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Last Years Festival Started off with
The Thursday Night Blues Extravaganza!!!
Headlining

Tab Benoit

Tab Benoit Bio
Tab Benoit in Concert

Three-time Grammy nominee,
five-time Contemporary
Male Blues Music Award winner
and four-time Blues Music Award Winner for “Entertainer of the Year”.

Tab Benoit will be performing
under the starry skies of
San Diego Gator by the Bay Festival in the Big Tent on the
Festival Stage at 8 PM
Thursday May 8th


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Opening for Tab Benoit
 
Teagan Taylor
 
Teagan Taylor Trio 6:30 PM
Steve Verret
 
Steve Verret
Comedy Extraordinaire 7:30 PM
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Talent

Chubby Carrier &
The Bayou Swamp Band

Grammy Award Winner! Zydeco
Friday Night, Saturday
and Sunday


Chubby Carrier Bio
Mark Hummel
Mark Hummel
A Blues-Rock Legend!
2014 Grammy Award Nominee and Blues Award!

Saturday
Mark Hummel Bio

Playing with the Johnny Vernazza Project, Legendary Southern Blues Slide Guitarist
Nick Gravenites
Nick Gravenites
Founder of The Electric Flag & author of
'Born In Chicago
'
Saturday

Nick Gravenites Bio

Playing with the Johnny Vernazza Project,
Legendary Southern Blues Slide Guitarist
Horace Trahan
Horace Trahan
and
The Ossun Express

Progressive Zydeco - Opelousas Style
Saturday and Sunday
Three shows


Horace Trahan Bio
Johnny "V" Vernazza
Johnny "V" Vernazza
The Legendary Southern Blues Slide Guitarist
Saturday


Johnny Vernazza Bio
Andre Theirry & Zydeco Magic
Andre Thierry
& Zydeco Magic

Keeping the Zydeco
traditions alive!

Saturday Night Dance
at the Sheraton
Sunday


Andre Thierry Bio
Deanna Bogart
Janiva Magness
Winner "Song of the Year"
2013 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the year.
Blues Foundation
Friday
Janiva Magness Bio
Balfa Toujours
Balfa Toujours
Traditional Cajun
Dance Hall music!

Saturday & Sunday

Balfa Toujours Bio


Sue Palmer
Sue Palmer

The Queen of
Boogie Woogie

Sue Palmer Bio

Deanna Bogart
Deanna Bogart

Three consecutive Blues Music
Awards

Deanna Bogart Bio

Carmen Getit
Carmen Getit

All Music Guide's -
"One of the Top
Jazz Vocalists"

Carmen Getit Bio

Missy Anderson
Missy Anderson

Missy won
Best Debut Album-Female

Missy Anderson Bio

April West
April West

Spreading her trombone sounds from the down and dirty to the sublime.
April West Bio

Elizabeth Meeker
Elizabeth Meeker

She performs with the San Diego Symphony and the Old Globe Theater
Elizabeth Meeker Bio
Deejha Marie
Deejha Marie
Recipient of San Diego's African American Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame
Deejha Marie Bio
Laura Jane
Laura Jane

Lead singer & songwriter for San Diego Music Award-nominated band, THE TIGHTEN UPS!
Laura Jane Bio
Jodie Hill
Jodie Hill

Jodie is from the Berklee School of
Music in Boston,
& one of the best bass players in the west!
Jodie Hill Bio
Sharon Shufelt
Sharon Shufelt

Sue Palmer's long-time drummer for many years, is the consummate musician.
Sharon Shufelt Bio
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Linnzi Zaorski
Linnzi Zaorski

Retro Jazz singer from New Orleans, a gardenia nod to Billie Holiday
Friday Night & Saturday
Linnzi Zaorski Bio
Steve Lucky and The Rhumba Bums
Steve Lucky and The Rhumba Bums featuring Miss Carmen Getit
"At the forefront of
the swing revival"

Saturday & Sunday

Steve Lucky Bio
Our Gator 2010
Bill Magee
Blues Band

Serious Chicago Blues
Sunday
Bill Magee Bio
Sue Palmer
Sue Palmer
Queen of Boogie Woogie
Hosting the Ladies Shoes Blues Review - A 10 piece all woman band and a six hands Boogie Woogie Piano Show
Saturday
Sue Palmer Bio
Sully Band
Sully & Blue Eyed Soul
Blues & R 'n B
Sunday
Sully Band Bio
Deanna Bogart
Deanna Bogart
Three consecutive Blues Music Awards "Instrumentalist of the Year"
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Deanna Bogart Bio
Blue Largo
Blue Largo
Classy Swing Blues
with a VERY Special Guest

Friday
Blue Largo Bio
Todo Mundo
Todo Mundo
Salsa, Gypsy &
World Beat

Sunday
Todo Mundo Bio
Zaph Dingbats
Zapf Dingbats'
From New Orleans
Gypsy Jazz, Second Line, Juke Joints& Speakeasies
Saturday

Zapf Dingbats Bio

Bayou Brothers Zydeco Band
The Bayou Brothers
Westcoast Zydeco
Winner of the
San Diego Blues Awards

Friday & Sunday
Bayou Brothers Bio
Roy Rapid
Roy Rapid
Rhythm Rockabilly
Friday
Roy Rapid Bio

Theo Bellows
Theo
and Zydeco Patrol

A Fiery Mix
of Cajun & Zydeco

Saturday & Sunday
Zydeco Patrol Bio
Manny Cepeda
Manny Cepeda Orchestra
Saturday
Salsa
Manny Cepeda Bio
Jon Atkinson
"Big Jon" Atkinson
& the Nationals
Saturday
Big Jon Bio

Mercedes Moore
Mercedes Moore
"This Blues Diva Is
One Hot Singer!"
Saturday
Mercedes Moore Bio
Euphoria Brass Band
Euphoria Brass Band
New Orleans Horns
Galore!

