2018 Lineup / Blues/Big Easy Stage

Nestled along Post Street, our Blues/Big Easy Stage aims to deliver a piece of that Big Easy spirit! Enjoy blues bands performing alongside groups keeping the New Orleans sound alive, all with Louisiana-inspired food and craft beers nearby.

Alastair Greene Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 12pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Alastair Greene’s combination of blues, southern rock and jam band sensibilities have been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades. Recently, he plunged into a full-time solo career, stepping down after seven years touring as the guitarist for rock legend, Alan Parsons.

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Alastair Greene Band

Sat, Aug 11 @ 12pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Andre Thierry

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Grammy-nominated accordionist Andre Thierry has become an international icon of Accordion Soul. Rooted in his French-Creole heritage, Thierry’s music celebrates his background while integrating funk and R&B elements. His albums feature the accordion as an upbeat, rhythmic instrument that sounds equally at home in a New Orleans church gathering or on the dance floor.

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Andre Thierry

Sat, Aug 11 @ 1:45pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Legally Blue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Legally Blue’s music is steeped in the vintage tradition of T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, Gene Krupa and Jack McDuff, with a dose of Count Basie, Horace Silver and Billie Holiday.

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Legally Blue

Sat, Aug 11 @ 3:30pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock n’roll.

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Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s

Sat, Aug 11 @ 5:15pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Lydia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Bay Area music pioneers Lydia Pense & Cold Blood paved the way for the soulful, horn-driven sound of “East Bay Grease.” With a history of filling iconic San Francisco venues in the ‘60s and ‘70s, Cold Blood is back to captivate listeners with toe-tapping rhythms and Pense’s ageless vocals.

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Lydia Pense & Cold Blood With Fred Ross

Sat, Aug 11 @ 7pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

The Soul Rebels

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

After receiving national attention with a debut late night TV appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the eight-piece brass ensemble The Soul Rebels have taken the world by storm with tours on four continents and collaborating live with Nas, G-Eazy, Robert Glasper, Curren$y, Joey Bada$$, Talib Kweli, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Marilyn Manson and Lauryn Hill, among many others.

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The Soul Rebels

Sat, Aug 11 @ 9pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Evan Thomas Blues Revue

Sun, Aug 12 @ 12pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Evan Thomas captures a down home essence, the foot stomping and head–nodding style, of the old Mississippi delta blues tone. It’s the grit, in his soulful voice and his crying guitar which sets him apart.

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Evan Thomas Blues Revue

Sun, Aug 12 @ 12pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

As anyone who has attended a recent Friday Main Stage session can attest, Summer Fest audiences love the funk. Trombonist Big Sam and his Funky Nation band brings just that—along with some Crescent City second line hometown flavor, a bit of hip-hop and infectious rock & roll swagger.

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Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Sun, Aug 12 @ 2pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Maxx Cabello Jr.

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

South Bay native Maxx Cabello Jr. plays the guitar with high-octane energy that combines elements of blues, rock and his own musical vision. An accomplished singer and songwriter, Cabello’s music appeals to a diverse range of audiences with his honest lyricism and powerful vocals.

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Maxx Cabello Jr.

Sun, Aug 12 @ 4pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Sun, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage

One of the world’s premier roots music fiddlers, Tom Rigney and his band Flambeau deliver a sizzling taste of Americana to audiences around the globe. Steeped in the tradition of Cajun and Zydeco music, Rigney plays with fiery intensity that commands the hearts of his audience.

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Tom Rigney and Flambeau

Sun, Aug 12 @ 6pm
Blues/Big Easy Stage