Cincy Blues Fest Announces Weekend Lineup

22nd annual festival set for August 1 & 2


 Just found out Southbound I-71 will be closed at Dana Avenue starting at 10:00PM on Friday August 1 and reopened Monday August 4. Traffic will be detoured to the Westbound Norwood Lateral (SR 562) then to Southbound  I-75


CINCINNATI (July 1, 2014) — The 22nd edition of the Cincy Blues Fest, produced by the Cincy Blues Society, features four stages of local, regional and national blues acts performing Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2 along the Cincinnati riverfront downtown at Sawyer Point.


Admission to the Cincy Blues Fest is $15 on Friday and $15 Saturday, with two-day passes for $20 sold at the gate on Friday. Children 13-18 are $5 each day, children under 12 are free. Tickets are now available at


Headlining the weekend is Guy Forsyth, a Texas blues and blues rock singer, guitaristharmonists and songwriter, who has released nine albums to date. He regularly tours both in the United States and Europe, and has opened for Ray Charles, Robert CrayDr. JohnB.B. KingJimmie Vaughan, and Lucinda Williams.


Times and acts on the four Cincy Blues Fest stages include:


Budweiser Main Stage:
Friday, August 1
5:30 p.m., Jimmy D. Rogers

6:45 p.m., Selwyn Birchwood

8:30 p.m., Jarekus Singleton

10:15 p.m., Dana Fuchs


Saturday, August 2
5 p.m., Blues in the School Band

6 p.m., Sonny Moorman

7:15 p.m., Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan

8:45 p.m., The Kilborn Alley Blues Band

10:15 p.m., Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters


Arches Boogie Piano Stage:
Saturday, August 2
4:45 p.m., Rich Greco

5:25 p.m., Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues

6:15 p.m., Ricky Nye

7:05 p.m., Mark Braun

7:45 p.m., David Maxwell

8:25 p.m., Lucien Oisel

9:05 p.m., Bob Seeley

9:45 p.m., Barry Cuda

10:25 p.m., Rob Rio

11:05 p.m., Silvan Zingg


Showcase Stage, featuring Nashville singer-songwriters:
Friday, August 1
5:30 p.m., Dave Pahanish

6:45 p.m., Shannon Lawson

8 p.m., Hugh Mitchell

9:15 p.m., Brasher/Bogue

10:45 p.m., Anthony Billups


St. Vincent DePaul Local Stage:
Friday, August 1
5:45 p.m., Jay’s Xperience

7 p.m., Sweet Alice

8:15 p.m., The Juice

9:30 p.m., Leroy Ellington Blues Band

11 p.m. Doug Hart Band


Saturday, August 2
4:45 p.m., Lisa Biales

6 p.m., Blue Sacrifice

7:15 p.m., Jay Jesse Johnson Band

8:30 p.m., Johnny Fink & The Intrusion

9:45 p.m., Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project

11 p.m. Noah Wotherspoon Band



Cincy Blues After Fest Sunday August 3 at Belterra Park



Cincy Blues Society is a member-supported, 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote and advance the culture and tradition of Blues music as an original American art form. Cincy Blues Society has been in existence since 1990, and strives to fulfill its mission by encouraging and facilitating both performance and educational events and projects.