Now in its 19th year, The ‘International Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival’ started out with only 20 gigs and has now progressed into one of the World’s most popular blues festivals boasting over 90 gigs.

Gerry to bring the rock of Rory Gallagher to Blues on the Bay

The International Guinness Blues on the Bay Festival will host a special concert featuring the original members of Rory Gallagher’s band; Gerry McAvoy and Brendan O’Neil.  Also helping to Showcase this rocking Rory Rhythm and Blues Revue will include amazing guitarist/vocalists Ben Poole and Gwyn Aston. Also in the band are James Sands and special guest Grainne Duffy. Boasting over 90 free gigs and a tasty food festival; This blistering blues bank holiday weekend is guaranteed to please and impress!

The festival organiser’s have always stuck to the principal of it being a ‘musicians festival’ and it is the music that has always been its key to success. Similarly, as the event is a not-for-profit, voluntary project, costs to festival goers has always been great value-for-money.

Over the years, artists like Van Morrison, Peter Green, Paul Jones and Dr Feelgood have appeared in small intimate venues.

Many of the headliners have came back several times, simply because of the warm and friendly atmosphere during festival weekend.

There is something for everyone at the Warrenpoint ‘Blues on the Bay’ festival and because there is plenty of great restaurants and bars hosting fantastic top class international blues performers; tourists coming to the event will be truly spoiled for choice and quality! Don’t forget we have family fun and food at ‘BLUESBERRY IN THE PARK’ too – continental food, 70-piece orchestra, gospel, youth entertainment…phew! So much to enjoy : 24th to 29th May 2017

Ian Sands – Bay Blues Project

A Special Thank You To This Years Festival Artist

Tom Noll was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Tom is an internationally known portrait artist of musicians and produces original oil paintings and prints for his Art That Rocks® body of work.

In his current music series, captured in oils & acrylics on canvas, he incorporates bold abstract strokes and vibrant colors into moving pieces that capture the essence of the music and the musicians.

Marketing his art worldwide, he finds great pleasure in sharing these images and talking with people around the globe who are passionate fans of the musicians portrayed.

Hopefully he’s touched you with his art and has ignited an emotion within!