Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Doheny Blues Festival to mark 20th anniversary, May 20-21, 2017

Chris Isaak is coming to Dana Point.
Photo: Robert Kinsler
Attending and covering the annual Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point, CA is always a highlight of my concert-going calendar. This year the event will mark its 20th anniversary on the third weekend in May. I can't think of a better combination than two full days of great music and terrific food enjoyed along the Pacific Ocean in beautiful Orange County, California.

Saturday, May 20, is a day geared toward rock fans with Joe Walsh, Robin Trower and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience set as headliners. Sunday, May 21, is decidedly going to appeal to fans of soul with Melissa Etheridge's Memphis Rock & Soul (a tribute to Stax Records), gospel great Mavis Staples, JJ Grey & Mofro, and the Marcus King Band set to perform.

Other notables set to perform at the festival include singer-songwriter/guitarist Chris Isaak, singer-guitarist Samantha Fish, classic blues rockers Canned Heat, country guitar great Junior Brown, killer ensemble Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, dynamic blues duo Moreland and Arbuckle, and France-based singer-guitarist Nico Duportal.

There are three stages featuring music, and there is a real positive spirit among the fans who attend the event every May. 

Mavis Staples, seen here performing in 2011,
is set to perform at the upcoming 2017 Doheny
Blues Festival. Photo: Robert Kinsler
Single Day tickets are on sale now! Please note that VIP and GOLD Weekend Passes are Sold Out!


Robert Kinsler

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