San Diego Blues Festival

The Port is proud to sponsor the San Diego Blues Festival through the Tidelands Activation Program

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San Diego Blues Festival was founded in 2011, it had a simple mission to provide great blues music at an affordable price, and raise money to support the battle against hunger in our community.

Since then, the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank has shared some of the best blues musicians on the planet with an appreciative and growing audience. In the festival’s first four years, our sponsors and our festival goers have helped contribute 12 tons of food and more than $585,000 to help the Food Bank fight hunger in San Diego County.

This year we are honored to present Mavis Staples as our headliner. A Grammy winner and member of the Blues and Rock And Roll halls of fame, Staples was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor in December, the nation’s highest arts honor. This year’s lineup also includes another Blues Hall of Famer, Joe Louis Walker and the popular, California Honeydrops. There will be a total of nine acts over the course of Saturday covering a broad spectrum of blues styles

San Diego Blues Festival Set Times

Baker Electric Solar Stage

12 Noon – Missy, Mercedes & Sharifah
1:30 p.m. – Big Jon & the Nationals
3:30 p.m. – Chris James, Patrick Rynn & Aki Kumar
5:30 p.m. – Joe Louis Walker

BCS Main Stage

12:45 p.m. – Blue Largo
2:30 p.m. – Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
4:30 p.m. – The California Honeydrops
6:30 p.m. – Mavis Staples



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