The Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
Are you ready for the 3rd Bloomington Boogies Festival? On August 13, 2017, enjoy acclaimed blues and boogie woogie pianists, dancers, food and beverages at the 3rd annual Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival! With ticketed and free performances and educational components for students, be prepared to be moved by the artistry of the musicians and get ready to shake your booty! Purchase tickets early – they usually sell out in advance!
There Are Two Ticketed Concerts
The first begins at 2 p.m., the second at 5:30 p.m.
PURCHASE THE DISCOUNTED ALL-DAY PASS TO BOTH CONCERTS
About the Concerts
The 2 p.m. concert features Bob Seeley – “best boogie woogie player on the planet,” according to Dick Hyman; Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – multiple-award winning blues, boogie-woogie, jazzman known as “Blues Boss”; Josh Paxton – New Orleans pianist/leader and sideman with Crescent City greats performing New Orleans Rhythm & Blues piano; Alfred “Uganda” Roberts – Professor Longhair’s percussionist and New Orleans conga master; Craig Brenner – “Indiana’s finest,” festival founder, leader of Craig & The Crawdads; Gordon Bonham/guitar, Joe Donnelly/sax,Ron Kadish/bass, and Dan Hostetler/drums; and “Finale” with performers.
The 5:30 p.m. concert features Bob Seeley – “best boogie woogie player on the planet”; Bill Sims, Jr. – multi-instrumentalist, founder of the Heritage Blues Orchestra; Rob Rio – virtuoso boogie woogie and jump blues pianist who has excited audiences for 35+ years; Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – multiple-award winning blues, boogie-woogie, jazzman known as “Blues Boss”; Mitch Woods – torchbearer of jump n’ boogie outfits of the late ’40s/early ’50s, creator of “rock-a-boogie”; Alfred “Uganda” Roberts/New Orleans conguero, Gordon Bonham/guitar, Joe Donnelly/sax, Ron Kadish/bass, and Dan Hostetler/drums; and “Grand Finale” with all performers. Note: performers subject to change.
Join us as the Napa Valley Wine train presents a great show featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and us at V.Sattui Winery in St. Helena, CA.
A great way to enjoy the Napa Valley and boogie with us….it will be swinging!