Lineup

Saturday June 13
The line up for 2015 is:

Delbert McClinton

Delbert McClinton

Texas born Delbert McClinton became an international star in the realms of blues and traditional country music, cross-pollinating the genres into his own unique sound. Since 1980, when his sixth solo album The Jealous Kind …

Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop

Making his return visit to Greeley Blues Jam is Elvin Bishop, who thrilled audiences at the 2006 festival.
Although Bishop has been performing his rollicking brand of electrified front porch blues for over 50 years (his …

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Jimmy Hall with My Blue Sky

Jimmy Hall with My Blue Sky presents another Blues and Rock and Roll hero. Jimmy Hall was born in Birmingham, Alabama and raised in Mobile by a musical family steeped in gospel tradition. At the …

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Jason Ricci and Bad Kind

Jason Ricci has toured, recorded and performed under his own name and with some of the most popular blues artists in the world including: Walter Trout, RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, David Kimbrough, Mark Hummel, Susan …

Josh Hoyer & the Shadowboxers

Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers

Josh Hoyer and the Shawdowboxers are the house band at the legendary Zoo Bar In Lincoln, Ne.  They have just released their new CD Living by the Minute and you will be blown away by the first …

Boogie Boys

Boogie Boys

Since the beginning of their existence, dating back to 2002, the Boogie Boys from Poland have visited almost every European country plus a few on other continents. Their concerts are extremely popular everywhere they go. …

  • "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 10 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 the Boogie Boys from Poland-- 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:

“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

Other Festivals

Blues Fans here’s a list of Blues Festivals around Colorado, if you have information on others please let us know!

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