Part 2: Current Status of Festivals & Events

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Current Status of Festivals & Events

As reported in our Mar 19 Blues Festival e-Guide, in solidarity and for the safety of all, a large majority of upcoming events have been cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled. Many that have postponed are still debating the monumental logistics of rescheduling. We will keep you informed on updates as we can. I didn’t list the cancelled ones that have already passed. Many of those that have cancelled are looking forward to coming back like gangbusters in 2021!

In the meantime, we hope that you are staying as safe as possible. We hold out hope and believe that human kindness will excel in spite of the hardships so many of us may be facing in general now. Music is a Healer.

CANCELLED (C) POSTPONED (P) RESCHEDULED (R) to the best of our knowledge as of April 2, 2020

(R) Avila Beach Blues Festival-Avila Beach, CA-May 24 Moved to May 30

(P) Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival-Barnesville, GA-April 17-18

(P) Baton Rouge Blues Festival-Baton Rouge, LA-April 18-19

(R) Billtown Blues Festival-Williamsport, PA-March 14 Moved to June 11-13, 2021

(P) Birding & Blues Festival-Pacific City, OR-April 17-19

(C) Blind Willie McTell Music Festival-Augusta, GA-May 2

(C) Blues By the Sea-Kiawah Island, SC- Apr 19

(C) Blues Festival Baden-Baden, CH-May 23-30

(C) Blues from the Top-Winter Park. CO-June 27-28

*Blues Hall of Fame Museum-Closed until further notice

*Blues Music Awards & Blues Hall of Fame Inductions *to be Virtual

(R) Bluesberry Festival-Covington, LA-May 30 moved to Oct. 3

(R) Chelsea Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival-London, UK Mar 28 moved to June 13

(C) Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival-Annapolis, MD-May 16-17

(R) Crosby Zydeco Festival-Crosby, TX Mar 27-29 moved to June 26-28

(R) Delta Blues Dulcimer Revival -Clarksdale, MS-Apr 16-18 Moved to Nov 5-7

*Delta Blues Museum-Closed Temporarily

(R) Delta Roots Music Festival-Helena, AR April 25 moved to June 6

(P) European Blues Challenge-Amsterdam, NL-April 17-18

(C) Festival International de Louisiane-Lafayette, LA April 22-26

(C) Festival Jazz & Blues de Saguenay-Quebec, Canada-April 21-25

(C Flagstaff Blues and Brews-Flagstaff, AZ-June 12-13

(C) Gator by the Bay-San Diego, CA-May 7-10

(C) Grand Opening of The Music they Played –Oakland Walk of Fame- Oakland, CA -April 3-4

(C) Havre de Grace Jazz & Blues Fest-Havre de Grace, MD-June 5-7

(C) Henderson Blues Fest-Henderson, NV-April 11

(R) Inner City Blues Festival-Portland, OR- Apr-25 Moved to Aug 22

(C) International Boogie Woogie Festival-Lugano, CH-May 22-24

(C) Juke Joint Festival-Clarksdale, MS-April 16-19

(C) Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Fest-Kansas City, KS-June 26-27

(C) Kwadendamme Bluesfestival-Kwadendamme, NL-May 8-9

(R) Looe Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival-Looe, UK, Mar 20-22 moved to Dec 11-13

(C) Lowcountry Cajun Festival-Charleston, SC- April 5

(P) Milano Blues Sessions-Milano, IT-May 16-17

(R) New Orleans Jazz Festival-New Orleans, LA-April 23-May 3 Move to Fall TBA

(C) Nidaros Blues-Trondheim, Norway-April 22-25

(C) North Central Florida Women in Blues Showcase-Gainesville, FL-May 17

(P) Redwood Coast Music Festival-Eureka, CA-May 7-10

(P) Roma Blues Sessions-Rome, IT-May 18-19

(R) San Felipe Blues & Arts & Fiesta-San Felipe, Baja, MX -Mar 20-21 Moved to May 22-23

(R) Sedalia Center BBQ & Blues-Sedalia, VA-April 25 Moved to May 16

(P) Southern Arizona Blues and Brews Festival-Tucson, AZ-March 28 Moved TBA

(R) Spring Fling Music Festival-Mobile, Al April 4 moved to May 30

(S Springing the Blues-April 3-5-Jacksonville Beach, FL

(C) Tampa Bay Blues Festival-St. Petersburg, FL-April 3-5

(C) Waterfront Blues Festival-Portland, OR -July 2-5

(C) Wolverton Folk & Blues Festival-Newport, UK-May 16

We will keep you updated next week. You can check our website for festival links and further updates


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