Something Blue

Experience a blues-filled weekend

Few genres have had the effect on today’s music that the blues has, and you can gain an appreciation for its contributions at the Kalamazoo Blues Festival, July 14–16.

The festival, which will be held this year at a new location, Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive, is a weekend of performances by nationally recognized blues artists, including Joe Louis Walker and the Sugaray Rayford Band, and local and regional bands as well as food for all ages to enjoy.

The festival hours are 4:30–10:25 p.m. July 14, noon–10 p.m. July 15 and noon–5 p.m. July 16. There is a fee for admission, although children ages 12 and under get in free.

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