14th Annual Blues Stroll Comes To Media on Saturday, June 14th
RELEASE – On Saturday, June 14th, the Media Business Authority will present the 14th Annual State Street Blues Stroll.
Media restaurants, bars, and other businesses will host some of the region’s best musical acts for this XPN WELCOMES Event. Jonny Meister, host of WXPN’s “The Blues Show,” will be featured as the Guest Emcee.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on June 14th. Tickets are now available at participating venues, by phone at 610-566-5039, or online at statestreetblues.com.
For WXPN members, tickets are $12 in advance or $17 on June 14th (2 ticket limit). Tickets are available by phone at 610-566-5039, online at statestreetblues.com, or at Earth & State only.
This year’s Blues Stroll lineup features an amazing variety of talented acts, including Alligator Records Artists and Multiple Blues Music Awards Winners The Holmes Brothers. This festival is a CD Release Celebration for their brand new release Brotherhood which was called “Timeless, deeply soulful and uplifting gospel-drenched blues, street corner doo-wop, ballads, R&B, country and funk,” by the New York Times. Their 2010 release Feed My Soul was hailed as “Glorious, rootsy R&B, gospel, blues and country. Full of soul and surprises.” by USAToday.
Blues Stroll Schedule
- The Holmes Brothers @ Media Theatre Main Stage (8:30)* [Alligator Records CD Release Celebration & Multiple Blues Music Awards Winners]
- Lonnie Shields Band @ Sligo (9:30)
- Steve Guyger Trio @ Plumstead Inn (8:00)
- Eryn Shewell & The Whiskey Devils @ Ariano (9:30)
- Dukes of Destiny @ FMFCU Coffee Beanery (7:30)* [Co-Sponsored w/ Media Arts Council – 100th Second Saturday]
- Roger Girke Blues/Organ Trio @ Azie (10:00)
- Dave Coppa Band @ Picasso (9:30)
- BC Combo featuring Bev Conklin @ Stephen’s on State (9:00)
- Randy Lippincott Band @ Joclyn’s (9:15)
- Blues Brothers & A Sister @ John’s Grille (8:00)
- James Day & The Fish Fry @ Quotation’s (9:30)
- Stevie & The Bluescasters @ Diego’s (9:30)
- Don Evans Duo @ Spasso Italian Grille (10:00)
- Sister Blue Duo @ Margaret Kuo’s (7:00) Dinner seating only
- Sister Blue Duo @ La Belle Epoque (10:00)
- Andrea Carlson & The Love Police @ Towne House Forge Room (8:00)
- Johnny Never & Zep Harpo @ Desert Rose (6:15) Dinner Seats Only-BYOB
- Christine Kinslow @ Lotus (6:00) Dinner seating only-BYOB
- Bruce Anthony @ Temaki Sushi Bar* (7:00) Dinner seating only-BYOB
- Nick Everett @ House (6:00) ** Dinner seating only-BYOB
- Gene Gibson and Rich Stomackin @ Media Pizza & Grill (7:30) * All-Ages
- The Gracious @ local home + gifts (6:00) * All-Ages
- Lost Northern Tribe @ The Sporting Gentleman (6:00) * All-Ages
- DapTune @ Double Decker Pizza (7:30)
- Bickel Brothers Band @ Stella Artois / Veterans’ Square Stage* (7:00)
- Fred Miller Band, Gene Gibson & Rich Stomackin, Jonny Never @ 7 Stones Cafe / Plum Street Mall Stage* (6 to 10:30)
- Line-up Subject to Change * All-Ages Stages
- ** Dinner Seating Only, All-Ages
For additional information about the Blues Stroll, tickets, as well as related events, visit the following sites: