Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fun on the Web May 19, 2011 Blues Festivals

Just so I don't lose these, I am posting them here. For the non blues lovers, well its my blog and I can have blues if I want it (just scroll to the bottom for the jokes.)

I got to one blues festival so far in the middle of Wisconsin (Wausau area). I figure if I have a list then I can plan to see how many I can get to this year.

14th Annual Doheny Blues Festival
May 21 and 22 @ Dana Point CA

Mount Dora Blues And Wine Festival
May 20, 21 and 22 Mount Dora, FL

Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival
May 21 and; 22 @ Annapolis MD

Blues Harmonica Jam Camp
May 24-28 @ Clarksdale MS

19th Annual Santa Cruz Blues Festival
May 28 and 29 @ Aptos CA

Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival
May 28 and 29 @ Simi Valley CA

June 2011

Eureka Springs Blues Festival
June 2-5 @ Eureka Springs AR

16th Annual Western Maryland Blues Fest
June 2-5 @ Hagerstown MD

Michael Arnone's 22nd Annual Crawfish Fest
June 3-5 @ Augusta NJ

Waterfront Blues Festival
June 3-5 @ Toronto, Ontario CANADA

Blues Bash 2011
June 4th Trempealeau, WI

Highway 61 Blues Festival
June 4 @ Greenville MS

Chicago Blues Festival
June 10-12 @ Chicago IL

Virginia Blues & Jazz Festival
June 10-12 @ Hot Springs VA

10th Anniversary Canton Blues Festival
June 10 & 11 @ Hot Springs VA

Famous Dave’s BBQ & Blues Festival
June 11, 2011 @ Minneapolis, MN

South Bend Blues and Ribs Festival
June 11 - South Bend, IN

21st Annual W.C. Handy Blues & Barbecue Festival
June 11-18 @ Henderson KY

22nd Annual Billtown Blues Festival
June 12 @ Hughesville PA

Hambone Music Festival
June 17 & 18 @ Rochester MN

Maine Blues Festival
June 17-19 @ Naples ME

Bentonia Blues Festival
June 18 @ Bentonia MS

June 18 @ Madison, WI

Riverfront Blues Festival
June 24 and 25 @ Fort Smith AR

26th Annual Monterey Bay Blues Festival
June 24-26 @ Monterey CA

July 2011

23rd Annual Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival
July 1-4 @ Portland OR

Great South Bay Music Festival
July 15-17 @ Patchogue NY

July 2011 @ Bloomington, IL

North Atlantic Blues Festival
July 16 and 17 @ Rockland ME

Bluesfest International - Windsor
July 15-17 @ Windsor, Ontario CANADA

Bluesfest International - London
July 15-17 @ London, Ontario CANADA

Green River Festival
July 16 and 17 @ Greenfield MA

Pittsburgh Blues Festival
July 22-24 @ Pittsburgh PA

Prairie Dog Blues Festival
July 29 and 30 St. Feriole Island, WI

Pennsylvania Blues Festival
July 30 and 31 @ Palmerton PA

Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
July 31-August 7 @ Port Townsend WA

August 2011

Notodden Blues Festival
August 4-7 @ Notodden NORWAY

Kitchener Blues Festival
August 4-7 @ Kitchener, Ontario CANADA

Cincy Blues Fest
August 5 and 6 @ Cincinnati OH

Northern California Blues Festival
August 5 and 6 @ Auburn CA

Riverfront Blues Festival
August 5-7 @ Wilmington DE

16th Annual Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza
August 5-7 @ Mammoth Lakes CA

Blues on the Chippewa
August 6 and 7 @ Durand, WI

Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Fest
August 12-14 @ Clarksdale MS

Waukesha BluesFest
August 12 & 13 @ Waukesha, WI

7th Annual Dutch Mason Blues Festival
August 12-14 @ Truro, Nova Scotia CANADA

Big Bull Falls Blues Fest
August 19 and 20 Wausau, WI

Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival
August 19-21 @ Edmonton, Alberta CANADA

White Mountain Boogie N' Blues Festival
August 19-21 @ Lincoln NH

Summertime Blues! 2011 Nanaimo Blues Festival
August 26-28 @ Nanaimo, British Columbia CANADA

2nd Annual Byron Crossroads Blues Festival
August 27 @ Byron IL

September 2011

Blues In Hell Festival
September 1-4 @ Hell NORWAY

16th Annual Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival
September 2 @ West Point MS

Illinois Blues Festival
September 2 @ Peoria, IL

23rd Annual DC Blues Festival
September 3 @ Washington, D.C.

