2017 artwork by Nathan Gorey | Past Artwork
Blues Fest: Established 1996
City Center & City Park Hagerstown, MD

June 1 – 4, 2017

City Center & City Park
Hagerstown, MD
Held on the first weekend following Memorial Day,

The Western Maryland Blues Fest

Mark your calendars now for the weekend of June 1st - June 4th for the 22nd Anniversary of the Western Maryland Blues Fest! The 2017 series will feature yet another fabulous line-up of national, regional and local musical acts to jump-start your summer fun.

Nick Moss Band Plays the Downtown House Party
If you are a blues music lover, even a quick listen to the Nick Moss Band’s critically acclaimed 2016 two-disc CD, From the Root to the Fruit, will leave you feeling ecstatically optimistic about the future of blues music. It also leads us to think, “OMG! Why haven’t we presented Nick Moss before now?! Where […]
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Thursday’s Free Blues Prelude: Hard Swimmin’ Fish!
Commencing our 22nd Annual Blues Fest is Hard Swimmin’ Fish, an infectious blues quartet from Frederick, Maryland. With over 20 years to hone their skills together, Hard Swimmin’ Fish has cultivated a unique juxtaposition of traditional blues, jazz, funk, and swing music with a modern twist. Members Demian Lewis, Waverly Milor, Randy Ball, and Jason […]
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Downtown House Party’s Nikki Hill
Rocking out the Blues Fest stage at 4 p.m., we have the incredible international star, Nikki Hill. Hill and her band have been touring extensively following their independent 2015 release ‘Heavy Hearts Hard Fists’. With a no-filter energy and explosive live show, they deliver a sound like no other, and have garnered fans from America […]
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Returning to This Year’s Lineup: Justin Kalk
Jamming Friday on our Blue Moon Stage is Smithsburg, Maryland-native guitarist, Justin Kalk, who now calls Nashville home.  Berklee School of Music-trained, Kalk returns to our stages on June 2 after first impressing us with his promising youthful blues back at Blues Fest 13 in 2008.  Nine years later, his music has now developed into an […]
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