Lineup

June 9 and 10th 2017

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Walter Trout

Walter Trout’s career began on the Jersey coast scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. He then decided to relocate to Los Angeles where he became a sideman for Percy Mayfield and Deacon Jones. …

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Samantha Fish

Kansas City-based Samantha Fish has been on a major roll ever since she teamed up with Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde on Ruf’s 2011 release, Girls with Guitars, and fueled by the trio’s Blues Caravan …

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Honey Island Swamp Band

“Somewhere, there exists a dark, smoky bar with a jukebox that spins George Jones, Gram Parsons, Delbert McClinton, and Little Feat. And if that fantasy honky-tonk lights your Marlboro, you need to know about Honey …

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 30 years. The band’s big sound, fueled by Lil’ Ed’s gloriously rollicking slide …

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Southern Avenue

Southern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. …

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Guy Forsyth Band

Over the years Guy Forsyth developed to a great artist.  Performer of most self-made compositions, singer, guitarist, ukelele, harmonica player, musical saw, name it and he will amaze you. Audiences love Guy. He is a …

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My Blue Sky

“Honoring the music of the Allman Brothers family of bands.” Award winning My Blue Sky is comprised of 7 experienced Colorado musicians that all share the passion and love of the music of the Allman Brothers …

Erica Brown

Erica Brown & the Movers and Shakers Band

Erica Brown is a bona-fide Blueswoman. She has worked with some of the finest artists in the world, and has shared stages with such heavyweights as B.B. King, Al Green, Delbert McClinton, Tab Benoit, Kenny …

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The Burroughs

Since humble beginnings in the summer of 2013, The Burroughs have been playing and dancing their way into the hearts of dedicated fans throughout Northern Colorado and beyond. The band’s trademark “sweaty soul music” features …

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Kerry Pastine & the Crime Scene

Since the release of their album Let’s Do This Thing in 2015, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene have taken the national roots music scene by storm, spending the end of 2015 and most of …

Grace Kuch Band

The Grace Kuch Band

The Grace Kuch Band was formed in 2016 after being approached by David Osborne, a local drummer living in Loveland, CO.  David had seen Grace perform at a fundraising event the previous year.  At that …

Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals …

Rev. Billy C Wirtz

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. “I like to think of myself as the Victor Borge of the blues,” states the Reverend, but Billy …

  • "Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."
    Denis Waitley
  • "Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely."
    Henry Rollins
  • "Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
    Mahalia Jackson
  • "I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
    Duke Ellington
  • "If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."
    Keith Richards
  • "The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion."
    Christina Aguilera
  • “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.”
    Eric Clapton
  • "Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music."
    Albert Collins
  • "The Blues is Life."
    Brownie McGhee
  • "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
    Charlie Parker
  • "I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. "
    Etta James
  • "The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning."
    John Lee Hooker

About Greeley Blues Jam


We offer a family oriented atmosphere where everyone can expect a wonderful Blues experience. Great food and drink, merchandise vendors, ample free parking, plus camping & RV sites available just outside the Island Grove Arena.

Expect lots of food vendors on site or pack a picnic lunch, leave it in your car, and you can come and go from the arena and enjoy the park. Ticket holders will be stamped and allowed to re-enter at any time. Don’t forget to bring your picture I.D.

Plan on visiting the intimate “Blues 101 Stage” sponsored by the Colorado Blues Society. Here kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn about the music which is part of our national heritage and the foundation for most of our popular music. See and meet some of the most talented young blues performers from Colorado and around the country. Get here early (gates open 10:30am) and the Party continues until 10:30 pm. There are two stages inside the arena enabling continuous music for over 11 hours.

Don’t miss the Friday pre-festival activities in Historic Downtown Greeley. The music starts at 5:00 PM on the 9th Street Plaza. The headliner this year is - sure to get you ready for the rest of the evening where you can listen to live Blues in over 14 Bars and restaurants. All of the music is no cover (FREE) on this fantastic kickoff to the Greeley Blues Jam and is 100% guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet moving! This is as close to Beale Street outside of Memphis. .

It all adds up to two amazing days of non-stop Blues… always remember our goal and our motto:

The Greeley Blues Jam is endorsed by Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation.
More information at:

KeepingTheBluesAlive.org
KeepingTheBluesAlive

“It ain’t nothin’ but a party”

Hope to see you HERE!

  • "Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."
    Denis Waitley
  • "Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely."
    Henry Rollins
  • "Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
    Mahalia Jackson
  • "I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
    Duke Ellington
  • "If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."
    Keith Richards
  • "The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion."
    Christina Aguilera
  • “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.”
    Eric Clapton
  • "Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music."
    Albert Collins
  • "The Blues is Life."
    Brownie McGhee
  • "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
    Charlie Parker
  • "I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. "
    Etta James
  • "The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning."
    John Lee Hooker