2017 artwork by Nathan Gorey | Past Artwork
Blues Fest: Established 1996
Downtown Hagerstown, MD

June 1 – 2, 2018

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 2nd for the 23rd Anniversary of the Western Maryland Blues Fest! The 2018 series will feature yet another fabulous line-up of national, regional and local musical acts to jump-start your summer fun.

Expect a Rockin’ Saturday Afternoon!
Saturday begins with some rocking blues bands!   THE RHYTHM KINGS (12:00) Hailing from Hagerstown, Maryland, The Rhythm Kings kicks off Saturday’s Downtown House Party at noon. This hometown trio returns for their eighth performance at the Western Maryland Blues Fest after first partaking back in 1997. “Lightning” Lewie Palladino on guitar, Bob Tantillo on […]
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Check out Sunday’s FREE Rockin’ Family Blues Picnic Lineup
Come enjoy Sunday’s FREE Family Blues Picnic at the bandshell in Hagerstown City Park from 12 to 5! TERRY OATES & THE MUDCATS (12:00) Popping off our Family Blues Picnic is Terry Oates & the Mudcats! This high-energy blues band from Virginia draws inspiration from legendary artists like BB King, Howling Wolf, and Muddy Waters. […]
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Ron Holloway Jams at the Blues Fest on Saturday
RON HOLLOWAY BAND (3:00)   On the roster for our Downtown House Party is world renowned tenor saxophonist, Ron Holloway and his eponymous band. Over the years, Ron has played with some of the most important names in blues, rock and jazz, including Little Feat, Government Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, Sonny Rollins and even […]
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Nick Moss Band Plays the Downtown House Party
NICK MOSS BAND (6:45) If you are a blues music lover, even a quick listen to the Nick Moss Band’s critically acclaimed 2016 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 […]
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