The North Atlantic Blues Festival — celebrating its 30th anniversary — is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14, at the Public Landing in Rockland. The nationally acclaimed festival was winner of the 2002 “Keeping the Blues Alive Award” for promoters of the year. In 2021, over 15,000 blues fans attended the popular event.

This year’s festival will present Buckwheat Zydeco Jr — following in the footsteps of his legendary father, Buckwheat Zydeco — on Saturday night. Headlining on Sunday is Mud Morganfield, son of the great Muddy Waters.

Saturday lineup

music starts 11:15 a.m.

Dylan Triplett
Monster Mike Welch
Vanessa Collier
Little Walter Tribute featuring Mark Hummell and Anson Funderburgh
Buckwheat Zydeco Jr

Sunday lineup

show starts at 10:30 a.m.

Kids from MCMA Blues Camp
Shaelyn Band
DK Harrell
Jimmy D Lane
Wayne Baker Brooks
Mud Morganfield
(Meg Williams will perform on the side stage between acts)

Following Saturday’s show, ticket holders can participate in the Club Crawl. State and regional blues acts will perform in 10 separate venues and on Main St, all within walking distance of each other.

North Atlantic Blues Festival tickets for either day will cost $50 in advance or $60 at the gate. A weekend pass is $85 in advance, or $100 at the gate.

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