Festivals & Events, Blues, Citizen

2015 Boise Blues Festival

When: Sun., July 19, 12-6 p.m. 2015

In the 2012 music documentary Life of Riley, blues legend Riley Ben “B.B.” King said, “There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven't yet done.” The King of Blues died on May 14, at the age of 89, but had been touring up until mid-2014—still exploring the art form he helped define.

A little more than two months after his death, it only seems fitting to do some blues exploration of our own with the 22nd annual 2015 Boise Blues Festival at Julia Davis Park.

Sponsored by the Boise Blues Society and starting at noon on July 19, settle in for six hours of live music featuring renowned guitarist Matthew Curry, along with local band Freudian Slip, playing ’30s and ’40s blues; former Blues Bouquet house band Hoochie Coochie Men; and 2015 International Blues Challenge Best Guitarist winner Ben Rice and his band. Plus food and dancing.

Admission is three cans of food, benefiting the Idaho Foodbank.

Price: By donation

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