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.

News

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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Introducing Friday’s Headliner: Selwyn Birchwood
Selwyn Birchwood ends Friday night’s Lotta Blues Kickoff with his raw and passionate high-octane blues. In 2013, this energetic electric- and lap-steel guitarist shot to national prominence, as he beat 125 top bands from around the world to win the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. There, he simultaneously claimed the “Albert King Guitarist of the […]
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Meet Our New Emcee, Joe Boyd
Meet Our New Emcee! We are very excited to introduce the new Master of Ceremonies for the 22nd Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest! Joe Boyd is the latest addition to the Blues Fest family, and has over seventeen years of experience working in event planning and management. Joe has served as Chairman & Stage Manager of the […]
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SUPPORT THE 2017 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. Show your community pride and become an EARLY BIRD SPONSOR by […]
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Calling All Volunteers for Blues Fest!
Volunteers are a major part of what makes Blues Fest so successful by helping to ensure guests have a positive experience and all aspects of the event run smoothly. We are still looking for individual and corporate teams of volunteers to help fill specific shifts for this weekend’s Blues Fest: Friday, June 3: Needs for […]
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Towson Graduate Selected as 2017 Blues Fest Visual Artist
Nathan Gorey of Baltimore, Maryland has been selected as the Visual Artist for the 22nd Annual Western Maryland Blues Festival. The annual event will be held June 1-4, 2017 in Hagerstown, Maryland. His original artwork entitled “Playing the Blues Together” will be used for the festival’s posters, t-shirts, programs, and promotional material. Attendees of the […]
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