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Coming Up On  The Blues Show  May 28, 2016:

new blues from Keb' Mo', Lisa Mann, and more.

In the midnight hour on Blue Dimensions, we'll feature the new Mack Avenue Superband album Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival 2015. For the fourth year in a row, a group of star players from the Mack Avenue jazz label has appeared at the annual Detroit Jazz Festival over Labor Day weekend, followed with a CD release of some of their songs the following year. This album features bassist Christian McBride as band leader, with Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, Tia Fuller on alto and soprano saxes, Kirk Whalum on tenor sax, Christian Sands on piano, Gary Burton on vibes and Carl Allen on drums, and we'll hear several songs composed by various band members. We'll also revisit the first year of the Mack Avenue Superband at The Detroit Jazz Festival, 2012, with Burton and Allen in the band, and Kevin Eubanks on guitar with Rodney Whitaker on bass. Also on this show, new music from saxophonist and composer Roxy Coss, who gives us more info about the music and the story behind it than we usually get on her album Restless Idealism, and a funky and bluesy Nashville-based instrumental trio called The Interludes.      

Mac Arnold's fine new album Give It Away is, for now anyway, being given away as a free download by the artist! Get your copy now!.

       • • • Area Blues Concerts & Events • • •


For more detailed information please visit our concert calendar or a venue's website.


[View regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events]


• • • May • • •


Friday, May 27, 2016

Mayfair Festival Of The Arts
1950 Liberty Street
Allentown PA 18104
5:00PM-7:00PM Brian Brazil & the Hard Case Blues Band
7:30PM-9:30PM Dana Gaynor Band
610-437-6900 $6 in advance, $8 day of show

Balkun Brothers @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
609-389-0118 7:30 PM $22 advance $25 door


Saturday, May 28, 2016

Black Walnut Winery Memorial Weekend Blues Festival
Johnny Never Band 12Noon-3PM,   Dukes Of Destiny 4PM-7PM
3000 Lincoln Highway
Sadsburyville PA
610-857-5566 Noon-7PM $10

Mikey Junior (duo) @ Riegelsville Inn
10 Delaware Road
Riegelsville PA 18077
610-749-0100 8PM


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Black Walnut Winery Memorial Weekend Blues Festival
Gary Brown Noon-3PM,   Deb Callahan Band 4PM-7PM
3000 Lincoln Highway
Sadsburyville PA
610-857-5566 Noon-7PM $10


Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Danielle Nicole @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $15/$25


• • • June • • •


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Chris Duarte @ Sellersville Theater
Sister Blue opening act
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $19.50/$29.50


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Deanna Bogart @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $24

Chris Duarte @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
7PM $15


Friday, June 3, 2016

Selwyn Birchwood @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 9PM $24

Deb Callahan Band @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA
215-558-2471 9PM

Dukes Of Destiny @ Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert Series
Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr PA
610-864-4303 $12 7PM

Brian Brazil & the Hard Case Blues Band @ American Spirits Roadhouse
1090 Highway 173
Asbury NJ 08802
908-735-0101 9PM


Saturday, June 4, 2016

Chester County Blues Barbecue
The Nighthawks
Georgie Bonds
Deb Callahan
@ Wyndsor Farm
2550 Ridge Road
Elverson PA 19520 610-495-7275 2PM-7PM


Deb Callahan Band @ The Lucky Well
111 East Butler Avenue
Ambler PA
215-646-4242

Albert Castiglia @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
7PM $15

Scoville Blues @ Brunswick Zone
100 East Street Road
Feasterville PA 19053
215-322-7755 9PM

Mike Guldin And Rollin' & Tumblin' @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM (upstairs)

Blue Jay Slim @ Alma Mater
7165 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA
267-335-4909 8:30PM


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Marcia Ball @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-389-0118 7:00 & 9:15 PM $32.30 advance $38.00 door

Norman Taylor and Dukes Of Destiny @ Bourbon & Branch
705 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia (Northern Liberties) PA 19123
215-238-0660 7PM $7 advance, $12 door


Thursday, June 9, 2016

Carolyn Wonderland with Tas Cru @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $21.50/$30


Friday, June 10, 2016

Bosom Band @ Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge Street
Phoenixville PA 19460
610-933-4043 8PM $12


