Meet the Riverfront Blues Festival 2022 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 12th

Saturday, August 13th

Friday, August 12th Performers

6:00PM-8:00PM: Blue Shadows

Blue Shadows Blues Band

Blue Shadows is a blues quartet based in Missoula, MT. We focus on traditional Chicago and Delta blues in the styles of Muddy Waters, Albert King, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, BB King with other great artists as well.
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8:00PM-10:00PM: Anni Piper

Anni Piper

One listen will tell you why, in her homeland, Anni Piper is known as the First Lady of Blues. Not only is she a show-stopping performer, but a sultry vocalist, insightful composer, and accomplished bass player. Born and raised in Australia, but now living in Cocoa Beach FL, her passion for blues was ignited by the sound of Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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10:00PM-12:00AM: Tas Cru Band

Tas Cru Band

Tas Cru is based out of Central New York and performs in multiple formats ranging from solo acoustic to a six-piece backing band.  He sings and plays a wide variety of guitars – at home on either electric, acoustic, resonator or cigar box and is known to sprinkle in a bit of harmonica from time to time. Tas is a Delaney Guitars (Austin TX) endorsed artist and is signed to Subcat Records, Syracuse NY. 

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Saturday, August 13th Performers

1:00PM-3:00PM: Johnny Long

Johnny Long

Johnny Long found his trade in the traditional, pre-war acoustic blues sound. By adhering strictly to the rhythms and styles of the original country blues sounds, Johnny manages to establish an almost unmistakable link between such traditional 1920’s and 30’s Delta pieces and modern blues talent. Johnny Long brings original songs to the stage, but wrapped in a throwback to the foundation of blues.
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3:00PM-5:00PM: Dirty Red & the Soul Shakers

Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers

Dirty Red & The Soul Shakers are a modern-day powerhouse-blues band, built on old-school influences and a mutual love for the down’n’dirty style of blues that define the band’s sound. A dangerously tight rhythm section, backing a funky, shake-your-money-maker groove, guarantees ladies dancing and good times! Top that with wailing blues harp, jaw-dropping guitar licks, and the unmistakable charm and soul of the towering blues-man they call, “Dirty Red,” and you can bet you’re gonna find yourself hooked.
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5:00PM-7:00PM: Jay Snow & the Tonekeepers

Jay Snow and the Tonekeepers

Jay Snow and the ToneKeepers is a local blues band that preforms blues in its raw electrified form! As lead singer and guitarist Jay Snow was born right here in Lincoln County. Coming from a simple background he was thrown into his musical career starting with his first performance at age 15 in Little Joe’s Bar. From there he has preformed and sat in with the ranks of Joey Fender and the 55’s, Big Bill Morganfeild, Phillip Walker and played slide guitar for T-bone Pruitt. 
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7:00PM-9:00PM: Ben Rice

Ben Rice Band

Ben Rice has been leaving huge impressions on audiences around the Northwest and winning awards for his vocals and guitar playing for the last seven years. In 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, he left the audience speechless with a raw emotional delivery of his version of “Key To The Highway.” On his second consecutive trip to the International Blues Challenge, he made the finals in the solo/duo category and was awarded the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist.
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9:00PM-11:00PM: Duffy Bishop

Duffy Bishop

Duffy Bishop is a force of nature, an unforgettable performer, and for those who know Duffy and what new fans will discover, her new album, I’m Gonna Do What I Want, speaks volumes about who she is: a genre breaking, take no prisoners, passionate performer who defies any one label. Duffy is a living treasure on the West Coast and is in the Halls of Fame for The Washington Blues Society, The Cascade Blues Association and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame.
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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 by purchasing your tickets ahead of time. Tickets can be easily purchased at a local retailer in Libby or Eureka!

Camp at the Festival!

We offer camping in a beautiful park for only $15 for one night or $25 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!