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We are getting FESTIVAL EXCITED! With your support, we intend to present the 11th Annual Wiregrass Blues Fest on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at The Plant in Dothan, AL. 

The 11th Annual Wiregrass Blues Festival

“Blues, Brews & BBQ will be held at The Plant in Downtown Dothan, AL and will feature:

4 Dynamic Blues Bands
Backyard BBQ Competition
Arts & Crafts Vendors
Charity Bike Run
Car Show
Kids Activities
and more…

VIP Tickets $100
Includes:  Friday night meet & greet invitation,
artist meet & greet day of,  private seating, private bar, 2 drink tickets, and food.

General Admission $25 

WBS Member Ticket $15

*Children 12 & Under are FREE with a paying adult.

*Bring Your Lawn Chair


The 11th Annual Wiregrass Blues Society “Meet & Greet”

Meet & Greet

March 22, 2024

6 pm- 9 pm

All Corporate Sponsors, VIPs, and ticket holders are invited to attend the Festival Meet & Greet.

The location is The Uptown Jazz Club

Located at 160 South Saint Andrews ST Dothan, AL

Attendees will be treated to music performed by RB Stone, and have the opportunity to meet some of our festival performers, and to learn about our Honorees.

Dinner service and a cash bar will be available to all.

We hope to see you at our free Pre-Fest Party!


Our mission is to keep the blues alive through education and entertainment. Here are a few examples of what we provide to the community:

  • Blues-in-Schools, a free outreach performance that has impacted over 8,000 public school children
  • Free education programs for students
  • Thousands of dollars to local public schools for instruments and music curriculum
  • First-class blues music through annual music festivals and programs

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The 11th Annual Wiregrass Blues Festival “Blues, Brews & BBQ will feature:

TO BE ANNOUNCED

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We hope you will become a Festival SPONSOR today! Your sponsorship dollars are tax-deductible and directly support our mission to keep the blues alive in the Wiregrass Area.

Thank you for your generous support!

VENDORS

BBQ COMPETITION

Festival MEET & GREET will be held on the day of the festival. Stay tuned for more details.


FESTIVAL SPONSORS

Executive



Producer

Director

Star

Associate

Friends of the Festival

Dr. Ken Thomas

Festival Food Vendors



festival history

1. Annika Chambers, 2017, 2. Debbie Bond & the Blues Women, Betty Fox, and Brandon Santini, 2016, 3. Sol Tree, 2016, 4. Hurricane Ruth, 2018, 5. Festival crowd, 2014, 6. Dr. Jeneve Brooks, Lenny Trawick, and Gil Anthony, 2017, 7. Brandon Santini & Band, 2016, 8. Shar Baby and Debbie Bond, 2014, 9. Packrat’s Smokehouse Band, 2019

The Wiregrass Blues Festival (WBF) began in 2011 as a tribute concert to the late blues-legend and Dothan native, Eddie Kirkland. The WBF is a celebration of the incredible blues traditions from our region. Each year, we present exceptional blues and blues-inspired performances to our community. In addition to the Festival performances, we organize public presentations of local living and deceased honorees by paying homage to those that pioneered or forged a place in the music industry during each Festival season.

Our line-up always represents the unique music culture of our region. WBF performers have spent decades shaping their craft and their performances at our Festival always reflect musical excellence.

Are you curious about past Festival performances? If so, please see our detailed listings below. Have a click, or two!

2023 Festival Steering Committee

Bruce Adams

Gil Anthony

Lan Berry

Valerie O’Bannon

Dr. Jeneve Brooks

Cindy Garrison

Doug Garrison

Donnia Rambin

Scott Rambin

Holly Meyers

Miranda Dunn

Dr. Ken Thomas

Jennifer Espy

Are you interested in joining the 2023 Wiregrass Blues Festival Steering Committee? Click the link below!

https://wiregrassbluessociety.org/2022-steering-committee/