- 239 Clinton Street, Macon, GA
- Location: Mill Hill Park
- Time: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM
- Price: Free
Grammy-nominated soul singer Bettye Lavette and Arkansas blues revivalist Larry McCray will headline the All Blues Music & Arts Revival. Festivities kick off in energetic style with Grammy-nominated New Orleans brass-band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa. Other artists performing include: Alvin Youngblood Hart's Duo Sonic, led by Hart, described as the "Cosmic American love child of Howlin' Wolf and Link Wray;" Brotha Ric Patton, the Alabama singer, songwriter and harmonica player; Mississippi Hill Country blues artists R.L Boyce with Lightnin' Malcolm; traditional Mississippi blues artist Little Willie Farmer; and Piedmont Blūz Acoustic Duo, featuring country blues music and Piedmont-style fingerpicking ambassadors Valerie and Benedict Turner.
Self-taught artist, lettering specialist, and music promoter John Mollica conceptualized and organized the festival on behalf of Macon's All Blues Preservation Society. "This promises to be an amazing day of fun and entertainment celebrating two aspects of culture that are deeply rooted in Macon—folk art and blues," Mollica said. "We've assembled a lineup of top-notch blues artists and we're showcasing the work of folk artists from across the Southeast, including Maconites Wini McQueen, Rudy Mendes and Christopher Logan. It'll be a great chance for the community to celebrate 200 years and get its blues groove on."