Bluesberry Festival, the Louisiana Northshore’s newest celebration of the arts, will make its debut on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Downtown Covington’s riverside Bogue Falaya Park.
The festival will feature both national and regional musicians – primarily blues, but also seasoned with a little rock and jazz – from 10AM to 7PM. The event will also include the Abita Beer Garden, a local artist showcase, live art demonstrations, a food truck roundup featuring a creative assortment of blueberry-themed dishes, a children’s activity village and more.
Tickets will be available beginning January 2019. Admission is $10 from January 1 to March 15, $20 from March 16-June 7, and $25 on June 8 (at the gate).
“Bluesberry Festival is much more than a music festival; it’s a cultural immersion," says festival co-founder Sarada Bonnett. "The Greater New Orleans area is filled with so much musical, artistic and culinary talent. We’re showcasing some of those finest elements, but also featuring some amazing musicians that you can’t see just anywhere.”
Among the festival’s headliners is Casey James, a Texas-based singer, songwriter and guitarist who is familiar to many as a finalist on Season 9 of American Idol. The festival will also feature Johnny Hayes, an Alabama native whose rock-blues style gained notoriety on Season 12 of The Voice when he landed a spot on Adam Levine’s team, advancing to the top 24 live rounds. Also on the bill is Guitar Center’s 2011 “King of the Blues” Jonathon Long, New Orleans' jazz singer Charmaine Neville, blues guitarist Eric Johanson, blues-rock guitarist and singer Steve Mignano, singer-bandleader Tyler Kinchen and roots musician Crispin Schroeder.
For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/bluesberryfest.
PHOTOS: Tyler Kinchen website, Charmaine Neville Facebook page, Jonathon Long website, Casey James' Facebook page, Eric Johanson Facebook page (by Jayne Tansey-Patron), Johnny Hayes Facebook page, Steve Mignano Facebook page.