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The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society (PBPS) is excited to announce a partial lineup of acts secured for the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly, being held under the big tent at Festival Park in downtown Greensboro, NC, May 17, 2014.  We’re also going to take it ONE STEP FURTHER, we’re working on events to happen during the week of May 11. (See below)

  • Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
  • Carl Weathersby
  • Beverly “Guitar” Watkins with The King Bees
  • Lawyers Guns & Money
  • and much more!


Ticket price is $20.00 plus sales tax and handling fee

The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society also announces its anticipation of the POP! Downtown Greensboro series of temporary Art installations to appear in un-occupied storefront windows from mid-March to the end of May 2014.  Downtown Greensboro, Inc., in collaboration with Open Art Society (OAS) will feature up to 10 artists from around the region responding to the theme “BLUES.”

The blues theme came to be as OAS recognized that iconic musicians developed the Piedmont Blues style right in our “backyard”, a sound that took hold in the south and influenced music around the world. The project will also celebrate the Carolina Blues Festival produced by Piedmont Blues Preservation Society held May 17, 2014.

Let’s Stretch the Fun!

Join us for Blues Week before the Carolina Blues Festival. Currently we have these Blues events occurring the week of May 11-18:

05/10/14 9:00am Blues at the Farmers Market w/Logie Meachum Downtown Farmers Market Greensboro, NC Map
05/11/14 6:00pm CBGBs (Buddyro, Chris Carroll, Glen Bickel) Wahoos Greensboro, NC Map
05/11/14 7:00pm Open Blues Jam w/Shiela Klinefelter & Eric Smith Bleachers Greensboro, NC Map
05/13/14 8:00pm House of Dues Fishers Grille Greensboro, NC Map
05/14/14 9:00pm Open Blues Jam w/Shiela Klinefelter, Eric Smith, & Mike Duncan Coopers Ale House Greensboro, NC Map
05/15/14 7:00pm A Cup of Blues McPhersons Grille Greensboro, NC Map
05/15/14 6:00pm Medicine Men Brass Taps Greensboro, NC Map
05/15/14 5:00pm Blues at City Market City Market Greensboro, NC Map
05/16/14 7:00pm Pre-Festival – LAWYERS GUNS & MONEY Mack and Mack Clothing Greensboro, NC Map
05/17/14 1:00pm 28th Annual CAROLINA BLUES FESTIVAL Festival Park Greensboro, NC Map


For tickets, the latest information, or festival updates, go to: http://fest.piedmontblues.org or http://piedmontblues.org.


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