Pittsburgh Blues Festival Announces Performance Schedule
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 9, 2015)—When gates open Friday, July 24-26 at scenic Hartwood Acres (Hampton, PA) for The Pittsburgh Blues Festival, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s largest fundraising event, a host of exciting local and national acts will fill two stages.
Friday jumps off with headliner The Duke Robillard Band. Saturday night features Buddy Guy and the event closes on Sunday night with performances from Marsha Ball and Bobby Rush.
“This is going to be the most diverse, exciting Blues Festival we’ve had in a long time,” said Ron “Moondog” Esser, chair of the Blues Festival committee. “This year’s performers will merge legendary artists with newer groups that are establishing themselves on the scene resulting in a fresh mix of traditional and modern music.”
4:45 pm Stevee Wellons Band
6:00 pm Pittsburgh Blues Revival (BB King Tribute)
7:15 pm Dana Fuchs
9:00 pm The Duke Robillard Band with special guests Billy Price and Norm Nardini
1:50 pm Jason Born
3:00 pm Jarekus Singleton
4:30 pm The Charlie Wheeler Trio
5:45 pm New Breed Brass Band
7:30 pm Bill Toms and Hard Rain
8:45 pm Buddy Guy
1:30 pm John and Rick
2:00 pm The Nied’s Hotel Band
3:15 pm Selwyn Birchwood
5:00 pm Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
6:45 pm Marcia Ball
8:45 pm Bobby Rush
Blues Festival music feeds more than the soul
In 20 years, the festival has raised over 100,000 pounds of donated food and $2 million for Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
Friday’s admission is free with a bag of nonperishable groceries. Advance tickets are $38 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. Two-day weekend passes are also available.
For more information on tickets, volunteer opportunities with the Blues Festival or the Food Bank, visit www.pghblues.com.
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