Cincy Blues Fest 2015 Performance Schedule – August 7 & 8 at Sawyer Point

Noah Wotherspoon
Noah Wotherspoon

The 23nd edition of the Cincy Blues Fest, produced by the Cincy Blues Society, features four stages of local, regional and national blues acts performing Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.

Admission to the Cincy Blues Fest is $20 on Friday and $20 Saturday, with two-day passes for $35 sold at the gate on Friday. Children 13-18 are $5 each day, children under 12 are free. Tickets are now available at

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Headlining the weekend main stage is Tab Benoit, a Delta Blues singer, guitarist and song writer from Louisiana, who has released eighteen albums to date. Marcia Ball will be headling the Arches Boogie Paino stage and inducted into the Arches Boogie Woogie Hall of Fame August 8th. To view current members, checkout

Times and acts on the four Cincy Blues Fest stages include:

Budweiser Main Stage:
Friday, August 7
5:30 p.m. Sonny Moorman

6:45 p.m. The 24th Street Wailers
8:30 p.m. Samatha Fish
10:15 p.m. Cash Box Kings

Saturday, August 8
5 p.m. Blues in the School Band

6 p.m. Jonny Fink and the Intrusion
7:15 p.m. Shawn Holt & the Teardrops
8:45 p.m. Tommy Castro & the Painkillers
10:15 p.m. Tab Benoit

Arches Boogie Piano Stage:
Saturday, August 8

4:45 p.m. Craig Brenner
5:40 p.m. Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues
6:20 p.m. Mac Potts
7:00 p.m. Ricky Nye
7:45 p.m. Carl Sonny Leyland
8:25 p.m. Rob Rio
9:05 p.m. Cynthia Critley
9:45 p.m. Tony Monaco
10:25 p.m. Bob Seeley
11:05 p.m. Marcia Ball

Showcase Stage, Chicago Women:
  Friday, August 7
    5:30 p.m. Kelly Richey Band

7:15 p.m. Chicago Women in the Blues Revue
Featuring Shirley King, Liz Mandeville and Donna Herula

Belterra Park Gaming Local Stage:
  Friday, August 7
     5:45 p.m. Blue Birds Big Band

7:00 p.m. The Beaumonts
8:15 p.m. Silver Pocket Trio
9:30 p.m. Noah Wotherspoon Band
11:00 p.m. Erin Coburns’s Cosmic Chaos

  Saturday, August 8
     4:45 p.m. The Juice

6:00 p.m. The Leroy Ellington Blues Band
7:15 p.m. Jay Jesse Johnson Band
8:30 p.m. The SoulFixers
9:45 p.m. Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project
11:00 p.m. The Doug Hart Band

Cincy Blues After Fest Sunday August 9 at Belterra Park