Living History Blues Fest 2009

Sat, Sept 5 2009

The Avey Brothers
Main Stage
4:00-5:00
Hamilton Loomis
Main Stage
5:30-6:45
Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang
Main Stage
7:15-8:30
Chicago Blues Legends featuring Pinetop Perkins,
Willie Smith, Bob Stroger and Bob Margolin
Main Stage
9:00-10:15
George & Gil Davis
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Stage
3:30-4:00
6:45-7:15
Steve George w/Bob Pace
Iowa Blues Hall of Stage
5:00-5:30
8:30-9:00

Sun, Sept 6 2009

Matt Woods & The Thunderbolts
Main Stage
4:00-5:00
Chris Cain
Main Stage
5:30-6:45
EC Scott
Main Stage
7:15-8:30
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Main Stage
9:00-10:15
Catfish Keith
Iowa Blues Hall of Fame Stage
3:30-4:00
6:45-7:15
Joe Price
Iowa Blues Hall of Stage
5:00-5:30
8:30-9:00

Hours: Gates open at 3:00, Music Starts at 3:30 and goes until around 10:30.

Tickets: $15 per day or 2 day tickets available in advance only if purchased by Aug 26 for just $25. (After the 26th tickets available at Blues On Grand or at the Living History Farms General Store. Kids under 12 (when accompanied by an adult) get in free, and your ticket is good for reduced admission to Living History Farms.

Location: Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa. It’s just minutes from downtown Des Moines with easy access from I-80 and I-35

Additional Info: Bring your lawn chairs but no umbrellas, pets, coolers or tents. Food and beverages will be available on site. The Fest will have a harmonica workshop presented by Frank Freight-Train Strong each day from 5-6pm.

The name Living History comes from the location that the fest will be held. Founded in 1970, the Living History Farms is a 500-acre, outdoor museum that recreates history and lifestyles in four time periods – the 1700 Ioway Indians, the 1850 pioneers, the townspeople of 1875 and 1900 farmers. Your ticket is good for reduced admission to Living History Farms.

Fest Lodging: Special room rates for the Heart of America Living History Blues Fest are available. Just tell them you are coming for the Blues Fest.

Comfort Suites at Living History Farms – 800-395-7675 Rate includes a continental breakfast with hot items, pool, whirlpool and fitness room. Wireless internet is complimentary. Walking distance to Fest. The Blues rate is $99.00.

Sleep Inn at Living History Farms – 877-233-0333 Rate includes a continental breakfast, complimentary wireless internet, pool, and whirlpool. Walking distance to Fest. The Blues rate is $99.00.

Wildwood Lodge – 800-728-1223 Included in the rate is a hot breakfast, complimentary wireless internet, pool and whirlpool. There will be a shuttle available to the site upon request. The Blues Rate is $99.00.

Holiday Inn & Suites – 888-465-4329 This brand new hotel located at Jordan Creek in West Moines offers a new design for Holiday Inn & Suites. The rate includes complimentary wireless internet, flat screen tv, pool, whirlpool and state-of-the-art fitness center. Breakfast is on a buffet inside Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse for $8.99 for adults and $5.99 for children. The Blues rate is $99.00.

Sponsors: The Central Iowa Blues Society, Heart of America Restaurants & Inns, Dahl’s Foods, Cityview, Budweiser, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, VividPix & Design, Blues on Grand, and 95 KGGO.