It seems only yesterday that the idea of a blues and jazz festival was suggested back in 1990 and now 30 years and at least 300 bands later we still offer blues and jazz fans a varied programme of top class national musicians and excellent regional bands in our delightful cathedral city.
This year it is no different. Jazz fans can enjoy music from traditional, gypsy jazz to swing plus funk and big band to the wonderful music of Sevie Wonder. Blues fans can enjoy the popular and distinctive rocky blues of the Rebecca Downes Band, good time blues from The Goodfellas, the mind-blowing soulful blues of rising star Georgia van Etten and everyone’s favourite, the Emma Jonson Band. Sunday will see a more acoustic day with the evergreen Steve Ajao plus Blue Void and to finish off the more rocky, local favourites Alfi Romeo Band. Main venues for the festival will again be Lichfield Guildhall and the Cathedral Hotel.
So come along for the whole weekend, a day or a single concert. Simply relax and enjoy!