Springfield, MO—The Blues Society of the Ozarks (BSO) and the American Legion Vietnam War Memorial Post 639 present the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, 2015. The nine-band (including three headliners) festival will be held at the American Legion Vietnam War Memorial Post 639, 2660 South Scenic.
Opening the festival on Friday, September 11 at 5:00 p.m. is BSO’s Memphis Bound International Blues Competition duo winner Old School. Next Sean Clavin and the Dirty Truth will take the stage before a special 9/11 tribute. Police and firefighters may attend free with proper identification. The evening of blues continues with Blue Plate Special and headlining Friday evening will be The Bluesberries.
The festival continues on Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 p.m. with BSO’s Memphis Bound International Blues Competition band winner Nathan Bryce and Loaded Dice. To take the stage next will be Steampunk Revolution then Papa Green Shoes. Two headliners will take the limelight starting with Fayetteville, Arkansas based Earl and Them. Show stoppers Divas on Fire, also from Fayetteville, close the festival. This super group is unlike any other. They are a unique collaboration of ten of the most successful women blues artist in the region. The show will burn red hot from the first to final note.
Cost to attend is $10.00 for Friday, September 11, $15.00 for Saturday, September 12, or $20.00 for both days. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Bring lawn chairs and sunscreen. Concessions available.
Please see www.bluessocietyoftheozarks.com for more information, the BSO Bluesletter, calendar, and membership information. Follow #livingtheblues on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.