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

RAIN OR SHINE!

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

RSVP & Invite Your Friends

2016 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
   
Court Street Stage Band
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 Band
Noon- 2:00 pm Otilia and the Back Alley Boys
2:30 pm-4:00 pm Brad Wilson and the Rhythm Drivers
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Bobby Webb
   
   
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
   
Court Street Stage Band
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 Band
Noon- 2:00 pm Cathey Cotten & Elliot’s Evil Plan
2:30 pm-4:00 pm Johnny Tsunami And The Hurricanes
4:30 pm-6:00 pm Volker Strifler

 

2016 PARTICIPANT LIST
Participant Exhibitor Type Space #
Three Twins Small Commercial Business 526
Diamond Resorts International Marketing Inc. Sponsor 602
Everything 4 U Collection Wholesale/Importer Artist 604-06
Alejandro’s Trade Wholesale/Importer Artist 608
Tibet Bazaar Wholesale/Importer Artist 610
My Urban Poncho Handmade Artist 612
Kris Ellis Ritter Art Handmade Artist 614
Ecosystems of Hawaii, Inc Handmade Artist 616
Solar Technologies Sponsor 618
B.L.A.C.K. Handmade Artist 637
Shades of Jade Wholesale/Importer Artist 639
Babushka Art Wholesale/Importer Artist 641
Bella Jackson Studios Handmade Artist 643
Farm Fresh To You Sponsor 645
Attic Child Furniture Merchant 653
Tahoe Wood Maps Handmade Artist 655
San Francisco Chronicle Sponsor 657
Silver & Stones Handmade Artist 702-04
A Touch of Glass Handmade Artist 712
The Wood Coop Handmade Artist 714
Succulent Collections Handmade Artist 716
Nationwide/EAG Marketing Sponsor 718
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Sponsor 728
Earlusion Handmade Artist 730
Pure Source Crystals aka Rainbow Gems Wholesale/Importer Artist 732
Olson Chiropractic Small Commercial Business 734
Tsering Jewelry Wholesale/Importer Artist 736
Trenique Creations Handmade Artist 738
Blue Waters Marketing Sponsor 804
JuneStones Handmade Artist 806
NYS Collection Eyewear Small Commercial Business 808
LuLaRoe Annie Corbett/ The Rise Pro Wholesale/Importer Artist 810
Mistura Timepieces Handmade Artist 812
Foot Fetish Fitted Toe Rings Wholesale/Importer Artist 814
Cielito Lindo Wholesale/Importer Artist 816
Buffalo Turquoise Handmade Artist 818-20
Comcast California Region Xfinity Sponsor 822
Estates Liquidators Merchant 832-34
SolarCity Sponsor 836
Dorrie Langley Chalk Artist Chalk artist
Ronald Guzman/Savannah Wadsworth Chalk Artist Chalk Artist
Gwendolyn Monroe Chalk Artist Chalk Artist
Curate Sponsor Estudillo
Mike Hutslar Food Vendor F1
The Roasted Corn Food Vendor F2
Gorgeous Gorilla Food Vendor F3
Sweet Delights Food Vendor F4
Windows to Africa Handmade Artist TBD
Casey’s Art Handmade Artist TBD
Pandora’s Box Wholesale/Importer Artist TBD

 

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 23 & 24, 2017, 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 MainStreetMartinez.org

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.

For all your public transportation options, visit 511.org.

NO PETS ALLOWED NEAR FOOD AREAS

 

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