Cape Cod's oldest blues festival in beautiful Onset Village

2018 show lineup

Janiva Magness

By on April 8, 2018 in 2018 show lineup
Janiva Magness

2017 Grammy nominee, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, 7x Blues Music Award winner, 26x nominee, and 2015 Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Janiva Magness

After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 26 Blues Music Award nominations — with seven wins, including Entertainer of the Year — she might have taken at least a short rest on her laurels. Instead, one of the preeminent voices in contemporary American roots music has raised the bar for herself. Magness’ 14th album, Love Is an Army, is a brilliantly crafted bridge between the past and present, blending the echoes of classic soul and Americana music with timeless themes of love and the very contemporary sound of protest. Continue Reading »

George Gritzbach Band

By on April 8, 2018 in 2018 show lineup
George Gritzbach Band

The George Gritzbach Band plays inventive takes on classics and a healthy helping of innovative originals offering a great mix of blues, roots, and R&B. The band has appeared at a wide variety of venues and Festivals across North America, including opening for B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray and many others as well as local nightclubs and Performing Arts Centers. They also have the versatility to play unplugged acoustic sets for a more intimate experience. The band, led by George, a serious blues devotee who caused a sensation when he first debuted on the New England blues scene, is now backed by a seasoned rhythm section featuring Scott Lariviere on bass and backing vocals and Johnny Menezes on keyboards. Continue Reading »

Fat City Band

By on April 8, 2018 in 2018 show lineup
Fat City Band

For over 40 years now The Fat City Band has had the good fortune to be able to write, record, and perform their own unique style of Blues, Roadhouse Rock, Jazz, and New Orleans Style R&B for all their fans and friends alike from coast to coast and beyond.

Although some of the faces have changed over the years, they remain committed to one idea…
“Music Should Be Fun”.
Now, with the addition of some “Young Talent”, they are excited to bring their four decades of showmanship and entertainment to every show.
Come And Join The Party!

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Jan Marie & the Mean Reds

By on April 8, 2018 in 2018 show lineup
Jan Marie & the Mean Reds

This sultry singer plays a soulful and swinging mixture of jazz, blues, and R&B that satisfies both listeners and dancers.Jan Marie is also a songwriter whose backseat-blues original sound has begun to emerge. After a seven year songwriting hiatus, Jan Marie has returned with an arsenal of homegrown melodies–all delivered by a voice that’s coffee black.
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Aaron Norcross

By on April 7, 2018 in 2018 show lineup
Aaron Norcross

Here’s what people are saying about Aaron Norcross:

Pat Travers, Vintage Guitar Magazine Interview (June 2015):

Now very few people are playing bluesy, guitar. I’ve met some 16/17 year old’s playing it right; a kid up in Boston, Aaron Norcross Jr.,plays a Telecaster and he’s the real deal. Its amazing some one that young can have so much understanding and expression. So, there are one or two acts out there.

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