List of blues festivals
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Blues festivals are music festivals which focus on blues music. Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the Southern United States around the end of the 19th century. It has elements of traditional African music, American folk music, spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts and chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. Blues has since evolved from unaccompanied vocal music and oral traditions of slaves into a wide variety of styles and subgenres, such as country blues, Delta and Piedmont, Chicago, West Coast blues. World War II marked the transition from acoustic to electric blues and the progressive opening of blues music to a wider audience, especially white listeners.
List of blues festivalsEdit
|Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival||Canada||New Brunswick||Fredericton||1991|
|Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival||Canada||British Columbia||Salmon Arm||1991|
|Bluesfest International Windsor||Canada||Ontario||Windsor||1995|
|Edmonton's Labatt Blues Festival||Canada||Alberta||Edmonton||1999|
|Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival||2011||Australia||Victoria||Bendigo|
|Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival||2002||Australia||Queensland||Gold Coast|
|Byron Bay Bluesfest||1990||Australia||New South Wales||Byron Bay|
|Dingo Creek Jazz and Blues Festival||2002||Australia||Queensland||Gympie|
|West Coast Blues & Roots Festival||2004||Australia||Western Australia||Fremantle|
|Marysville Jazz and Blues Weekend||2014||Australia||Victoria||Marysville|
|Himalayan Blues Festival||2007||Nepal||Nepal Mandala||Kathmandu|
|Kathmandu Blues n Roots Festival||2016||Nepal||Nepal Mandala||Kathmandu|
|Mahindra Blues Festival||2007||India||Maharashtra||Mumbai|
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