Albert Castiglia has agreed to come play for us. We recently caught up with him at the Blues Blast Music Awards. He's won several Blues Blast Awards over the years. His high energy rocking blues will be a great act to grace our stage!
2014 Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee Mike Wheeler and his band will also be playing for us. His Delmark Recordings are all big hits and we think that our blues fans will really love this act!
This past spring we had Terry Quiett in town for a great show at Mary's Place after hearing him in Memphis in January. We wanted an opportunity to bring him and the band back and here it is!
Returning from Down Under will be our great Australian blues friends Stormcellar. Jo Fitzgerald will be joining them again. They will perform new and old music, including the song "Rock River" which they wrote while here earlier this year. You can listen on the link below and download from itunes, CD Baby, and Amazon!
Our Blues Challenge Competition winners will also be playing there:
- Band Competition Winner Jimmy Nick and Don't Tell Mama will open the day on the main stage
- Solo/Duo Competition Winner Dan Phelps will play solo acoustic between acts in the Pavilion
- Youth Showcase Competition Winner Macyn Taylor will also play solo acoustic blues at the event
Here's a map- Mapquest and some GPS were really messing up last year. The address is 4781 S. Bend Rd., Rockford, IL, 61101 and it's less than a half mile east of where the road ends at Kishwaukee Road. Go west on Baxter from I39 and it becomes South Bend Road. Many GPS units and Mapquest tried to send fans to South Bend and IL-251's intersection. It is a couple of miles further west of that location on South Bend Road.