Saturday, June 11, 2016

State Street Blues Stroll
State Street, venues in the Media PA business district
Media PA 19063
6PM to 1AM
headliner: Shemekia Copeland @ The Media Theatre 8:15PM
also features: Lonnie Shields @ Azie 10PM
Georgie Bonds @ Quotation's 9:30PM
Steve Guyger & The Excellos @ Ariano 9:30PM

Sister Blue & Mark Furman @ Sterling Pig Brewery
and more, including The All Stars with Rick Valenti, Danielle Miraglia
Blues Brothers & A Sister, Dave Coppa
Kim Trusty, Norman Taylor, and others
rain or shine, free parking

"Blues, Brews, & Barbecue" @ 700 & 800 Blocks of Hamilton Street
Allentown PA
484-542-7827 Noon-10PM
Jarekus Singleton, Hadden Sayers, Clarence Spady
Todd Wolfe Band, Regina Bonelli, Steve Cal' Band
The BC Combo, Doug Ashby, The Groove Merchants
Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer, The Blues Professors, Friar's Point

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day One
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
 Noon-12:45PM Mike Metallia & The Midnight Shift
1:00PM-2:15PM Vanessa Collier
2:45PM-4:00PM Flamin' Harry & The Roadhouse Rockers
4:30PM-6:00PM Zac Harmon
6:30PM-8:00PM Kenny Neal headliner
in between sets, session tent with Garry Cogdell


Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival
@ Fort Hunter Park
5300 North Front Street
Harrisburg PA
(Gates open at 2PM) $30 advance, $40 gate

Brenner Family Stage
7:30PM Mingo Fishtrap
6:00PM Carolyn Wonderland
4:30PM Jackie Scott and The Housewreckers
3:00PM Wake Up Call

Blues Society of Central PA Stage
7:00PM Acoustic Stew
5:30PM Buzzard Luck
4:00PM Delta Blue Trio


Blue Reign @ Hurricane Jack's
7759 New Falls Road
Levittown PA 19055
267-914-4517 9PM

Bev Conklin @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM (upstairs)


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Saint Georges Blues Festival Day Two
Commodore Center Grounds
1701 South Dupont Highway
Saint Georges DE 17333
 Noon-12:45PM Connor Filicko
12:45PM-1:45PM Roger Girke Band
2:15PM-3:45PM The Delta Generators
4:15PM-5:45PM Larry McCray
6:15PM-7:30PM Devon Allman headliner
in between sets, session tent with Garry Cogdell


Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival
@ Fort Hunter Park
5300 North Front Street
Harrisburg PA
(Gates open at 2PM) $30 advance, $40 gate

Brenner Family Stage
7:30PM Jah Works featuring Monsoon
6:00PM Uptown Band
4:30PM Postive Force Experience
3:00PM Passionettes

Blues Society of Central PA Stage
7:00PM The Basement Boys
5:30PM The Basement Boys
4:00PM The Basement Boys


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Maceo Parker @ World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM $25-$45

Dukes Of Destiny @ NJ Dancin' In The Streets Series Free Summer Concert Series
1500 Kings Highway (between Kings Highway and Tavro 13)
Swedesboro NJ
856-467-0202


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Deanna Bogart @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $24


Friday, June 17, 2016

Sonny Rhodes @ Schwartz Center For The Arts
226 South State Street
Dover DE 19901
302-678-5152 8PM $19-$25

Cedric Burnside Project @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
Norman Taylor opening act
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-389-0118 7:30 PM $25 advance $30 door

Canned Heat @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $29.50/$45

The Nighthawks @ World Cafe Live Wilmington upstairs
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM $16 +fees advance, $18 show date


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $25

Michael Allman & The Mile High Band @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $21.50/$30

Regina Bonelli @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM (upstairs)


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Andy T - Nick Nixon Band @ Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 East Main Street
Tuckerton NJ 08087
609-389-0118 7:30 PM $25 advance $30 door

Norman Taylor and Blue Soul @ Ledges Hotel Blues, Brews and BBQ
119 Falls Avenue
Hawley PA 18428
570-226-1337 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 6PM


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Michael Allman Band @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202 7:30PM to 10:30PM


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Brian Brazil & the Hard Case Blues Band @ Music In The Meadow
300 Main Street
Schwenksville PA 19473
610-287-7442 6:30 PM


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Pat Travers @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $25/$39.50


Friday, June 24, 2016

Dukes Of Destiny @ Alma Mater
7165 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia PA
267-335-4909 8PM $12


