Meet the Riverfront Blues Festival 2019 Bands!

Two big days of top-notch entertainment! World class musicians representing a range of blues styles will be strutting their stuff in one of the most beautiful waterfront settings in the country!

Friday, August 10th

Saturday, August 11th

Friday, August 9th Performers

6:00PM-8:00PM: CD WOODBURY

CD Woodbury is an award winning contemporary blues, roots, rock, and multi-genre guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.
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8:00PM-10:00PM: SKYLA BURRELL

The Skyla Burrell Band is a full time, hardworking traveling blues band,
known for their high-energy electric blues. ”Sassy, sexy and full of fire, this crew rallies behind their leader mightily and all keep the party going in fine style. This is one white girl that knows what the blues are about.”
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10:00PM-12:00AM: DUWAYNE BURNSIDE

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Duwayne Burnside is one of 14 children born to legendary North Mississippi musician R.L. Burnside and his wife, Alice. He has been a frequent performer with the North Mississippi Allstars since the early 1990s. Growing up around his father, as soon as young Burnside was able to get to Memphis, he did, and soon had the chance to sit in with Little Jimmy King, Albert King, B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and others.
Duwayne Burnside puts on an exciting live show, and continues to tour, helping to keep the North County, Mississippi hill-style blues flourishing.
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Saturday, August 10th Performers

1:00PM-3:00PM: TERRY ROBB

Terry Robb is one of the top acoustic blues guitarists of our time. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, music critics and his distinguished peers. Incorporating elements from Delta blues, ragtime, country, swing and jazz, Robb has built a unique blues sound that has made him a legend in his prolific music career spanning more than four decades.
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3:00PM-5:00PM: CARL REY TRIO

Carl Rey is a 30 year veteran of the Jazz and Blues music scene. A consummate performer with a classic “old style” delivery honed to a contemporary edge; Carl Rey is known for his strong vocals and clean harmonica sound.
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5:00PM-7:00PM: SARA BROWN

Sara Brown, a small-town redhead from Stevens County, packs each track with her signature power-house vocal style, but also displays subtle nuance and versatile stylizations as the unique mood of each song demands. “Don’t mess with a redhead from Stevens County.” The proof is in the album cover photo where Sara stands, flanked by her band, in front of a vintage automobile, clutching a .44 Magnum and a Shure 55 classic microphone. Their album features screamin’ guitar solos by Dave Keeley, infectious grooves by drummer and bassist, Brendan Cesaratto, and Jesse Brown, and colorful interjections by trombonist/keyboardist, Brent Purvis. As the festival and concert season draws near, the band is excited to welcome versatile guitarist, Mellad Abeid into their sound. Mellad has played everything from traditional Irish music, to jazz, country, and rock. When it comes time to rip on a hardcore blues, Mellad can really bring the house down.
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7:00PM-9:00PM: COREY DENNISON

The Corey Dennison Band has become a favorite attraction at Chicago blues venues, including twice-weekly appearances at Kingston Mines. Led by Corey Dennison’s soulful voice and muscular guitar, the band released its self-titled studio debut for the legendary Delmark Records in 2016 after honing 13 original songs night after night on the bandstand. Corey’s decade-long stint with Carl Weathersby and Gerry Hundt’s tenure with Nick Moss are evident on the disc but blend effortlessly into a dynamic new Chicago sound, anchored by Aaron Whittier and drummer Joel Baer. Critics and radio polls responded favorably as the album garnered glowing reviews and constant worldwide airplay, netting chart positions on the Roots Music and Living Blues Radio Reports. Nominations followed suit, with a nod for Best Emerging Artist from the Blues Music Awards, a pair from Blues Blast Magazine, and Grammy balloting. The strength of the band’s repertoire is matched only by the charisma of the stage show; it’s not uncommon to see Corey belting out the blues, unamplified, in the heart of the audience while the band steps in time to the groove. It’s not novelty for these musicians and entertainers, however, it’s exactly where they want to be.
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9:00PM-11:00PM: ZAC HARMON

Zac Harmon is an award-winning guitarist, organist, singer, and songwriter whose distinctive style combines the best of old-school soul-blues artists with modern lyrics and themes that bring the blues into a new century. His new Blind Pig CD, Right Man Right Now, is contemporary music that proves just how alive and relevant the blues is today.

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a true embodiment of the music that emanated from the city’s historic Farish Street district, home of blues legend Elmore James. Given that Zac was exposed to a lot of music in his home, neighborhood, and local culture, it’s not surprising that he turned out a blues musician. His mom played piano, and his dad, the city’s first black pharmacist, played harmonica and tended to the needs of artists such as Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Ike and Tina Turner, Albert King, and Little Milton.
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11:00PM-1:00AM: ALL-STAR JAM

Saturday will come to a smashing close you won’t want to miss from 11:00 pm to 1 am! To finish off an amazing weekend of blues and brews, members of bands from throughout the weekend will be participating in a mind-blowing All-Star Jam!
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Riverfront Blues Archives

Experience a "Blast from the Past" and see who has played the Libby Riverfront Blues Festival in previous years! Check out bands and band bios all the way back to 2011.

Get Your Tickets!

Make sure you reserve a place and save money by purchasing your tickets ahead of time. Tickets can be easily purchased online or at a local retailer!

Camp For Cheap!

We offer camping in a beautiful park for only $10.00 a night for both Friday and Saturday nights. Bring your trailer, RV or tents! We provide restrooms and showers as well as a free shuttle to and from the Riverfront Blues Festival venue!