Lone Star Blues & Heritage Festival

Lone Star Blues & Heritage Festival

October 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – October 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone
Salmon Lake Park
247 Salmon Lake Rd
Grapeland, TX 75844
Sallie Bengtson
Lone Star Blues & Heritage Festival @ Salmon Lake Park

Join us in Grapeland, TX for a 3 day celebration of Texas Blues, at beautiful Salmon Lake Park.

From veteran artists to rising young stars, we’re throwing a blues party … East Texas style!

The piney woods of East Texas is rich with blues history of enduring legacy. Considered the westernmost region of the Deep South, it is the birthplace of artists including Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mance Lipscomb, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins. Leadbelly, although born just over the state line in Louisiana, moved to East Texas at the age of 5.

A younger generation of legendary Texas bluesmen including Albert Collins and Freddie King also hail from East Texas. Today, Benny Turner carries that legacy, a living link to the blues he and his big brother Freddie first heard from their mother and uncles on the back porch of their Gilmer, TX home.

Join us as we celebrate the history, the legacy and the future of Texas blues at the inaugural Lone Star Blues & Heritage Festival!