July 15 - 17, 2016
Located 1 mile West of Winthrop on HWY 20 at The Blues Ranch.
The Festival opens with a special evening concert, in its Beer Garden. Admission to the Friday night show is $10 or free with Festival weekend pass. The Festival’s producer, the non-profit Winthrop Music Association, donates proceeds from the Friday night concert to The Cove Food Bank in Twisp, WA.
The Beer Garden action continues Saturday and Sunday nights with high-level All Star shows. Expect the festival's heavy hitters to turn out for these incendiary all star sessions. Returning again as our favorite emcee's will be LADY "A" and Stan Street and Polly O'Keary.
Friday - July 15, 2016 - Blues Ranch Beer Garden
emceed by Stan Street, Lady "A" and Polly O'Keary - This show Benefits the Cove Food Bank
7 PM - Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons - IBC Winners in the Duo Category
7:30 PM - Rose City Kings
9:30 PM - Grace Love & the True Loves
11:30 PM - Too Slim & the Taildraggers!!
Saturday - July 16, 2016 - The Blues Ranch
11:00 AM - Ben & Joe - 2016 International Blues Challenge winners
12:30 PM - Rose City Kings - named ‘Best New Blues Act’ by Portland’s Cascade Blues Association
2:00 PM - Grace Love and the True Loves - Seattle’s up-and-coming neo-soul group
4:00 PM - Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - another "blow your mind" show
6:00 PM - Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin w/the Guilty Ones - The Blasters’ co-founding brothers
8:00 PM - Fabulous Thunderbirds featuring Kim Wilson
10:00 PM - Robert Randolph & the Family Band - 'Sacred Steel’ jam/rock/blues phenom
11:30 PM - 2:00 AM Methow Juke Joint All Stars emcee'd by Lady "A" & Stan Street and Polly O'Keary! with Rose City Kings and some special surprises!
Sunday - July 17, 2016 - The Blues Ranch
11:00 AM - Nathan James
12:30 PM - Hot Wired Rhythm Band - won 2015 Best New Blues Band from Washington Blues Society
2:00 PM - Randy Hansen - incendiary guitarist
3:45 PM - Randy Oxford All Star Slam featuring Wee Willie Walker - Legendary Memphis Soul Singer
5:30 PM - Too Slim & the Taildraggers - need we say more?
7:30 PM - Allen Stone - Young “hippie with soul” may be Northwest’s finest male R&B vocalist
9:00 PM- 2:00 AM - Methow Juke Joint Allstars featuring Randy Oxford Band, Hot Wired Rhythm Band emcee'd by Polly O'Keary, Stan Street and Lady "A"