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Blues Fest celebrates its 25th year
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This year will be the 25th anniversary of the Blues Festival.

Chase your blues away with three days of performances at the Kalamazoo Blues Festival July 12–14 at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place, in downtown Kalamazoo.

Now in its 25th year, the festival has grown from a modest but innovative festival with local and regional blues acts to a well-known event that hosts national acts alongside locals.

Among the 15 acts that will take the stage this year are Canadian vocalist Angel Forrest, blues keyboardist Victor Wainwright, Jason Ricci & Bad Kind, and the Nick Moss Band.

Tickets are $10 for July 12, $15 for July 13, and $20 for July 14. Performances begin at 5 p.m. July 12 and 13 and noon July 14.

To purchase tickets or for more on the schedule of performances, visit kvba.org.