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For Friday October 26th 2018
Back for 2018 at its home — The 21st Blues Masters at the Crossroads at Blue Heaven Studios in Salina!
Prepare for Kansas' premier two-night blues music festival — Blues Masters at the Crossroads, Oct. 26-27 in Salina, KS, at Blue Heaven Studios. We've booked another premier lineup!
Our musical bonanza continues Saturday night led off by Kenny Neal. Born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, young Kenny learned the basics from his father, blues singer and harmonica player Raful Neal Jr., and family friends such as Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy and Slim Harpo. He's a modern swamp blues multi-instrumentalist, drawing deeply from the sizzling sounds of his native Louisiana. And don't miss Robert Finley — a soul-stirring vocalist whose relationship with the Black Keys Dan Auerbach resulted in the sensational 2017 album Goin' Platinum! Lastly we've got Larry Garner, and Saturday's closer, Lil' Ray Neal. An inductee of the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame, Garner cut his blues teeth at the legendary Baton Rouge hotbed Tabby's Blues Box. He now has a devoted following throughout the country and across the Atlantic Ocean. Neal has stepped out of the shadow of his big brother, Kenny, and has made the transition from sideman to frontman. He's been a supporting player for John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters and many other notable blues legends. After BB King's death at 89 in May 2015, Neal played for the homecoming and at King's funeral a week later.
Saturday night takes place once again at the church of the blues, the sonically unsurpassed Blue Heaven Studios. Those who've been here before know - with just 450 seats or so, the vibe is intimate and the performances up close and personal.
Saturday night, Oct. 27, 2018
Doors open at Blue Heaven Studios at 6:45 p.m.; show starts at 7:15 p.m.
Lil' Ray Neal
For full lineup details for Friday and Saturday nights visit blueheavenstudios.com. Please note that all ticket orders that are shipped will be assessed a $1.00 fee for U.S. postal shipping. Kansas residents will not be charged tax.
This ticket is for the Saturday night, Oct. 28 show only!