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What To Bring To Bayfront Blues Festival This Weekend

KOOL 101.7 is proud to be your Bayfront Bluesfest radio station and we get many questions what is allowable to bring to the Blues Festival at Bayfront Park. So, I have compiled a list.

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Bayfront Blues Festival Owner Chris Mackey [INTERVIEW]

I recently had a chance to do a short interview with the owner of Bayfront Blues Festival, Chris Mackey. I always get pretty excited around this time of year because of Bluesfest, and I sure hope to see som

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iConcertsTelevision via YouTube
iConcertsTelevision via YouTube
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Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Canned Heat [INTERVIEW]

The 26th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival will have legendary Canned Heat headlining Saturday, August 9th, from 9:15-10:30. I interviewed the band historian and drummer since 1967, and he's the author of the best music book I've ever read, 'Living The Blues', Fito de la Parra. He tells us not only the story of Canned Heat, but also about the bands they played with, the historic Woodstock story, his playing with groups like the Shirelles, Platters, Shirley & Lee, Mary Wells, Etta James and many more.

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Bayfront Blues festival Artist Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers (INTERVIEW)

Most everybody loves zydeco. It's happy music and the crowd loves it. Enter Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers who are not by any stretch your typical band. With their combination of zydeco, r&b, blues, funk r&r and pop, Bayfront Blues Festival goers will enjoy a well rounded show with this band.

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YouTube via Richard Pelletier
YouTube via Richard Pelletier
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Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Selwyn Birchwood [INTERVIEW]

Selwyn Birchwood has been called "a shooting star in the blues world," a "blues fireball" and Selwyn is "making waves, surprising people and defying expectations." Having interviewed him, and listening to his first album, 'Don't Call No Ambulance', I agree.

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reverendraven.com/Chuck Ryan Photography
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Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys [INTERVIEW]

Bayfront Blues Festival favorite Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys will be burnin up the Acoustic Tent at the 26th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival Saturday August 9th from 8:35 to 9 p.m. You'll hear your favorites as well as songs from their acclaimed "Shake Your Boogie" album

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Beverly McClellan Stops By Rayman’s Show On Kool 101.7

Beverly McClellan stopped by my show Friday, on her way to the 24th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival. Beverly gave me a great interview (hope you heard it live), and after the interview decided she'd sing a little, and we captured it on video for you.

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Brooks Family Blues Dynasty, Bayfront Bluesfest Artist Spotlight [VIDEO] + AUDIO

They don't call them a Dynasty for nothing. The Brooks Family Blues Dynasty is Chicago's first family of Blues.  The head of the family is Lonnie Brooks whose been playing, recording, and writing for close to sixty years.

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Please Sign The Big Walter Smith Tribute Banner At Bayfront Blues Festival

For all those attending the 24th Annual Bayfront Blues Festival  this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, we're asking you to sign the Big Walter Smith Tribute Banner located close to the Kool 101.7 tent, by the main entrance.  All we need is a signature, and the  goal is to have the entire banner fully signed from Bluesfest attendees who enjoyed and were entertained by Walter over the past 23 years. 

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Ana Popovic – Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Spotlight [VIDEO] + AUDIO

Ana Popović's father first introduced her to the blues through an extensive record collection. Popović founded her first band at age nineteen and within a year she was playing outside of her home country Yugoslavia, and opening shows for American blues musicians.

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(Photo by Tom Briglia/Getty Images for Revel)
(Photo by Tom Briglia/Getty Images for Revel)
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Bayfront Blues Must Know What To Bring List By Chris Allen

Bayfront Bluesfest promises to be the biggest and best year ever, and they have never let anyone down. People wonder what should I bring for the weekend. Here's a little list I've prepared for you.

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Royal Southern Brotherhood – Bayfront Blues Festival Artist Spotlight [VIDEO + AUDIO]

Royal Southern Brotherhood came together in New Orleans during the summer of 2011. Reuben Williams, manager to both Cyril Neville and Mike Zito, had the idea for the band. Zito mentioned Devon Allman, and then, as described by Allman, “we went from talking about the idea, to me and Cyril writing a tune over email, to being in rehearsals, all in two months.”

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