Get Your Music Fix at the Blues Festival in Canton, OH

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Music has a way of reaching the soul, bringing up memories, touching your spirit, uplifting Canton Blues Fest logoyour mood, bringing people together and can bring together people from all walks of life. It is often said that the beloved style of music we know of as the blues supersedes all other genres in its ability to communicate heartfelt emotion. It is a style with deep roots in our history and today comes in many different styles such as Chicago blues, boogie-woogie, Jump blues, and West Coast blues.

Northeast Ohio’s premier Blues Festival is just around the corner and the lineup this year is going to be fantastic! This free summer festival will take place downtown Canton, OH, June 20-21, 2014. Whether you are a longtime blues fan or just want to come out and hear some great talent, this is a two-day event you need to check out. The theme for this year is “Women in Blues,” and headlining the lineup will feature Ana Popovic on Friday at 8:30 pm and Shemekia Copeland on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. There is also a new feature this year called the “Back Porch,” which is a smaller stage that will feature even more acts to bridge the gaps between the main stage shows.

Schedule Sneak Peak:

Friday, June 20
Noon: Blues Jam
2 p.m.: John Mosey Trio
4 p.m.: Jeff Poulos Blues Revue
6 p.m.: Anthony Gomes
8:30 p.m.: Ana Popovic

Saturday, June 21
Noon: Acoustic Blues Jam
2 p.m.: Big Fat Dog
4 p.m.: Long Tall Deb
6 p.m.: Mississippi Heat
8:30 p.m.: Shemekia Copeland

A short half-hour drive from this fantastic venue is Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast—an elegant but comfortable and relaxing lakeside property. Waking up with coffee in hand with views of Atwood Lake is a great way to start the day before heading off to the concert. If you will be coming for the blues festival or just need a weekend retreat, we are the perfect place in the perfect location. Call us today at (330) 735-2824 (866) 452-5388 for reservation information.

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