Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Benefit

Courtesy Special Olympics

The Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Festival is a first of its kind fundraiser for southwestern Indiana. The event is unique, because it is the first time the River Basin Blues Society has held an event to raise funds for Special Olympics. The event will feature 12 hours of entertainment, including great six bands.

In addition to the music, there will also be lots of activities for children, making this a truly family friendly affair! Cricket’s in Newburgh, Indiana is sponsoring a beirstube for the grown-ups. Special thanks also to Baker Retirement and Welath Services for sponsoring the sound and lighting, which will be provided by Tri-State Communications. Full-Time Blues Radio and FullTimeBlues.com is proud to be an official media sponsor for this event. So, stay tuned to this site for additional information as it becomes available, and make your plans now to join us!

Old Dam Blues & Bar-B-Q Festival – A Benefit for Special Olympics

Saturday August 10, 2013 – 11:00am-11:00pm

Old Lock and Dam Park – Newburgh, Indiana

Band Schedule:
11:30 Dale Niehaus 2014 IBC Solo/Duo Qualifier
1:00 Rigdon & Gatewood ft. HiRize Hillbillies
3:00 Honey Roy
5:00 Jimtown Saints 2013 IBC Band Representative
7:00 Clay Street All-Stars
9:00 Doug Wright & the Nomads 2014 IBC Band Qualifier

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2013 WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival

2013 Handy Festival LogoThe 2013 edition of the WC Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival features another incredible lineup! This huge annual event is revered by artists for its atmosphere and organization, and beloved by Blues fans from around the world for its incredible performances – all of which is free and open to the public! You can find complete details on the festival at their official website – HandyBlues.org

Check out the Band Schedule Below!

June 8th, 2013
11:00 AM Jimtown Saints
12:45 PM Blues 4U – in memory of our friend Mike McKinney
2:30 PM Lamont Gillispie and 100 Proof Blues
4:15 PM David Dunavent and the Evol Love Band
6:00 PM Michael Gough Band

June 12th, 2010
6:00 PM Peter Karp & Sue Foley
8:00 PM Voice of the Wetlands Allstars

June 13th, 2013
5:15 PM Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
8:00 PM Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

June 14th, 2013
12:00 PM Amazing Soul Crackers
2:00 PM Three Shades of Grey
4:00 PM Boscoe France Band
6:00 PM Terry Evans Band
8:00 PM The Holmes Brothers
10:00 PM Royal Southern Brotherhood

June 15th, 2013
12:00 PM Super Chikan
1:30 PM Blues Caravan 2013 – ft Bart Walker, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Jimmy Bowskill
4:00 PM Bill “Howl-N-Madd” Perry
6:00 PM Heritage Blues Quartet
8:00 PM Janiva Magness
10:00 PM Bernard Allison

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads 2013!

Crossroads is Back!

Eric Clapton has announced his Spring 2013 US Tour dates, with the tour winding down in a big way – at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013! This will be the fourth Crossroads festival and it marks the first time since 2004 that the event will be held over the course of more than one day.

The Crossroads Guitar Festival began in 2004, and the first event was held in Dallas, Texas. The festival was designed to gather Eric Clapton’s friends and the greatest guitar players of all genres in an effort to hold a huge concert raising funds for Clapton’s Crossroads Antigua Treatment Center. The event was originally considered a one-off blowout, but the response was so overwhelming that the event was held again in 2007. The 2007 Crossroads festival was held outside of Chicago, and was shortened to one day. Clapton said at the event he considered it being the last one, but thought they would probably do it again. Three years later, at the same venue, they did.

In 2013, Eric Clapton will assemble the top guitarists in the world once again, this time for a two-night extravaganza on April 12 & 13. Past performers like B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray will keep their streak of consecutive Crossroads concerts in tact, and past favorites like Jeff Beck and Gary Clark Jr. will return. In addition, there will be a few new faces, including Country music superstars Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.

General public on-sale for tickets to Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 begin November 30, 2012 at Noon EST. Complete festival information is available at CrossroadsGuitarFestival.com

2013 Crossroads Performers
Albert Lee
Allan Holdsworth
Allman Brothers Band
Andy Fairweather Low
BB King
Blake Mills
Booker T
Brad Paisley
Buddy Guy
Citizen Cope
Dave Biller
Doyle Bramhall II
Earl Klugh
Eric Clapton
Gary Clark Jr.
Jeff Beck
Jimmie Vaughan
John Mayer
John Scofield
Jonny Lang
Keb Mo
Keith Urban
Kurt Rosenwinkle
Los Lobos
Quinn Sullivan
Robbie Robertson
Robert Cray
Robert Randolph
Sonny Landreth
Taj Mahal
Vince Gill