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Music Festivals and Events

Chicago Blues Camp 2017 Registration Opens

An intensive learning and performing "camp" experience for adult musicians, it offers an opportunity to learn Chicago-style blues, from talented Chicago musicians, and then play that music in the city where it all began.

Blues Foundation Announces International Blues Challenge and KBA Award Winners

Historic Beale Street will be the site for each of the challenge rounds, opening with the International Showcase on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

9th Annual Hambone Festival Energizes Clarksdale This Weekend

A highlight of this weekend's festivities will be Dublin, Mississippi native and master guitarist Jimmy Burns, playing at the Hambone Art Gallery...

Big Blues Bender 2016 Was a Blast

This is now a “must go next year and bring my friends with me” event.

Looking Back at the 2016 King Biscuit Blues Festival

This year’s headliners included John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, and slide masters Roy Rogers and Sonny Landreth together.

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Turns the Fun Up to 10

If you happened to be at the right stage at the right time you could witness things like The Reverend Peyton playing slide on a three-string cigar box guitar, or, catch a rip-roaring musical sermon from soulful Nashville singer Mike Farris.

A Bluesy Afternoon at the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival

Kingfish walked off the stage, joining the crowd on the green, jamming out using a wireless amplifier. It was reminiscent of a recent Buddy Guy performance I saw...

Gateway to the Blues – New Museum in the Heart of Blues Country

Among other treasures are a hand-written song book from Lightnin' Hopkins, a signed B.B. King Gibson "Lucille" guitar, and much, much more.

Paxico Blues Festival Marks Thirteenth Year

Blues fans are welcome to bring their lawn chairs, blues-loving pooches, and coolers full of their favorite beverages.

Inaugural Florida Jazz and Blues Festival Set for This Weekend

"This festival will become an annual event that attracts world-renowned performers, as well as jazz and blues music lovers from across the region and country."
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