With a free all-day stage in Overton Square and nightclub performances in midtown, the second annual Bona Fide Blues Festival could only happen in one city: Memphis. No light shows. No Auto-Tune. Just down and dirty, authentic blues music played by local area musicians. Created by the Memphis Blues Society for one reason – Bona Fide showcases the music of the delta, played for you by artists who call it home.


Booker Brown  •  Cedric Burnside  •  David Evans  •  Davis Coen  •  Earl the Pearl  •  Eric Hughes Band  •  Guy Venable  •  Heather Crosse Band  •  John Nemeth  •  Kenny Brown  •  Leo Bud Welch  •  Little Boys Blue  •  Marcella and Her Lovers  •  Mark "Muleman" Massey  •  MBS Jam Band  •  Reba Russell  •  Richard Johnston  •  Ruby Wilson  •  Sharde and the Rising Stars Fife & Drum Band  •  Sons of Mudboy  •  Southern Avenue  •  Super Chikan  •  Sweet Angel  •  Tameka "Big Baby" Goodman  •  Terry "Harmonica" Bean  •  Vince Johnson and The Plantation AllStars  •  Wampus Cats  •  Watermelon Slim  •  Zeke Johnson

*Artist lineup is subject to change

$25 Pre-Sale Wristband

Fri & Sat evening inside venues. Price increases to $30 after August 31st.

$50 Wristband

Fri & Sat evening inside venues AND a 1 year Memphis Blues Society Membership

$20 Presale MBS Member Wristband

Memphis Blues Society Members (must show Membership ID) for Fri & Sat evening inside venues. Price increases to $25 after August 31st.

$100 VIP Wristband

1 wristband for VIP Party at DKDC in Cooper Young Thursday, Sept. 29   •  Access to Overton Square VIP Area and all evening venues for the weekend   •  1 year Memphis Blues Society Membership   •  $50 is tax‑deductible

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