Coming in 2019!​
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Vanessa Collier
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honours, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction and one we would all do well to watch.It’s not simply the accolades she has accumulated so far, although they’ve been many -- three Blues Music Award Nominations (BMAs), a Blues Blast Award nomination, the Jammingest Pro Award bestowed by the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, First Place for lyrics in the International Songwriting Competition, Best of 2014 Blues Breaker on Dan Aykroyd’s BluesMobile -- it’s the fact that she has accumulated all these honours even while her career is still in its infancy. A 2013 graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, she’s toured nationally and internationally, released two critically acclaimed albums (2014’s Heart, Soul & Saxophone and 2017’s Meeting My Shadow), and recently released her highly anticipated third album, Honey Up, in July 2018.ary
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Miss Freddye's Blues Band
A festival favorite, this will be the 5th year that Miss Freddye will perform on our stage.  To hear Freddye sing the blues is to be transported to another place and time.  It could be a smoky Chicago nightclub in the 1950s, or a campus in the '60s when blues found favor with college students, or a Southern juke joint in the 1970s, such is her feel for the music.  Miss Freddye Stover, known as "Pittsburgh's Lady of the Blues," was nominated in two categories for the prestigious Blues Music Awards in 2018, for Best Emerging Artist Album and for the Koko Taylor Award.
MIss Freddye's website
Dan Bubien and the Delta Struts
Dan Bubien & the Delta Struts put a contemporary spin on soulful roots music. Driven by the dynamic guitar playing duo of Shawn Mazzei and Dan Bubien, along with Bubien’s soulful gritty vocals. Their signature sound is highlighted by the precision playing and deep toned-full sound of drummer Mark Pollera and glued together by Christian Caputo’s steady, groove oriented bass playing.
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The RiffRiders
Bringing soul and passion to every performance, their guitar fueled, no frills brand of blues has won over the hearts of rock and blues enthusiasts.  They draw their energy and trademark sound by arranging blues standards with a modern style, providing audiences with familiar, crowd-pleasing tunes and an infectious, fresh groove. The group’s repertoire also includes original blues songs born from a deep appreciation of the blues greats.  The Riff Riders were voted 'Best Blues Band' in Erie, as part of the Rock Erie Music Awards!


RiffRiders Website
The Stevee Wellons Band
Vocalist Stevee Wellons has been performing in the tri-state area for the last 25 years and is known for her high-energy stage presence and performance. In her early twenties she began her musical career. Since then, Stevee has performed with numerous area bands and currently teaches and coaches voice at the prestigious Afro-American Institute in the Homewood Area of Pittsburgh. An experienced recording artist as well, Stevee has recorded in Pittsburgh, New York, Chicago and Baltimore. Stevee Wellons Band won the 2015 Blues Society of Western PA's Blues Challenge and represented Western PA at the 2016 International Blues Challenge.


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