2017 - Two Days!!!

The 2017 Line-up

In January, the festival committee came together with plans in place to do another one-day local-flavored festival. We left with a two-day festival and the goal of national acts to bolster the event. Hard work and lots of searching and contacting led to a line-up that is strong on the local side with artists like Ashley Heath, Roots & Dore, The Zuzu Welsh Band, Moses Jones and Virginia & The Slims to name a few, and two home-run headliners, Janiva Magness on Saturday the 19th and Grady Champion on Sunday the 20th. 

Vendors will be on site and vendor opportunities as well as business participation through advertising and sponsorships also exist - The Hop will be on site with ice cream, The Karma Bus will be there with all manner of creativity, the bands will have merchandise on premises, we will have someone on site making jewelry, and we have Hennai Sophia on site as well. 

Saturday's line-up

Saturday the music will start at 1PM and run until they make us stop. The line-up (times are approximate, it IS a festival after all!):

Ashley Heath –  1pm

Paper Crowns –  2:30pm 

Moses Jones –  4pm  

Dirty Badgers –  5:30PM 

Janiva Magness –  7:30PM

Ticket price for Saturday - $25


Sunday's line-up

Sunday, the music will start at 2PM and run until 10PM or so. The line-up (times are approximate, again, its a festival!):

Roots & Dore –  2pm 

Virginia & The Slims –  3:30PM 

Zuzu Welsh Band –  5pm  

Grady Champion –  7:30PM

Tickets for Sunday are $25.

Ticket Ordering

Click HERE to order tickets. 

Sponsorship and advertising

We already have a number of event and band sponsors:

Pat & Donna Team/Keller Williams

The Amp Shop

OpenDoors of Asheville

We Now Pronounce You

Jenn McCormack Photography

For businesses or individuals wishing to sponsor a band, the event, or place advertising in the program, we have a variety of options from a $50 1/8 page ad to a $1500 event sponsorship. Contact info@rivervalleybluesfestival.com for details.


If you want to get involved through sponsoring a band, buying an ad or supporting through participation as a vendor, contact info@rivervalleybluesfestival.com