St. Louis Bluesweek Preview

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Blues, barbecue and Beardsley. What more do you need in life? Dave Beardsley joined us on this Bluesweek with a preview of this weekend’s St. Louis Bluesweek Festival 2012.

Rib America is gone, replaced by Blues Fest at Soldier's Memorial.

The Bluesweek Festival is moving from August, helping fill out Memorial Day weekend, and it is returning with big names and more stages.

The event is free.

Last year there were mostly St. Louis bands. This year there are 50 bands, twice as many and from around the country, including:

  • Bobby Rush
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Cedric Burnside
  • Big George Brock
  • a trio of Boo Boo Davis
  • Chainsaw Dupont
  • Arthur Williams

Other performers include:

  • the Michael Burks Band with special guest Marquise Knox
  • the Bel Airs with Tad Robinson
  • the St. Louis Guitar Slingers with Steve Pecaro
  • Jimmy Lee Kennet and Tony Campanella
  • Marsha Evans and the Coalition
  • Kelley Hunt
  • St. Louis Social Club
  • Bottoms Up Blues Gang
  • Good for the Soul
  • Billy Peek
  • Soulard Blues Band

Part of the revenue from the Bluesweek Festival will go to the National Blues Museum.

May 25-27
Soldiers Memorial, downtown
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