Friday, June 23
6:00 pm: DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN on the Cape Fear riverfront with
DUSTIN ARBUCKLE & THE DAMNATIONS
and SLIPPERY
JAKE & THE BAD BRAKES.
Free event!


7:00 pm: SUNSET BLUES CRUISE with RANDY MCQUAY.
Motorized catamaran with beverages, appetizers and live blues. Get tickets at
Wilmington Watertours website.


9:00 pm: FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES SHINDIG at The Rusty Nail
(1310 S. 5th Ave.) with the
DRY POND BLUES BAND. $5 cover.



Saturday, June 24
11:00 am: CAPE FEAR BLUES WORKSHOP at Finkelstein Music
(6 S. Front St.) Chicago Blues ambassador
JON MCDONALD. Free event!

1:00 pm: ACOUSTIC BLUES GATHERING at Ted's Fun on The
River (2 Castle St.) with
SPIDER MIKE BOCHEY and friends. Free event!

3:00 pm: BLUES CONCERT under the tent at The Rusty Nail (1310 S.
5th Ave.) with the
JAMES ARMSTRONG BAND, RANDY
McQUAY, COASTAL BLUE BAND,
and JAIME MICHELE'S
BLUES CONNECTION.
Bring a lawn chair. Food truck, cash bar,
merchandise
available, and music!! Buy advance tickets NOW!








IMPORTANT NOTE - PLEASE READ:
- Advance ticket: $20. Day of show: $25 at the Rusty Nail main gate.
-
Tickets will not be shipped to you. Pick-up on day of show at Rusty Nail main gate.
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Rain-or-shine event. No refunds. No pets or coolers. Lawn chairs and cameras OK.


9:00 pm: SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES PARTY at The Rusty Nail
(1310 S. 5th Ave.) with
all-star blues ensemble EAST ON ASHLAND
AVENUE BLUES BAND.
$5 cover.


Sunday, June 25
Noon: ALL-DAY BLUES JAM under the tent at The Rusty Nail (1310
S. 5th Ave.) with the region's finest blues musicians.
Rain or shine event. No pets
or coolers. L
awn chairs and cameras OK. Free!

6:00 pm: GUITAR GIVEAWAY under the tent at The Rusty Nail (1310
S. 5th Ave.). Drawing will take place immediately following the jam.
Sponsored by
Finkelstein Music.


6:00 pm: POST-JAM PARTY brings the funky blues of BRETT
JOHNSON & THE MOST
into The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.). No
better way to wind down the weekend! Free!
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2017 Schedule of Events
The 22nd Annual
CAPE FEAR
BLUES FESTIVAL
June 23-25, 2017 / Wilmington NC
Performers include
JAMES ARMSTRONG BAND
DUSTIN ARBUCKLE
& THE DAMNATIONS
JON MCDONALD
RANDY MCQUAY
COASTAL BLUE BAND
SPIDER MIKE BOCHEY
DRY POND BLUES BAND
BRETT JOHNSON & THE MOST
SLIPPERY JAKE & THE BAD BRAKES
JAIME MICHELE'S BLUES CONNECTION
EAST on ASHLAND AVENUE BLUES BAND
Lee Oskar
22nd Annual
June 23-25, 2017
Wilmington NC
Virtuoso, award-winning songwriter, inventor,
entrepreneur, and master of the harmonica.  
Click here to learn more about Lee.
Saturday Blues Concert Ticket
$20 per person