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Friday, July 12
 

5:00pm

BALLROOM DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM
Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

5:00pm

LOUNGE DOORS OPEN AT 5 PM
Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Bear Claw Knife & Shear Lounge (inside the Doubletree, 1st Level)

5:45pm

Pierce Dipner (Youth Music Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Pierce Dipner

Pierce Dipner

15 year old Pierce Dipner started out at age 8 to sing and play the guitar, but quickly picked up the bass, drums and cello to add to his repertoire. Originally, his music tastes were rock and punk until he discovered the blues at a youth jam hosted by the Blues Society of Western... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Fasken Oil & Ranch

Fasken Oil & Ranch

Youth Music Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are honored to co-present this year's Youth Music Showcase.
avatar for The Vineyard

The Vineyard

Youth Music Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
A modern reflection of the ranching history of the area, The Vineyard Office Park is Midland's latest premier address for business throughout the region. To discover more or book a tour, call 512-327-8800.The Vineyard is co-presenting the Youth Music Showcase at this year's Tall City... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Carolyn Hobby and Wallace Craig

Carolyn Hobby and Wallace Craig

Pierce Dipner Sponsor
As Festival Founders, we're excited to be able to support the Fest by sponsoring Pierce Dipner.


Friday July 12, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

6:00pm

Part Bee (West Texas Invitational Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Part Bee

Part Bee

Part Bee is a Midland based band that will perform in the Doubletree's Reserve Lounge on Friday night for the West Texas Invitational Showcase.

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Bear Claw Knife & Shear

Bear Claw Knife & Shear

Lounge Sponsor
We have the largest selection of knives in West Texas for your kitchen, hunting, traditional, everyday carry, collectors, swords and even custom built knives. Come see us! We are located next to Hobby Lobby in Midland.

Showcase Presenters
avatar for The Bosworth Company

The Bosworth Company

West Texas Invitational Showcase Presenting Sponsor
The Bosworth Company has a long history in Midland and is excited to help sponsor the West Texas Invitational Showcase!

Sponsors
avatar for Bessero Oil Company

Bessero Oil Company

Part Bee Band Sponsor
We love the Fest, and it's a pleasure to sponsor Part Bee, a band local to the Permian Basin.
avatar for Wendell & Carol Creech

Wendell & Carol Creech

Part Bee Band Sponsor
We are excited to be sponsoring the local band, Part Bee, at this year's Fest, and we're looking forward to enjoying hearing their selections.


Friday July 12, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bear Claw Knife & Shear Lounge (inside the Doubletree, 1st Level)

6:45pm

Allie & Evan (Youth Music Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Allie and Evan

Allie and Evan

Allie Roher is a young singer/songwriter who attends the First Coast School of Music where she met her band mates, the Kats. In 2017, they were selected by the First Coast Blues Society to represent their city in the youth showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Fasken Oil & Ranch

Fasken Oil & Ranch

Youth Music Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are honored to co-present this year's Youth Music Showcase.
avatar for The Vineyard

The Vineyard

Youth Music Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
A modern reflection of the ranching history of the area, The Vineyard Office Park is Midland's latest premier address for business throughout the region. To discover more or book a tour, call 512-327-8800.The Vineyard is co-presenting the Youth Music Showcase at this year's Tall City... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Debbie Robertson & Lezlie Frazier-Cerf

Debbie Robertson & Lezlie Frazier-Cerf

Allie & Evan Sponsor
We are proud to sponsor Allie and the Kat for this year's Tall City Blues Fest.
avatar for Kat Chandler

Kat Chandler

Allie & Evan Sponsor
I am thrilled to "adopt" Allie and the Kat as a performer on this year's Tall City Blues Fest line-up.
avatar for Shinall Group Real Estate

Shinall Group Real Estate

Allie and Evan Sponsor
We are excited and proud to be a support of the 2019 Tall City Blues Fest and a sponsor of Ally and Evan.


