June 7th & 8th, 2019

Shemekia Copeland

Shamekia Copeland never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution …

Larkin Poe

Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in …

Mr. Sipp

Castro Coleman aka Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child is a native of McComb. Castro was born in the small town of McComb, Mississippi to Johnell and the late Vera Coleman. He is a husband …

Cha Wa

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery …

Roy Rogers

Born in Redding, California in 1950, Roy began playing guitar at twelve years of age.  A year later at age 13, he was performing in a rock ‘n’ roll band that wore gold lame jackets and …

Watermelon Slim

“The most exciting and authentic blues performer I’ve heard in years.” A.W., Paste Magazine

2x Winner: 2008 Blues Music Award Band of the Year and Album of the Year
2x Winner: 2006 & 2007 MOJO Magazine’s #1 …

Kara Grainger

Her music career began in a small suburban town of Sydney Australia and since then  has taken her on an incredible journey throughout the globe.  Combining tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a …

Taylor Scott Band

Taylor Scott is an international touring guitarist and singer/songwriter based in Denver, Colorado. He has consistently toured all over the US, Canada, and Europe with both the Taylor Scott Band and trance-blues legend Otis Taylor.  …

Mojomamma

Mojomama has been on the Colorado music scene for a lucky 14 years.

They were a semi Finalist in 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and have been selected to return for 2019 representing the Colorado …

  • "Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."
    Denis Waitley
  • "Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely."
    Henry Rollins
  • "Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
    Mahalia Jackson
  • "I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
    Duke Ellington
  • "If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."
    Keith Richards
  • "The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion."
    Christina Aguilera
  • “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.”
    Eric Clapton
  • "Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music."
    Albert Collins
  • "The Blues is Life."
    Brownie McGhee
  • "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
    Charlie Parker
  • "I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. "
    Etta James
  • "The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning."
    John Lee Hooker

About Greeley Blues Jam



We offer a family oriented atmosphere where everyone can expect a wonderful Blues experience. Great food and drink, merchandise vendors, ample free parking, plus camping & RV sites available just outside the Island Grove Arena.

Expect lots of food vendors on site or pack a picnic lunch, leave it in your car, and you can come and go from the arena and enjoy the park. Ticket holders will be stamped and allowed to re-enter at any time. Don’t forget to bring your picture I.D.

Plan on visiting the intimate “Blues 101 Stage” sponsored by the Colorado Blues Society. Here kids of all ages have the opportunity to learn about the music which is part of our national heritage and the foundation for most of our popular music. See and meet some of the most talented young blues performers from Colorado and around the country. Get here early (gates open 10:30am) and the Party continues until 10:30 pm. There are two stages inside the arena enabling continuous music for over 11 hours.

Don’t miss the Friday pre-festival activities in Historic Downtown Greeley. The music starts at 5:00 PM on the 9th Street Plaza. The headliner this year is - sure to get you ready for the rest of the evening where you can listen to live Blues in over 16 Bars and restaurants. All of the music is no cover (FREE) on this fantastic kickoff to the Greeley Blues Jam and is 100% guaranteed to put a smile on your face and get your feet moving! This is as close to Beale Street outside of Memphis. .

It all adds up to two amazing days of non-stop Blues… always remember our goal and our motto: “It ain’t nothin’ but a party”

The Greeley Blues Jam is endorsed by Joe Bonamassa's Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation.
More information at:

KeepingTheBluesAlive.org
KeepingTheBluesAlive

The Greeley Blues Jam mission is to continue blues traditions through music education and to strengthen our community.

Hope to see you HERE!

  • "Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet."
    Denis Waitley
  • "Without the blues, modern music would be nothing like it is now - not remotely."
    Henry Rollins
  • "Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope."
    Mahalia Jackson
  • "I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues."
    Duke Ellington
  • "If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music."
    Keith Richards
  • "The reflection of the world is blues, that's where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that's tryin' to come around."
    Jimi Hendrix
  • "Blues and soul and jazz music has so much pain, so much beauty of raw emotion and passion."
    Christina Aguilera
  • “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.”
    Eric Clapton
  • "Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music."
    Albert Collins
  • "The Blues is Life."
    Brownie McGhee
  • "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
    Charlie Parker
  • "I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture. "
    Etta James
  • "The blues tells a story. Every line of the blues has a meaning."
    John Lee Hooker