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Posted on: May 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] T-Bone Walker Blues Festival – June 5-6

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The 10th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest will be held at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, June 5-6, 2015. The festival is a two-day, two-stage celebration of the legendary bluesman, Aaron “T-Bone” Walker and Blues music. The event will feature delta blues and electric blues musicians (with some Meet and Greet packages available!) on an indoor stage inside Maude Cobb Convention Center and an outdoor stage on the lawn behind Maude Cobb. Friday evening will include an All-Star Jam Session, with some of the best blues guitarists of the Festival paying tribute to T-Bone Walker in a 45-minute, live performance with Rick Derringer’s Band. On Saturday morning there will be a Youth Band Competition on the outdoor stage for young musicians, 3rd grade through high school. In addition to great music, Saturday afternoon will also feature a Car & Cycle Show and All-Star Guitar Workshops. Saturday evening will feature an Autographed Guitar Auction, with approximately 15 guitars autographed by this years’ artists being auctioned between band sets. Artists currently scheduled to perform at this year’s festival include Los Lonely Boys, Rick Derringer, Tab Benoit, Eric Gales, Jonathan "Boogie" Long, Jimmie Wallace and The Stratoblasters, Cary Morin, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Lance Lopez, Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase, Peterson Brothers, Tyler Lenius, Ally Venable, Wesley Pruitt Band, Gus Samuelson and Swampadelic, Alan Fox Band, Soul Farmers, Buddy Flett, Johnny Winter tribute band feat: Paul Nelson w/special guest James Montgomery, Dagnabbit Band, Glen McKenzie, Dr. O and the Gip Band, and many more to be announced. For further information, including specific hours and ticket prices, please visit www.tbonewalkerbluesfest.com. 

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