21st Riverfront Blues Festival to be held in Wilmington

Robert Kimbrough Sr. will be part of the Saturday lineup at the Riverfront Blues Festival.
Robert Kimbrough Sr. will be part of the Saturday lineup at the Riverfront Blues Festival. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will close out the Riverfront Blues Festival Sunday.
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers will close out the Riverfront Blues Festival Sunday. PHOTO BY JOSHUA TEMKIN

All that activity you’ve been seeing by the Christina Riverfront means it’s almost time for the Riverfront Blues Festival in Tubman-Garrett Park.

Who is playing?

On Aug. 3, the gates open at 4 p.m. Playing the main stage will be Vanessa Collier at 5 p.m., Tutu Jones at 6:45 and Samantha Fish at 8:30. Steal Your Peach will play sets on the side stage at 6:15 and 8 p.m.

On Aug. 4, the gates open at 11 a.m. Playing the main stage will be the Future of the Blues Band featuring Jeffrey Attakorah, Anna McLaughlin, Jon Hay and Zach Lees at noon, the Backtrack Blues Band at 1:30 p.m., Robert Kimbrough Sr. at 3:15, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers at 5:30, Johnny Sansone at 6:45 and Bernard Allison at 8:30. Featured on the side stage will be Judy Sings the Blues at 1, The James Dean Band at 2:45, Dirty Deal at 4:30, Venom Blues at 6:15 and a Blues Jam hosted by Judy Mangini at 8.

Gates also open at 11 on Aug. 5. Your main stage acts will be Zac Harmon at 12:30 p.m., Jon Cleary at 2:30 and Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers at 4:30. The side stage sets at 2 and 4 p.m. will be by Gary Allegretto.

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How do I get there?

The park is on Water Street between Market and French streets, across from the train station, in Wilmington, Del., and is accessible from I-95 exit 6.

What are the ticket prices?

Admission is $30 for Friday night, $45 for Saturday and $35 for Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted free. All attendees receive a wristband. Unfortunately, your window to get an all-weekend pass has closed.

Do I need to bring something to sit on?

Yes.

Can I take food and beverages?

Yes and no. Food and non-alcoholic beverages may be brought to the festival in plastic containers. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed on the festival grounds. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

Is there somewhere I can get more information?

Try www.riverfrontbluesfest.com and www.facebook.com/riverfrontbluesfest.