Saturday, June 25, 2016

Billy Price Band @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $24

Mikey Jr. @ The Five Four
8919 New Falls Road
Levittown PA 19054
215-547-5525 9:30PM


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sean Chambers @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
7PM $15


• • • July • • •


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Central Delaware Blues Society presents
R. B. Stone @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
7PM $15


Friday, July 8, 2016

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Main Stage
4:30PM Marcus King Band stay tuned for updates!
6:15PM Cedric Burnside Project
8:00PM John Primer
9:45PM Nikki Hill

Back Porch Stage
2:00PM J.P. Biondo & Roy Williams
3:15PM Miner Blues
4:30PM Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and The History of Bentonia Blues
5:45PM Clarence Spady
7:00PM Anthony "Big A" Sherrod & The Cornlickers
8:15PM Lonnie Shields' Back Porch Party

88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342


Anglesea Blues Festival
201 New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood NJ 08260
4:00PM-7:00PM Blue Jay Slim & The Tone Blasters
7:30PM-10:30PM Steve Cal' Band Blues
609-523-6565


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Main Stage
4:00PM Anthony "Big A" Sherrod
5:50PM Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots
7:40PM Carolyn Wonderland
9:30PM Devon Allman Band

Back Porch Stage
1:30PM Mighty Susquehannas
2:45PM Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentleman
4:00PM Anthony Gallucio & The ReTreads
5:30PM Jimmy "Duck" Holmes
7:00PM Marcus King
8:30PM Lonnie Shields' Back Porch Party

88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342


Anglesea Blues Festival
201 New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood NJ 08260
11AM-1:00PM Jeff Fetterman Blues Band
1:30PM-4:00PM Brian Brazil & The Hard Case Blues Band
4:00PM-7:00PM James Day Fish Fry Blues Band
7:30PM-10:30PM Frank Bey & Swing City Blues Band
609-523-6565


Sunday, July 10, 2016

Briggs Farm Blues Festival
Back Porch Stage
10:00AM Vanessa Collier
11:30AM Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots
 1:00PM Alexis P. Suter and The Ministers Of Sound

88 Old Berwick Highway
Nescopeck PA 18635
570-379-3342


Toronzo Cannon @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $19.50/$29.50

Anglesea Blues Festival
201 New Jersey Avenue
North Wildwood NJ 08260
11:00AM-1:00PM Bev Conklin
1:00PM-4:00PM BC Combo
609-523-6565


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Deb Callahan Band @ Central PA Arts Festival
Festival Shell
College Avenue
State College PA
5PM-6PM


Friday, July 15, 2016

The Iguanas @ World Cafe Live Philadelphia
Philly Gumbo opening the show
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 8PM (doors: 7PM) $15 SRO, $20 seated

Deb Callahan Band @ Brandywine River Museum of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series
1 Hoffman Mill Road
Chadds Ford PA
10-388-8112


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bucks County Blues Society presents
34th Annual R & B Picnic @ Snipes Farm
890 West Bridge Street
Morrisville PA 19067
Kenny Neal
Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames
Laura Rain & The Caesars
Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans
Vanessa Collier Band
James Supra Blues Band
Norman Taylor
215-946-4794


"Roadhouse Blues Festival" @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
starts at 12 Noon $30
Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Betty Fox Band, Ron Spencer Band
Deb Callahan Band, Anthony "Swamp Dog" Clark Band, Barrelhouse

Tinsley Ellis @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $21.50 & $29.50

Nate Myers & The Aces @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM (upstairs)


Friday, July 22, 2016

Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges @ Reading Bandshell Free Concert Series
Volunteer Firemen's Memorial Bandshell
1251 Hill Road
Reading PA 19602


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Rick Estrin & The Nightcats @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 7:30PM $24

Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park NJ 07712
732-933-1984 Noon-8PM
12:45PM Shore Blue Band
1:40PM Brian Brazil & The Hard Case Blues Band
2:45PM Running Dog Band featuring Lee Delray
4:00PM Incinerators
5:15PM Billy Walton Band
6:30PM Matt O'Ree Band


Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blues Caravan (Tasha Taylor, Layla Zoe, Ina Forsman) @ Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 7:30PM $21.50/$29.50


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Roger Girke @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM (upstairs)

• • • August • • •


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

George Thorogood @ Keswick Theatre
291 North Keswick Avenue
Glenside PA 19038
215-572-7650 7:30PM $49.50-$69.50 advance sale price


