Tall City Blues Fest announces lineup, no longer in downtown Midland


The Tall City Blues Fest announced its 2022 lineup this week. This year’s event will take place on September 24 at The Destination Midland.

Pre-sale general admission tickets are $20 per person and unlimited VIP access is $125, which includes an invitation to the VIP launch party, free food truck service from some of the vendors, a VIP deck, a special reserve bar, an executive style bathrooms and VIP merch. Festival founders and friends get a special rate on upgrading to VIP.

The 2022 program…

KT and The Blues Scientists: Former Long John Hunter drummer Kevin Taylor (KT) guides his own team as guitar leader, creating groovy organic collections of blues. 12:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., Destination Stage, as part of the Sponsor and VIP Evening

­Tony Barker’s group: Nominated for “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” by the Academy of Texas Music, Tony Barker is a jack-of-all-trades, telling true stories through his music. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Destination Stage, as part of the Sponsor and VIP Evening

The Crows : Festival opener and representative of the Greater West Texas Blues Society at this year’s International Blues Challenge, this father/son duo pays tribute to legends such as John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. 3 to 3:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Jhett Black: Drawing inspiration from Lead Belly and Howlin’ Wolf, Jhett Black uses slide guitar and driving beats to create soulful sounds. 4 to 4:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

In simple terms: Comprised of Cole and Logan Layman, this rhythmic brother/sister duo pushes the boundaries of the blues and paves the way for a roaring new generation of artists from the Tall City Blues Fest alumni band. 5 to 5:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Dirty Red and the Soul Shakers: Hailing from Oklahoma City, fierce harmonica master Eric McDaniel and villainous guitarist Ike Lamb combine their talents with funky rhythmic accompaniment, creating searing music. 6 to 7 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

John Sprott Blues Band: This classic crew represented the Greater West Texas Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in January. They combine original blues beats with modern times and still deliver stellar entertainment. 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Mr Sipp: A Fest favorite, this year’s headliner charms and outrages the crowd simultaneously, bringing that Mississippi twang to the Tall City. 8:30 to 9:45 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage

Noah Wotherspoon: Festival closer to and hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Wotherspoon’s rich, soulful words and mesmerizing riffs take his soulful music to galactic heights.10 p.m. to 11 p.m., Old Lumberyard Stage


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