Plattsburgh Blues and Jazz (PB&J) lineup is made up of the best, award-winning Blues and Jazz performers from around the U.S. and Canada to the Plattsburgh area. This years line-up will feature performers like the top honored soul singers and harmonica players, John Nemeth and Curtis Salgado, Blues Music Award Entertainer of the Year, Victor Wainwright, Two GRAMMY-nominated musicians, Kenny Neal and Joe Louis Walker, Top award winning Canadian Blues artists, Paul Deslauriers and Angel Forrest, International Blues Challenge winner, Dawn Tyler Watson and JP Soars, world renowned blues acts like Surgaray Rayford, Alexis P Suter and newer artists like Vanessa Collier and Nick Schnebelen. Already known as a lakeside destination for year-round outdoor activities just miles from Burlington, VT the Adirondacks and Montreal, Canada, the Plattsburgh area is now emerging as a go to city for music, the arts and more. PB&J is proud to be a part of that. So, come be a part of the excitement. Enjoy world class Blues and Jazz knowing that your ticket purchases go to support the artists and to bringing new music to the area. Check out our lineup, and spread the PB&J!
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July 1st – Dawn Tyler Watson, 7 pm at MacDonough Park. Celebrate Canada Day with Dawn Tyler Watson and her full band. This years winner of the International Blues Challenge as ” Band of the Year” . Past winner of Canada’s Maple Blues Awards for “Female Artist of the Year”, nine Quebec Lys Blues Awards, a Trophées France Blues for Female International Artist of the Year. Experience joy and see this band!
July 4th – Sugaray Rayford, 7 pm, Free Event, MacDonough Park
From LA, Sugatay is the former singer for the Mannish Boys ( Grammy Winner of Best Blues Album) and now with his 7 piece band with horns and vocal dynamite that will detonate with funk, soul and pure energy, reminiscence of the Legendary James Brown. This years nominee for Entertainer of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. A not to be missed show that will explode before the town’s fireworks.
July 7th The Nick Schnebelen Band 5:30 pm & Southern Avenue, 7 pm, MacDonough Park. Free Events
The Nick Schnebelen Band from Kansas City.
Nick is a world class guitar player and one of the members of the award winning band Trampled Under Foot. In 2008 Trampled Under Foot won the Best Band at The International Blues Competition and Nick won The Albert King Award for “Best Guitarist”. Then in 2014, Trampled Under Foot got the prestigious Blues Music Award for “Band of The Year” as well as “Album Of The Year”
Southern Avenue straight from Memphis, a fiery young quintet on Stax records that embodies its Memphis soul, blues and gospel while adding youthful spirit and dynamic energy. One of the absolute hottest and most-talked-about bands on the scene today.”
At 9 PM July 7th, Olive Ridley’s (after Mayors Cup festivities,) The Nick Schnebelen Band. Heat up the night after the mayors Cup concerts and come to the club for a dance party with the phenomenal Nick Schnebelen Band from Kansas City. Special Mayors Cup $5 dollar show. Click Here to Reserve your Tickets Now!
Tuesday, July 18th at 8PM (Retro Live) Kenny Neal and the Family Band
Three time Grammy nominated International Blues superstar. This years winner for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year as well as Contemporary Male Artist of the year. A true living blues Legend, a multi-instrumentalist with his tight family band. They do a a bayou swamp blues, real deal, professional and so much fun! This show is the absolute not to be missed show of the season! 15 dollars in advance and 18 dollars at the door. Click Here to Reserve Your Tickets & Save!
Saturday July 29th at 8PM Olive Ridleys – Joe Louis Walker –
2017 Grammy nominee for Best Contemporary Blues Album, a Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner. Second time through PB& where he packed the house with his phenomenal band. Joe is a boundary-pushing icon of modern blues, a living legend! Another not to be missed show! Reserve Your Tickets Now & Save!
Wed August 9th at 7PM Retro Live – JP Soars and The Redhots
JP Soars is a 1st Place Winner in The International Blues Challenge (IBC), Winner of the Guitarist of the year Albert King Award and was nominated for Best Contemporary Male Artist at the Blues Music Awards. One of the band leaders of the super-group, Southern Hospitality, JP is hailed as one of the best guitarists in Blues. He goes from acoustic gypsy jazz to a 2 string cigar box to a full tilt electric boogie. Hold on to your hats when JP Soars plays.
Thursday August 24th at 7 pm Naked Turtle – Vanessa Collier
Young and rising faster then a shooting star. this talented young female bandleader, singer and saxophonist makes blues and saxy soulful. Second time around for PB and J and her sax walk down Margaret Street is still being talked about. 2017 nominated for Saxophonist of the year.