Blues Music Awards FestivalMay 12, 6:00 pm-May 13, 3:00 am
Beale Street Merchants Association, in partnership with the Blues Foundation, announces the inaugural Blues Music Awards Festival scheduled for May 12th on Beale Street. 2017 Blues Music Award nominees will perform in 10 clubs along Beale Street all for a $10 wristband.
The festival will follow the Blues Foundation’s 38th Annual Blues Music Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the best in Blues recordings and performances from the previous year. BMA Festival performers include Cedric Burnside, Victor Wainwright with Train, John Primer, Grace Curran and the High Falutin’ Band, John Del Toro Richardson, Barbara Blue, Eric Hughes, Nick Schnebelen with Tony Braunagel and Albert Castiglia, Guy King, Annika Chambers, and The Circumstantial Band with Nick Moss and Friends. Exclusive BMA Fest highlights are Bob Margolin’s 10th Annual Vizztone Blues Party and Rodd Bland & the Members Only Band for a Bobby ‘Blue” Bland tribute with special guests Janiva Magness, John Nemeth, Mike Ledbetter and Sugaray Rayford. For a complete list of performers visit www.bmafest.com