Meet the Riverfront Blues Festival 2023 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 11th

Friday, August 11th Performers

5:30PM: Mudslide Charley

Mudslide Charley

Mudslide Charley is a Missoula, Montana born band that plays gutbucket blues and house rockin’ roots rock. We draw inspiration from a more antiquated era when Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker first fused the rough and rural vibes of Southern acoustic blues with modern electric instruments.
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7:00PM: Rae Gordon Band

Rae Gordon Band

The multi-award-winning Rae Gordon Band serves up a potent stew of gritty blues and heartfelt soul – soaring vocals with searing guitar counterpoint, high-energy horns and a hard-driving rhythm section with the power of a freight train.
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8:45PM: Nick Vigarino

Nick Vigarino

Nick Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with slashing slide guitar, powerful vocals, funky licks, modern lyrics and his slop jar delta funk blues. His style elevates the blues to a place where the roots are respected, yet nudged towards the future. He consistently captures, then rivets listeners with precise, passionate performances.
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10:30PM: Indigenous

Born and raised on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, Indigenous front man Mato Nanji’s father, the late Greg Zephier, Sr., was a well-known and highly respected spiritual advisor and spokesperson for the International Indian Treaty Council. In addition to this leadership role, he was an accomplished musician and a member of the musical group, The Vanishing Americans. Formed by Greg and his brothers in the ‘60’s, The Vanishing Americans toured nationally and shared bills with such legends as Bonnie Raitt. Besides being heavily influenced by the music his father and uncles were making, Mato was exposed to his father’s vast collection of blues records by legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and B.B. King. Consequently, Mato embraced and began utilizing his own musical talent at a young age. With the experience, love and wisdom of their father to guide them, Mato, his brother, sister, and cousin formed the band Indigenous while in their late teens.
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Saturday, August 12th Performers

1:00PM: Kenny James Miller Band

Kenny James Miller Band

Kenny James Miller Band is a Blues/Rock band out of Montana performing original music. They’ve played many NW festivals and shared stages with many national bands. KJMB has been featured on two PBS programs: 11th and Grant and Inland Sessions. Voted 2012 Inland Empire Blues Society “Best New Blues band”, KJMB is a two time regional winner and 2nd place finalist of Memphis Blues Challenge, representing WA State.
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2:45PM: Bobby Patterson & The Two Tones

Bobby Patterson and the Two Tones

Bobby & The Two Tones from Spokane, Washington serve up original Northwest guitar blues with a side of great rhythm and harmony. The band has infectious energy and dress to the nines! Bobby Patterson on guitar and lead vocals has been voted Best Blues Guitarist 7 times and Best Male Performer 6 times by the Inland Empire Blues Society. Bobby’s original songs have a wide range in lyrical ingenuity and always inspire people to dance. Award winning drummer Ken Danielson and world class bassist CJ Broz provide tight grooves and vocal harmonies that round out this sensational blues trio.
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4:30PM: La Roca Boom w/Suze Simms

La Roca Boom with Suze Simms

La Roca Boom Featuring Suze Simms, Phil Boom Duncan and Mark Riley. La Roca Boom is the best serving of Seattle’s soul shaking blues & funk with a dash of hot sauce & a sprinkling of jazz and Island breezes.
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6:15PM: Jay Snow & the Tonekeepers

Jay Snow and the Tonekeepers

The Tone Keepers are a four member Blues ensemble from Libby, MT. Members include Jay Snow as lead guitarist, Calen Williams as bassist, Markus Anderson on Harmonica, and John Ague on drums.
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8:00PM: Sara Brown Band

Sara Brown Band

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.”
Featuring 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.
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9:45PM: Too Slim & the Taildraggers

Too Slim and The Taildraggers

Tim “Too Slim“ Langford is a monster guitarist and unabashed blues rocker whose influences run the gamut from Lightnin’ Hopkins, Freddy King, Duane Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Robin Trower. He is a prolific singer/songwriter whose songs have now yielded an impressive 14 studio albums, 2 solo albums, and several live CD’s on the Vizztone and his own Underworld Records labels. Too Slim and the Taildraggers are Tim “Too Slim” Langford on guitar/vocals, Zach Kasik on bass/vocals and Chris Reiser on drums/vocals.
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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!