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229 Main St.,
Keene, NH 03431
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Diana Shonk, Publisher
and Radio show host
is a nominating
and voting member
(for the Blues Music Awards)
of The Blues Foundation.
2013 Blues Festivals
*denotes those that are a reasonable drive for New Englanders
(in chronological order)
Micheal Arnone’s Crawfish Festival F-Su May 31- June 2 Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, NJ
*Black Eyed & Blues F-June 7 Hartford, CT
* Maine Blues Festival F-Su June 14-16 Naples, ME
18th Annual T Bone Walker Memorial Blues Fest. F-S June 21-22 Linden, TX
*Paulie’s New Orleans Jazz and Blues Festival F-Su June 21-23 Worcester MA
*Mystic Blues Fest F-Su June 28-30 Mystic, CT
Briggs Farm Blues Festival F-S July 12-13 Nescopeck, PA
Tremblant International Blues Festival F-S July 5-14 Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Newburyport Blues Cruise S- July 6, 27, August 31 Newburyport MA
*Green River Festival S-Su July 20-21
*North Atlantic Blues Festival S-Su July 13-14 Rockland, ME
Festival Beauport en Blues F-S- May 10+11 Beauport, Quebec, Canada
*Pennsylvania Blues Festival (was Poconos, same organizer, Michael Clorern)
F-Sun July 26-28 Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton, PA
*Barnful of Blues S-August 3 New Boston, NH
*Onset Blues Festival S-August 3 Onset, MA
*Gloucester Blues Festival S-August 10 Gloucester, MA
*Marshfield Music Festivals - August 18 S-Su August 24-25 Marshfield, MA
*Dam Blues Fest- S-August 3 Damariscotta, ME
*White Mountain Boogie and Blues Festival F-Su Aug- 16-18 Thornton, NH
*Blues ‘n’ Brews Festival Saturday, August 24 Nashoba Valley Ski Area Westford, MA
(new) *Blues For Veterans Saturday August 24- Library Park, Woburn, MA
*Rhythm and Roots Festival August 30-September 1 Charlestown, RI
Niagara Blues Festival F-Su August 30- September 1 Niagara Falls NY
Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival F-August 30 West Point MS
Phoenixville Blues Festival S-September 7 Phoenixville PA
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival- Tu-Sept September 10-15 Canada
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival- F-S September 13-15 Telluride, CO
*Heatherfest- Su-September 8 58 Freeman St., Norton, MA
Highway 61 Blues Festival S-Su October 5 Leland, MS
King Biscuit Blues Festival Th-S October 10-12 West Helena AK
Daytona Blues Festival Th-Sun October 11-13 Daytona Beach FL
Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival F-S October 18-20 New Orleans LA
There are 252+ festivals listed on
If you would like a Blues Festival Guide magazine, you can go to their web site and get one free, as a pdf or you can pay to have one sent to you in the mail, if you are a band or a
you can put up a free listing, look for the link to it on the home page at bluesfestivalguide.com.
They do a great service for the whole
and we should all support their efforts.