The 7th Annual Bay Area Blues Festival

Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017
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 & share!

Court Street Stage  
Noon- 1:30 pm Evan Thomas Blues Revue
2:00 pm-3:30 pm David M’ore Band
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Tebo Howlin Wolf Review
Alhambra Street Stage  
Noon- 2:00 pm Rjae Haas
2:30 pm-4:00 pm Chicos Blues Band
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Big Blu Soul Revue
Court Street Stage  
Noon- 1:30 pm The Light Fighters
2:00 pm-3:30 pm GG Amos Band
4:00 pm-6:00 pm South County Blues Band
Alhambra Street Stage  
Noon- 2:00 pm Carie and the Soul Shakers
2:30 pm-4:00 pm Jr. De Ville Blues Band
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Larry Vann and the House Band




Participant Exhibitor Type Space #
Rip City Riders Non-Profit 531
Diamond Certified (American Ratings Corporation) Sponsor 606
Shirley Goodspeed Wholesale/Importer Artist 608
Buffalo Turquoise Handmade Artist 611-13
Friedericy Dolls Handmade Artist 616
Jewelry on the Go Wholesale/Importer Artist 618
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sponsor 620
LC Galleries Merchant 621-23
Damon Powell-Artist & Theologian Handmade Artist 639
A Touch of Glass Handmade Artist 643
San Francisco Chronicle Sponsor 645
Attic Child Furniture Merchant 653
Greyhound Lines Sponsor 700 Block
Silver & Stones Handmade Artist 702-04
Winning Ways Sponsor 727
Wearable Phantasy Handmade Artist 729
JC Hats Wholesale/Importer Artist 730
Nature’s Looking Glass Handmade Artist 731
Farm Fresh To You Small Commercial Business 734
Comcast California Region Sponsor 736
Tibet Bazaar Wholesale/Importer Artist 806
The Beauty Within Handmade Artist 813
LuLaRoe Clothing Wholesale/Importer Artist 817
Ambiance Jewelry Handmade Artist 820
San Francisco Sherif Dept Non Profit 822
Audrey Fontaine Jewelry and Gourd Art Handmade Artist 827
JP Designs Handmade Artist 829
Crab Fiesta, LLC Food Vendor F1
The Lumpia Shack Food Vendor F2
Mike Hutslar Food Vendor F4
The Roasted Corn Food Vendor F5


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.  It 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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