20th Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival – May 22 – 24, 2015

2015 Blues Festival Lineup

Friday, May 22, 2015
ALL DAY American Motor Drome Co. Wall of Death
11am – 5pm People’s Choice Bike Show
5:00 pm People’s Choice Bike Awards
Live Auction “Pancho Villa Rides Again”
5pm – 7pm The Noodles/Gough Park
3 KICK-OFF Dances!
7:00 – 10:30 pm Country Blues Revue/Billy’s BBQ
8:00 – 11:00 pm Dusty Low/Q’s Southern Bistro
9:00 – Midnight Guitar Slim/Little Toad Creek downtown
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at Gough Park
8:00 am Kneeling Nun Bike Run
ALL DAY American Motor Drome Co. Wall of Death
12:15 – 1:15 pm Rhythm Mystic and Brandon Perrault
1:45 – 2:45 pm Guitar Slim
3:15 – 4:45 pm Bad News Blues Band
5:15 – 6:45 pm Janiva Magness
7:15 – 9:00 pm The Taj Mahal Trio Charlie Musselwhite
Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Gough Park
ALL DAY American Motor Drome Co. Wall of Death
12:00 – 1:00 pm The Greenwood Misses
1:30 – 2:45 pm The Pleasure Pilots
3:15 – 4:45 pm Andy T Nick Nixon Band
5:15 – 6:45 pm The Campbell Brothers

Blues & Bikes Festival RAFFLE

1) Grand Prize: Musser / Swanson Advanced Jumbo
Winner: Richard Garcia
2) Mini iPad 3
Winner: Roland Carstaedt of High Rolls, NM
3) Cordoba C5 Classical Guitar with hardshell case
                                         Winner: Judy Johnston from Albuquerque, NM

Pancho Villa Rides Again Auction
Original Painting “Pancho Villa Rides Again” by Lois Duffy to be auctioned at the Festival. Lois Duff bio | Auction Details | Bid Form
Blues & Bikes Festival Commemorative Poster
Bring home a piece of the 20th Annual Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival.
You can purchase online or at the festival.
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Blues & Bikes Festival T-Shirts & more…
You can purchase 20th Annual Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival t-shirts, caps, and other merchandise through Morningstar.

The Mimbres Region Arts Council’s (MRAC) unparalleled Blues Festival, the last remaining FREE Blues Festival in the Southwest, celebrates 20 extraordinary years of success with a new name, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival, and an expansion that will include a third full day of motorcycle related activities on Friday, May 22 in and around Gough Park.  Renowned harmonica virtuoso, W.C. Handy award winner, Grammy nominee and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite will headline the festival Saturday night, May 23. The festival runs through Sunday afternoon, May 24, featuring the Campbell Brothers as Sunday headliners. Presented in and around Silver City’s Gough Park, the Silver City Blues & Bikes Festival is the same great festival you’ve come to expect, renamed and expanded for a total Blues & Bikes Lovers Experience.

Friday’s expanded events will include the People’s Choice Bike Show, judged by festival attendees in two categories: early 1900s to 1984 and 1985 to present day; the family motorcycle attraction the Wall of Death, “America’s Original Extreme Motorcycle Thrill Show,” featuring the Indian 101 Scout as well as vintage Harley-Davidsons; a 50+ vendors; a bike run; independent custom bike builders and detailers, such as West Coast Smudge from Fairfield Pin-striping and other high quality bike-themed vendors.

In addition the Blues Festival hosts a diverse array of artisans from across the region. Handmade and one-of-a-kind fiber arts pieces, pottery, and jewelry can be found in the Artisans Alley framing the park. While you are browsing and shopping, stop by any of the many food vendor booths to sample a variety of traditional festival and ethnic foods. Over the weekend, downtown Silver City shops, galleries and restaurants will be offering Blues Festival specials.

The Silver City Blues Festival is supported by our sponsors: Lawley Toyota of Silver City, Western New Mexico Univerity, James Edd Hughs/Edward Jones Investments, and the Town of Silver City. Our media sponsor is Q 92.9 FM. Funders include WESTAF, The National Endowment for the Arts, and New Mexico Arts.





Check out last year’s lineup here.

Check out photo galleries of past Silver City Bluesfests here.