Downtown Kingston! | Friday Headliner Announced - Limestone City Blues Festival

Friday Headliner Announced - Limestone City Blues Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                         AUGUST 3, 2015          




The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues on August 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2015. We are delighted to announce that Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials will be headlining this year’s Friday night Princess Street stage concert. Philip Sayce, originally booked to headline, has had to withdraw for personal reasons.

From working at Chicago's Red Carpet Car Wash to appearing on national television, from gigging at the smallest ghetto blues bars to performing on the biggest international concert stages, master bluesman Lil' Ed Williams has come a long way. Mixing smoking slide guitar boogies and raw-boned Chicago shuffles with the deepest slow-burners, Lil' Ed and his blistering Blues Imperials deliver the blues, from gloriously riotous and rollicking to intensely emotional and moving. Not since the heyday of Hound Dog Taylor & The HouseRockers has a blues band made such a consistently joyful noise. Currently celebrating 24 rip-roaring years together, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials ply their musical talents with skills that have been honed to a razor's edge. As much a family as a band, they have outlasted sports stars and presidents, musical fads and fashion trends. And together, they continue to make blues history with each and every performance and new recording.

Bracelets are available for sale at several locations. The $15 bracelet is good for all the outdoor concerts and participating venues over the four day festival. Bracelet purchasers also receive a $10 Blues Buck good for $10 off at participating locations.

New this year, the festival will be offering a VIP bracelet for $35. Included in this offer is a festival bracelet, VIP acoustic set with Thursday night headliner JW-Jones, meet ‘n greet with JW and refreshments. For details visit and go to the Blues Festival page.

The Limestone City Blues Festival is proudly presented by K-Rock 105.7 and generously sponsored by  Dan Aykroyd Wines, Bell, FlyerMail, Bell, Steam Whistle, Discount Car & Truck Rental and The Kingston Whig-Standard.

The Limestone City Blues Festival is produced by the Downtown Kingston! BIA.  Downtown Kingston! BIA is an association comprised of, and funded by 700+ downtown businesses.  The association is dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of a vibrant and healthy downtown.