Tall City Blues Fest Announces 2013 Line-Up
Tall City Blues Fest, presented by Riley Geological Consultants, announces its line-up for
the 2013 Festival. The Festival will be held in downtown Midland’s Centennial Plaza on July
26-27, 2013 and brings award-winning Blues performers to West Texas.
The Friday night headliner is Chris Duarte (Atlanta, GA) followed by a finale performance from
JT Coldfire (Austin, Texas). On Saturday night Zac Harmon (Jackson, MS) will headline the
Festival with a special guest performance by, Mississippi Blues Child, Castro Coleman, then
followed by a finale performance from Nick Moss (Chicago, IL).
Friday night opening act will be Laurie Morvan Band (Long Beach, CA) and Saturday opening
act will be Shakura S’Aida (Toronto, CA).
Other Tall City Blues Best Performers include:
- Justin Johnson (Durham, NC)
- The Peterson Brothers (Bastrop, Texas)
- Frank Gomez (Austin, Texas)
- Terry Quiett (Wichita, KS)
- Brad Absher & Swamp Royale (Houston, Texas)
- Mike Milligan & the Altar Boyz (Austin, Texas)
- Kirsten Thien (New York, NY) with special guest, Eddie Turner (Denver, CO)
“Of the 14 performers we’re showcasing this year, seven have competed at the International
Blues Challenge in Memphis and four have been nominated for Blues Music Awards,” said
Tall City Blues Fest Talent Buyer Ronn Reeger. “It’s very exciting to be able to bring this kind
of talent to West Texas.”
On Friday, July 26, gates will open at 5 PM, and the first performer will take the Cimarex
Energy Main Stage at 5:30 PM. On Saturday, the gates will open at 1 PM with the first
performer taking the Riley Geological Main Stage at 2 PM.
On Saturday, a third stage, the Ford Community Jam Stage, will host 15-minute Community
Jam sessions alternating between the Main Stage performances, making Saturday a triplestage format.
To purchase tickets online, go to tallcitybluesfest.com.