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Heritage Music Blues Fest, One of the Best Blues Festivals in America, August 12. 13, 14 2016, Heritage Port Ampitheater, Wheeling, WV

"A Weekend of Award Winning Blues"

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BLUESFEST 2016 - AUGUST 12, 13, 14
MAINSTAGE LINEUP ANNOUNCED
* scroll down for the complete MainStage schedule *

HERITAGE MUSIC BLUESFEST 2016
ADVANCE WEEKEND TICKETS NOW ON SALE!
ADVANCED PRICES AVAILABLE UNTIL JULY 12

Weekend Pass ------------ $85
VIP Pass ----------------- $125
BackStage VIP Pass --- $350
Purchase yours NOW on our Secure Shopping Cart

CLICK HERE Or click the Ticket bar on the left


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HERITAGE MUSIC BLUES TUESDAYS at RIVER CITY

MAY 31st - MIKE ZITO
JUNE 7th - NIKKI HILL
JUNE 28th - JAREKUS SINGLETON
JULY 12th - JOHN NEMETH
JULY 26th - RICK ESTRIN and the NIGHTCATS

Single Show admission --------- $20.00
at the site of the BLUESFEST AFTERJAMS!

RIVER CITY RESTAURANT
1400 Market Street Wheeling
TUESDAYS 7:30 PM

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

For tickets and info CLICK HERE



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2016 MainStage LineUp

FRIDAY AUGUST 12
5:00 to 6:00 Quinn Sullivan
6:30 to 7:30 Sue Foley
8:00 to 9:00 Rod Piazza And The Mighty Flyers
9:30 to 11:00 Shemekia Copeland

SATURDAY AUGUST 13
12:00 to 1:00 IBC Winners Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons
1:30 to 2:30 Albert Castiglia
3:00 to 4:00 Ben Miller Band
4:30 to 5:45 Paul DesLauriers Band
6:15 to 7:30 Curtis Salgado
8:00 to 9:15 Janiva Magness
9:45 to 11:00 Harmonicon with Sugar Blue, Billy Branch and Jason Ricci

SUNDAY AUGUST 14
1:00 to 2:00 Ben Prestage
2:30 to 3:30 Jonn Del Toro Richardson
4:00 to 5:15 Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
5:45 to 6:45 Tinsley Ellis
7:15 to 8:30 Dana Fuchs
9:00 to 10:30 Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band

2016 SecondStage LineUp ******** New for 2016

The Blues Society of Northern West Virginia will be staging their first IBC competition on the BluesFest SecondStage to select an Act to represent them in Memphis at the International Blues Challenge. For details, or to enter the IBC click here to go to The Blues Society of Northern WV website



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The Heritage Music Blues Festival began in 2001 when Bruce Wheeler envisioned a Blues music festival in a newly constructed water front park on the bank of the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling. The fact that Wheeling had no blues scene or even a blues club, band or solo artist did not deter Wheeler from developing a festival. Promoted as A Weekend of Award-Winning Blues, the Festival today gets raves from coast to coast. Wheeler's festival features two stages, a Main Stage with Blues Music Award Winners and up and coming IBC solo duo and band winning acts, and a Second Stage dedicated to local and regional artists, from WV, OH, PA, and MD.

The festival is run year round solely by Bruce Wheeler. During the event you can find his wife, Phyllis Sigal & daughter, Amanda holding down the MainGate while his son Leland, who was 12 when the event began, serves as the MainStage Manager. That Blues Family atmosphere spills over to the audience who has traveled to Wheeling, WV from 25 states and 4 countries for the last fourteen years for the annual August event.

Wheeler has been seen during the event doing everything from fixing fence, to being MC & host between the acts.

Along with producing the Heritage Music BluesFest, Wheeler is currently the Executive Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Wheeler has said "I like all music, but any musician giving their all, be it on an Oboe, Bassoon, a National Steel Guitar or a Mississippi Saxophone, is the best!!!"

HERITAGE MUSIC BLUESFEST 2016
Heritage Port Amphitheater
Wheeling, WV

8/12/16 - 8/14/16

PLAN FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF AWARD WINNING BLUES.

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