The 6th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Main Street ~ Alhambra to Court Streets
Historic Downtown Martinez, CA


This is a Free Festival.  There is No Admission Charge.

RSVP & Invite Your Friends

Court Street Stage  
Noon- 1:30 pm Bait and Switch Blues Band
2:00 pm-3:30 pm Jay Bonet Band
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Alvon Johnson
Alhambra Street Stage  
Noon- 2:00 pm Otilia and the Back Alley Boys
2:30 pm-4:00 pm Johnny Tsunami And The Hurricanes
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Bobby Webb
Court Street Stage  
Noon- 1:30 pm David Krull Blues Band
2:00 pm-3:30 pm Ed Earley Band
4:00 pm-6:00 pm MotorDude
Alhambra Street Stage  
Noon- 2:00 pm The Rhythm Drivers
2:30 pm-4:00 pm Cathey Cotten & Elliot’s Evil Plan
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Volker Strifler


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Teresa Molinar Designs Handmade Artist 518
All Star Dips Wholesale/Importer Artist 522
Pamela May Collection Handmade Artist 524
Diamond Resorts International Marketing Inc. Sponsor 602
The Charity Wrap Handmade Artist 604
JP Designs Wholesale/Importer Artist 606
MarJane Enterprises Handmade Artist 608
Amazing Sheets Wholesale/Importer Artist 610
Ocean Factory LLC Wholesale/Importer Artist 612
A Touch of Love Handmade Artist 616
Garcia Design Handmade Artist 618
DiviniTree Designs Wholesale/Importer Artist 620
Lucky Dog Hot Sauce Handmade Artist 622
Cooperative Center FCU Sponsor 624
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San Francisco Chronicle Sponsor 657
Phindol Productions, Inc. Handmade Artist 701
Silver & Stones Handmade Artist 702-04
Korndogg Klowning/Be Body Art Handmade Artist 712
Bareket Design Handmade Artist 714
Summerwinds Resorts, LLC Sponsor 716-18
Match Marketing-Wholesome Wave & Naked Juice Sponsor 728
Way To Bead Handmade Artist 730 Small Commercial Business 732
Jewelry by Rosemary Handmade/Wholesale 734-36
Barrelista Merchant 738
Ring Around the Toezees Handmade Artist 804
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A Touch of Glass Handmade Artist 812
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Comcast California Region Xfinity Sponsor 822
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Steven Restivo Event Services Sponsor B1, B2, B3, B4
Matt Lafleur Chalk Artist Chalk 8×8
Ronald Guzman Chalk Artist Chalk 8×8
Gwendolyn Monroe Chalk Artist Chalk 8×8
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The Bay Area Blues Festival is the merger of two great Festivals: the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival.

For many years each of these long standing free events have attracted thousands of attendees to the communities where they have been held. Both have provided great forms of entertainment to the attendees and it made perfect sense for Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. and Main Street Martinez Inc. to partner and bring both forms together into one great new Festival.

The Festival is held in Historic Downtown Martinez, CA on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 2016, from 10 am to 6 pm.

The event will feature amazing Blues music on two stages, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Gourmet Food booths, local Restaurants, community booths, kids activities, a Farmers Market, craft beer and fine wines, and of course chalk art!  Kids can also purchase chalk to create their own design and have some creative fun!

If people are looking to escape the crowded big city and want to enjoy a warm, friendly neighborhood atmosphere, Historic Downtown Martinez is the place.

About Downtown Martinez:

Established in 1849, Martinez is one of the oldest towns in California and has served as the county seat of Contra Costa County for more than 130 years. Nestled at the gateway to the Delta, the City is home for 36,700 residents. Come visit our historic downtown and spend a relaxing day strolling our tree-lined streets where shops retain their early 20th century charm.

You’re just a train ride away from our award-winning Amtrak Station. Don’t miss our bustling marina and waterfront that offers beautiful bicycling vistas, hiking trails, world class bocce ball tournaments and a new 10,000 square foot Skate Park.

While you’re here, visit the historical home of John Muir, one of California’s first and foremost environmentalists and co-founder of the Sierra Club. Martinez is also the birthplace of Joe DiMaggio and the martini!

Please join us at one of the only remaining free Blues Festivals in Northern California!

From more information on Historic Downtown Martinez, please visit

To request accommodations for persons with disabilities or if you have communication needs such as large print, Braille or sign- language interpreters, please call 1-800-310-6563 or fax us at 415-456-6436 at least three weeks prior to the event.

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