PA Blues


listing blues festivals, concerts, clubs & societies in & around Pennsylvania


~ Delta Blue's Pennsylvania Blues Calendar ~

~ Pennsylvania Blues Festivals ~
~ Blues Festivals in Neighboring States ~
~ Regional Musicians & Merchandise ~
~ Regional Blues Societies & Associations ~
~ PA Blues Clubs & Venues ~ Blue's links ~


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~ Pennsylvania Blues Societies ~

Academy Corners Blues Committee

Billtown Blues Association

Blues Society of Central PA

Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania

Bucks County Blues Society

Centre County Blues Alert !

Endless Mountains Blues Fest

Lehigh Valley Blues Network

Northeast Pennsylvania Blues Society

Pittsburgh Blues Society

Women's Blues Alliance



~ Nearby Blues Societies ~

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation

Baltimore Blues Society

Black Swamp Blues Society

Blues, Jazz & Folk Society of Marietta

Blues Society of Western New York

Columbus Blues Alliance

DC Blues Society

Diamond State Blues Society

Frederick Blues Society

Greater Cincinnati Blues Society

Hudson Valley Blues Society

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation

Long Island Blues/Jam List

Manhattan Blues Alliance

New York Blues & Jazz Society

Northeast Blues Society

Potomac Blues Society

Shenandoah Valley Blues Society

~ Central Pennsylvania Blues Calendar ~


~ PA Blues Clubs and Bars ~

Acoustic Brew Concerts State College & Lemont ~ frequent Blues, check website for schedule

AJ's Sports Bar & Nite Club, 5316 Newfalls Road, Levittown (215-949-9570) ~ Blues every Thursday night

Appalachian Brewing Company Cameron St.,Harrisburg (717-221-1080) ~ Blues nearly every Saturday night in the sports bar

Bar Bleu, below Beulah's Bar-B-Que, 114 S. Garner Street, State College ~ live Blues & Jazz

Barn, Academy Corners Blues Committee, just over the State line in southern upstate NY ~ frequent National Blues acts (814-326-4495)

Bent Note Cafe, 263 Main St., Royersford (610-948-8888) ~ live Blues Sundays at 6pm

Blues Cafe, 683 Walnut St., Easton (610-258-5812) ~ live Blues Sundays at 6pm

Blues Street, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton (570-341-9898) ~ a smoke-free Blues & Jazz bar

Bullfrog Brewery, Williamsport (570-326-4700) ~ check schedule

Carnahan's, 209 3rd Street, New Cumberland (717-774-4781) ~ frequent Blues, call for schedule

Cherry Jubilee, Lancaster ~ Blues/rock/funk jam every Thursday at 9pm

Club Cafe, 56 South 12th St. Pittsburgh (412-431-4950) ~ check schedule

Excuses, 2526 E. Carson St. Pittsburgh PA 412-431-9847 ~ Blues jam every Thursday night

Godfrey Daniels, 7 East Fourth Street, Bethlehem (610- 867-2390) ~ check schedule

KClinger's Tavern, 304 Poplar St., Hanover (717-633-9197) ~ great Blues acts every Wednesday night & some weekends

Keswick Theatre, Easton Rd. and Keswick Ave., Glenside (215-572-7650) ~ 1.5 miles Northwest of Philly

King Street Coffee House, 80 King Street, Northumberland ~ frequent blues

Moondog's, 378 Freeport Road, Blawnox, PA (412-828-2040) ~ Frequent National Acts

Moonlight Lounge 26 E. 26th St., Erie PA (814-452-2587)

Point Coffee House, on SR 30, about 10 miles west of Philadelphia, in Bryn Mawr (610-527-0988)

Raven's Nest, Haycock (215-536-5369) ~ Blues jam every Wednesday and Saturday night

Riegelsville Inn, 10-12 Delaware Road, Riegelsville (610-749-0100)

River Street Jazz Cafe, Cross Valley Center, 665 N. River St., Plains (570-822-2992)

Road's End Pub, Hazelton (570-459-2234) ~ live Blues every other Wednesday

Second Story Blues, 102 W 4th St., Bethlehem (610-882-1710)

