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Kenlake Blues Festival August 22-24, 2019

Great blues, delicious food and an enjoyable atmosphere come together at the 30th Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Park.


Thursday, August 22

The Thursday night lineup will be on the lawn of Kenlake State Park Lodge. It starts out at 6 PM and it's FREE! Bring your lawn chairs for Blues JAM! Hosted by Adam & The H Bombs and 2 Years Wasted

Friday, August 23

  • Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Jon Sutton Band
  • 7:30 p.m. - Alonozo Pennington & the Xtraordinary Gentlemen
  • 9:00 p.m. - Jonathan Long

Saturday, August 24

  • Gates open at 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Nightfish
  • 1:00 p.m. - Gough Martin Blues Band
  • 2:00 p.m. - The Beat Daddys
  • 3:00 p.m. - Boscoe Dance
  • 4:00 p.m. - Big Al & The Heavyweights
  • 5:30 p.m. - The Memphis All Stars
  • 7:00 p.m. - Reba Russell Band
  • 8:30 p.m. - Joanna Connor

About the Festival

The Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival began in 1990 as a one-day event. The festival has grown into a three-day event, which takes place on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Labor Day Weekend each year. Previous years' acts have included Delta Moon, Deja Blues Band, Toad Strangler and several other notable blues musicians.

Guest can enjoy live music, great eats and a variety of resorts and lodges to make the weekend comfortable and complete.


Get your tickets online or at several participating ticket outlets around the area.  Get details here.