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2008 BLUES FESTIVALS IN CALIFORNIA

This page was last updated ON 09/05/2008

(Please check with the festival organizers to confirm dates, line-ups and locations before making plans, traveling or spending money!!)

 

TOMMY CASTRO BAND AT SANTA CRUZ BLUES FESTIVAL 2000

2008 BLUES FESTIVALS IN CALIFORNIA
Delta Blues Festival

Waldie Plaza
Antioch, CA

September 13, 2008
12:00 pm-7:30 pm

Kirk Fletcher, Finis Tasby, Chris Cain, Terry Evans, MOFO Party Band, David Landon Band

Great American Blues & Barbeque Festival

Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA

September 13, 2008
11:30 am-6:00 pm

Blues Power, Bobby Young Project, Austin de Lone Band, M.Y.A.M.P. Youth Groups, Double Barrel, Hillside Fire

Hanford Blues & Roots Festival

Downtown Civic Center Park
Hanford, CA
Contact #559-582-9457

September 20, 2008
6:00 pm-10:00 pm

Mick Martin & the Blues Rockers, Linda Bracamonte Band, Craig Horton

Blues By The River

Lake Redding Park
Redding, CA

September 20, 2008

J.C. Smith Band, Bill Noteman & the Rockets, Craig Allen Blues Band, Backyard Blues Band, The Dave Amour Band

San Francisco Blues Festival

Friday:  Justin Herman Plaza
Embarcadero Four

Saturday & Sunday:
F
ort Mason
San Francisco, CA

September 26-28, 2008
Friday: Noon-1:30
Sat. & Sun: 11
:00 am-6:00 pm

Line-up HERE.

Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival

Sonoma Town Plaza
Sonoma, CA

September 26-28, 2008

Not announced yet.

Rock 'n Blues By The Lake

Stafford Lake
Novato, CA

September 27, 2008
10:00 am

The Lonely Hearts, Luv Planet, Petty Theft, Too Slim & the Taildraggers, Alameda All Stars, Plain White T's, Third Eye Blind

Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise

San Diego, CA to Mexican Riviera

October 5-12, 2008

Etta James, Dr. John, Los Lobos, Koko Taylor, Elvin Bishop, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Magic Slim, Kenny Neal, Shane Dwight, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz, John Nemeth, Leon Blue, David Jacob-Strain, Earl Thomas, Eden Brent, Chris Thomas King, Watermelon Slim

     

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ELVIN BISHOP BAND AT BLACK DIAMOND BLUES FESTIVAL 2001

 

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BLUES FESTIVALS IN CALIFORNIA---2008 ARCHIVE
Tattoos & Blues

Flamingo Hotel
Santa Rosa, CA

February 29-March 2, 2008

Chicken & The Defenders, The Hell Hounds, Steve Gournall & The Blue Collar Blues Band,Mike Reilley Band, Roger "Hurricane" Wilson, Dave Channell Band

Write 4 Hope Blues Festival

Oak County Park
Simi Valley, CA

April 26, 2008
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Robben Ford, Jimmy Z & the ZTribe, BB Chung King & the Bhuddaheads, Michael John & the Bottom Line, Laurie Morvan Band, Barry "Big B" Brenner

Gator by the Bay

Spanish Landing Park
Harbor Island
San Diego, CA

May 9-11, 2008
11:00 am

Line-up HERE.

The Meet:  Blues, Brews & BBQ

Modesto Junior College Stadium
Modesto, CA

May 9-10, 2008
Fri. 9:00 pm
Sat. 6:00 pm

East Bay Mudd, Tommy Castro Band

Metro Fountain Blues Festival

San Carlos Plaza
S
an Jose State University San Jose, CA

May 10, 2008
12:30 pm-8:00 pm

Robert Cray Band, Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine, Sonny Landreth, Smoking Joe Kubek Band, more t/b/a

Doheny Blues Festival

Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA
May 17-18, 2008
11:00 am-9:30 pm

Line-up HERE.

Santa Cruz Blues Festival

Aptos Village Park
Aptos, CA

May 24-25, 2008
10:00 am-7:00 pm

Line-up HERE.

