The 2016 Bona Fide Blues Festival Lineup!

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 3rd 2016 1521 0

The Bona Fide Blues Festival is back again for 2016 in Overton Square this September 30 and October 1. This family-friendly event is all about celebrating the Mid-South’s blues heritage by showcasing today’s blues and blues-influenced musicians.

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Here’s the Bona Fide Blues Fest by the numbers:

1 – One of the stages – the Tower Courtyard – will host free outdoor shows during the festival.

2 – The two day festival will take place September 30 – October 1 at the Overton Square Tower Courtyard, Lafayette’s Music Room, and Blue Monkey Midtown.

$25 – Tickets are $25 before August 31 for both the Friday and Saturday Lafayette’s and Blue Monkey shows.

30 – There are more than 30 blues acts scheduled to perform.

$30 – Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows go up to $30 after August 31.

$100 – For $100 VIP tickets, you can get a year long membership to the Memphis Blues Society along with your wristband for both nights, plus entry to the VIP party at Bar Louise on Thursday, Sept. 29.

100 – All the musicians come strictly from a 100-mile-radius.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Stax Music Academy Band
  • Zeke Johnson
  • Wampus Cats
  • Richard Johnston
  • Davis Coen
  • Leo “Bud” Welch
  • Little Boys Blue
  • Earl the Pearl
  • Watermelon Slim
  • Sweet Angel
  • Barbara Blue
  • Tameka “Big Baby” Goodman
  • Heather Crosse Band
  • Super Chikan
  • Vince Johnson & Plantation AllStars
  • Stax Music Academy Band
  • Zeke Johnson
  • Wampus Cats
  • Richard Johnston
  • Davis Coen
  • Leo “Bud” Welch
  • Little Boys Blue
  • Earl the Pearl
  • Watermelon Slim
  • Sweet Angel
  • Barbara Blue
  • Tameka “Big Baby” Goodman
  • Heather Crosse Band
  • Super Chikan
  • Vince Johnson & Plantation AllStars
  • Ruby Wilson
  • Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band
  • Cedric Burnside
  • John Nemeth
  • Reba Russell
  • Terry “Harmonica” Bean
  • Eric Hughes Band
  • David Evans
  • Guy Venable
  • Southern Avenue
  • Marcella and Her Lovers
  • Mark “Muleman” Massey
  • Booker Brown
  • Kenny Brown
  • Sons of Mudboy
  • MBS Jam Band

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Go there:

Bona Fide Blues Festival
Overton Square

September 30 – October 1

bonafidebluesfest.com
memphisbluessociety.com


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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