Tall City Blues Fest Releases Lineup

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Tall City Blues Fest - Midland, Tx(MIDLAND, TEXAS) – Last night, at a line-up release party, Tall City Blues Fest 2015 presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa announced its 2015 line-up. This year’s Fest will feature 14 public performances, plus one West Texas invitational act that will open the Cimarex Energy Main Stage on Saturday evening. Additionally Tall City Blues Fest will host a Sunday Gospel Brunch on July 12 in partnership with Macedonia Baptist Church co-led by Big Jim Adam and Big Llou Johnson of Sirius/XM Channel 70’s B.B. King’s Bluesville.

Tall City Blues Fest 2015 is presented by Mazda of Midland/Odessa and offers both an outdoor and indoor stage showcasing award-winning performers in a family-friendly environment. The Fest also hosts educational workshops in partnership with Midland College, where 100% of the registration proceeds are donated to KIDS’ College; conducts a juried silent art auction sponsored by InWest Retirement Solutions, where selected artists receive 70% of the proceeds; holds a midnight spectator jam, presented by Eddie & Debbie Wallace; as well as an autographed memorabilia raffle and a Sunday Gospel Brunch.

FRIDAY, JULY 10-CIMAREX ENERGY MAIN STAGE
6 PM Big Jim Adam (Melbourne, FL)
Telluride Acoustic Blues Winner
7 PM Noah Wotherspoon (Cincinnati, OH)
2015 International Blues Challenge 2nd place winner and Best Gibson Guitarist
8:15 PM Lionel Young Band (Denver, CO)
The only musician in the history of the International Blues Challenge to ever take home the title not once, but TWICE
9:30 PM Brandon Santini (Memphis, TN)
Sophomore album debuted at #12 on the Living Blues Charts and picked up a 2014 nomination for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year.
10:45 PM Big Llou’s All-Star Jam
Led by 2014 Best New Artist Debut Recipient for “They Call Me Big Llou”, Big Llou Johnson of B.B. King’s Bluesville

SATURDAY, JULY 11-WOMEN IN BLUES SHOWCASE (DOUBLETREE INDOOR JAM STAGE)
1 PM In Layman Terms (Williamsburg, VA)
Brother/Sister Acoustic Duo named by VEER magazine as Best Emerging Artist in 2014
2 PM Lisa Mann (Portland, OR)
Blues Blast’s 2014 Sean Costello Rising Star of the Year
3 PM Annika Chambers (Houston, TX)
Nominated this year for Best New Artist Debut for “Making My Mark” and named Houston’s Best Female Vocalist
4 PM Missy Andersen (San Diego, CA)
2015 Blues Music Awards nominee for Best Soul Blues Artist
SATURDAY, JULY 11 – CIMAREX ENERGY MAIN STAGE
5 PM West Texas Invitational Band (TBD)
5:45 PM Tas Cru (Syracuse, NY)
Keeping the Blues Alive Award Recipient
7 PM Jarekus Singleton (Clinton, MS)
Nominated for three Blues Music Awards this year: Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Album of the Year, and Album of the Year for “Refuse to Lose”
8:15 PM Anthony Gomes (Toronto, CA)
#1 Billboard Charting Musician and Music Tasters Choice Top 10 Guitarists in the World
HEADLINER
9:15 PM Tab Benoit (Houma, LA)
Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inductee and Five-Time Blues Music Award Recipient

FINALE ACT
11 PM Mississippi Blues Child, Mr. Sipp (McComb, MS) – 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner

Tickets available online now at tallcitybluesfest.com