This event benefits The Blues Foundation. www.blues.org
The "Blues", America's own creation and tradition, is at the heart of our cultural identity. Unfortunately, its importance in music history is sometimes overlooked and the opportunity for its creators to pass on this tradition to future generations is slipping away. Many Blues pioneers are struggling to make a living through their art, as most opportunities for these artists have evaporated in our increasingly homogenized culture.
The Congressional Blues Festival is an effort to help keep this great American tradition alive and honor and assist those who helped create it. The Congressional Blues Festival's mission is dedicated to giving back to American Roots Music by raising money and awareness for organizations that directly support artists in need. Over the last 5 years, the Congressional Blues Festival has raised approximately $1 million to support this mission. Thanks to all our sponsors, fans, volunteers, and supporters who have joined us on this journey.
Time : 6:00pm - 10:30pm on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at the Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20240
Juke Joint Stage
6:00 - 6:45 - Franklin & Baytop
7:35 - 7:55 - Stacy Brooks
8:45 - 9:00 - Phil Wiggins
6:45 - 7:30 - Sol and Funk Root
8:00 - 8:45 - Memphis Gold
9:00 - 10:15 - Bettye Lavette
Official Website: http://www.congressionalbluesfestival.com
Added by ninthfloormusic on October 15, 2009