Doheny Blues Fest: B.B. King Trucks, Potter, Setzer, Jones


B.B. King
Omega Events recently announced the line-up for the 12th Annual Doheny Blues Festival, scheduled for May 16 and 17. The nationally-recognized music festival celebrates the best of Blues, R&B and Roots music on the beach in South Orange County, California.

B.B. King is the undisputed, worldwide King of the Blues, a 15-time Grammy Award® Winner. Brian Setzer has been the leader of two popular music revivals: Rockabilly, with his chart-topping band The Stray Cats; and swing music, with Brian Setzer and his rockin' Orchestra.

"We have always looked to the future when programming Doheny Blues, and this year is no exception with The Derek Trucks Band, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, and Grace Potter and The Nocturnals," continues Sherman. "From top to bottom, this year's Doheny lineup is our strongest yet!" Also playing during the weekend: Keb' Mo', Buckwheat Zydeco, Elvin Bishop and Ruthie Foster.

Saturday, May 16:
Brian Setzer & The Nashvillains
The Keb' Mo' Band
Elvin Bishop with special guest
John Németh
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
John Hammond
Sven Zetterberg from Sweden
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys
White Boy James & The Blues Express
The 44's
Gregg Young

Sunday, May 17:
B.B. King
The Derek Trucks Band
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Buckwheat Zydeco
The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue with Tommy Castro Band, Kenny Neal, Magic Dick and Janiva Magness
Ruthie Foster
Coco Montoya
Porterhouse Bob & Down To The Bone
The Memphis Kings
Two more artists to be announced

WHEN: May 16 & 17, 2009, 11 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily

WHERE: Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629

WHAT ELSE: Various attractions will be located throughout the festival grounds: International Food Court; Microbrew Tasting at The Backporch, eclectic Vendor Village; sponsor displays; and the Blackstone Wine Lounge.

BACKPORCH: The Backporch, the third stage of music, is an intimate setting where fans can experience acoustic sets, including John Hammond, Ruthie Foster, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm and Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Boys.

TICKET PRICES: General admission tickets will be $48 per day, $78 for a 2-day pass, kids (6-12) only $13. VIP & Backstage Passes are also available.

WHERE TO BUY: Tickets are now on sale at or the Omega Box Office at (949) 360-7800. On April 3, tickets will also be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, all So. Cal. Wahoo's Fish Taco locations, Renaissance Dana Point, and the Doheny State Beach Lifeguard Tower.

[Published on: 4/21/09]

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dmbfan21 starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/21/2009 12:09PM
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derek trucks and b.b. king???

Dire46daysWolf Tue 4/21/2009 12:17PM
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oh yeah dmbfan BB King should sit in w/ DTB!

irtimed Tue 4/21/2009 01:47PM
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Orange County?

PooDolla Tue 4/21/2009 04:53PM
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Sounds like I might have to get a ticket. Keb Mo, John Hammond, Derek Trucks and BB King. Hell yes.

brooklynite84 Tue 4/21/2009 05:16PM
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HELL YEAH! I planned on going to this a few weeks ago, I'm gonna have a nice few days of music with NIN/JA here in PHX then I'm driving to see NIN/JA again the day before the last day of this festival at Chula Vista, I'm driving just an hour from Chula Vista just to go see Sharon Jones and Trucks with BB KING!!! What way to spend a weekend...CAN'T WAIT!!!