Saturday, June 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 7:00pm
Bluesberry Festival is a full-day immersive arts experience on Louisiana's Northshore. In addition to a stellar lineup of blues musicians, the festival boasts an interactive arts tent, live art demonstrations, 30+ original art vendors, a children’s village, and a rejuvenation station where patrons can cool down from the summer heat, hydrate and relax with yoga and other activities. Patrons can also enjoy some of the region's favorite mobile eateries at the festival’s food truck roundup. Each will serve up their signature dishes, but also put a creative blueberry spin on some of their favorites. In the Abita Beer Garden, festival goers can sip on a variety of Abita's locally crafted brews, including the popular Abita Blueberry Beer. Bluesberry Festival’s music lineup will feature national acts as well as regional favorites performing from 10AM to 7PM on the Westaff Music Stage. Texas native Casey James, a singer, songwriter and guitarist who is familiar to many as a finalist on season 9 of American Idol, will headline the festival along with Johnny Hayes, an Alabama native whose rock-blues style gained national notoriety on Season 12 of The Voice when he landed a spot on Adam Levine’s team. Another must-see performance is Baton Rouge native Jonathon Long, Guitar Center’s 2011 “King of the Blues” whose self-titled album recently reached #8 on Billboard’s Blues Rock Album Chart. New Orleans’ own Charmaine Neville, daughter of one of the highly acclaimed Neville Brothers, will also take the stage with her spicy mix of the best of New Orleans music – blues, jazz and R&B. Other acts include New Orleans-based blues artist Eric Johanson, who was nominated for Best Blues Album of 2018 by Offbeat Magazine; New Orleans-based blues guitarist Steve Mignano; Northshore-based vocalist Tyler Kinchen; and Northshore-based singer/songwriter Crispin Schroeder. General admission and VIP tickets are now on sale. Admission is free for children ages 10 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thebluesberryfest.com.