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YES! Weekly presents the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, Saturday, May 7th at Festival Park, Downtown Greensboro! January 27, 2011

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WSNB and Owen Poteat will both be on stage for the big event; as YES! Weekly presents the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, Saturday, May 7th at Festival Park,downtown Greensboro!

The PBPS just picked up two more individual sponsors this past week.  Big thanks go out to:

Jim Ferree (Blues with a Feeling level)

David Craft (Baby Blue level)

The PBPS is very grateful for our new individual sponsors and we thank you! Each sponsorship level comes with its own list of benefits.  Just go to http://www.piedmontblues.org/donate.aspx. It’s easy and it’s tax deductable.

Please consider becoming an Individual Sponsor. And make sure you mark your calendar for Saturday, May 7, as YES! Weekly presents the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival.

As we’ve said, sponsorships are the lifeblood of our annual blues event, which is the longest-running blues festival in the southeast. We would like to take this time to recognize and sincerely thank our terrific corporate sponsors of the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival:

YES! Weekly (our fabulous presenting sponsor)

Rock 92

WNAA 90.1 FM

The Bank of Oak Ridge

Downtown Greensboro, Inc.

Natty Greene Brewing Company

R.H. Barringer Distributing

The Grateful Bread Baking Company

Stonefield Cellars Winery

City Arts

Latitude 36

Please patronize these fine sponsors.

Thanks also to our other individual sponsors.


Richard Tisovec

Blues With A Feeling:

Kimberly Diop

Thomas Spencer

Rock Able

Shirley & Jeff Vestal


James Allred

Hugh Otterburn

Jeff Lanier

Ed Mulvey

Scott Hummel

David Wood

Judy & Jimmie Mungle

William Coon

Richard & Susan Hendrickson



So…are you curious about who will be coming to the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, presented by YES! Weekly? Can you keep a secret?  So can we!! BUT….you will find out the line-up on Wednesday, March 23, when the PBPS and YES! Weekly present the Carolina Blues Festival Press Conference/Kick-Off Party!  It will be held at Cafe Europa, downtown Greensboro on Davie Street, right next to the Cultural Center.  Owen Poteat will be our special musical guest.  All media is invited, of course.  So is everyone who wants to A)find out who’s playing B)enjoy Cafe Europa’s Wine Wednesday specials C)catch a great set of blues from Owen Poteat.  And we’ll also unveil the winning entry of the YES! Weekly Poster Contest….(which reminds me…)

Attention all artists, graphic designers or anyone with a flair for creativity:  YES! Weekly has just announced its annual Poster Contest for the Carolina Blues Festival.  YES! Weekly, our presenting sponsor of the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, is now accepting entries for the Poster Contest.  Deadline is Friday, March 4.  For more details, pick up this week’s issue of YES! Weekly or go to http://www.piedmontblues.org.  Check out the prizes we’re offering for the winner this year!!

Tickets for the 25th Annual Carolina Blues Festival, presented by YES! Weekly are on sale RIGHT NOW at http://www.piedmontblues.org.


Are you a blues artist, either solo, duo, or in a band?  Would you like to have your club dates sent to over 1100 people EVERY WEEK?  Then let the PBPS E-Blast help get the word out about your live club gigs.  E-mail your club dates, appearences, etc to info@piedmontblues.org.

Entertainer Of The Year, Bluesman Papa J, Announces Real Blues Festival of Orange County “2” January 10, 2011

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*Performing Locally: Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant in Santa Ana – Saturday, January 15*

SANTA ANA, CA – Fresh off his “Entertainer of the Year” win at the recent 20th Annual Los Angeles Music Awards, Orange County-based bluesman Papa J announces the Real Blues Festival of Orange County “2,” set to take place Sunday, May 15. Full lineup, location, etc. to be announced shortly.

For more on Papa J

2011 Antifreeze Festival this Weekend! January 6, 2011

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Tomorrow begins the 17th Annual Anti-Freeze Blues Festival in Ferndale. This event is Detroit’s largest gathering of blues artists & blues lovers! It is a great event and this year for the first time, we have a Detroit theme on the first night! It is so important that we show some support to our local folks like Boogie-Woogie virtuoso, Mr. B and his trio with Kurt Krahnke & Skeeto Valdez, Harmonica wizard Little Sonny, Ann Arbor legend Bill Kirchen (of Commander Cody fame) and Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams.

Friday 1/7/11
Little Sonny / 11:00 to 12:15
Mr. B / 9:45 to 10:45
Bill Kirchen / 8:30 to 9:30
Alberta/ Adams w/RJ’s Rhythm Rockers / 7:30 to 8:15

Saturday 1/8/11
The Blasters / 10:30 to close
Laith Al-Saadi / 9:30 to 10:15
Motor City Josh / 8:30 to 9:15
Black Beauty / 7:30 to 8:15

The Magic Bag
22920 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220

Event Hotline: (248) 544-3030
Rental Information: (248) 544-1991
Fax: (248) 544-1989
Email: info@themagicbag.com

Steve & Jeff Simon and Radio Woodstock to Present BLUESTOCK 2011, Hunter Mountain Ski Center, Hunter, NY, August 26th, 2011 November 15, 2010

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Steve & Jeff Simon and Radio Woodstock will present BLUESTOCK 2011, a major 3-day Blues festival featuring top Blues artists at Hunter Mountain Ski Center over the weekend of August 26th, 2011.

