Friday, June 17
6:00 pm: DOWNTOWN SUNDOWN on the Cape Fear
riverfront with blues from
SOUTHERN AVENUE and
SNAKE MALONE & THE BLACK CAT BONE
!
- FREE admission!
- Cash bar and food available.
- In cooperation with Wilmington Downtown Inc.
- Located at corner of Water Street & Princess Place.








9:00 pm: FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES PARTY at The
Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with ass-kickin' Piedmont blues
ensemble
THE FAT BASTARD BLUES BAND.
- Tickets available at the door. Info at 910-251-1888.
- Cash bar, free parking, patio open, seating available.








Saturday, June 18
11:00 am: CAPE FEAR BLUES WORKSHOP at
Finkelstein Music (6 S. Front St.) with Louisiana singer/songwriter
and funky Wilmington piano master
JIM NELSON.
- Free family-friendly event. Info at 910-762-5662.
- Live blues inside of Wilmington's oldest music retailer.




1:00 pm: ACOUSTIC BLUES at Ted's Fun on The River
(2 Castle St.) with
SPIDER MIKE BOCHEY and friends.
- Free family-friendly event. Info at 910-231-3379.
- Live, laid-back blues in the Port City's favorite listening room.







3:00 pm: BLUES CONCERT under the tent at The Rusty
Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with Chicago's
JON MCDONALD,
SLIPPERY JAKE & THE BAD BRAKES, DAVID
BOLTON and CASSIOPEIA DUO
.
- Buy advance tickets NOW! Use the PayPal button below or visit
The Rusty Nail. $20 advance / $25 gate. Info at 910-251-1888.
- Cash bar, food vendors, and street parking. No coolers or pets.
Lawn chairs welcome.
- The Rusty Nail is located at 1310 S. 5th Ave. in Wilmington NC.






    











9:00 pm: SATURDAY NIGHT BLUES PARTY at
The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with Raleigh's blues & rockabilly
wizards
THE RUSTED RAILS.
- Tickets available at the door. Info at 910-251-1888.
- Cash bar, free parking, patio open, seating available.






Sunday, June 19
Noon: ALL-DAY BLUES JAM under the tent at The
Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.) with the Port City's finest blues
musicians.
- Free event. Info at 910-251-1888.
- Musicians can sign up to perform on day of show.
- Cash bar, food vendors, and street parking. No coolers or pets.
Lawn chairs welcome.



6:00 pm: MARTIN GUITAR GIVEAWAY under the
tent at The Rusty Nail (1310 S. 5th Ave.). Drawing will take place
immediately following the jam.
- Winner will receive a new MARTIN Dreadnought Junior guitar,
donated by Finkelstein Music.
- Raffle tickets available NOW at Finkelstein Music, The Rusty
Nail, or at any Cape Fear Blues Festival event.
- Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. You need not be present to win.
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2016 Schedule of Events
Where Chicago & Memphis collide!
CAPE FEAR
BLUES FESTIVAL
June 17-19, 2016 / Wilmington NC
JON MCDONALD
SOUTHERN AVENUE
and featuring
THE RUSTED RAILS  /  SPIDER MIKE BOCHEY
SNAKE MALONE & THE BLACK CAT BONE
SLIPPERY JAKE & THE BAD BRAKES
JIM NELSON  /  DAVID BOLTON
FAT BASTARD BLUES BAND
CASSIOPEIA DUO
Lee Oskar
21st Annual
June 17-19, 2016
Wilmington NC
Virtuoso, award-winning songwriter, inventor,
entrepreneur, and master of the harmonica.  
Click here to learn more about Lee.
- A PayPal account IS NOT required to purchase tickets online. Click 'Buy Now' for more info.
- Paypal's accepted payment methods include major credit cards, debit cards, and bank drafts.
- Tickets purchased online can be picked up on day-of-show at front gate of The Rusty Nail.
- Questions about your purchase? Please call The Rusty Nail at 910-251-1888.
Advance Tickets: $20 per person
($25 day-of-show)