Thank you for visiting the Westport Blues Festival page. Next year's festival is September 5, 6, 7 2014. Put us on your calendar now! We still have t-shirts available. Just call or order online and we will ship it to you.
The Westport Blues Festival organizers are working hard already preparing for next year! 2014 is going to be better then ever. Please check back throughout the year and stay in touch via Facebook as we will be making announcements about the Westport Blues Festival 2014 as the year goes by.
Headliner Lee Oskar, a founding member from the band ( now 'The Low Rider Band' ) who composed and recorded hits like 'Low Rider, 'Cisco Kid', 'Slipping Into Darkness', ' Why Can't We Be Friends', All Day Music', 'Spill The Wine', and many more hits leads an incredible lineup.
Your master of ceremonies, Andy "Badd Dog" Koch will be carrying the show in between acts as well as playing as a special guest with Catch of the Day!
Writer of the soundtrack to the 1998 hit movie Smoke Signals, Jim Boyd is a seven-time Native American Music Awards winner and has recently released his thirteenth full-length recording VOICES FROM THE LAKES. He incorporates cedar flutes and hand drums as well as rocking guitars and drums to help convey the messages he distributes through so many genres
Geoffrey Castle who's known for destroying people's pre-conceived notions of what is possible on a violin, which he does every time he takes the stage. A bandleader and solo artist—with several critically acclaimed releases on his own Twisted Fiddle Music label.
The Blues Bentley Band is anchored with “Mr. Thunder” Smoke on the drums. Pete“P-Bass” Crossman on bass guitar. Add some outstanding sax by “Dr Silk” Mike Shea with front man JB “Blues” Bentley on guitar and vocals and you got yourself and rockin’ swingin’ good time.
The Pleasure Hounds are four “Rode-Hard” Rock and Rollers playing enough Classic Rock, Rhythm and Blues to turn any house out.
Mia Vermillion, whose 2009 independent debut CD titled “Alone Together With the Blues” transformed Mia from an unknown to a regionally and nationally known blues songstress.
Kim Archer, known for her raw, powerhouse performances and personable interaction with her audiences, Archer has attracted a large and loyal following of fans in the Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Stacy Jones, named as the winner of the 2010 Washington Blues Society Best Female Vocalist award. The band’s formula for success is to consistently present charged-up music that imparts energy, power, originality and talent.
Mercedes Nichole, rich, sultry, warm and lingering, ranging from a deep contralto to soprano. Mercedes moves from a lyrical gentleness to soulful explosions, exploring the musical journey of life.
Singing sensation Roni Gallo is our hometown hero and local favorite. She will be fronting the band "Catch of the Day" with her powerful voice and unique blues styling. With her easy going style and pleasant stage manner she sways from sultry and soulful to hard rock and blues.
All of who are going to take you on a incredible ride. They will capture you and never let you go. The great Lee Oskar will bring all of his virtuoso harmonica licks straight to you on Saturday night. Jim Boyd, the award winning Native American blues artist brings his awesome talent to our stage. And straight from the Louisiana Bayou Spider Murphy will show you how the tenor guitar is played. Get the date on your calendar now and buy your festival tickets early! We look forward to rocking the weekend with you Where the Blues Meet the Beach! Mark, Desiree and the Blues Crew.