation FEATURED

Robert Johnson Crossroads Celebration to take place in Jackson, MS

The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation is presenting the Robert Johnson Crossroads Celebration, to be held October 27th at the historic Alamo Theatre at 33 North Farish St. in Jackson, MS.
BottleNeck Blues Bar at AmeriStar Casino FEATURED

Bridging the Blues Kicks Off at AmeriStar's Bottleneck Blues Bar in Vicksburg

In a warm, still Mississippi night in the bottom of the delta, the blues roared on the big muddy, courtesy of the incredible talent of Stevie J.

Gateway to the Blues & ABS Present #BluesTweetUp

American Blues Scene and Gateway to the Blues have teamed up to create #BluesTweetUp, an event specially crafted for those blues fans active on social media, (and those who aren't!)

Bridging the Blues is the Do-Not-Miss Blues Event of the Year

For 27 years, fans have been coming to King Biscuit Blues Festival, one of the country's most prominent blues events. This year, however, something special is brewing down in the delta...
Ana Popovic at JazzBones FEATURED

Ana Popovic, Jazzbones August 15th, 2012

When it came showtime at JazzBones in Tacoma,Washington, the lights were dimmed & Ana was introduced to a sold out crowd... Then came the slide guitar.
WattStax Featured

WattStax: 40 Years After the Soul & Struggle

In 1972, forty years ago today & seven years after the infamous Watts riots, a concert unlike any other was held at the famous Los Angeles Coliseum.
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