Picturesque Warrenpoint is once again set to play host to some of the world’s leading blues and jazz performers who are heading to the County Down town for the 21st International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival from 22-27 May 2019. Sponsored by Diageo, the festival attracts thousands of music loving locals and tourists with many coming from across the globe to visit the renowned festival.
Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the International Guinness® Blues on the Bay Festival will truly come of age this year as it hosts six days of 100 free breath-taking blues and jazz gigs, music workshops and jamming sessions. Featuring amazing international blues musicians from across the globe and closer to home, this award-winning festival grows from strength to strength.
This year festival fans will be treated to a musical extravaganza featuring international blues legends including Argentinian singer, guitar and trumpet player, Vanesa Harbek, and Chicago’s guitar blazer, Big Dog Mercer. Other highlights include showcases for emerging musicians on the Bluesberry Fringe and a wealth of established pros in the international blues festival circuit – Pat McManus, Rab McCullough, Ronnie Greer, Mirenda Rosenberg, The Unholy Gospel Band, Freedom 35’s, Rev Doc, Ralph McLean, Green Tangerines and The Bluez Katz Blues Band.