On Stage

This is a blues festival, so we get the best blues-inspired artists.

In 2018, Fantastic Negrito, Grammy winner of Best Contemporary Blues Album, headlined the event capping a lineup of exciting live blues and blues-inspired music on the UICCU stage in Centennial Park. 

The Diplomats of Solid Sound, International Blues Challenge winner Kevin “B.F.” Burt and the Corridor, a collection of Iowa Rock & Roll and Iowa Blues Hall of Famers, The Avey/Grouws Band and The Tanya English Band also rocked the stage. 

The 2019 lineup will be announced in the spring.