ROCKLAND – The North Atlantic Blues Festival will celebrate its 15th anniversary Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13, at Harbor Park. The nationally acclaimed festival was winner of the 2002 Keeping the Blues Alive Award for promoters of the year. Last year, more than 15,000 blues fans attended the event.

Shows will start at 11 a.m. both days.

Saturday’s lineup:

Lil Dave Thompson

Andrew Jr. Boy Jones

Sugar Blue

Lurrie Bell

Ruthie Foster

Walter Trout

Sunday’s lineup:

Melvia Chick Rodgers

Wayne Baker Brooks

Janiva Magness

Rod Piazza

Elvin Bishop

Roger Hurricane Wilson will play between acts.

Following Saturday’s show, ticketholders will be able to participate in the traditional Club Crawl, with state and regional blues acts performing in 15 venues, all within walking distance of each other.

North Atlantic Blues Festival tickets for either day are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate. A weekend pass is $45 in advance, $60 at the gate. Advance ticket sales end Monday, July 7. For tickets, call 593-1189 or log on to

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