2017 Riverfront Blues Festival Schedule Announced 3-Day Festival will be held on August 4, 5, & 6 at Tubman-Garrett Park on the Wilmington Riverfront
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki and the City’s Acting Cultural Affairs Director Tina Betz today announced the schedule of performances for the 2017 Riverfront Blues Festival. The festival will be held on Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park. Performances start at 5 p.m. on Friday, Noon on Saturday, and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Mayor Purzycki and Ms. Betz today thanked the Diamond State Blues Society for coordinating this year’s festival as they have been doing for the past 20 years. They also thanked the festival’s hotel partner, the Westin Wilmington on the Riverfront.
Listed below is the complete festival performance schedule. For more information or to purchase tickets (on sale NOW!) visit www.RiverfrontBluesFestDE.com
Friday, August 4
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – The Deb Callahan Band
6:45 p.m. – The Bruce Katz Band
8:30 p.m – Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials
Band Wagon Stage – 6:15 p.m & 8:00 p.m (Two 30-minute Sets)
Dr. Harmonica & Rockett 88
Saturday, August 5
Noon to 10 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – Regina Bonelli
1:30 p.m. – Peter Harper & Midwest Kind
3:15 p.m. – Nikki Hill
5:00 p.m. – Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88’S
6:45 p.m. – John Primer & His Real Deal Blues Band
8:30 p.m. – Kenny Neal & His Family Band
Band Wagon Stage
2:45 p.m. & 6:15 p.m. – The Blues Reincarnation Project
4:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. – Lower Case Blues
Sunday August 6
12:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – Dawn Tyler Watson (2017 International Blues Challenge Winner!)
2:30 p.m. – Joe Louis Walker
4:30 p.m. – Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues 40th Anniversary Show
Band Wagon Stage
2:00 p.m. – Barrelhouse
4:00 p.m. – Roger Girke & The Wandering Souls