Avila Beach Blues Festival

Avila Beach Bowl
Avila Beach Resort, CA

May 25, 2008
2:00 pm

Little Richard, Elvin Bishop, Canned Heat, more

California Blues Festival

Band Shell, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA

May 26, 2008
12:00 pm

Tia Carroll, Pat Wilder, Fillmore Slim, Willie G, Curtis Lawson. Bobbie Webb Band

Coloma Blues Festival

Henningsen Lotus Park
Lotus, CA

June 7, 2008
11:00 am

Los Lobos, Tommy Castro Band, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Albert Cummings, Curtis Salgado

Fresno Blues, Brews, BBQ & Winery Festival

Engelmann Cellars
Fresno, CA

June 7, 2008
1:00 pm

Daniel Castro, Shane Dwight, MOFO Party Band, Terry Hanck,  Deja Blues, Laurie Morvan,  Mike Hammer & The Nails, Jon Mahaffey

Black Diamond Blues Festival

Black Diamond & 5th Streets
Pittsburg, CA
June 7-8, 2008
11:00 am-7:00 pm

June 7:  J.C. Smith, Alvon Johnson & his All Stars, Camp Stoneman Tribute, J.D. Brook, E.C. Scott & Smoke, Lenny Williams

June 8:  Three Dimensions Plus One, The Leggett Brothers & Dorothy, Morrison Gospel Hour, Camp Stoneman Tribute, Chris Cain, Texas Johnny Brown, Charlie Musselwhite

Modesto Blues Festival

Graceada Park
Modesto, CA

June 14, 2008
1:00 pm-8:30 pm

MOFO Party Band, DJ Slate & Rocket 88, Rhythm Deluxe, Rene Solis & the Guitar Extravaganza, The Reno Explosion

Russian River Blues Festival

Johnson's Beach
Guerneville, CA

June 14-15, 2008
11:00 am-6:00 pm

June 14:  Jonny Lang, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Shemekia Copeland, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks

June 15: Los Lonely Boys, Robben Ford, Coco Montoya, Earl Thomas, more t/b/a

Blues Bash 10

Menghini Winery
Julian, CA
June 21, 2008

Earl Thomas, Alan Iglesias & Crossfire, Dennis Jones Band, Ben Robinson, Laurie Morvan Band, Blackthorne Murray

Northern California Blues Festival

Fair Oaks Park
Fair Oaks, CA

June 21-22, 2008
Sat. 12:00 pm
Sun. 11:30 pm

June 21:  Equinox, Lee Bootz & the Southside Shuffle, Steve Foster Band, Delta Wires, Mighty Mike Schermer, Elvin Bishop

June 22:  Morning Wood Blues, Strictly For Kicks, Sacramento Blues Revue, Mick Martin, Maria Muldaur

Monterey Bay Blues Festival

Monterey Fairgrounds
Monterey, CA

June 27-29, 2008
6:00 pm Fri.
10:30 am Sat. & Sun.

Line-up HERE.

Irvine Lake Bluesfest

Irvine Lake
Silverado, CA

June 29, 2008
10:00 am-6:00 pm

Walter Trout, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Eric Sardinas & Big Motor, Les Dudek, Roy Gaines, Savage City

Red, White & Blues Festival

Alameda County Fair
Pleasanton, CA

July 4, 2008
1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Funky Bus & the U-Turns, Pat Wilder & Serious Business, Stars of Glory, Billy Dunn Bluesway, J.C. Smith Blues Band, Birdlegg & Tightfit Blues Band, Alvon Johnson & his All Star Band, Caravans of Allstars, Ron Thompson & the Resistors

BBQ & Blues

Gold Country Fairgrounds
Auburn, CA

July 12, 2008
1:00 pm-9:30 pm

Koko Taylor & her Blues Machine, Coco Montoya, more t/b/a

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival


Hayward City Hall Plaza
Hayward, CA

July 12-13, 2008
11:00 am-7:00 pm

July 12:  Texas Johnny Brown, John Primer, Johnny Rawls, Homemade Jamz' Blues Band, Billy "Big Daddy" Cade, Bill Howl-n-Madd Perry, Terry "Big T" Williams, Glad Tidings Choir

