John Cephas Piedmont Blues Festival

Jun 10, 2017

North Main Street
Bowling Green, Virginia 22427
2017-06-10 12:00:00 2017-06-10 12:00:00 America/New_York John Cephas Piedmont Blues Festival

Saturday, June 10, 2017 will mark the Annual John Cephas Piedmont Blues Festival in Bowling Green, Virginia. This event has been an initiative for the Bowling Green Arts Commission since last June when a historical highway marker was dedicated to Cephas, the legendary blues guitarist and Bowling Green local.

Beginning at 2:00pm and going until 8:00pm on the main stage, festivalgoers and blues enthusiasts will enjoy live music by various artists paying tribute to Piedmont blues, the genre of blues that Cephas is world-renowned for pioneering. Confirmed musicians include Cephas’ longtime partner and harmonica master, Phil Wiggins, MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo, Eleanor Ellis, Rick Franklin and Robert Flowers with Jay Summerour, Warner Williams and Eric Selby.

Performing artists will also be offering hands on instructional workshops before live performances begin, from 11:00am to 1:30pm. This is an opportunity for longtime admirers to meet the artists and for beginners to learn the fundamentals of playing instruments commonly used in blues music such as harmonica, guitar and banjo. In addition, attendees will enjoy a variety of food vendors, artisan crafts and activities for all ages.

More details: https://festivalrooster.com/festivals/john-cephas-piedmont-blues-festival/
Main Street, Bowling Green, Virginia

Bowling Green, Virginia

Saturday, June 10, 2017 will mark the Annual John Cephas Piedmont Blues Festival in Bowling Green, Virginia. This event has been an initiative for the Bowling Green Arts Commission since last June when a historical highway marker was dedicated to Cephas, the legendary blues guitarist and Bowling Green local.

Beginning at 2:00pm and going until 8:00pm on the main stage, festivalgoers and blues enthusiasts will enjoy live music by various artists paying tribute to Piedmont blues, the genre of blues that Cephas is world-renowned for pioneering. Confirmed musicians include Cephas’ longtime partner and harmonica master, Phil Wiggins, MSG Acoustic Blues Trio, Piedmont Bluz Acoustic Duo, Eleanor Ellis, Rick Franklin and Robert Flowers with Jay Summerour, Warner Williams and Eric Selby.

Performing artists will also be offering hands on instructional workshops before live performances begin, from 11:00am to 1:30pm. This is an opportunity for longtime admirers to meet the artists and for beginners to learn the fundamentals of playing instruments commonly used in blues music such as harmonica, guitar and banjo. In addition, attendees will enjoy a variety of food vendors, artisan crafts and activities for all ages.

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