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Larry McCray @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
8PM

Cedric Burnside Project @ World Cafe Live Philadelphia (upstairs)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 8PM $15 (+ fees) advance ($17 day of show)

Let It Rain @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
7PM $15


Friday, August 5, 2016

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 1)
Water Street, between Market Street and French Street, across from the Wilmington train station
Wilmington DE 19801
5:00PM - Mr. Sipp
6:45PM - Larry McCray
8:30PM - Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 2)
Water Street, between Market Street and French Street, across from the Wilmington train station
Wilmington DE 19801
12Noon - (TBA)
1:30PM - Alexis P. Suter Band
3:15PM - Big James & The Chicago Playboys
5:00PM - John Nemeth
6:45PM - Nick Moss Band featuring Michael Ledbetter
8:30PM - Ruthie Foster


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Riverfront Blues Festival @ Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park (Day 3)
Water Street, between Market Street and French Street, across from the Wilmington train station
Wilmington DE 19801
12:30PM - Selwyn Birchwood Band
2:30PM - Samantha Fish
4:30PM - Tab Benoit


Monday, August 8, 2016

Tab Benoit @ Sellersville Theater
Sellersville Theater
24 West Temple Avenue
Sellersville PA 18960
215-257-5808 8PM $33/$45


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mr. Sipp @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
8PM


Friday, August 12, 2016

Curtis Salgado @ Building 24 Live
1115 Bern Road
Wyomissing PA 19610
610-375-2700 9PM $24

Dukes Of Destiny @ World Cafe Live Philadelphia (upstairs)
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 8PM $15


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Curtis Salgado @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
8PM


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Blind Boys Of Alabama @ World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia PA 19104
215-222-1400 8PM $55 + fees advance, $60 day of show


Sunday, August 21, 2016

Johnny Winter All Star Band @ World Cafe Live Wilmington upstairs
500 North Market Street
Wilmington DE 19801
302-994-1400 8PM $20 advance ($23 day of show) + fees


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Albert Castiglia @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
8PM


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers @ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM-1AM


• • • September • • •


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Phoenixville Blues Festival
Reeves Park
148 3rd Avenue
Phoenixville PA 19460
free


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Southern Avenue @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962
7PM $15


Friday, September 16, 2016

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day One
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tickets on sale now

    arrival party - free -

5:15PM-7:45PM Beareather Reddy @ Galleria Rock Bar
8:00PM-Midnight Mikey Junior's Blues Revue @ Galleria Governor's Ballroom
9:00PM-1:00AM Sterling Koch Crossroads Duo at The Thirsty Moose Saloon


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day Two
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tickets on sale now

    Masterclass Workshop @ Galleria Governor's Ballroom

11:00AM-12:30PM Ronnie Earl

    Main Stage

1:00PM-2:15PM Slam Allen
2:45PM-4:00PM Zac Harmon
4:30PM-5:45PM Anthony Geraci & The Boston Blues Allstars including
    Toni Lynn Washington, Darrell Nulisch, Monster Mike Welch
    Michelle Willson and more
6:15PM-7:30PM Kenny Neal
8:00PM-9:30PM Buckwheat Zydeco

    Tent Stage

1:30PM-2:45PM Guy Davis
3:15PM-4:30PM Blackburn with Harrison Kennedy
5:00PM-6:15PM Slam Allen
6:45PM-8:00PM Guy Davis
8:30PM-9:30PM Blackburn

5:00PM-6:15PM Slam Allen
6:45PM-8:00PM Guy Davis

    Saturday Night Showcase

9:45PM-11:00PM Beareather Reddy
11:30PM-1:00AM Zac Harmon

    The Thirsty Moose Saloon

9:00PM-1:00AM Bobby Kyle Band


Central Delaware Blues Society presents
Roadhouse BluesFest @ Jonathan's Landing
1309 Ponderosa Drive
Magnolia DE 19962

Wyebrook Farm Blues Festival 15O Wyebrook Road Honey Brook PA 19344 610-942-7481

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Pennsylvania Blues Festival Day Three
@ Split Rock Resort
100 Moseywood Road
Lake Harmony PA 18624
570-722-9111 or 800-255-7625 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tickets on sale now

    Blues Brunch @ Governor's Ballroom

11:45AM-12:45PM Gaye Adegbalola & The Wild Rutz

    Main Stage

1:00PM-2:15PM The Campbell Brothers
2:45PM-4:00PM Andy T - Nick Nixon Band
4:30PM-5:45PM Toronzo Cannon
6:15PM-7:30PM Delmark Chicago Revue
8:00PM-9:30PM Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

