The 2019 Madison Blues Society board has decided that we will not organize a Blues Picnic this year. For 2019 we are planning multiple smaller-scale events to promote and educate about the Blues, and to strengthen links between the community and local musicians. Please contact Jack Frazee, Board President, for more information.
Enjoy the music! But please don’t forget that the Blues Picnic is the annual fundraiser for the Madison Blues Society! We will have raffles tickets available!
Tickets are $5 for one or 5 for $20. (cash only)
Thank you to our raffle donors! Please visit their businesses and thank them for supporting the Madison Blues Society!
The Shoe Box: $50 gift certificate
Rain or Shine!
Blythe Gamble & the Rolling Dice – Noon
The Blues Kids – 1:35 pm
Altered Five Blues Band – 2:25 pm
Ivy Ford Band – 4:00 pm
Boom Boom Steve V and the Knockouts – 5:40 pm
Chris O’Leary Band – 7:30 pm
Food vendors, merchandise sales, raffles and craft beer too!
We’re delighted to announce the second of the two local bands who
will be performing at our 16th Annual Blues Picnic: please welcome !!! If you haven’t yet heard Blythe’s powerful and emotive vocals, you’re in for a treat. Blythe and Rollin’ Dice guitarist Bill Roberts are both up for MAMAs this year. Make your calendar for Sat., June 16th. We’ll see you at Warner Park in Madison for a great day of blues!
Welcome the Ivy Ford Band from IL!
Ivy shines on lead guitar and vocal and the full band is super tight. We know you’ll love them! And in a special aligning of the stars, you can check them out at the Knuckle Down Saloon this Friday at 9pm! C’mon out and show them some Madison love! Ivy’s the real deal: jjust a couple of weeks ago, she graced the cover of Blues Blast Magazine in its article on Chicago Blues Guitar Women. You can read the article here: http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/issue-12-14-april-5-2018/
Check it out! We’re thrilled to announce that all the way from New York, The Chris O’Leary Band will be headlining our 16th Annual Madison Blues Society Blues Picnic. Chris’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for rock and roll hall of famer and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band, The Barnburners. During the 6 years that Chris and Levon played together they toured across the US and Canada lighting up stages everywhere they went. Chris has alsoappeared on stage with: Legendary Rolling Stones sideman Bobby Keys, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vivino, Jeff Healy, Dan Aykroyd, Albert Lee, Dave Edmunds, Dave Maxwell and the great James Cotton to name just a few. Get it on your calendar: Sat. June 16th at Warner Park!