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Kenlake's Hot August Blues Festival

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Kenlake Blues Festival August 22-24, 2019

Note:  The information below is from the 2018 Blues Festival. As we get closer to the 2019 show, more information will be posted.

BluesGreat blues, delicious food and an enjoyable atmosphere come together at the 29th Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Park.


Thursday, August 23

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 Lew Jetton & 61 South and Friends as some of the top musicians and singers in the region join Lew and the guys for an old time Blues Jam!

Friday, August 24

  • Gates open at 3:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m. - Sullivan 3
  • 7:00 p.m. - Woody Pines
  • 8:00 p.m. - Blue Mother Tupelo
  • 9:30 p.m. - Albert Castiglia

Saturday, August 25

  • Gates open at 10:00 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m. - Andy Gibson
  • 1:00 p.m. - Soul Dog
  • 3:15 p.m. - Microwave Dave & The Nukes
  • 5:00 p.m. - Ivas John
  • 6:15 p.m. - Miranda Louise
  • 7:30 p.m. - Big Mike Griffin
  • 9:00 p.m. - Larry McCray

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.

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