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Blues Fest schedule

June 04, 1997

Thursday, June 5

  • 5 to 9 p.m. - Ben Andrews, blues and Delta slide guitar, Miller House Gardens, 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, $15


Friday, June 6

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - The Push and Steve Kemp Trio, Courtyard of The Maryland Theatre, sponsored by Washington County Arts Council
  • 6 to 6:45 p.m. - Pregame concert by Bad Influence at Hagerstown Suns game.
  • 8 p.m. - Rory Block, Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Junior College, Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown


Saturday, June 7

Street Festival

Downtown HagerstownPublic Square

Paid and free areas

  • 11 a.m. to noon - W.C. Spencer
  • 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. - The Meteors
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Cathy Jean Band
  • 2:35 to 3:05 p.m. - Mr. Downchild
  • 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. - Skeeter Brandon & Highway 61
  • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
  • 7:30 p.m. - Luther Allison with Kelly Joe Phelps opening. The Maryland Theatre


Lectures/workshops/other events

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All workshops are at Tres School, 7 S. Potomac St.

  • 1 to 1:30 p.m. - Children's Interactive Music I by Bill Jenkins, Family Drumming.
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. - Master Class Workshop by Scott Ainslie, "The Guitar Techniques of Robert Johnson."
  • 3 to 3:30 p.m. - Children's Interactive Music II by Bill Jenkins, Stringed Instruments.
  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. - Family Workshop by Scott Ainslie, "Blues Basics."


City Farmers Market, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown

  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. -Pete Lancaster


Round the Square Coffee Shop, Public Square

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Bonedaddy


Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown

  • 6 p.m. to midnight - "Soulful Visions," blues and jazz art


Sunday, June 8

Family Blues Picnic

City Park

Free area

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Regional Arts Festival at Mansion House Art Center, sponsored by Valley Art Association. Banjo musician George Winderlick will play throughout the day.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Skeeter Brandon, solo-Gospel Blues Set (Bandshell Main Stage.)
  • 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. - Scott Ainslie (Bandshell Main Stage.)
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. -Rhythm Kings (Steam Engine)
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Etta Baker (Bandshell Main Stage.)
  • 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. - Lil Bit A Blues (Bandshell Main Stage.)
  • 4 to 5:15 p.m. - John Jackson (Bandshell Main Stage.)
  • 5:45 p.m. - Hagerstown Municipal Band. Program features music in the blues style or song titles that include the word "blue" (Bandshell Main Stage)


Lectures/workshops/open jam

  • 12:30 to 1 p.m. - Children's Harmonica Workshop I by Jay Summerour (North Pavilion.)
  • 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. - Lecture/performance by W.C. Spencer "One-Man Bands in the Blues" (South Pavilion.)
  • 1:15 to 1:45 p.m. - Children's Harmonica Workshop II by Jay Summerour (North Pavilion.)
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. - Master Class Workshop by Scott Ainslie "The Guitar Techniques of Robert Johnson" (South Pavilion)
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. - Children's Interactive Music I by Bill Jenkins, Family Drumming (North Pavilion.)
  • 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. - Children's Interactive Music II by Bill Jenkins, String Instruments (North Pavilion.)
  • 3:15 to 5 p.m. - Open Acoustic Jam Session with leader Pete Lancaster (South Pavilion.)


Just Lookin' Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown

  • noon to 6 p.m. - "Soulful Visions," blues and jazz art
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