Local Blues Festivals
The Ritzville Blues Festival is a one-day event held the annually on the 2nd Saturday of July, featuring top-caliber regional, national and international blues acts. Over 25 bands play at multiple venues including our outdoor stage located on the streets of Ritzville. Located at the intersection of I-90 & SR 395, it is just an hour west of Spokane, 45 minutes east of Moses Lake, and an hour north of the Tri-Cities. Located 1 mile West of Winthrop, WA on Hwy 20 at the Blues Ranch the annual Winthrop R&B Festival is presented by the Winthrop Music Association and holds the current distinction of being the longest running blues festival in Washington!. The Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, is the largest blues festival on the West Coast and the second largest blues festival in the nation. The festival not only brings the best blues artists to Portland, it benefits Oregon Food Bank’s work to eliminate hunger and its root causes … because no one should be hungry. 1st week of July at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River in downtown Portland. Bronze, Blues and Brews is a family event located at the City Park in Joseph, Oregon usually presented in August. There are Food Vendors, Souvenirs as well as Beer & Wine available during the festival. Joseph is within walking distance from the park and includes many art galleries, gift shops and restaurants. All back packs and bags are subject to search at the front gate. The 13th Annual Sky High Blues Festival website - generally around the 1st week of August located in Rock Creek, BC
The BLUES COUSINS is the most popular blues band in Russia. In 2000 the BLUES COUSINS were awarded "the best band" among 57 others at "BLUES SUR SEINE" Festival in France. The band's leader - Levan Lomidze was officially named among top 10 guitarists in Russia. In the summer of 2004 the Blues Cousins made 3 month tour in USA, headlining the festivals in the area including the Rock Cut Festival
When one thinks of award-winning instrumentalists in the rhythm-and-blues realm, the trombone is definitely not the first instrument that comes to mind. That makes Randy Oxford the proverbial "big frog" in the very small pond of blues-based trombonists, having chalked up seventeen awards from the Washington Blues Society in various categories over the course of his career. All the way from Cape York in the hot and humid tropical far north of Australia, where the rainforest meets the reef and where there are only two seasons, wet and dry, comes Sugarcane Collins. With fire and skill and passion and commitment, Sugarcane plays guitar and sings with the deep heart of a bluesman. The 2006 Sugarcane Collins "Got a Story to Tell" Tour included a stop at the Rock Cut Blues Festival
The Inland Empire Blues Society started out as a small group of musicians and fans of good music that wanted to try to get more live Blues shows in the Spokane area. The Inland Empire Blues Society is dedicated to Blues music and helping other music lovers discover and appreciate this genuine American art form. The Inland Empire Blues Society “Empire Awards” were developed to honor musicians and the individual achievements of others within our own Blues region. Our musicians and blues fans work very hard for their love of the blues, and we need to support them. The “Empire Awards” is our way of showing them we care.
The Washington Blues Society (WBS) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve, and advance the culture and tradition of blues music as an art form. Passport America invented the 50% Discount Camping Club in 1992 and has continued to improve on that great concept. Over 1300 campgrounds across the US, Canada, and Mexico are currently participating in the Passport America Program, with new parks joining daily. Although our concept has often been imitated, Passport America is still the Best Value in Discount Camping.