||The Cape Fear Blues Festival is a cultural fixture in our region and an up and coming festival throughout the national blues industry. Blues fans can satisfy their soulful cravings during the 20th Annual Festival. This year's impressive lineup includes touring blues artists, noted regional performers, and talented local blues musicians performing in a variety of genres. Wilmington's premier blues music venues - the Rusty Nail Saloon and Ted's Fun on the River - will host the 2015 Cape Fear Blues Festival. The three-day all-blues celebration features live concerts, a blues workshop, an all-day blues jam, and the ever-popular Blues Cruise aboard the Henrietta III riverboat.
Friday, July 24
7:30pm: CAPE FEAR BLUES CRUISE on the
Henrietta III riverboat. Live Blues from ELLIOTT & THE
UNTOUCHABLES, THE RUSTED RAILS, and
RANDY McQUAY II. An unforgettable experience that
features great food, cash bar, live blues and much more!
Saturday, July 25
Noon: ACOUSTIC BLUES WORKSHOP with roots
artist and man-of-many-instruments TAD WALTERS at
Ted's Fun on The River (2 Castle St.). Free event in the
friendliest listening room in town.
4:00pm: BLUES CONCERT under the tent at The
Rusty Nail with DAVE FIELDS, NELSON & THE
ROCK-A-FELLAS, and ROSE LUCAS. Cash bar,
street parking, bring a lawn chair. No coolers!
9:00pm: LIVE BLUES inside The Rusty Nail! Prepare to
be knocked out by Greenville SC guitar sensation THE
MARCUS KING BAND.
Sunday, July 26
Noon: ALL-DAY BLUES JAM under the tent at The
Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) Free. Plenty of parking. Bring a