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American Music Festival in Daytona Beach Presents Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal w/ the Phantom Blues Band August 6, 2010

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American Music Festival w/Buddy Guy and Taj

Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal w/ The Phantom Blues
September 4, 2010
3:30pm – Historic OceanFront Bandshell

Earl Street, Downtown Daytona Beach, FL 32118

The American Music Festival is a four day Labor Day Extravaganza from September 1st-5th that will feature performances from iconic artists on the stages of the Bandshell, Ocean Center and Peabody Auditorium. Regional artists and local favorites will also take the stage at community stages located on the festival campus.

Any discussion of Buddy Guy, blues legendary icon, invariably involves a recitation of his colossal musical resume and hard-earned accolades and awards. The concert also features fellow blues icon, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, will certainly be one of the most incredible performances of the event. Buddy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a chief guitar influence to everyone from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix and a living link to Chicago’s halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy has received five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Blues Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.

Two-time Grammy winner, composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. The concert also features fellow blues icon, Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band, will certainly be one of the most incredible performances of the event. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more. What ties it all together is his insatiable interest in musical discovery. Over the years, his passion and curiosity have led him around the world, and the resulting global perspective is reflected in his music. The Phantom Blues Band was originally formed as a backup band to Taj Mahal on album, “Dancin’ the Blues.” After circling the globe, the Phantom Blues Band released their debut album, “Limited Edition,” in 2003. Since then the band has released 2 additional albums. The members of the band have backed and recorded with many blues greats including: B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Jimmy Reed. Legendary on their own, they will perform with these two blues giants on one stage.

TICKETS AVAILABLE THROUGH WEBSITE

P2: $45 / P3: $35 / P4: $29

Very limited Vip Packages (P1) will be available for $55. The VIP Package includes: premium reserved seating, private entrance into venue, access to indoor VIP Hospitality Room with complimentary food and beverage (only accessible from 2pm – 3:30pm), commemorative event guide and VIP festival lanyard.

Please note that VIP packages will only available for purchase through Ticketmaster online. All VIP packages will be processed through the American Music Festival office. VIP packages (excluding concert tickets) will be mailed starting August 9, 2010. If you have any questions regarding VIP packages, please contact the AMF box office via phone at

OTHER FESTIVAL HEADLINERS

Tony Bennett
September 2, 2010
7pm – Peabody Auditorium

Blake Shelton with Jerrod Niemann
September 2, 2010
7:30pm – Historic Band Shell

Usher
September 3, 2010
8pm – Ocean Center Arena

Huey Lewis & The News Beach Bash
September 4, 2010
9pm – Historic Band Shell

Jonas Brothers with special guest Demi Lovato
September 5, 2010
7pm – Ocean Center Are

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