New Memphis Music Festival: Bona Fide Blues Fest

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 18th 2015 1272 0
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Today the Memphis Blues Society announced yet another new festival for Memphis for 2015 – the Bona Fide Blues Festival. 

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

2 – The two day festival will take place October 2 – 3, 2015 at various venues at or near Overton Square.

2 – The Overton Square Tower Courtyard and another stage near Cooper will host free outdoor shows during the festival.

$25 – Friday and Saturday evening indoor show wristbands are $25.

$40 – For $40, you can get a year long membership to the Memphis Blues Society along with your wristband.

40 – There are at leaset forty blues acts scheduled to perform.

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

1969 – The last year that a regional blues festival was held in Memphis.

While the schedule hasn’t been released yet, the lineup includes folks like Ruby Wilson, the Bo Keys, Steve Selvidge Band, Ghost Town Blues Band, Robert Nighthawk’s Wampus Cats, Eric Hughes Bad, Tyrannosaurus Chicken, Booker Brown, and Miranda Louis with David Hudson. Click here to see the lineup.

The Bona Fide Blues Festival will be family-friendly and the indoor venues will include Lafayette’s, Blue Monkey, Zebra Lounge, Bar Louie, and more. I’ll be sure to update this post with more info as soon as it becomes available. 

Go there: 

Bona Fide Blues Festival
Overton Square

October 2 – 3, 2015

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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