Marquette Area Blues Fest
September 3 and 4 @ Marquette MI

Bedford Blues & BBQ
September 3 and 4 @ Bedford TX

Bull Durham Blues Festival
September 9 and 10 @ Durham NC

Greater Ozarks Blues Festival
September 9 & 10 @ Springfield MO

Holy Cow! Blues Festival
September 9 and 10 @ Canon City CO

Sun Prairie Blues Fest
September 10 @ Sun Prairie, WI

Niagara Falls Blues Festival
September 9-11 @ Niagara Falls NY

The 18th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
September 16-18 @ Telluride CO

September 17-18 @ Grafton, WI

October 2011

was King Biscuit Blues Festival
October 7 and 8 @ Helena, AR

Daytona Blues Festival 2011
October 7-9 @ Daytona Beach FL

Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival
October 14-16 @ New Orleans LA

Sydney Blues Festival
October 28-30 @ Sydney AUSTRALIA


Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind
than in the one where they sprang up. ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes



Here are some quotes from people in the US during the
1950's... Oh, how times have changed!

1) "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way
they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a weeks
groceries for $20."

2) "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It
won't be long when $5000 will only buy a used one."

3) "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit.
A quarter a pack is ridiculous."

4) "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging
a dime just to mail a letter?"

5) "The Government is wanting to get its hands on everything.
Pretty soon it's going to be impossible to run a family
business or farm."

6) "If they raise the minimum wage to $1, nobody will be
able to hire outside help at the store."

7) "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas
would someday cost 40 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better
off leaving the car in the garage."

8) "Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail haircuts make
it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys
will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

9) "Also, their music drives me wild. This 'Rock Around The
Clock' thing is nothing but racket."

10) "Pretty soon you won't be able to buy a good 10 cent

11) "I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's
possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century.
They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing
for it down in Texas."

12) "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a
contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't
surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the

13) "Do you suppose television will ever reach our part of
the country?"

14) "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen
appliances would be electric. They are even making electric
typewriters now."

15) "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where
some married women are having to work to make ends meet."

16) "It won't be long before young couples are going to have
to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

17) "I'll tell you one thing. If my kid ever talks back to
me, they won't be able to sit down for a week."

18) "Did you know the new church in town is allowing women
to wear slacks to their service?"

19) "Next thing you know is, the government will start paying
us to not grow crops."

20). "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the
Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes
wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."

21). "Why in the world would you want to send your daughter
to college? Isn't she going to get married? It would be
different if she could be a doctor or a lawyer."

22) "There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for
a weekend. It costs nearly $15 a night to stay in a hotel."

23) "Anymore no one can afford to be sick; $35 a day in the
hospital is too rich for my blood."

24) "If a few idiots want to risk their necks flying across
the country that's fine, but nothing will ever replace

25) "I don't know about you but if they raise the price of
coffee to 15 cents, I'll just have to drink mine at home."

26). "If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget
it. I'll have my wife learn to cut hair."

27) "We won't be going out much anymore. Our sitter informed
us she wants 50 cents an hour. Kids think money grows on

28) "Cars that dim their lights by sensors, automatic trans-
missions, and who knows what else? Pretty soon they will
drive themselves."


Writings On the Wall

It is ironic that the irony hardly ever involves iron.

I have a photographic memory. It's just that sometimes I misplace
the camera.

My friends call me a double-crosser. I am obsessive-compulsive;
sometimes making the sign of the cross only once is not enough.

There is more than one way to judge a book by its cover.

Violence is not the answer. Unless the question is "an eight-letter
word starting with V and ending with E with L and E in the middle.


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