    Tent Stage

1:30PM-2:45PM Harrison Kennedy
3:15PM-4:30PM Vanessa Collier
5:00PM-6:15PM The Campbell Brothers
6:45PM-8:00PM Harrison Kennedy
8:30PM-9:30PM Andy T - Nick Nixon Band

    Thirsty Moose Saloon

9:00PM-1:00AM After-Fest Party with Vanessa Collier


Saturday, September 24, 2016

10th Annual Hank Storey Blues-Rock Fall Fling @ Terchon V. F. W. Post
1315 Hardy Road
Edgely PA 19007
215-946-4794 12:30PM-7PM outdoors, rain or shine


Sunday, September 25, 2016

3rd Annual Blues Cruisin' Lunch
featuring Georgie Bonds performing on The Spirit of Philadelphia
on a three-hour cruise along the Delaware River.
1:00PM boarding the Spirit Of Philadelphia
1:30PM Embark - cruise begins - Georgie Bonds and band perform
3:30PM Spirit of Philadelphia returns to the dock, and
          Georgie Bonds and his All Star Blues Revue continues to perform
4:30PM Disembark. The show concludes.


• • • October • • •


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Paoli Blues Festival
Paoli Village Shoppes
41 Paoli Plaza
Paoli PA 19301
(across North Valley Road from the Paoli Train Station)
entry fee is a Donation of non-perishable food for the Chester County Food Bank

Gypsy Moon Blues Festival
East Petersburg Community Park
6071 Pine Street
East Petersburg PA 17520
3PM-8PM free


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Catherine Russell @ McCarter Theatre (Berlind Theatre)
91 University Place
Princeton NJ 08540
609-258-2787 8PM

• • • November • • •


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Diamond State Blues Society presents Blues Harvest 2016
Wilmington DE


Friday, November 25, 2016

Lisa Chavous & The Philadelphia Blues Messengers with guitarst Herb Smith
@ The Twisted Tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
215-558-2471 9PM-1AM


• • • December • • •


• • • January • • •


• • • February • • •


• • • March • • •


• • • April • • •


Friday, April 28, 2017

Lehigh River Blues Jam
Days Inn
3400 Airport Road
Allentown PA 18109
800-241-6246 6PM-Midnight


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Lehigh River Blues Jam
Days Inn
3400 Airport Road
Allentown PA 18109
800-241-6246 Noon-Midnight



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Regularly occurring (weekly, monthly) blues jams and events


• • • Tuesday • • •

Frank Greene's House Of Blues @ Time Out Sports Bar and Grill
featuring The Frank Greene Blues Band and guests
every Tuesday night
241 White Horse Pike (exit 29 on Rt. 295)
Barrington NJ 08007
856-547-7444 8PM

Acoustic Tuesdays with Niki Sbaffoni @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
6:30PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Old Crispy Minstrels @ Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202


• • • Wednesday • • •

Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues every Wednesday @ The Twisted tail
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
8PM 215-558-2471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The monthly Blues Jam @ Jamey's House Of Music
on the first Wednesday of each month is off for the time being. Unfortunately, Jamey's House of Music, where lots of wonderful musicians have performed!) has been forced to cease operation. They are currently planning on reopening in a new location sometime in the next few months. Jamey's House of Music was a one-of-a-kind house-concert venue, with a very friendly and warm atmosphere, great sound, and fabulous music, and we look forward to Jamey's re-emergence in the near future.

Chuck McCrory, Larry Baltimore, Russ Massimin, lead blues open mic
The Greenwood Inn
4457 Marlton Pike
Pennsauken NJ 08109
8PM-12Midnight 856-663-9868

• • • Friday • • •

"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

• • • Saturday • • •

"Saint Georges Sessions"
acoustic blues last Friday & Saturday of each month
Saint Georges Country Store
1 Delaware Street
Saint Georges DE 19733
302-836-8202

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Sunday Blues Jam at The Twisted tail
hosted by Mikey Junior & Friends
509 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147
5PM - 9PM 215-558-2471 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fred Miller Blues Band @ The Rusty Nail
Blues Jam last Sunday of each month
2580 Haverford Road
Ardmore PA 19003
8PM 610-649-6245

Weekly Blues Jam on Sundays, hosted by Blues In The Attic @ Casey's Restaurant & Lounge
155 South Antrim Way
Greencastle PA
4PM - 7PM 717-597-8383

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About The Blues Show and Jonny Meister

The Blues Show airs every Saturday night from 7:00 to Midnight on XPN. Host Jonny Meister explores this music and its history not only because it is the key ingredient in later rock and pop music, but also because of its own special allure and unique power as a style of music and expression of the human soul.

