Tall City Blues Fest announces lineup, no longer in downtown Midland

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The Tall City Blues Fest announced its 2022 lineup this week. This year’s event will take place on September 24 at The Destination Midland.

Pre-sale general admission tickets are $20 per person and unlimited VIP access is $125, which includes an invitation to the VIP launch party, free food truck service from some of the vendors, a VIP deck, a special reserve bar, an executive style bathrooms and VIP merch. Festival founders and friends get a special rate on upgrading to VIP.

The 2022 program…

KT and The Blues Scientists: Former Long John Hunter drummer Kevin Taylor (KT) guides his own team as guitar leader, creating groovy organic collections of blues. 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Destination Stage, as part of the Sponsor and VIP Evening


­Tony Barker’s group: Nominated for “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” by the Academy of Texas Music, Tony Barker is a jack-of-all-trades, telling true stories through his music. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Destination Stage, as part of the Sponsor and VIP Evening

The Crows : Festival opener and representative of the Greater West Texas Blues Society at this year’s International Blues Challenge, this father/son duo pays tribute to legends such as John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. 3 to 3:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Jhett Black: Drawing inspiration from Lead Belly and Howlin’ Wolf, Jhett Black uses slide guitar and driving beats to create soulful sounds. 4 to 4:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

In simple terms: Comprised of Cole and Logan Layman, this rhythmic brother/sister duo pushes the boundaries of the blues and paves the way for a roaring new generation of artists from the Tall City Blues Fest alumni band. 5 to 5:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers: Hailing from Oklahoma City, fierce harmonica master Eric McDaniel and villainous guitarist Ike Lamb combine their talents with funky rhythmic accompaniment, creating searing music. 6 to 7 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

John Sprott Blues Band: This classic crew represented the Greater West Texas Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in January. They combine original blues beats with modern times and still deliver stellar entertainment. 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Mr Sipp: A Fest favorite, this year’s headliner charms and outrages the crowd simultaneously, bringing that Mississippi twang to the Tall City. 8:30 to 9:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Noah Wotherspoon: Festival closer to and hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Wotherspoon’s rich, soulful words and mesmerizing riffs take his soulful music to galactic heights.10 p.m. to 11 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

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