Connecticut Blues Fest – 1

There are a number of blues festivals coming to Connecticut.  They start in June and run through to the Fall.  Besides in-state festivals, there are a number of good regional festivals.  In the coming weeks BluesBeatNews will get some of the information out.

The Blues & Brews

Blews-Brews-Poster_1.87115427_stdThe Blues & Brews

June 14 11:00 am-7:00 pm

Memorial Field – 96 Ramp Road Canton CT

  • Lisa Marie and all Shook-up
  • Ottomatic Slim
  • Erin Harpe And the Delta Swingers – an area favorite
  • Erin


Ryan Hartt and The BlueHearts – one of the state’s top bands


Ryan & Eric

Ryan & Eric



  • The Love Dogs
  • Chris Fitz

16 Breweries will make up the Brews part of the Festival

The Festival’s charitable recipients for 2014 are headed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  Congress created the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to lead a nationwide effort to honor America’s fallen firefighters. Since 1992, the non-profit Foundation has developed and expanded programs that fulfill that mandate. Our mission is to honor and remember America’s fallen fire heroes and to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives

Other recipients: Cancer Connection; Canton Food/ Fuel Bank; and Relay for Life.

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BluesBeatNews is written, produced, directed and photographed by Domenic Forcella.


About bluesbeatnews52

Blues columnist writing a weekly column dedicated to the Blues. The only column of its kind in a commercial (paid subscription) newspaper. Column appears in the Middletown Press, Bristol Press, Torrington Register-Citizen, and the New Britain Herald. Forcella has served on the Board of Directors of the Blues Foundation representing the Journalism constituency. Served on the Board of Directors Connecticut Blues Society as Past President and Past Editor of newsletter. Recipient: Keeping the Blues Alive award in Journalism from the Blues Foundation. Has contributed both writing and photos to nationnal blues publications.

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