Blues flourish in Greensboro, NC as lead up to 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival

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The City of Greensboro, NC has immersed itself in the blues as a lead-up to the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society’s 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly, the longest running blues festival in the Southeast, being held May 17, 2014, under the big tent in Festival Park in beautiful downtown Greensboro, NC.

As a tie-in to the Carolina Blues Festival, Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and the Open Art Society of Raleigh, NC have collaborated to select eight artists to create blues-themed art installations in downtown Greensboro storefronts. POP! Downtown Greensboro art installations will be up from mid-March through May. www.openartsociety.org/greensboro

Carolina Blues Festival Musical Guests include:

  • Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
  • Carl Weathersby
  • Tom Principato
  • Beverly “Guitar” Watkins w/ The King Bees
  • Lawyers Guns & Money
  • Abe Reid
  • and Special Guest: Logie Meachum

We invite you to come early to Greensboro for Blues Week May 10-16 before the Carolina Blues Festival May 17 to enjoy the great blues music offerings of Greensboro. The blues is a regular part of Greensboro’s music scene with several weekly open blues jams and blues music playing at clubs throughout the area. Our online calendar of events reflects the many gigs available to those coming to visit and explore Greensboro. piedmontblues.org/calendar

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Thank you Sponsors!

ASSOCIATE: YES! Weekly, The Martha and William Murray Charitable Foundation

PLATINUM: Rock 92, and WNAA

GOLD: Natty GreenesDowntown Greensboro, Inc.

SILVER: ArtsGreensboro, Grove Winery, Bank  of Oak Ridge, R.H. Barringer and Mike Carr Karate

BRONZE:  Atlas Fence Company, Inc.

COPPER: Giacomo’s Italian Market, The Fresh Market, SEO Rocket, Godino’s Bakery and Coffee


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