ROCKLAND — The North Atlantic Blues Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, at Rockland’s Public Landing. The nationally acclaimed festival was winner of the 2002 “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” for promoters of the year. Last year, over 15,000 blues fans attended the popular event.


Saturday, July 13

starting at 11 a.m.

Selwyn Birchwood Band

Samantha Fish


True Blues

Corey Harris

Guy Davis

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Eddie Taylor Jr.

The Blues Broads


Dorothy Morrison

Tracy Nelson

Angela Strehli

Annie Simpson

The Lee Boy

Sunday, July 14


starting at 11 a.m.

Matt Andersen

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones

The Holmes Brothers

Popa Chubby

Mavis Staples


Ben Prestige will play between acts.

Following Saturday’s show, ticket holders can participate in the Club Crawl. State and regional blues acts will perform in 19 separate venues on Main Street, all within walking distance of each other.

Tickets for either day cost $25 in advance or $35 at the gate. A weekend pass cost $50 in advance, or $70 at the gate. Advance ticket sales end Monday, July 8.

Tickets are available at various outlets; by calling 691-2248 or visit

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