Friday, June 3, 2011

Outdoor "Blues" Music Festivals

Now that I posted all these indoor images I guess I should have posted some outdoor ones. Oh, well...maybe next time!

It appears summer is here in the Minnesota area, but now all it has to do is stop raining so much.

This week-end is the start of the outdoor “Blues” Festival season in Minnesota. This week-end it’s Smokin’ in Steele in Owatonna, MN. Unfortunately, I have to work and I’m also on call, so this festival is a no go for me.

Here are some festivals that I’m either going to go to or I am planning to see this summer. Everything is subject to change!!!

Well, I’ll start with an outdoor concert at Lake Harriett Bandshell. OK, not a festival, but it’s outdoors, since I need to stay around town.

Sunday, 06-04-11 Davina and the Vagabonds. Music starts at 2 pm.

Saturday, 06-11-11 Famous Dave’s Blues Festival

Saturday, 06-18-11 There are two different music events (yes, there probably are more). Hambone Music Festival in Rochester, MN that actually starts on Friday, 06-17-11 or the Santiago Shakedown. As of right now I’m planning to go to the Santiago Shakedown.

Thursday, 06-23-11 - Saturday, 06-25-11 Boundary Waters Blues Festival

Friday, 07-08-11 and Saturday, 07-09-11 Thunder Bay Blues Festival (Ontario, CA)

Saturday, 07-16-11Lakefront Jazz and Blues Festival in Prior Lake, MN

Thursday, 07-21-11 - Sunday, 07-24-11 Stillwater Lumberjack Days. Although this isn’t a Blues Festival they usually have music in the evening. I’ll have to see what bands are playing before I make a decision. As of a couple days ago the music schedule wasn’t posted.

Friday, July 29 -Saturday, July 30 Fargo Blues Festival, Fargo, North Dakota

Friday, 08-06-11 - Saturday, 08-07-11 Blues on the Chippewa, Durand, WI

Friday, 08-12-11 - Sunday, 08-14-11 Bayfront Blues Festival, Duluth, MN

Friday, 08-19-11 - Saturday, 08-20-11 Wausau Big Bull Bluesfest, Wausau, WI ****Ana Popovic***

I also have my ticket to see Joe Bonamassa at the State Theatre in Minneapolis on 10-25-11.

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