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    Appalachian Blues Festival

The Appalachian Blues Festival is a 2-day annual event held the 3rd weekend of July at The Robert Newlon Airpark in Huntington, WV, featuring local and regional musicians and artisans. 

Photo courtesy of Appalachian Brothers Band

In collaboration with Carl Bailey and the Fly-in Café, this festival promises an unforgettable experience for music lovers and art enthusiasts alike.

The journey to the creation of the Appalachian Blues Festival is a testament to the resilience and passion of the Huntington Blues Society. Emerging from the challenges of the pandemic, our society sought a new home for our monthly meetings, and in the summer of 2022, Carl Bailey extended a gracious invitation to host our gatherings at the Fly-in Café. With our first meeting and jam held in October of the same year, Carl's generosity sparked a new chapter in our story.

Inspired by the Bluegrass Fly-In Festival, Carl proposed the idea of hosting a summer festival dedicated to the Blues. The vision became a reality with the inaugural Appalachian Blues Festival on July 14-15, 2023. The inaugural event ignited a spark of enthusiasm and determination within our community. Now, we're thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated First Annual Appalachian Blues Festival, scheduled for July 19-20, 2024. Join us as we come together once again to celebrate the rich heritage and electrifying sounds of the Appalachian Blues.

Vendor Information

Accepting Vendors Now until July 1, 2024

Interested in being a vendor? We are currently looking for artists, music-related vendors, and baked goods vendors. We are not accepting food vendors for this event. Not sure if this is you? Feel free to contact us and ask!

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Appalachian Blues Festival
Appalachian Blues Festival
Jul 19, 2024, 6:00 PM
Experience the soulful rhythms and vibrant culture of the Appalachian Blues at the annual Appalachian Blues Festival, a two-day celebration of music and art set against the picturesque backdrop of the Robert Newlon Airpark in Huntington, WV. In collaboration with Carl Bailey and the Fly-in Café.
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