Lineup

Saturday June 14
To celebrate our 10th Annual Greeley Blues Jam, the line up for 2014 is:

Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit

9:15pm to 10:45pm – East Stage

Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, …

Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball

8pm to 9:15pm – West Stage

Born in Orange, Texas, in 1949 to a family whose female members all played piano, Ball grew up in the small town of Vinton, Louisiana, right across the border from …

Phantom Blues Band

Phantom Blues Band

6:45pm to 8pm – East Stage

“The Phantom Blues Band was formed as a studio band to backup Taj Mahal on his CD, ‘Dancing’ the Blues’. Their association with Taj led to headlining clubs, theatres and festivals …

Royal Southern Brotherhood

Royal Southern Brotherhood

5:30pm to 6:45pm – West Stage

“Before they even hit a chord, The Royal Southern Brotherhood have your attention. In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll bloodlines tower above all others. …

TUF New

Trampled Under Foot

4pm to 5:15pm – East Stage

This is the the official video for Bad Bad Feeling off the new album ‘Badlands’.
Siblings Danielle, Kris and Nick Schnebelen grew up with the Blues. Their parents, Bob and Lisa, …

california-honeydrops

The California Honeydrops

3pm to 4pm – West Stage

“With a background in West African and New Orleans drumming, Ben Malament has provided a funky rhythmic backdrop to Wierzynski’s soulful vocals and soaring trumpet playing since their subway busking …

Heritage Blues Orchestra

Heritage Blues Orchestra

2pm to 2:50pm – East Stage

“Listen to their debut album, And Still I Rise, or witness a live performance by the Heritage Blues Orchestra and you’ll recognize this group as something breathtakingly new even as …

Lurrie Bell

Lurrie Bell

1pm to 1:50pm – West Stage

Since the onset of the new millennium, Bell’s profile has been steadily rising. 2002 saw the release of the CD Cutting Heads and in 2004 Alligator Records released Second Nature …

Reverend Raven

Reverend Raven & The Chainsmokin’ Altar Boys

Noon to 12:50pm – East Stage

Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago.

Since …

The Ori Naftali Band

The Ori Naftaly Band

11:10am to Noon – West Stage

“In a very short time this extremely talented band has gained international recognition and support by the international blues community and by an extended fan base, located in the USA, …

  • "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.

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 Ori Naftaly Band who is sure to get you ready for the rest of the evening where you can listen to live Blues in over 12 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. Get here early (gates open 10:30am) and the Party starts at 11AM – 11PM.

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!

FAQs

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  • "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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