July 13:  Zac Harmon, Vasti Jackson, Harmonica Blowout, Mississippi Bo, Russell City Memorial Blues Band, Caravan of Allstars, Zollie Polk, Stars of Glory

Cobb Mountain Jazz & Blues Festival

Cobb Mountain
Lake County, CA

July 19, 2008
10:00 am

Volker Strifler Band, Delta Wires, Austin & Owens, Holy Smoke Band, Bill Noteman & the Rockets, Levi Lloyd & the 501 Band

Redwood City PAL Blues Festival

Courthouse Square
Redwood City, CA

July 19, 2008
12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Bart Shea Blues Band featuring Freddie Roulette, Andre Thierry, Jan Fanucchi Band w/ Steve Freund, Ron Thompson, Craig Horton Band, Frank Bey Big Band w/ Anthony Paule

Sonoma County Blues Festival

Sonoma County Fair
Santa Rosa, CA

July 26, 2008
2:00 pm-9:00 pm

Twice as Good, Johnny Rawls, Soul of John Black, MOFO Party Band, Carolyn Wonderland, Angela Strehli, John "Juke" Logan

Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

Mammoth Lakes, CA
August 1-2, 2008
Fri. 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Sat. 12:00 pm-9:00 pm

Jonny Lang, Coco Montoya, Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Curtis Salgado Band, Chris Cain Band, and Kenny Sultan and Tom Ball

Blue Wing Blues Festival

Blue Wing Saloon & Caf?
Upper Lake, CA

August 6-9, 2008
5:45 pm-9:00 pm

August 6:  Kathi McDonald, Twice as Good w/ Charlie Musselwhite

August 7:  Kathi McDonald, Bettie Mae Fikes & BMF Band w/ Levi Lloyd & Rob Watson

August 8:  Lake Blues All Stars, Ford Blues Band w/ Patrick Ford & Volker Strifler

August 9:  Mighty Mike Schermer, Maria Muldaur & Red Hot Bluesiana Band

Sonora Blues Festival
(Fire on the Mountain Blues Festival)

Mother Lode Fairgrounds
Sonora, CA

August 9, 2008
11:00 am

Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Castro Band, MOFO Party Band, Electric Flag, Cafe R&B, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, The Rave Ups, Magic Dick

Petaluma Wine, Jazz & Blues Festival

Downtown Petaluma
Petaluma, CA

August 9, 2008
Noon-8:00 pm

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Pete Escovedo Latin Jazz Orchestra, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, Peter Welker All Stars w/ Ron Thompson, Petaluma High School Alumni Big Band

Fresno Delta Blues Festival

Woodward Park Amphitheater
Fresno, CA

August 16, 2008
1:00 pm-9:00 pm
 

Koko Taylor & her Blues Machine, Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz, 145th Street Deluxe Blues Band, Bill Magee Blues Band, Archie Lee Hooker, Jr., Alvon Johnson

Reno-Tahoe Blues Fest

Rancho San Rafael Park
Reno, NV

August 16-17, 2008
Noon

Gladys Knight, The Whispers, Mavis Staples, Latimore, Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, E. C. Scott, Betty Wright, Johnny Lang, Ernie Johnson

Musick Mountain Blues Festival

Shaver Lake, CA

August 23, 2008
11:00 am

Corby Yates Band, Deja Blues, Shane Dwight Band

Blues By The Bay

Humboldt Bay Waterfront Park
Eureka, CA

August 30-31, 2008
10:30 am-7:00 pm

Line-up HERE.

Long Beach Blues Festival

Rainbow Lagoon Park
Long Beach, CA

August 30-31, 2008
Sat. 2:00 pm-11:00 pm
Sun. 2:00 pm-10:00 pm

Chuck Berry, Taj Mahal Trio, Booker T. Jones, John Mayall, Pinetop Perkins, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Charlie Musselwhite, Eddie Floyd, Joe Louis Walker, Roy Rogers, Ana Popovic, Roy Young

Marin City Blues & Soul Party

Marin City Park
Marin City, CA

September 1, 2008
11:00 am

Miko Marks, Zakiya Hooker,  Gail Muldrow Blues Band, John Lee Hooker, Jr., Flavor of the Blues w/ Fillmore Slim & Frankie Lee, Narada Michael Warden & Band

     

 

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