Riverfront Blues Festival Bands 2024

Meet the Riverfront Blues Festival 2024 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 9th

Saturday, August 10th

Friday, August 9th Performers

5:00PM: Blue Shadows

Blue Shadows - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

Blue Shadows is a blues quartet based in Missoula, MT. They focus on traditional Chicago and Delta blues in the styles of Muddy Waters, Albert King, and Howlin’ Wolf.
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7:00PM: The Lucky Losers

The Lucky Losers - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

Winners of five Independent Blues Award in 2021 including “Artist of the Year” (Cathy Lemons), “Song of the Year” (Godless Land), “The Lucky Losers are San Francisco’s finest male/female duet fronted band — a throwback to the hybrid of soul, blues, rock, gospel, and country that emerged in the late 1960’s with impassioned vocal performances, electrifying musical interplay, and powerful harmonica.
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9:00PM: Bridget Kelly Band

Bridget Kelly Band - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

Based in Florida, the Bridget Kelly Band has done a bang-up job of building a following and rocking houses everywhere they go since first coming together in 2012. Since that time, Kelly has dropped six Top Ten RMR-charting records, been a two-time IBC Semifinalist in 2015 and 2016, and has toured from Florida to Minnesota and Maine to Colorado.
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11:00PM: Hurricane Ruth

Hurricane Ruth - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

A blues, rock group from Metro St. Louis, Hurricane Ruth is old school, real and raw. Her vocals are deeply rooted in the blues. Hurricane Ruth is a musician and songwriter whose blues infused roots rock style appeals to rock, blues, and roots lovers of all kinds. Hurricane Ruth is old school, real and raw. Her vocals are deeply rooted in the blues but make no mistake she can rock the house! She is cut from the same cloth as Big Mama Thornton, Janis Joplin, and Tina Turner. Hurricane Ruth pulls from all these greats to create her own unique sound. Hurricane Ruth is a powerful, unpredictable, ever-changing MUSICAL FORCE OF NATURE, with blues roots and a rock and roll heart!
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Saturday, August 10th Performers

12:00 Noon Terry Robb

Terry Robb - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

Terry Robb is hailed as a blues guitar virtuoso and one of the finest acoustic guitarists on the international scene. His signature fingerpicking style has earned him international acclaim from worldwide audiences, esteemed 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 four decades.
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2:00PM: Billy D & The Hoodoos

Billy D and The Hoodoos - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

In the last two years Billy D and the Hoodoos’ Somethin’s Wrong has charted on The Billboard Blues Album Charts once and Living Blues twice. It was named the Winner in the Blues Category of the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest, and The 12 videos from the DVD have recently surpassed the two-million-hit milestone on YouTube! The band was also awarded Best New Act by the Cascade Blues Association.
Billy D’s life experience has given him the strength to write his brand of “Bluzy Rock” with a passion that only comes from living it. Heavily influenced by Chicago blues, Rock & Roll, and “Backbeat Roots” music of all types, his songs reflect the tough lessons of his past and show his love for Mother Blues and her first-born, Rock & Roll.
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4:00PM: Atomic Jive

Atomic Jive - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

The Glamor of Swing, the Irresistible Beat of Rockabilly, and the Smooth Groove of Rhythm & Blues. Post-War American music brought to modern life.
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6:00PM: 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: Shaw Davis & The Black Ties

Shaw Davis - Riverfront Blues Festival 2024

Formed in 2017 and hailing from Pompano Beach, Florida, Shaw Davis & The Black Ties feature an incendiary fusion of Progressive Hard Rock and Roots Rock that embodies the soul found within Blues Rock icons of the 60s and 70s. The power trio has become a mainstay on the national club circuit and have performed alongside the likes of Foghat, The Guess Who, Blackberry Smoke, The Georgia Satellites, Bishop Gunn, Walter Trout, Eric Tessmer, Samantha Fish, and Blue Oyster Cult.
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10:00PM: Toronzo Cannon

Toronzo Cannon

“I want my songs to be heard and experienced, not just listened to,” says cliché-defying, internationally beloved Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon. With his richly detailed, truth-telling original songs, blistering, inventive guitar work and impassioned vocals, Cannon is on the cutting edge of today’s contemporary blues scene and is known as one of the genre’s most creative artists.

His sound is inspired by his heroes, including Hound Dog Taylor, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Albert King, Son Seals and Jimi Hendrix. On his third Alligator Records album, Shut Up And Play!, Cannon blazes his own path with 11 emotionally-charged originals. From serious to humorous, his imaginative songs are fueled by his powerful, cathartic guitar solos and his soulfully authoritative voice.
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11:00PM-1:00AM: ALL-STAR JAM

Riverfront Blues Festival - 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!