ALICEVILLE, AL – The Rural Members Association is proud to announce the 19th Annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival founded by the late, great Willie King. This year’s festival is to be held near downtown Aliceville, in “Cookieman’s” place at 1438 Wilder Circle, Aliceville AL 35442 rain or shine!
This internationally acclaimed festival will take place on Saturday June 4, opening at 11am. Music starts at 11:30pm with great traditional gospel followed by non-stop blues. The family friendly festival attracts local and international crowds and is renowned for its down-home atmosphere, great music and delicious southern food.
This year’s festival features a wide range of regional blues artists, featuring outstanding roots bluesman Mudcat plus a host of blues talent, including local blues veterans “Birmingham” George Conner and Willie Lee Halbert and the Fingerprint Band plus new old blues from Jontavius Willis, the next generation of blues players of the Alabama Blues Project Band, Mississippi traditional bluesman Little Willie Farmer, Geno and the Mississippi Blues Boys, a great Alabama Blues Women Review featuring Debbie Bond, Rachel Edwards, Carla Don and B.J. Reed … and more!
The festival will open with a prayer and gospel music, then it’s all blues, all day! Complete schedule to be posted soon!
Admission is a suggested donation of $10. This is the most down-home, real deal blues festival around!
The festival is made possible by a generous grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, sponsor Greene Beverage, many generous individual donations and assistance from the Alabama Blues Project.