The festival lost two dear friends recently; Jason Dressman and Jim Cobb. Both men were representative of the volunteer spirit of our festival staff and supporters. And both were dedicated to keeping the blues alive.
Jason Dressman (pictured to the right) was a founding member of the Advisory Board; his wife Sharla was a founding member of the Board of Directors. Together they sponsored the Hospitality Suite for the first nine years of the festival and
Tickets Go On Sale Wednesday April 15th
A reason to smile on tax day - tickets for the 10th Annual T-bone Walker Blue Festival will be going on sale Wednesday April 15th! All of the details for the tickets will be coming shortly, but for now we can tell the Festival will be more than just great blues music! Here are some new details about this years festival that we are so excited to announce!
NEW! Meet and Greet T-Bone Walker Blues Stars!
Packages will be announced with all the details of several Meet and Greet Packages to be offered this year. Meet Tab Benoit, Rick Derringer, and Los Lonely Boys in person! Package pricing and details coming soon!
New! All Star Guitar Workshops
Saturday afternoon guitar workshops with Eric Gales, Jonathon Boogie Long, Cary Morin, Kingfish, Lance Lopez and more. Details and workshop schedule coming soon!
NEW! T-Bone Walker All-Star Jam Session
Friday night in the Wells Fargo Advisors Indoor Stage, The best blues guitarists of the Festival will pay tribute to T-Bone Walker in a 45 minute live performance with Rick Derringer's Band. This jam session will be a great addition to the festival. Join the all-star line-up after the headliner on Friday night.
NEW! T-Bone Walker Jr. Showcase
Saturday morning at the Patterson Nissan Outdoor Stage will present a youth band competition for young musicians from 3 grade through high school. There will be different age groups for this competition - Group 1 will be 3rd - 5th graders, Group 2 will consist of 6th-8th graders and Group 3 will be 9th-12th grade high school musicians. Eligible participants will submit a 2 minute video to the T-Bone Walker Blue Festival, who will then narrow down the field to several bands in each age group. Saturday morning they finalists will play live and be judged by fellow peer musicians from festival players Ally Venable (15 years old), Tyler Lenius (18 years old) and Kingfish (16 years old). Once the finalists have played, the best of the Showcase will be announced. The winner for each age group will get to play a song on Saturday evening with one of the judges in front of 1000's of people in attendance. All the details and rules and entry information will be coming shortly!
Full details will be posted as they are confirmed.
2015 T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
Artist Line Up for the 2015
10th Annual T-Bone Walker Blue Music Festival
LOS LONELY BOYS
Jonathon "Boogie" Long
Jimmy Wallace and The Stratoblasters
Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram
Gus Samuelson and Swampadelic
Alan Fox Band
Wesley Pruitt Band
The Johnny Winter Tribute Band Feat: Paul Nelson w/ Special Guest James Montgomery
Dr O & The GIP Blues Band
Tickets will be going on sale April 15th...Online ticket sale details coming soon