Annual Blues Festival returns to Coeur d’Alene
By Jillian Chandler
March 25 - 27
For more than a decade, the Coeur d’Alene Resort has been host to delivering a bluesy experience all ages can enjoy. The annual event features three days celebrating the best of modern blues, showcasing many of the most popular blues performers and bands locally, regionally and across the country.
A five-time winner of the Inland Empire Blues Society “Best of Blues” award, The Coeur d’Alene Resort partners with Too Far North Productions to bring top talent blues artists right here to Coeur d’Alene.
“After postponing the event for two years, we are excited to be able to welcome blues fans from all over the area to Coeur d'Alene again,” shares Amy VanSickle, director of marketing for The Coeur d'Alene Resort.
Headlining this year’s main festival is best-selling blues guitarist Ana Popović. “She was recently nominated as ‘Blues Rock Artist of the Year’ at the 42nd Blues Music Awards and has seven Blues Music Award nominations,” adds Amy. “Ana Popović will be joined by co-headliner, John Németh, winner of two Blues Blast Music awards, 20 Blues Music Award nominations, and 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Soul Blues Artist.”
The main event will take place at the Resort’s convention center on Saturday, March 26, where concertgoers will be treated to five bands on two stages, with eight hours of continuous performances. The music will be playing from 4pm until midnight, with concession dining and a full bar available for purchase. Tickets for this concert are priced $44.50 each (advance purchase only). Artists include Lloyd Jones Struggle at 4pm, Rae Gordon Band at 5:30, John Németh at 7pm, Ana Popović at 8:30pm, and Whack A Mole at 10pm.
The inspiration of the event was to pair stunning lake views with exceptionally good music, and that’s exactly what they’ve been doing since 2010.
To view the entire 2022 lineup of musicians who will be performing at this year’s music festival March 25 through 27, visit CdAResort.com/play/events/blues-festival.