The 2018 Festival takes place over three days, Friday through Sunday, the 16th through 18th of February, at more than a dozen venues in Bloomsburg, Berwick, and Danville, Pennsylvania.

Headlining:

Victor Wainwright & The Train!

On Saturday, the 17th of February, 2018, the high-octane boogie piano and soulful vocals of Victor Wainwright and one of the most gifted bands on the scene will come to the Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, to headline the 5th annual Destination Blues Music Festival -- 9 p.m.

Click here for more information about the band.

This past March, Victor Wainwright & The Train played the Blast Furnace Blues festival in Bethlehem, Pa.; check out this video of them racing through "Big Dog's Runnin' This Town" filmed in HD by Joan Mallotides, aka BluesBroad

For directions to the Caldwell Consistory, click here.

Also on the main stage on Saturday:

Vanessa Collier!

You saw her and her band at the 2016 Destination Blues Music Festival, where they blew the doors off Fog & Flame on Friday evening and then carried the crowd away on the Consistory's Downstairs Stage on Saturday.  In 2018, Vanessa returns with a new band to the Auditorium Stage! -- 7 p.m.

Click here for more information about her.

Also on the main stage on Saturday:

Mississippi Heat!

They have played at the Billtown Blues Festival, a performance "spectacular in every way", said Bonnie Tallman.  In 2018, Mississippi Heat comes to the Auditorium Stage! -- 5 p.m.

Mississippi Heat has welcomed a new member to their band, vocalist Carla Stinson!

Read about here here.

Click here for more information about them.

And on the Downstairs Stage at the Consistory:

3rd Street Blues

Dustin Douglas &

The Electric Gentlemen

Bobby Kyle & The Administers

Bands play every hour starting at 3:15 p.m.

Ursula Ricks

The full Saturday line-up at the Consistory:

 

Auditorium Stage, 9 p.m.:

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE TRAIN

Auditorium Stage, 7 p.m.: VANESSA COLLIER

Auditorium Stage, 5 p.m.: MISSISSIPPI HEAT

 

Downstairs Stage, 6:15 & 10:15 p.m.:

URSULA RICKS

Downstairs Stage, 5:15 & 9:15 p.m.:

BOBBY KYLE & THE ADMINISTERS

Downstairs Stage, 4:15 & 8:15 p.m.:

DUSTIN DOUGLAS & THE ELECTRIC GENTLEMEN

Downstairs Stage, 3:15 & 7:15 p.m.:

3RD STREET BLUES BAND

On Sunday the 18th, the DAVE KEYES GOSPEL REVUE plays a FREE concert at Wesley United Methodist Church in downtown Bloomsburg with special guests BEAREATHER REDDY and

J.T. BOWEN -- and YOU can sing in the choir!

For more information, click here.

EVERYONE GETS IN FREE for the Gospel Blues performance at Wesley U.M. Church on Sunday, but bring a donation of a food item for the Community Friendship Meal: canned goods, dried pasta & rice, peanut butter, and cereal.

Blues Brunch on Sunday the 18th:

Bobby Kyle & The Administers at

Balzano's Italian Kitchen, 

112 East Main Street, Bloomsburg

10 a.m. to 12;30 p.m., $12.95 per person

For more information, click here.

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