The Mystic Blues Festival (second year) will be held on June 27-29, 2014 at Mystic Shipyard, 100 Essex St, Mystic CT (USA). The organisers are currently working on the 2014 line-up and hope to have that solidified by January 1. Visit: www.mysticbluesfestival.com and take a look at the video from last year which highlights some terrific moments!
Some details from last year's festival:
The First Annual Mystic Blues Festival was held in the Greater Mystic area June 28, 29 & 30, 2013, and kicked off on Friday night. The festival showcased an array of blues legends, including Grammy Winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, and Blues Artist of the Year Award Winners. There were performances by James Cotton, Jim Weider, Ricky "King" Russell, Jerry Portnoy, Matt "Guitar” Murphy, James Montgomery, Debbie Davies, Kal David and Jeff Pevar, Greg Piccolo, Johnny Nicholas, Fran Christina, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Jaimoe’s Jassssz Band, Roomful of Blues and Al Kooper. Opening acts for these artists consisted of critically acclaimed regional blues musicians, as well as emerging talent, performing at an assortment of both ticketed and free venues. The festival is a celebration of the rich tradition of blues music in Southeastern Connecticut and South County, Rhode Island.
The beautiful Mystic. CT region which is the state's number one tourist attraction during the summer months, served as the perfect setting for the Festival. With its breathtaking postcard views of the Seaport, wonderful restaurants, state-of-the-art Aquarium, and wonderful shopping in family-oriented Olde Mistick Village and downtown Mystic, as well as Westerly, RI, this wonderful town-wide musical celebration is surely destined to become an annual event.