Cincy Blues Fest Celebrates 20th Year — August 10 & 11 at Sawyer Point


CINCINNATI, OH – July 16, 2012: Now in its 20th year of bringing a unique blend of music to Cincinnati, the Cincy Blues Fest is showcasing more than 30 acts on four stages:

  • Budweiser Main Stage:  Featuring headliners and living legends of the blues world.
  • Arches Stage (Friday):  This year’s theme is Blues: The Next Generation.
  • Boogie-Woogie Piano Hall of Fame Stage (Saturday):  A gathering of blues and boogie piano greats from around the world.
  • St. Vincent DePaul Local Stage:  Showcasing the best of Cincinnati’s award-wining blues scene.

On August 10 and 11, Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point Park will be rocking with local and national blues performers.  This year, the Budweiser Main Stage features Duke Robillard, Webb Wilder, Trampled Under Foot, Super Chikan, Sista Monica, and Southern Hospitality as well as Cincy Blues Challengewinners Noah Wotherspoon Band and Chris Yakopcic.

On Friday, don’t miss six “Blues: The Next Generation” acts on the Arches Stage.  Young up-and-coming Blues performers Brian Keith Wallen, Jellico Motel, Wade Baker Trio, Carson Diersing, Scotty Bratcher, and International Blues Challenge finalist Noah Wotherspoon Band will electrify the stage.

On Saturday the Main Stage will also host a performance by Cincy Blues Society’s Blues in the Schools (BITS) Band. “The BITS band is always a crowd favorite,” says festival Co-Director Mike Wayne. “Proceeds from this festival support BITS, and we’re thrilled to showcase the talent and hard work of these young musicians, who are keeping the blues alive to inspire future performers and fans.”  And the Boogie-Woogie Piano Stage will feature, among many others, Cincinnati’s own Ricky Nye, as well as Fabrice Eulry from France.

A full list of performers and scheduled times is available on Cincy Blues Fest’s website:

Festival admission is $20 per person Friday and $20 per person Saturday (2-day passes will be sold for $30 at the gate on Friday), children 13-18 are only $5 each day, and children 12 and under (with parent/guardian) are free.

Celebrating two decades of success, Cincy Blues Fest continues to draw fans and families to Cincinnati’s riverfront for music, food, fun, and the best names in the blues.

For more information and a schedule of events, visit