Jul 12 - 13 2019
26th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival

26th Annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival

Presented by Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association at Arcadia Creek Festival Place


For the 26th year, the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association is proud to carry on “keeping the blues alive”, as it presents the 2019 Kalamazoo Blues Festival, July 12 and Saturday July 13. Featuring an array of well-known artists including Danielle Nicole, Davy Knowles, Dwayne Burnside and local favorites like Out of Favor Boys, Kev Nichols and Blue Tuesday, Crossroads the Resurrection and Big Boss.

This two-day celebration of blues music, culture, and history, first staged in 1994, is one of the longest-running festivals in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Blues Festival, a true community event that is staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by local groups, businesses, and arts organizations, has won recognition from performers and attendees alike as “the best blues festival in the Midwest."

Firekeepers’ Casino-Hotel in Battle Creek, has been a major sponsor of the event over the years. Imperial Beverage always lines up the brews to enjoy a July day with outdoor live music.

July 12th

4:30 PM Cricket Creek

5:40 PM Out of Favor Boys

7:00 PM Maurice John Vaughn

8:30 PM Duwayne Burnside

10:05 PM Nikki Hill w/Laura Chavez

11:35 PM Gatorboys

Saturday July 13th

12:00 PM Nothing But The Blues

1:05 PM Blue Veins

2:10 PM Kev Nichols & Blue Tuesday

3:15 PM Big Trouble

4:20 PM Big Boss

5:25 PM Crossroads the Resurrection

6:35 PM Biscuit Miller & The Mix

8:05 PM Danielle Nicole

9:35 PM Davey Knowles

10:45 PM SWB

11:50 PM Seventh Son


Admission Info

The cost of an Early Bird weekend pass is $24.00 through June 24, 2019. Daily festival ticket prices will be $12.00 for Friday night, and $16.00 for Saturday available at the gate each day.

Advance sales of weekend passes are available at kvba.org or on Facebook at Kalamazoo Blues Festival. They are also available at Broughton Music in Kalamazoo and Marshall Music in Portage.

Gates Open at 3:30 PM on Friday and 11:00 AM on Saturday

Phone: 269-381-6514

Dates & Times

2019/07/12 - 2019/07/13

Location Info

Arcadia Creek Festival Place

145 E. Water St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007