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Music Festivals and Events

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Announcing the 16th Annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival

The Rural Members Association, is proud to announce the 16th Annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival in Aliceville, Alabama, founded by the late, great Willie King.

Annual Spirit of Kansas Blues Festival Announced

Each year, this patriotic event presents some of the top local and national blues acts, absolutely free to the public
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Mt Tremblant International Blues Festival: Magic on the Mountain

In mid-July, the KBA winning festival, one of North America's under-appreciated gems, took place. It's become the "ski area" version of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise
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The Blue Note's Richard King talks Roots n Blues Festival

We recently sat down with Richard King, owner of the prestigious live music venue, The Blue Note to talk about this weekend's Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival!

2nd annual Clarksdale Film Festival brings Hollywood excitement to the Mississippi crossroads — January...

Movies range from Delta blues to Memphis wrestling, from a Hollywood award-winner to a stolen Picayune pickle!

The Killer Blues Headstone Project: Righting Historical Wrongs One Grave At A Time

It was 1997 when Steve Salter, the owner of a CD distribution business, traveled to Jazzfest. Along the way, he decided to stop and pay his respects to Blues artists that he never got to see in person. What he found would shock him into action.
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Fans Outraged at Fee Charged to Artists at Chicago Blues Festival

Blues fans discover merch sales charging incredible merchandising fee, take to social media.
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Paramount Records Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Paramount's history will be highlighted during the centennial edition of the three-day Paramount Music Festival September 1st through the 3rd.

Bridging the Blues: From the Delta to Memphis

To connect the musical past to our present, the Mississippi Delta, Arkansas, and the blues metropolis of Memphis have teamed up to create "Bridging the Blues"!! Discover The delta's incredible history!

In Photos: Wanee Festival 2014

ABS was on hand for the ten-year anniversary of the acclaimed Wanee Festival, featuring The Allman Brothers Band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Gov't Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and MANY more!
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