The annual Bull Durham Blues Festival is nationally recognized as one of the premier blues festivals in the country and has been honored with the “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, TN. The festival is one of North Carolina’s largest celebrations of the blues, recognizing Durham’s rich musical heritage as an important center of Carolina and Piedmont Blues.
This year’s Blues Festival continues its tradition of harp blowing, guitar strumming, down home blues, & also promises something for the entire family, including a KidsZone with interactive entertainment for youngsters, and a Marketplace where blues lovers can indulge in an eclectic mix of regional and international foods for the soul, arts and crafts by NC artists, and a variety of unique specialty items.
Blues lovers are invited to bring their blankets & enjoy the fun on the infield or in the grandstand, rain or shine!! Gates open at 5 p.m. and show ends at 11 p.m.