Lineup

Saturday June 11
The line up for 2016 is:

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North Mississippi Allstars

Formed in 1996; the product of a special time for modern Mississippi country blues. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson soaked up the music of their father, Memphis legend Jim Dickinson, and absorbed the North Mississippi …

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Charlie Musselwhite

With an induction into the Blues Music Hall of Fame, 35 Blues Music Awards (including three wins in 2014!) and 11 Grammy nominations, American electric blues harmonica player and bandleader Charlie Musselwhite has truly earned …

Tommy Castro And The Painkillers

Tommy Castro & the Pain Killers

Night after night, Tommy Castro, fervently delivers his driving, blues-soaked, soul-baring music to fans all over the world. The road is where he honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge. It’s where he learned …

Davy Knowles

Davy Knowles

The journey began for Davy Knowles growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and …

Chubby Carrier

Chubby Carrier

Undeniably “The World’s Premier Zydeco Showman.” Born on July 1, 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins …

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John Primer with the Delta Sonics

As the title of his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records CD suggests, Grammy Award and Blues Music Award Nominee, John Primer is truly “The Real Deal.” John first appeared on stage at the local Baptist church, …

Hazel

Hazel Miller

Hazel Miller is not just a great singer; “She is a force of nature!” quotes the Rocky Mountain News. Her voice has been called “stunning, moving and powerful.” Hazel has been a sought after performer in …

Lionel Young Band

Lionel Young Band

LIONEL YOUNG is a high-energy performer with the “soul of a Bluesman.”  This ain’t the kind of blues that will bring you down.  The Lionel Young Band won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) in …

Chris Daniels

Chris Daniels and the Kings

As are many of us, Chris Daniels and Freddi Gowdy are survivors, still standing after bouts with cancer.  You gotta celebrate life as much as you can, and what better way than thru ten hot …

Rex Peoples XFactr

Rex Peoples & X Factr

Rex  has been sharing his amazing voice to Colorado fans for many years.  This year, Rex Peoples & X Factr were selected by the Colorado Blues Society to represent them at the 2016 International Blues …

Jaden Carlson Band

Jaden Carlson

15 Year old Jaden Carlson fronts this band with her commanding lead guitar and vocals.  The Jaden Carlson Band is a high-energy power trio based out of Boulder, Colorado that melds funk, soul, jazz, fusion …

  • "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 Jason Ricci & Bad Kind- 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