BLUESTOCK 2011 will be a mega-Blues event bringing together a wide variety of great performers that represent all aspects of Blues music. The line-up of talent will read like a veritable “who’s who” of Blues and Blues-rock legends and up-and-coming stars.

At the first annual BLUESTOCK, there will be two stages that will provide non-stop music throughout the weekend with an amazing all-star Blues jam on Friday and Saturday nights and a late night “Blues Club” that will keep the music going well into early morning hours.


Sol & Funk Root Perform at the Sunken Garden Amphitheatre in Radford VA September 25 September 16, 2010

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Event: Fall Funk in the Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
Sol & Funk Root, Triscale, & Ball & Chain
When: Saturday September 25 @ 5:00pm
Where: Nesselrod on the New River’s Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
7535 Lee Highway, Radford, VA 24141
Cost: Tickets are $10.00 general admission and $7.50 for Radford and Virginia Tech students with ID

Telluride Blues & Brews Announces First Annual Sunset Blues Concert September 13, 2010

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WHAT: Sunset Blues Concert
WHEN: Thursday, September 16, 2010
WHERE: Sunset Plaza, Mountain Village, Telluride, CO
SHOW TIME: 5:00 pm

WHAT: 17th Annual telluride Blues & Brews Festival
WHEN: September 17-19, 2010
WHERE: Telluride Town Park, Telluride, CO
TICKETS: 3-day pass $160.00; Juke Joint tickets $25; Friday and Sunday $55.00 each; Saturday $65.00; Bal de Maison $20; After Hours Jam $15.00; Festival camping $40 per person

Telluride, CO – Need another reason to attend Telluride Blues & Brews? In addition to jaw-dropping scenery, performances by the finest blues, rock, gospel and soul artists and more than 150 brews from over 50 of the best microbreweries from the Southwest and beyond, the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is delighted to announce the addition of a free concert to kick-off the weekend’s festivities. The Sunset Blues Concert, which will be held on Thursday, September 16, 2010, will feature British blues sensation, Matt Schofield, and hometown favorites, the Gold Kings.


Top Blues Artists Headline at Newark Blues Festival, September 12 September 5, 2010

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More than 25 national and local blues artists, including four of the UK’s top blues bands, will play at venues across Newark, between Friday 10 and Sunday 12 September.

Four of the UK’s top blues bands complete the line up for the second annual Newark Blues Festival.

Leading UK blues artists Aynsley Lister, Sean Webster, Tipping Point and Virgil and the Accelerators will perform at the festival’s showcase event, Blues at the Castle, in the atmospheric and majestic setting of Newark Castle on Saturday 11 September.

More than 25 national and local blues artists, featuring four of the UK’s leading blues bands, will play at venues across Newark, between Friday 10 and Sunday 12 September.

The Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association Presents 2010 Garvin Gate Blues Festival September 5, 2010

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The 2010 Garvin Gate Blues Festival will feature a special tribute to Councilman George Unseld, a long time supporter of the festival who passed away in June

The free festival is planned for Friday, October 8, from 6:30-11 pm, and Saturday, October 9, 3-11 pm, at the Gate on Garvin Place and Oak Street in Old Louisville.
The event is presented by the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association, with sponsorship by Louisville Metro Government District 6 Councilman Deonte Hollowell and the Franklin Law Group.


“Father Of Woodstock” Artie Kornfeld Releases Autobiography September 4, 2010

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Woodstck ’69 Creator Artie Kornfeld Releases Poignant Memoir Of His 40+ Year Career In The Music Industry. Poignant Memoir from Legendary Producer, Songwriter, Record Executive and Creator of Woodstock ’69 Now Available on Amazon.com and iTunes

One of rock music’s most enigmatic icons Artie Kornfeld has released his autobiography, “The Pied Piper of Woodstock.” While his auspicious music industry career as a songwriter, producer, artist relations executive, producer, record company executive and promoter has spanned four decades, Kornfeld is probably best known as the creator of the seminal 1969 Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

Available now on Amazon.com and iTunes, Kornfeld’s autobiography “The Pied Piper of Woodstock” is more than a personal account of rock history. This touching memoir from “The Father of Woodstock” offers an unprecedented look at a life fueled by a deep passion for music, freedom and equality as well as Kornfeld’s struggles with addiction and coping with the loss of a child. (more…)

First Annual “REAL BLUES FESTIVAL OF ORANGE COUNTY” – No Rock, No Bull, Just BLUES! September 1, 2010

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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 @The Olde Ship British Pub & Restaurant In Santa Ana, Calif****Portion Of Proceeds Go To Saint Joseph’s Hospital Of Orange For Cancer Prevention & Treatment Center; Outdoor Day-Into-Evening Event For The Entire Family To Enjoy (Children Under 10 Are Free)

<strong>SANTA ANA</strong>- Longing for Real Blues? So was Orange County musician Papa J — hence, the impetus behind the First Annual Real Blues Festival of Orange County, taking place Sunday, October 3, at The Olde Ship British Pub &amp; Restaurant, 1120 W. 17th St., Santa Ana. Time: 2 pm-10 pm. Admission: $15 (children under 10 free). Infro: (714) 328-9375 or (714) 550-6700. Tickets available at both Olde Ship locations (Santa Ana, Fullerton) and at the participating band’s websites. 25% of all net proceeds go to Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Orange Cancer Prevention and Treatment Center.