New River Blues Festival Returns to High Country

Hot Blues by the Cool River

Hot Blues by the Cool River

On Sunday Sept. 6th you can get your dose of blues at the Seventh Annual New River Blues Festival in Jefferson, NC. This event has become a destination for those looking for a relaxing day of listening to great blues music surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. Located at the Riverside Park at Jefferson Landing, you can hear the tunes, enjoy the food, drink, friends and scenery as one of the world’s oldest rivers moves slowly past adding its own rhythm to the sounds of the day.

Another great lineup of blues musicians will highlight the afternoon’s activities as they are backed up by locally grown and internationally known, The King Bees. NC Blues legend, Pop Ferguson will be on hand laying down some cool riffs and Empress of the Blues, Sandra Hall, will be here to add her vocal talent to the afternoon. There will even be a few surprises during the day.

The music will start at 1pm and go until 6pm. The tickets will be $10 in advance and $12 at the gate for adults, children 12 and under are free. Advanced sale tickets will be available starting Aug. 1 and can be purchased through Celtic Force Enterprises at  It is suggested that you bring a chair or blanket for seating and it is also requested that you not bring coolers or pets.

This event is being produced by Celtic Force Enterprises and MellowDown Productions and is being sponsored by Jefferson Landing, Mountain Times, High Country Press and Jefferson Rent All. The West Jefferson Lions Club will handle ticketing at the gate and parking.

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