Blues Brews & BBQ - Downtown Dixon -
9:30pm - 11:45pm
115 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL 61021
Blues Brews & BBQ a new festival in downtown Dixon on August 30 featuring great Blues music, great food and great beer. The event will take place on First Street between Galena and Hennepin Avenue from 12 p.m. to midnight.
Highlighting the event will be a Bags for the Brave Bags Tournament to raise funds for the Honor Flight of Lee County.
An amazing line-up of music is in store for the festival with local favorites like Catfish Dogs, Nate Gordon, Robbie LeBlanc and the Real Live Show, and Downtown Rhythm Kings playing throughout the day. Touring Blues artists David Gerald and Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners are slated to round out the day of music.
12:30-1:30 p.m. – Catfish Dogs
2-3:15 p.m. – Robbie LeBlanc https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robbie-LeBlanc-and-the-Real-Live-Show/100328256673480
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. – Nate Gordon https://www.facebook.com/nategordonmusic
5-7 p.m. – David Gerald http://www.davidgerald.com/
7:15 p.m. – Downtown Rhythm Kings
9:30 p.m. - Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners
Great BBQ will be served by Salamandra, Baker Street, Bombdiggity, World Sausage Café and Mama Cimino’s. A wide variety of great barbecues from brisket to chicken to sausage will be available.
Bent River Brewing Company from the Quad Cities will be the Festival Beer and will feature several beers from their great line-up.
Admission is a $5 donation at the door and it is a an all-ages event. Kids 12 and under are free.
Blues on the Prairie -
8pm to 9pm
201 Schaumburg Court
Schaumburg, IL 60193
Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners play 8pm - 9pm, followed by The Nick Moss Band.
We will be playing from 8pm to 9pm, followed by The Nick Moss Band.
Singer/songwriter Kevin Purcell welds the gritty, back alley
sounds of Chicago blues with the back roads soul of southern
rock. Years of playing have earned Purcell his reputation
as a smokin’ harmonica player, a powerful vocalist and a
respected songwriter. And while hard-rocking bluesman Nick
Moss was weaned on postwar electric blues, his timely and
topical songwriting enveloped in new rhythms and guitar
innovations have resulted in music of a higher intensity
and an increasingly rewarding relationship with audiences.
Together, these blues heroes, backed by incredible bands,
deliver a no-holds-barred show that’s gritty, rockin’ and,
above all, a blast
King Biscuit Blues Festival -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Helena, AR 72342
October 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2014. Details TBA
What is the King Biscuit Blues Festival?
It's when Delta Blues fans head on down to Helena, AR for 3 days of the best Blues in the Delta.
A.K.A The Arkansas Blues & Heritage Festival continues the annual tradition of celebrating the blues in quaint Helena, Arkansas, which is a short road trip from Memphis.
I bet you didn't know that Arkansas is a great place to catch the Blues. Many say that Arkansas, Helena to be specific, is one of the best places in the South to hear real blues music and the best time is during the King Biscuit Blues Fest, formerly known as the Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival.
With an impressive lineup, camping, and a family-friendly atmosphere, this music festival is a crowd pleaser and mandatory for all Delta Blues enthusiasts.