(Reading, PA) – Berks Arts Council is thrilled to announce the inaugural “Reading Blues Fest” with host venue the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading. The fest also will be presenting performances within walking distance at restaurants and bistros throughout downtown Reading, PA, Friday, October 6, Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2017; featuring international, national and regional Blues Artists.
The Berks Arts Council is the same organization that has been presenting the acclaimed Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest since 1991, with general manager/producer John Ernesto. The Inaugural Reading Blues Fest will be hosted by Michael Cloeren – founder and producer of Pocono/Pennsylvania Blues festivals.
Keynote Speaker on Sunday, October 8, will be Bill Wax, former Program Director and Sirius XM Bluesville founder and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of The Blues Foundation based in Memphis TN.
The Reading BluesFest is collaborating with the annual Arts Festival Reading, that will be held Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, at The Goggleworks Center for The Arts from 10am-5pm, and several other downtown venues.
A limited amount (160) Vip All-Fest Package tickets are being offered, they will include preferred seating for all ticketed concerts at DoubleTree by Hilton Reading & Santander.