Chenango Blues Association has announced a music-filled summer for Norwich with a summer concert series and the Chenango Blues Festival. The free concert series will run every Thursday at East Side Park from July 11 – Aug. 29, and the 27th annual Chenango Blues Festival will take place August 16-17.
The summer concert series features a variety of artists, spanning different genres, including reggae, blues, funky soul and more. Kicking off the series is Keesha Pratt Band, bringing their contemporary blues with a glimpse into the future of blues. The weeks following will bring the likes of Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, The Garcia Project, Pink Talking Fish, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Neville Jacobs and 2019 Grammy award winners for ‘Best Bluegrass Album,’ Travelin’ McCourys. Food trucks from local restaurants will also selling food and beverages, to make the for the perfect Thursday summer night.
Highlights of the Chenango Blues Music Festival lineup include four time winner of the Blues Music Award for Entertainer of the Year, Tab Benoit, and 2019 Contemporary Female Artist of the Year, Danielle Nicole. Benoit plucks on your heartstrings with each strum of his guitar, you can feel the passion he puts into his music. Nicole’s strong and sultry voice with her distinctive bass work feeds your soul. The lineup also features Downchild Blues Band, Johnny Sansone, Joe Louis Walker Trio, and much more. Check out the full lineup below. Tickets are on sale now, check out the festival website for more information.
Chenango Blues Festival Lineup:
Downchild Blues Band
Mississippi Heat with special guest Lurrie Bell
Joe Louis Walker Trio
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
Gabe Stillman Band
Brian Golden Blues Experiment