ST 94 ~ The Sellersville Theater Sellersville (215-257-5808) ~ check website for schedule

Shank's Tavern, Front & Waterford Sts., Marietta (717-426-1205) ~ Blues open mic/jam every Thursday

Stables Eatery/Cloverleaf Village, 120 McCracken, Danville (570-275-8838) ~ acoustic Blues jam second Friday of each month

TK's Uptown Lodge, 801 N. 15th St. & Sumner Ave., Allentown (610- 437-3970)~ check schedule

Tin Angel, 20 South Second Steet, Philadelphia (215-928-0770) ~ check schedule

Underdog's Sports Bar (formerly the Rusty Nail), 3100 Paxton Street, Harrisburg (717-564-5150) ~ live Blues Friday nights.

Union Street Blues 3 S. Union Street, Middletown, Dauphin County

Warmdaddy's Front & Market Streets, Philadelphia (215-627-2500) ~ Blues open mic every Tuesday, and Blues on most weekends.

Water Wheel 150 Water St, Milford (570-296-2383) ~ Blues jam every Thursday night

Zeno's, 100 W. College Ave., State College (814-237-4250) ~ Blues very Friday (7-9pm)

~ Central Pennsylvania Blues Calendar ~


~ Pennsylvania's Blues Festivals ~

January ST 94 ~ The Sellersville Theater Blues Fest Sellersville (215-257-5808)
February Chameleon Club Blues Festival; 223 N. Water St., Lancaster (717-299-9684)
April MediAmericana Roots Ramble, State Street, Media (610-566-5039)
April BCBS Spring Fever Footstomper, Levittown (215-949-9570)
May Brandywine River Blues Festival, Chaddsford Winery, Chadds Ford
May - June Greater Philadelphia Blues Festival, Philly
June Billtown Blues Festival, Hughesville (NW of "Billtown" aka Williamsport)
June Lehigh River Blues Jam, Catsauqua Recreational Pool & Park, 501 American St., Catasauqua
June State Street Blues Stroll, Media (610-566-5039)
July Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Blues Association's Rock 'n Blues Fest, Pittston
July Brigg's Farm Blues Festival, Nescopeck
July Pittsburgh Blues Festival, Pittsburgh
July Bucks County Blues Society Picnic, Treace Picnic Grounds, Morrisville
July Pennsylvania Blues Festival (formerly the Pocono BF), Blue Mtn. Ski Area, Palmerton
August Front Street Blues Festival, Marietta
August SWBBA - Classic Rock & Rockin' Blues Barbeque Bash Pittston
August Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival, Erie Art Museum, Erie


Bandana Blues BBQ, Pottstown (610-473-0338)

September Northeast PA Blues Society Blues Fest, Dalton
October Greater Philadelphia Blues Festival, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philly
~ PA Music Festivals featuring the Blues ~
February Millennium Music Conference, Harrisburg (717-221-1124)
March Berks County Jazz Festival, Reading
May Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Allentown
May Jam on the River, Philly
June Mellon Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh
June Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
July Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College
August Musikfest, Bethlehem
August Philadelphia Folk Festival, Philly
Labor Day Weekend Johnstown Music Fest, Johnstown
September Carnegie Arts & Heritage Festival, Carnegie
~ Blues Festivals in Nearby States ~
~ Central Pennsylvania Blues Calendar ~


~ Blues Festivals in Nearby States ~

~ Delaware ~ Maryland/DC ~ New Jersey ~ New York ~ Ohio ~ West Virginia ~
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Delaware Blues Fesitvals

August Riverfront Blues Festival, Tubman-Garrett Park, Wilmington, DE


Maryland & DC Blues Fesitvals

May Blues and Brews Festival, McHenry, MD (301-387-2182)
May Baltimore Blues Festival, Baltimore MD
May Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival, Annapolis MD
May Swinging Blues Wine Festival, Linganore Wine Cellars, Mr Airy, MD
May - June Western Maryland Blues Festival, Hagerstown MD
June Historic Federal Hill Main Street Blues & Jazz Festival, Baltimore, MD (410-727-4500)
June Barbecue Battle, Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, DC (301-860-0630)
June Baltimore Blues Society Picnic, Rosedale American Legion Hall, Rosedale, MD (410-744-2291)


