2022 WIregrass Blues Fest LINE UP

Festival Season is here! The 9th Annual Wiregrass Blues Fest is scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Dale Co. Ag Plex in Ozark, Alabama. This year we will honor Ariton native Big Mama Thornton again! Rodney Justo will receive his 2020 Honoree Award as well. Don’t miss this years Festival.

Gates open at 3 PM, Music starts at 3:30 PM. Our line-up is the best one yet! Check out Shaun Murphy, Johnny Rawls, Crystal Shawanda, Rodney Justo, Project Preservation Band, and Carroll High School Band! Come enjoy good food from our food vendors Earnie’s, A Taste of Louisiana, The Smoke Ring BBQ, and Joe’s Food Factory!


2022 Wiregrass Blues Fest
  • General Admission

Festival MEET & GREET

Friday, April 29th; 6PM – 9PM

All ticket holders are invited to attend the Festival Meet & Greet the night before the fest at the Warehouse in Ozark, AL. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet our headliner Shaun Murphy! Free appetizers and a cash bar will be available to all. We hope to see you at our free Pre-Fest Party!


Executive Director


Assistant Director


Friends of the Festival

Bean Bros. Coffee

Larry Blumberg & Associates

Adam’s Beverages

Hassan Dentistry

The Carver Museum

Scenic Productions

Commercial Bank of Ozark

Slingluff Insurance

Lannie’s Mustard Seed

Donofro Architects

Mayor Mark & Lori Blankenship

Emily & Sebastian Heersink

Benchmark Beer & Wine Garden

Terry & Skip Duffie

Salon 126

Bobby Fuller PC

Festival Food Vendors

The official hotel of the 2022 Wiregrass Blues Festival – call 1-855-516-1090 to reserve your room with a special WBF rate

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!

2022 Festival Steering Committee

Bruce Adams

Gil Anthony

Mark Blankenship

Lan Berry

Jenny Brooks

Winnie Frazier

Cindy Garrison

Brenda Hancock

Indee Jones

Carolyn McCray

Holly Meyers

Lois Miller

Travis Parker

Neville Reese

AJ Sam

John Seals

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