The New Blues Festival is nominated in the Charity Category at Fest Forums, taking place Wednesday, November 14 through Friday, November 16 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront (formerly the Fess Parker Resort) in Santa Barbara. Winners will be chosen at a ceremony on Friday, November 16 by an esteemed Board of Advisors that includes names such as Michael Lang, Co-Creator of Woodstock Musical Concert/Promoter, Producer, and Artistic Manager; Maureen Ford, President, National & Festival Sales at Live Nation; and Steve Knopper, Contributing Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine. 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Tickets/Info: http://www.festforums.com/2018-home.
“We are very proud and honored to be nominated among the great Festivals represented here,” says Bill Grisolia, Producer and Founder of the New Blues Festival. “This (nomination) is also a testament to the hard-working team we have in place (at the New Blues Festival).”
Fest Forums is a conference for all festival industry leaders, event producers, and artists. Addressing cutting-edge technology, talent, ticketing, sponsorships, scheduling, merchandising, operations, sustainability, charitable work, innovation and safety, Fest Forums brings together festivals and events of all sizes for collaboration, professional development, and entertainment. Festivals participating include Coachella, Austin City Limits, New York Wine & Food, Camp Bisco, Lockn’ Fest, Firefly, Life is Beautiful, Sundance, Stage Coach Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, TIFF, Bonnaroo, Bottle Rock, Ultra Music Festival, Governors Ball, Los Angeles Food & Wine, Newport Folk Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Woodstock, San Francisco International Film Festival, South Beach Wine and Food, SXSW, Austin Food & Wine Festival, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, Live Nation’s festivals, Vans Warped Tour, Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Hollywood Film Festival, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Life is Beautiful, Global Citizen Festival, Sundance and hundreds more.
About…The New Blues Festival
New Blues Festival enters its sixth year in existence in 2019, making it one of the longest, consecutive-running festivals in Southern California. Yearly attendance has grown exponentially each year, with close to 8,000 attendees both days at the 2018 NBF this past Labor Day weekend.
“Los Angeles and Orange Counties have responded very well to the (New Blues Festival) concept. We definitely hit on a pent-up demand for a long-running inter-generational tradition, and we are excited to once again share all this great music with the public”, says William Grisolia, Producer and Founder of the New Blues Festival.
Past New Blues Festival headliners include 2017 Grammy winner, Bobby Rush; Grammy nominee, vocalist Janiva Magness; one of the blues biggest female guitarists, Ana Popovic; Stray Cat member, Lee Rocker; legendary SoCal-based harpist-vocalist, James Harman; famed SoCal jazz/blues chanteuse, Barbara Morrison; plus the best young up-and-coming blues artists, such as the Chase Walker Band and Ray Goren.
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