Steppingstone's Blues Festival, Susquehanna State Park, 3 miles from I-95, Exit 89, MD (1-800-419-1762)
July Frederick Blues Festival, Frederick Fair Grounds, Frederick, MD

Bayou Wine Festival, Linganore Wine Cellars, Mr Airy, MD

August Hot August Blues, Oregon Ridge, Cockeysville, MD
August Endless Summer Blues Bash, The Show Place Arena, Upper Marlboro, MD
September Bluebird Blues Festival, Prince George's Community College, Largo, MD


New Jersey Blues Fesitvals

May - June Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival, Belmar, NJ
May - June Micheal Arnone's Crawfish Fest, Augusta, NJ
June Beachfront Rhythm & Blues by the Brook, Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, NJ
July Black Potatoe Music Festival, Clinton, NJ
July Angelsea Blues Festival, North Wildwood, NJ
August Musconetcong Blues Festival, Pittstown, NJ
September Jersey Jazz by the Lake, Nomahegan Park, Cranford, NJ

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New York Blues Fesitvals

May Catskill Mountains Blues Festival, Delaware County Fair Grounds, Walton, NY
June to August New York City Blues Cruise, New York, NY
June Clearwater, Great Hudson River Revival, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
June Rhythm & Blues Festival, Brooklyn, NY
July Heritage Blues Festival, Clermont State Historic Site, Germantown, NY
July Fleet Blues Fest, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY (877-659-4ESP)
July New York State Rhythm & Blues Festival, Syracuse, NY
July Riverhead Blues Festival, Riverhead, Long Island, NY
July Syracuse Blues Festival, Syracuse, NY (315-469-5261)
July Hickory Smoked Blues, Hickory Park, Owego, NY (607-687-0785)
August Barnyard Folks Festival, the Red Barn, Deposit, NY (toll free 877-560-2276)
August Great Northeast Blues Festival, Syracuse Regional Market Park St. (across from Mall) Syracuse, NY
August Chenango Blues Festival, Glens Falls, NY
August Bayou Music Festival, Croton Point, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
August Peace of Blues Festival, Lyons Beach House, Nassau, NY (815-766-3953)
September All American Music Festival Mill Pond House, 660 Route 25A, St. James, NY (631) 862-6575
October Blues 2000 & 5 Weekend, Ellenville, NY


Ohio Blues Fesitvals

March Greater Limaland Blues Festival, Memorial Hall, Lima, OH
March River City Blues Festival, Marietta, OH
April Traditional Blues Fest, Columbus, OH (614-486-4575)
July Red, White & Blues Festival, Marietta, OH (740-374-6206)
July Toledo Rock, Rhythm and Blues Festival, Promenade Park, Toldeo, OH
July Blues on the Green, Kelleys Island Fest, OH (419-746-2360)
July Big Bend Blues Bash, Riverfront Amphitheater, Pomeroy, OH
July - Aug. Queen City Blues Festival, Cincinnati, OH (513-385-5862)
August Swamp Stomp, Marietta, OH
August Mohican Blues Festival, Loudonville, OH (877-NEW-FEST)
September Blues, Brews & BBQ, Six Flags Amusement Park, Cleveland, OH
September Tall Stacks Music, Arts, & Heritage Festival, Cincinnati, OH
September Hot Licks Bluesfest, Granville, OH
October Screamin' & Crying 'Bout the Blues, an Educational Conference on the Blues with speakers, workshops, and performances, Toledo, OH

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West Virginia Blues Fesitvals

June Nat Reese Blues & Jazz Festival, Pipestem WV (304-487-8701)
July Augusta Blues & Swing Week, Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, WV
July Johnnie Johnson Blues & Jazz Festival, Palatine Park, Fairmont, WV
August Heritage Music Blues Fest, Heritage Port Amphitheater, 12th & Water Streets, Wheeling, WV
~ Central Pennsylvania Blues Calendar ~