Friday, August 30, 2013

Durham Blues Festival Returns to Durham Sept 7

Don't look so sad, the blues are back in Durham.  The Bull Durham Blues Festival, to be specific.

The 26th Annual Bull Durham Blues Festival will be held at the Hayti Heritage Center on Saturday, September 7 from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. This year's festival features Big Daddy Wilson of Edenton, NC along with other performers including The Rhonda Robichaux Band; Claudette King; The Jimmy Haggard Band; and Jason Damico and the New Blue, a rising star on the local blues scene.

The annual Bull Durham Blues Festival, produced by St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation, Inc., has been successfully presented since 1988. It is nationally recognized as one of the premier blues festivals in the country and has been honored with the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. The festival has become one of North Carolina’s largest celebrations of the blues, recognizing Durham’s rich musical heritage as an important center of Carolina and Piedmont Blues.

North Carolina’s premier celebration of the blues promises to entertain again this year with a mix of local and renowned international blues artists. Set for Saturday, September 7 from 6:00 pm until midnight, this year’s one-day Festival will be held at the historic Hayti Heritage Center’s Performance Hall. Doors will open at 5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of.  For more information, call (919) 683-1709, email for more information. Ticket information is online.

Learn more about great Durham events with the Durham Event Calendar.

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