Blues Festivals Dried Up ..On Lockdown Temporarily


 Some of my musician Friends have been telling me about being out of work due to the Covid19 virus . Some have been out on the road playing but now it's all gone dry. Here's a list that I’ll share of festivals cancellation and postponed .This is the list as it was forwarded to me.

Cancelled or Postponed: 

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

Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival-Barnesville, GA-April 17-18 

Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival-Barrie, Canada-June 11-22 

Baton Rouge Blues Festival-Baton Rouge, LA-April 18-19 Moved to May 16-17 

Billtown Blues Festival-Williamsport, PA-March 14 

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

Blind Willie McTell Music Festival-Augusta, GA-May 2 

Blues Bash at the Ranch-Brooksville, FL-March 20-22 

Blues By the Sea-Kiawah Island, SC- Apr 19 

Blues Festival Baden-Baden, CH-May 23-30 

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 

Blues on Broadbeach-Broadbeach, AU-May 14-17 

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

Bob Syke's BBQ & Blues Festival-Bessemer, AL-April 25 Moved TBA 

Bonita Blues Festival-Bonita Springs, FL-March 13-15 

Byron Bay Blues Fest-Byron Bay, AU-April 9-13 

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

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival-Annapolis, MD-May 16-17 

Clarksdale Caravan Music Fest-Clarksdale, MS-May 9 

Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival- Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-Mar 20-22 

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

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

Delta Blues Museum-Closed Temporarily 

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

European Blues Challenge-Amsterdam, NL-April 17-18 

Fantastic Negrito-Pacifica, CA-March 21 

Festival International de Louisiane-Lafayette, LA April 22-26 

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

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

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

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

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

Henderson Blues Fest-Henderson, NV-April 11 

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

International Boogie Woogie Festival-Lugano, CH-May 22-24 

Juke Joint Festival-Clarksdale, MS-April 16-19 

Kansas City Kansas Street Blues Fest-Kansas City, KS-June 26-27 

Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival-Holly Springs, MD-May 15-17-Moved TBA 

Kwadendamme Bluesfestival-Kwadendamme, NL-May 8-9 

Lincoln Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival-UK-May 9 Moved to Sept 13 

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

Lowcountry Cajun Festival-Charleston, SC- Apr 5 

Mifflinburg Wine, Brews & Blues Festival-Mifflinburg, PA-May 16 Moved to June 13 

Milano Blues Sessions-Milano, IT-May 16-17 

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

Nidaros Blues-Trondheim, Norway-April 22-25 

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

Phoenix-Phoenix, AZ-March 21 

Redwood Coast Music Festival-Eureka, CA-May 

River City Blues Festival-Marietta,OH-March 20-21 

Roma Blues Sessions-Rome, IT-May 18-19 

Saint Georges Blues Festival-Delaware City, DE-June 5-6 

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

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

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

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

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

Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Show-Minneapolis, MN-April 18 

Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg, FL-April 3-5 

Trinidaddio Blues & Cultural Festival-Trinidad, CO-Aug 28-29 

Waterfront Blues Festival-Portland, OR -July 2-5 

Wolverton Folk & Blues Festival-Newport, UK-May 16

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