Sunday
Euphoria Brass Band Bio

Steve Lucky
Steve Lucky
6 hand Boogie Woogie piano spectacular
with Sue Palmer and Deanna Bogart

Bourbon St Stage
Steve Lucky Bio

Liz Grace - Three Chord Justice
Three Chord Justice
Songs from a Real
Country Girl

Sunday
Three Chord Justice Bio

SDCP
Billy Lee & the
Swamp Critters

Gulf Coast
Zydeco Boogie

Saturday
Swamp Critters Bio

SDCP
San Diego Cajun Playboys
French Cajun
Saturday
San Diego Cajun Playboys Bio

BWBB
Backwater Blues Band
featuring Jimmy Woodard
Saturday
Backwater Blues Bio

Lance Dieckman with Annette Da Bomb
Soul on the Roll!
Friday
Lance Dieckman Bio
Annette Da Bomb Bio
Fanny and the Atta Boys
Fanny and the Atta Boys
American roots
and country swing

Friday
Fanny-AttaBoys Bio
John Fraser
John Fraser
Harmonica Extraordinaire
Saturday
John Fraser Bio
LAFAYETTE
Lafayette Blues Band
featuring Doc Holladay
on the Hammond B3

Sunday
Lafayette Blues Bio
Rip Carson
Rip Carson
Rockabilly Boogie
Friday
Rip Carson Bio
Sharifah Sharifah & the
Good Thing
Saturday
Sharifah & the Good Thing Bio
Michele Lundeen
Michele Lundeen
The Queen of Steam!
Madame LeRoux
Saturday
Michele Lundeen Bio
Bandolero
Bandolero
Salsa
Sunday
Bandolero Bio
Chase Walker
Chase Walker Blues
Blues
Sunday
Chase Walker Bio
Nena Anderson
Nena Anderson
Country
Saturday
Nena Anderson Bio
Sara Petite
Sara Petite
Americana
Three time San Diego
Music Award Winner

Sunday
Sara Petite Bio
Nancarrow
Nancarrow
Country
Saturday

Nancarrow Bio
Pat Ellis & BlueFrog
BlueFrog
Unique blues with soul!
Sunday
BlueFrog Bio
Todd Waits Pigpen
Todd Waits Pigpen
Buskers - Country Blues
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Todd Waits Pigpen Bio
Combo Libertad
Combo Libertad
Salsa Cubano
Saturday
Combo Libertad Bio
Alas de Mosca
Alas de Mosca
Salsa
Saturday

Alas de Mosca Bio
Gregory Page
Gregory Page
Saturday
Gregory Page Bio
Nathan James
Nathan James
Sunday
Homemade Instruments
Nathan James Bio
Gypsy Swing Cats
Gypsy Swing Cats
Friday
Gypsy Swing Cats Bio
Joe Fontenot
Joe Fontenot Créole Cajun Band
Traditional
Old Time Creole
Saturday

Joe Sands Fontenot Band Bio
Quel Bordel
Quel Bordel
European Gypsy Folk
Saturday
Quel Bordel Bio
Tiffany Jane
Tiffany Jane
and the Kicks
Blues
Sunday
Tiffany Jane Bio
David Sousa
David Sousa and
The Zydeco Mudbugs

Sunday
David Sousa Bio
Big Daddy Blues
Big Daddy Blues
Red Hot Blues
Saturday
Big Daddy Blues Website
Tyler Ray Davidson
Tyler Ray Davison
Electric Blues featuring
Leilani Kilgore

Saturday
Tyler Ray Davidson Bio

Chet Cannon
Chet Cannon
Good Time Blues, Swing
and Rockin' Boogie!

Sunday
Chet Cannon Bio
Robin Henkel
Robin Henkel, Whitney Shay & Billy Watson
Americana to the Bone
& a Horn Section

Sunday

Robin Henkel Bio
Palominos
Palominos
Western Honky Tonk
Friday
The Palominos Bio
2toGroove
2toGroove
Swing Dance Performance
Saturday
2toGroove Bio

Fuzzy Rankins
Grammy Winning Blues
Saturday
Fuzzy Rankins Bio
Steve Sloan 2
Steve Sloan magic
Steve Sloan Magic
at the Kids Area
"Sleeveless" Steve Bio

 


Bad Penny & the Pistols
Saturday 10:30 AM
Bad Penny Bio
Crown Point Academy
Crown Point Academy
"Music opens minds."
Saturday 11:00 AM

Crown Point Academy
Hola Soy Lola
Hola Soy Lola
Sunday 11:00 AM
Hola Soy Lola Bio

Chicken Bone Slim
& the Biscuits

Sunday 10:30 AM
Chicken Bone Bio
Crown Point Academy
Mark Shensa
Roving Accordion
Saturday & Sunday

 



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