tel aviv blues festival

If the blues are in your blood then let them sing out, put some rhythm in it and dance all the way to Tel Aviv for an amazing four day Blues Festival! Between July 3 – 6, 2015 (Friday thru Monday) there will be 40 performances in 20 different clubs throughout the city, with incandescent international and Israeli musicians, all brought to us by Yamit Hagar (Nobody’s Fault Productions), international and Israeli musicians and music venues, sharing the love of the blues by offering many performances absolutely FREE!

Mark your calendars and start getting the fever, Leo Bud Welch will be bringing his urgent rhythms and sweet hard hitting blues to Israel, performing on July 6th, the festival’s closing show. Playing blues guitar ever since he was a kid, Leo Bud Welch released his debut album Sabougla Voices in January 2014, just before his 82nd birthday! His mojo is working on me…you just have to hear him!

Praise His Name from Sabougla Voices

Girl in the Holler from Leo Bud Welch’s 2nd album: I Don’t Prefer No Blues

Here’s the full, rich, Tel Aviv Blues Festival program:

FRIDAY JULY 3RD
14:00 – Opening the festival with style are some of my favorites:  Full Trunk  hosting Gal de Paz and Lucille Crew @The Zone. Tickets are 50/60 NIS, via this link.

Full Trunk: Time for us to Move

Lucille Crew featuring Gal de Paz: Grandma’s Hands

13:00 – Noam Dayan and Eyal Kdoshim @Bar Giora. 20 NIS.
14:00 – Hebrew Blues @Bar Kayma – FREE! & Photo exhibit of Blues musicians
15:00 – Israel Blues Society acoustic jam @Mike’s Place (Ha’arba’a St) – FREE!
15:00 – Israel Blues Society electric jam @Mike’s Place (TLV boardwalk – Tayelet) – FREE!

15:00  – Yaron Ben Ami @Loveat Barzilay – FREE!
15:00 – Tribute to Bessie Smith – Black Betty & Chocolate Factory @Loveat Habima – FREE!
21:00 – Ronen Green – intimate house concert @HaDolfin 17, Yafo – FREE!

Ronen Green: My Baby

21:00 – Dani Litani @Ozen Bar. Tickets are 75/80 NIS, via this link.
21:00 – Lightnin’ Malcolm @The Container! An acoustic Guild guitar will be raffled off to a very lucky audience member! Amazing blues guitar coming here all the way from Mississippi…Admission FREE!

Lightnin’ Malcom: Stop Fighting Over Me

21:00 – Omer Netzer @Bar Giora. Tickets are 30 NIS.
22:00 – Papa Blues @Piano Bar – FREE!
22:00 – Itay Pearl @Bialik Cafe. Tickets are 50 NIS.
22:00 – Trask @Mike’s Place (TLV Boardwalk – Tayelet) – FREE!
23:15 – Yaron Ben Ami @Tsuzamen. Tickets are 30 NIS.

SATURDAY JULY 4TH

15:00 – Eli Marcus & Yaron Ben Ami @Mike’s Place (Ha’arba’a) – FREE!
17:00 – Yaron Ben Ami @A La Rampa – FREE!

18:00 – Noam Dayan @Loveat Habima – FREE!
18:00 – Shahar Croituro @Loveat Barzilay – FREE!

20:00 – Ronnie Peterson & Efraim Shamir @Ozen Bar. Tickets are 85/90 NIS, via this link.
20:00 – Ofer Amichai @Bar Giora. Tickets are 30 NIS.

20:30 – Itamar Beck @Tsuzamen. Tickets are 20 NIS.
21:00 – “Shabluz” dance workshop for beginners to be followed by a dance party! Tickets are 30/50 NIS.

21:00 – Mollycoddles rockabilly @Gagarin. Tickets 50 NIS.
21:00 – Roee Lavan @Zaka’im – FREE!
21:30 – Sawyer @The Container – FREE!

Sawyer: Bang, Bang, Bang

22:00 – Noam Dayan & Eyal Kdoshim @Mike’s Place (Ha’arba’a St.) – FREE!
22:00 – Electric Blue @Ozen Bar. Tickets 55 NIS via this link.
22:00 – Blues Messengers @Levontin. Tickets are 50 NIS.
22:00 – Candye Kane with Laura Chavez & Sobo Blues Band @Mike’s Place (TLV Boardwalk – HaTayelet) – FREE!

22:00 – Uzi Ramirez @Buxa – FREE!
22:30 – Alexander Magar @Tsuzamen. Tickets are 30 NIS.

SUNDAY JULY 5TH

18:30 – Lightnin’ Malcolm master class @Halilit Yafo – FREE! Can you believe it! Awesome!
20:00 – Hanan Aluma @Ozen Bar. Tickets are 30 NIS, via this link.
20:30 – Shay Milman @Tsuzamen. Tickets are 20 NIS.
20:00 – Shlomo Mizrahi & band @Bar Giora. Tickets are 50 NIS.
21:00 – Holy Lindy Land will kick up their heels and dance the blues @Dancing Camel. Tickets are 40 NIS.
21:00 – The Blues Rebels @The Container – FREE!

The Blues Rebels: Don’t Want You Back

22:30 – Heeby Gee Bees Blues Band @Ozen Bar. Tickets are 40/50 NIS, link coming soon…
22:00 – Dani Dorchin @Kuli Alma – FREE!
22:00 – Oded Weiss @Tsuzamen. Tickets 30 NIS.
22:00 – Dani Gilboa & Eyal Ben Hamoria @Abraxas. Tickets 30 NIS.
22:00 The Joy Harvest Band wit Ron Gang @Mike’s Place (TLV Boardwalk – HaTayelet) – FREE!
22:00 – Libi and the Flashbacks @Bar Giora. Tickets are 30 NIS.
22:30 – Miki Shaviv electric performance with band @Rothschild 12 – FREE!
22:30 – The Boom Boom Boys & rhythm ‘n blues party with DJ Foxy Roy @Radio EPGB – FREE!

MONDAY JULY 6TH
21:30 – Gimzu Blues Band @Tsuzamen. Tickets are 30 NIS.
21:30 – Candye Kane & Laura Chavez acoustic performance @Mike’s Place (Ramat HaHayal) followed by open mic and meet & greet – FREE!
21:30 – Leo Bud Welch – closing show!!! @The Barby. Lightnin’ Malcom opening at 21:30, Leo Bud Welch at 22:00. Event page & ticket info via this link.

The festival website will be up soon…soon! We will update! Address questions to: kvish61@gmail.com