LENOIR, North Carolina USA – The Pop Ferguson Blues Heritage Festival is giving you an opportunity to learn how to play the blues harmonica and blues violin/fiddle with two internationally acclaimed artists.
On Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, Grammy nominee Phil Wiggins and Bob Kogut will be giving free workshops in downtown Lenoir, North Carolina, USA. Phil only plays with Hohner harmonicas, so the first 100 participants will receive one free. Or, you can bring your own to play. Kogut is a master violin maker for top international musicians – and he plays. He will be giving demonstrations. Bring your own violin and learn special tips and ways to increase the versatility of your instrument.
After the workshops, the street festival and shows will begin at 1 p.m.
The list of performers is:
- Phil Wiggins – Headliner
- John Dee Holman – Headliner
- Pop Ferguson – Headliner
- Lawyer Guns & Money
- Bryan Anderson
- Darryl Corley
- Clean & Decent
- Donnie Fulton
- Sweetbriar Jam
- Silver Star
Before the fun on Saturday, we start our festival with a series of meet and greets on Friday night.
A VIP meet and greet and dinner with special performances by Phil Wiggins and Vonna, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. Call 828-757-0783 for directions and tickets.
A meet and greet and performance will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the MLK, Jr. Center in downtown Lenoir. Jazz musician Bryan Anderson and Pop Ferguson will be there. We’ll also have a special Motown show. Bring your dancing shoes! Free admission; dinner is $5.
Friday wraps up with a jam session at downtown restaurant, The Alibi, from 10 p.m. until midnight. Bring your instrument and come meet the performers who will play on Saturday. Free admission.
On Saturday, workshops run from 9 a.m. – noon. The street festival and performances start at 1 p.m.