City of Wilmington Hosts Annual Riverfront Blues Festival

Posted on  08/02/2013 10:34 am

Riverfront Blues Festival

The blues are back in Wilmington as the 2013 Riverfront Blues Festival is gearing up to take place from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th at the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.

The Riverfront Blues Festival is a three-day, outdoor music festival held on the Wilmington waterfront. The longstanding blues festival has featured memorable performances from notable blues artists like Koko Taylor, Lowrider Band, Pinetop Perkins and Elvin Bishop.

“The Blues Festival always brings energy and excitement to the Riverfront,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “The Blues Festival, like our other music concerts, serves as a way to bring visitors to Wilmington and showcase all our city has to offer.”

Blues Festival attendees are able to purchase a single day pass or three-day weekend pass. On Friday, the single day pass costs $15 online or $20 at the gate. On both Saturday and Sunday, the single day pass costs $20 online and $25 at the gate. The three-day weekend Blues Festival pass costs $50 and can only be purchased online.

The festival will feature two after-parties hosted by the Diamond State Blues Society. The Blues Jam, which will take place on Friday and Saturday night from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Suites Hotel Ballroom, will feature jam sessions hosted by Li'l Ronnie & the Grand Dukes and the Doña Oxford Band.

Artists performing at the 2013 Riverfront Blues Festival include:

Moreland & Arbuckle
John Primer
The James Cotton Band
Richard Ray Farrell featuring jazz drummer sensation Michael Kersting
Jesse Dee
Eden Brent
Jimmy D. Lane
Eric Lindell & The Sunliners featuring Anson Funderburgh
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers Reunion Band
The Lee Boys
Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
Elvin Bishop

For announcements or information updates to the Riverfront Blues Festival please visit the festival’s website at: