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List of Blues Festivals

Blues festivals are music festivals which focus on blues music. Blues is a genre[1] and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the Southern United States around the end of the 19th century. It has elements of traditional African music, American folk music, spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.[2] Blues has since evolved from unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of slaves into a wide variety of styles and subgenres, such as country blues, Delta and Piedmont, Chicago, West Coast blues. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners. In the 1960s and 1970s, a hybrid form called blues rock evolved.

List of blues festivals

North America

Festival name Country State City Debut
The W.C. Handy Blues & Barbeque Festival United States Kentucky Henderson 1990
Schaefer Music Festival United States New York New York City 1967
Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival United States Michigan Ann Arbor 1969
Brevard Blues and BBQ Festival United States North Carolina Brevard 2014
San Francisco Blues Festival United States California San Francisco 1973
Long Beach Blues Festival United States California Long Beach 1980
Topanga Canyon Blues Festival United States California Topanga Canyon 1982
Chicago Blues Festival United States Illinois Chicago 1984
Baton Rouge Blues Festival United States Louisiana Baton Rouge 1981
French Quarter Festival United States Louisiana New Orleans 1984
King Biscuit Blues Festival United States Arkansas Helena 1986
Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival United States New Jersey Red Bank 1987
Waterfront Blues Festival United States Oregon Portland 1988
Springing the Blues United States Florida Jacksonville Beach 1990
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival Canada New Brunswick Fredericton 1991
Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival United States Oklahoma Rentiesville 1991
Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival Canada British Columbia Salmon Arm 1991
Cincy Blues Fest United States Ohio Cincinnati 1992
Orange County Blues Festival United States California Dana Point 1993
Ottawa Bluesfest Canada Ontario Ottawa 1994
Old Town BluesFest United States Michigan Lansing 1994
Pittsburgh Blues Festival United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh 1994
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival United States Colorado Telluride 1994
Bluesfest International Windsor Canada Ontario Windsor 1995
Essence Music Festival United States Louisiana New Orleans 1995
Blues Masters at the Crossroads United States Kansas Salina 1998
Briggs Farm Blues Festival United States Pennsylvania Hazleton 1998
Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival Canada Alberta Edmonton 1999
Crossroads Guitar Festival United States New York Madison Square Garden 1999
Boundary Waters Blues Festival United States Minnesota Ely 2001
Bradenton Blues Festival United States Florida Bradenton 2012
Highland Jazz & Blues Festival United States Louisiana Shreveport 2003
Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival United States Missouri Columbia 2007
Blast Furnace Blues Festival United States Pennsylvania Bethlehem 2010
The Peach Music Festival United States Pennsylvania Scranton 2012
Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival United States California Hayward N/K
Omaha Blues, Jazz, & Gospel Festival United States Nebraska Omaha N/K
Lancaster Roots & Blues Music Festival United States Pennsylvania Lancaster 2014
Summer Breeze Festival United States California Long beach 2015
College Park Free Blues Festival United States Maryland College Park 2008
Silver Spring Blues Festival United States Maryland Silver Spring 2009
Waterfront Blues Festival United States Oregon Portland 1987
Sisters Rhythm & Brews Festival United States Oregon Sisters 2018

Oceania

Asia

Festival name 1st
yr

Country Province City
Himalayan Blues Festival 2007    Nepal Nepal Mandala Kathmandu
Mahindra Blues Festival 2007  India India India Mumbai

Europe

References

  1. ^ Kunzler's dictionary of Jazz provides two separate entries: blues, an originally African-American genre (p.128), and the blues form, a widespread musical form (p.131).
  2. ^ "The Evolution of Differing Blues Styles". How To Play Blues Guitar. Archived from the original on January 18, 2010. Retrieved 2008. 
  3. ^ [1]

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