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Bluestock Blues - New Music Fest Plays the Catskills

The Bluestock Blues Music Festival is being held August 26 - 28, 2011 at the Hunter bluestock-buddy-guyMountain Ski Center in Hunter Mountain, New York.

This debut of a major Blues Festival in the northern Catskill Mountains of New York State, features a wide variety of great performers that represent all aspects of Blues music. Bluestock is co-presented by Radio Woodstock and Steve & Jeff Simon Present.

Radio Woodstock produces the annual Mountain Jam Festival which, after a mere six years, has become one of the top festivals in the country.

"This is a great next step for us. We have wanted to promote another annual music festival and co-promoting a Blues festival with Steve & Jeff Simon Presents is the perfect scenario", said Gary Chetkof, Founder and President of Radio Woodstock.

Action film star Steven Seagal co-hosts the three-day festival along with co-promoter Steve Simon. Seagal also performs with his blues band Thunderbox.

The lineup is headed by Buddy Guy and Robert Cray Band. Among the artists also performing are:

  • Elvin Bishopbluestock-shemekia
  • Tommy Castro & The LRBR (Ft. Joe Louis Walker, Rick Estrin, and Deanna Bogart)
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
  • Shemekia Copeland
  • Tab Benoit
  • Ronnie Baker Brooks
  • Curtis Salgado
  • Zac Harmon
  • Bob Margolin & Matt Hill
  • The Reba Russell Band
  • Shakura S'Aida
  • Mitch Woods & Billy Gibson
  • Moreland & Arbuckle
  • The Alexis P Suter Band
  • Trampled Under Foot
  • Bruce Katz
  • Albert Cummings
  • Ty Curtis
  • Port City Prophets
  • The Lionel Young Band

Other attractions to go along with the music include:bluestock-skyrider

  • New York Zipline Adventures with canopy zipline tours and North America’s longest zipline with a mountain Skyride
  • Gaming Area – Indoor and outdoor games:
  • Cozy Kids Corner – children and their parents can enjoy frisbees, balls, low hanging hammocks, tipis and cozy corners
  • Cosmic Karma Fire Troupe – This fire performing troupe performs with the one element known to be uncontrolled by nature.
  • Art Exhibitionpresents work by these artists:
    • Doug Elliot
    • Jeremy Holmes
    • Rennie Cantine
    • Mike Gurdin
  • unique gourmet food and beverages
  • booths selling crafts, music and other Blues-related merchandise

For more information, go to

Bluestock Blues Music Festival
August 26 - 28, 2011

Hunter Mountain Ski Center
64 Klein Avenue
Hunter, NY 12442

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