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2017 Kalamazoo Blues Festival

Date: July 14 - July 16, 2017
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Wings Event Center and the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association are proud to announce the 2017 Kalamazoo Blues Festival, scheduled for July 14-16 at new location, Wings Event Center. See a stunning lineup of award-winning artists from across the country as they perform in Kalamazoo!

Purchase day passes for an afternoon/evening jam packed with a variety of blues music, or make it a mini-getaway with a weekend pass. Enjoy food, beer, games, and more in an air-conditioned, weather-proof, fan friendly arena, or drink in the sunshine and participate in our outdoor games. Bring your experience to VIP, with special seating*, private bar (with private restrooms), a selection of food and drinks, show lanyard, and commemorative 2017 Kalamazoo Blues Festival poster.

First weekend pass purchasers will have guaranteed seating in sections near the stage. Get your tickets before these seats are gone!

This is an all-ages event where children 12 and under are free. Parking is included in the ticket price.

*NOTE: guaranteed seating is not assigned seating. Seats will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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4:30pm Women in Blues w/Big Trouble

6:00pm Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hell Raisers

7:25pm Dana Fuchs

8:55pm Joe Louis Walker

Best Contemporary Blues Album

10:25pm Supersonic Blues Machine / wsg: Robben Ford

Learn More About Friday's Artists!


12:00pm Hunt N Gator

1:00pm Crossroads Resurrection

2:00pm Martila Sanders & Gee-Q

3:00pm The Ries Brothers

4:15pm Shawn Holt & The Teardrops

7:00pm Carolyn Wonderland

8:30pm Sugaray Rayford Band

BB King Entertainer of the Year

Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist

10:00pm The Fabulous Thunderbirds /w Kim Wilson

Best Instrumentalist – Harmonica

Learn More About Saturday's Artists!


12:00pm Out of Favor Boys

1:00pm Kevin Nichols & Blue Tuesday

2:00pm Toronzo Cannon

Best Album of the Year (The Chicago Way)

Best Contemporary Blues Album (The Chicago Way)

Best Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Song of the Year (Walk if Off)

3:30pm Alexis P. Suter Band

Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist

5:00pm Bobby Rush

Best Album of the Year (Porcupine Meat)

Best Contemporary Blues Album (Porcupine Meat)

Best Historic Album (Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush)

Best Soul Blues Album (Porcupine Meat)

Best Traditional Blues Album (Porcupine Meat) WINNER

Blues Music Awards

Grammy Nominations

Learn More About Sunday's Artists!

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2017 Kalamazoo Blues Fest Weekend Pass
July 14 - July 16, 2017 Starting at $57
2017 Kalamazoo Blues Fest Friday Tickets
Starting at $27
2017 Kalamazoo Blues Fest Saturday Pass
Starting at $32
2017 Kalamazoo Blues Fest Sunday
Starting at $17
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