If you love your blues, you’re going to love this one – the first ever Tel Aviv Blues Festival!
With an ever growing blues scene here in Israel, and an ever expanding roster of legendary blues artists heading to the Holy Land for concerts across the country, a blues festival was inevitable – and here it is!
Spread over 4 days and featuring some 40 concerts, this one looks like being something a bit special, the first of its kind in Israel. The concerts take place between the 3-6 July across TWENTY venues.
The festival itself might not have a budget and is depending on the efforts of blues promoter Yamit Hagar, coupled with local blues bands and the generosity of local bars and pubs, but you can expect to see and hear some real talent over four jamming days!
Some of the concerts you should try and catch include:
- The opening concert by local blues stars Full Trunk at The Zone (HaRakev 13, Tel Aviv). July 3, 14:00.
- The Israel Blues Society perform at Mikes Place (HaArb’ah 14). July 3, 15:00.
- Local legend Danny Litani will be at the Ozen Bar (King George 48). July 3, 21:00.
- TRASK will be performing a FREE gig at Mikes Place on the promenade. July 3, 22:00.
- Sawyer will be performing for FREE at The Container in Jaffa Port. July 4, 21:00.
- Electric Blue will be at the Ozen Bar (King George 48). July 4, 22:00.
- Flying in specially, Candye Kane with Laura Chavez & the Sobo Blues Band will be performing a FREE gig at Mikes Place on the promenade. July 4, 22:00.
- Catch The Blues Rebels for FREE at The Container in Jaffa Port. July 5, 21:00.
- The Joy Harvest Band with Ron Gang will be at Mikes Place on the promenade, the gig is FREE. July 5, 22:00.
- The Boom Boom Boys are lining up a FREE gig at Radio EPGB (Shadal 7). July 5, 22:30.
- Libi & The Flashbacks will be performing at Bar Giora (Bar Giyora 4). July 5, 23:00.
- One of the last big names from Mississippi, Leo Bud Welch, will be at the Barby Club (Kibbutz Galuyot 52) – tickets start at 128 shekels. July 6, 22:00. Don’t miss the clip below for a taste of what he can do for your ears.
See the Facebook event page for more details and links to tickets (only in Hebrew unfortunately). Many of the concerts are actually free, but some will have an entrance fee.