Catherine Russell and Jonny
Jonny Meister with Catherine Russell

The Blues Show covers the entire history of the blues from 1920 to the present, from the best-known to the most obscure blues, with focus on the present-day blues, but with an eye on the rich history of this music and its large body of timeless recordings.

Host Jonny Meister has been playing the blues on WXPN since March 1977. Meister grew up with old blues records in the house. His father played boogie woogie on the piano, which Jonny learned at about the age of 12. Later he played in rock bands and did a few solo gigs as a singer-songwriter. As his interest in blues grew, he became especially interested in the history of the music, a history not always revealed by the rock musicians and their promoters who drew heavily on the blues.

Jonny spent a week with the family of the late, great blues musician J. B. Lenoir in 1979, and he was one of the consultants for the Wim Wenders film The Soul Of A Man which featured Lenoir, in the PBS film series The Blues. He won the "Keeping The Blues Alive" award for work in Public Radio for The Blues Show in 2000 and a "Best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine in 1996 for "Best Local Radio Show".


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Streams Of Recent Blues Show Programs:
Shemekia Copeland - Free At Noon Concert 10/2/2015

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The Mississippi Blues Project:                     

From the summer of 2012 through the summer of 2013, with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, through the Philadelphia Music Project, we presented The Mississippi Blues Project, a series of concerts by Mississippi blues artists that are now available online, with shows from The Cedric Burnside Project, Big George Brock, Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Robert Belfour, Big A (Anthony Sherrod) with Robert "Bilbo" Walker, Super Chikan, The Homemade Jamz Blues Band, Rory Block, and James Cotton. Check 'em out!

Tickets are now on sale for
Saint Georges Blues Festival
June 11-12, 2016 Saint Georges DE
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
July 8-10, 2016, at Briggs Farm in Nescopeck PA
Pennsylvania Blues Festival
September 16-18, 2016 at Split Rock in Lake Harmony PA

Blues Links: Visit these links to explore the Blues, learn about live events, and to take part in the culture of this American art form.

The Twisted Tail is the one place where you can hear blues in Philadelphia just about every night. They have a blues jam every Sunday starting at 5PM hosted by Mikey Jr. & Stone Cold Blues. Mikey Jr. and band also play there pretty regularly on Wednesday nights. They're located at 509 South 2nd Street in Philadelphia.

Alligator Records
One of the leading Chicago blues labels. Alligator is Koko Taylor's label and also home for Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and many more. Recent releases include albums from Eddy Clearwater, Michael Burks, and Janiva Magness.

Delmark Records
A venerable Chicago blues & jazz label now celebrating 55 years in the business. Many of the blues greats of the past, like Junior Wells and Big Joe Williams, have recorded for Delmark. One of their finest recent releases is Byther Smith's Blues On The Moon. Another is Hattiesburg Blues from Mississippi Heat.

Blind Pig Records
This label is home to Kenny Neal, Magic Slim, Hamilton Loomis, and others and has put out albums by E. C. Scott, Elvin Bishop, Nappy Brown, Big Bill Morganfield, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, and plenty more... plus classics from Buddy Guy, Johnny Shines, Snooky Pryor, Jimmy Rogers, Luther Allison... many others!

Pristine Audio
This French reissue company has done wonderful restorations of the audio from old records. Their blues releases include Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Charley Patton, Mississippi John Hurt, and Tampa Red.

Diamond State Blues Society sponsors many blues events, notably regular day-long shows at Gators in New Castle, DE and summer events in Wilmington.

Bucks County Blues Society is America's oldest blues society. among the performers they have presented are folks like Willie Dixon and Albert Collins. They have regular events and a big Blues/R&B picnic every summer, and they sponsor "Blue Thursdays" every Thursday night at McStew's in Levittown PA.

Samuel James and Jonny Meister
Jonny Meister jammin' with Samuel James

Robert Johnson Charlie Musselwhite
Shemekia Copeland Blind Lemon Jefferson

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