This year’s lineup seeks to delight and amaze guests of the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival with their thrilling line up of artists from across the blues music spectrum and around the globe.
A second stage has been added to our festival to feature regional musicians that are "the gumbo of music that is our heritage".
Main Stage Schedule
||Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Tribute
||JD Hill & the Jammers featuring Chance Casteel
||Jonathon "Boogie" Long
Heritage Stage Schedule
||Franklinton High School Jazz Band
||Big Fun Brass Band
||Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces
||Eli Seals Band
Taking the main stage as this years headliner is southern California native Walter Trout . This explosive musician boasts a “thrilling catalogue” of over 22 albums, and 25 years as a solo star, seeking to regaling audiences with his experiences through his soulful sound. Trout is sure to set the stage alight with his thrilling performance.
Born in Yugoslavia in the late 70’s this young 3 time nominee of the Blues Music Awards in Memphis Tennessee continues regal audiences with her rich, soulful voice and driving guitar riffs. Her music has taken her all across the globe, and into some of the most heralded music festivals and performances as well as awards.
Her latest album full length album, “Can you Stand the heat” , a musical collaboration with Tony Coleman (drummer BB King) and John Williams on bass (Al Green) features guest performances of Grammy Award winner Tommy Sims and Grammy Award nominee Lucky Peterson and has been featured in the top best-selling blues albums in the US by The Billboard Chart.
The Tupelo, Mississippi native has worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of air planes, and was a professional boxer before sharing his experiences with the world as a singer-songwriter.
This son of a Pentecostal minister, has let his diverse background drive his music and unique storytelling ability right into the billboard top 100.
He'll be performing both his captivating originals and these favoured covers, because, as he says, "there are so many great writers out there whose songs need to be heard."
Vasti Jackson is a soulful world renowned guitarist and vocalist whose presence captures an audience the moment he takes the stage with his sweat-drenched, soul-ripping performances marked by some of the most innovative guitar playing in Blues today, only enhanced by his over 30 years in the industry.
He has worked with some of the greatest names of our time including BB King, Harry Connick Jr. Martin Scorsese and Irma Thomas, as well as been featured on the HBO hit show Treme.
Jackson has Quoted as “a force to be reckoned with, ” by Marc stone of Off Beat, and is sure to bring that mighty voice to the stage here at the BBHF.
The BBHF welcomes for the second time, the now veteran band, hailing from Tupelo Ms, The Homemade Jamz. A year later and The Perry siblings, while still in their teens, have a great future if blues great B.B. King has anything to say about it. He believes “they’ve got a great future ahead.”
The trio made music history as the youngest blues band to land a record deal in 2007 when the kids’ ages ranged from nine to 16. Since then, they’ve played throughout the U.S. and in Europe, and won awards and competitions all along the way.
Though the band might not have the tumultuous past of most musicians to drive their music, they can surely perform the Delta blues. Two of them even do it on homemade instruments, a guitar and bass fashioned from automobile parts.
Johnathon "Boogie" Long
Baton Rouge native, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, first picked up a guitar at the age of 6, and has been wowing audiences with his soulful performances inspired by his Southern Baptist roots ever since.
Louisiana Legends tour veteran, and Louisiana Jazz and Heritage festival regular, Long’s powerhouse performances, smooth vocals, inspirational songwriting and monster guitar playing make him a must see.
J.D. Hill and the Jammers featuring Chance Casteel
J.D. hill was given a harmonica at the age of 5 and ever since has been regaling audiences from the stage or even his front porch with his skill for telling a story through his music. His soulful vocals and mesmerizing harmonica solo’s will round out this years line up