Blues Fest: Established 1996
City Center, Central Lot Hagerstown, Maryland

June 1 – 2, 2018

City Center, Central Lot
Hagerstown, MD
Held on the first weekend following Memorial Day,

The Western Maryland Blues Fest


Blues Fest 2018 FAQs
FAQs Blues Fest is growing up and we’ve made some changes to our format this year. Whether it’s our ticketing system (Eventbrite – don’t forget to print your tickets or bring them on your smart phone!) or that our Lotta Blues Kickoff on Friday night is free or that we’ve got some new and terrific […]
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The 2018 Blues Fest Program Unveiled!
We are thrilled with how sharp our 2018 Blues Fest Program looks, so we want to give a big shout out to Icon Graphics for their creative minds and savvy graphics skills. (Did we mention patience with the Blues Fest staff?) The program is a visual reflection of just how cool Blues Fest will be […]
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Our Illustrious 2018 Emcees!
Two unique and different emcees will host our 23rd annual Western Maryland Blues Fest! On Friday, straight outta Winchester, VA, comes Joe Boyd, whose passion for music is equaled by his desire to help the community. He has served as emcee, stage manager, committee member, and Chairman for the Winchester Blues House Festival, which benefited various […]
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Get into Saturday Show Free! Sign up to Volunteer Today!
Volunteer for a 3-hour shift at Blues Fest (June 1-2) and you get one ticket for the Saturday show, a t-shirt, an event poster, and all the THANK YOU’s possible! Positions include: Entrance Check-in, Ticket Sales, Logistics Runner, Gate Security, Floaters. The Western Maryland Blues Fest is in its 23rd year and is shaping up […]
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What You’ll Hear at the 23rd Annual Blues Fest
There’s something for everybody at the June 1-2 Western Maryland Blues Fest. CLICK THROUGH FOR A SNEAK PREVIEW PROMO VIDEO! This year’s Blues Fest is FREE on Friday, featuring two bands (Low Society and Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones). Saturday is a ticketed event featuring 6 terrific bands with the lowest ticket prices we’ve […]
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2018 Lineup Announced!
We are pleased to announce the lineup of the 23rd Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest, taking place June 1-2 in downtown Hagerstown’s Arts and Entertainment District. The power-packed two-day event features a wide variety of blues styles and features several internationally-touring artists. This acclaimed festival is the kick-off event of the summer season, and a […]
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2018 Festival Artist Susan Carney’s Work Revealed!
We are thrilled to show off to the world the fabulous original artwork of Susan Carney. Her piece, entitled “Guitar Girl,” will be the basis of all of the promotional materials for the 2018 Western Maryland Blues Fest. You’ll see it on posters, t-shirts, and event advertising. Carney’s artwork is a monotype (a one of […]
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Thanks to Washington County Arts Council
Big shout of thanks to the Washington County Arts Council for a grant in support of the 23rd Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest! This event is successful due to forward thinking organizations and businesses that support this landmark event in downtown Hagerstown. Interested in doing your part? Consider sponsorship. We offer an array of great […]
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Wanted: Great Food Vendors for Blues Fest 2018!
We’re now accepting applications for food vendors for the 23rd Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest. We’re looking for great festival food that will keep blues music lovers partying all day long! Do you make what we’re hankering for?!? Download our application here and return it by March 16. Questions? Send an email to or […]
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The Nighthawks appear at Cabin Fever Blues Bash-March 1, 2018!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at the Maryland Theatre for the annual Cabin Fever Blues Bash!  On Thursday, March 1, The Nighthawks kick off the 23rd Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest with a rocking evening in Hagerstown! Founded in the early 70’s in Washington, DC, the band is a musical product of pre-1958 DC radio, when founder Mark Wenner […]
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