The Greeley Blues Jam is two days of non-stop blues! A Friday night extravaganza, featuring dozens of blues acts playing free shows all over downtown Greeley, followed by a full day of the best blues acts around at Island Grove Regional Park. It’s become a destination for music lovers across the country, and the globe. The 2018 Greeley Blues Jam, which has been going strong since 2005, is happening June 8 and 9.
Their motto: “It ain’t nothin’ but a party!”
The Greeley Blues Jam consistently lives up to that motto, bringing thousands of enthusiasts together to enjoy two days of legendary blues music, good beer, and great company.
For the Friday night festivities, bring your dancing shoes and be ready to play outside and do some bar-hopping. The fun begins at 4 p.m. and goes until the wee hours of the morning. (And “Yes” there will be GO-Cup in effect, so you can grab a drink at any bar/restaurant in a plastic cup and take it outside to enjoy the show!)
Friday night includes performances by the Eef & the Blues Express, Johnny Burroughs, Stacy Turpenoff Duo, David Booker Duo, Robert Wilson Blues Express and many more that are playing at nearly twenty venues in Downtown Greeley. The best part of the Friday night shows…they’re all FREE! (Here’s is the full Friday Night Schedule.)
Saturday is the ticketed festival at Island Grove Regional Park. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and the first band goes on at 11a.m. Festival goers can enjoy food, drink and merchandise vendors, and many set up blankets and camp chairs on the sod to enjoy a full day of music from two stages inside the arena, as well as the Blues 101 stage, where musicians teach kids about the blues and put on more killer performances.
The acts we know so far for Saturday include:
- Dany Franchi
- Victor Wainwright & the Train
- Danielle Nicole
- Devon Allman Project w/special guest Duane Betts
- Chris Daniels & the Kings w/Freddi Gowdy
- The Blues Dogs w/ special guest Dave Beegle & friends
- Otis Taylor Band
- Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters
Need to get your tickets? You can purchase them online, at the Greeley Stamped Box Office, or by phone at 970- 356-7787. (Box office hours are 8am-4pm, Monday thru Friday.) Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
2018 Greeley Blues Jam
4 p.m. to Midnight on the 9th Street Plaza in Downtown Greeley and surrounding venues
10:30 a.m to 8:30 p.m. at Island Grove Regional Park