Friday July 12, 2019 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

7:00pm

OUTDOOR MAIN STAGE GATES OPEN 7 PM
Friday July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

7:45pm

Trey Wanvig (Youth Music Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Trey Wanvig

Trey Wanvig

Trey Wanvig is a 16-year-old blues rock guitarist and vocalist. In 2017, he won the Southwest Florida Regional Blues Challenge which allowed him to travel to Memphis and perform as part of the Youth Showcase for the 2018 International Blues Challenge.He will be performing in Midland... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Fasken Oil & Ranch

Fasken Oil & Ranch

Youth Music Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are honored to co-present this year's Youth Music Showcase.
avatar for The Vineyard

The Vineyard

Youth Music Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
A modern reflection of the ranching history of the area, The Vineyard Office Park is Midland's latest premier address for business throughout the region. To discover more or book a tour, call 512-327-8800.The Vineyard is co-presenting the Youth Music Showcase at this year's Tall City... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mick Kolassa

Mick Kolassa

Trey Wanvig Sponsor
I love supporting and sponsoring youth performers and I think the Tall City Blues Fest is a really great festival...I even played there last year.
avatar for Scott & Devin Johnson

Scott & Devin Johnson

Trey Wanvig Sponsor
We love, love, love Tall City Blues Fest and always look to help sponsor one of the youth acts on the line-up. This year, we chose Trey Wanvig.


Friday July 12, 2019 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

8:00pm

Nakia and the Blues Grifters ("The Voice" Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Nakia and the Blues Grifters

Nakia and the Blues Grifters

Originally from Alabama, Nakia moved to Austin in 2002 by way of Chicago. He was launched onto the national scene in 2011 after attracting the attention of TV producer Mark Burnett, who invited him to compete on a show that no one had heard of yet called The Voice. His mountain tough-and... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Apex Onshore Energy Services

Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for PDC Energy

PDC Energy

"The Voice" Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
PDC Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on responsible development of natural resources in some of the most prolific oil and gas regions in the United States, specifically in the core of the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in West... Read More →
avatar for Gus Fabrication

Gus Fabrication

"The Voice" Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
Serving the coiled tubing industry for over 20 years, Gus Fabrication provides custom built tubing reels and coil service equipment. Communication and expert craftsmanship are the cornerstones of our business and our equipment is well built because we hold ourselves to the highest... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Long-Weaver & Manning, LLP

Long-Weaver & Manning, LLP

Nakia and the Blues Grifters Sponsor
We love to be plugged into great community events in Midland and are thrilled to be a new sponsor this year for Tall City Blues Fest.


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

9:15pm

Sarah Grace & The Soul ("The Voice" Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Sarah Grace & The Soul

Sarah Grace & The Soul

Fresh off Season 15 of The Voice, 16-year old Sarah Grace is a musical powerhouse with her voice, trumpet and piano skills all rolled into one. Her recent original release of "What I Came For" enjoyed a run at the top of the charts and Sarah is no stranger to performing, having done... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Apex Onshore Energy Services

Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for PDC Energy

PDC Energy

"The Voice" Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
PDC Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on responsible development of natural resources in some of the most prolific oil and gas regions in the United States, specifically in the core of the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Delaware Basin in West... Read More →
avatar for Gus Fabrication

Gus Fabrication

"The Voice" Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
Serving the coiled tubing industry for over 20 years, Gus Fabrication provides custom built tubing reels and coil service equipment. Communication and expert craftsmanship are the cornerstones of our business and our equipment is well built because we hold ourselves to the highest... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Craig & Judy Brown

Craig & Judy Brown

Sarah Grace & The Soul Sponsor
We have loved Sarah Grace since the moment we first saw her at Tall City Blues Fest a few years ago and followed her progress throughout her time on The Voice, so we are very excited to help sponsor her coming back to Midland to perform on the Fest Main Stage.
avatar for G&L Petroleum Land Service

G&L Petroleum Land Service

Sara Grace & The Soul Sponsor
We are looking forward to this year's Fest and getting to meet Sara Grace.
avatar for Josh & Amy Corbin

Josh & Amy Corbin

Sarah Grace & The Soul Sponsor
We love the Tall City Blues Fest and love Sarah Grace, so we are really thrilled to help sponsor her and bring our friends and family from New Mexico to Midland to get our blues on this summer.


Friday July 12, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

10:15pm

Voice Over with Sarah Grace & Nakia
A special collaboration set with both Sarah Grace & Nakia. 

Performers
avatar for Nakia and the Blues Grifters

Nakia and the Blues Grifters

Originally from Alabama, Nakia moved to Austin in 2002 by way of Chicago. He was launched onto the national scene in 2011 after attracting the attention of TV producer Mark Burnett, who invited him to compete on a show that no one had heard of yet called The Voice. His mountain tough-and... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Grace & The Soul

Sarah Grace & The Soul

Fresh off Season 15 of The Voice, 16-year old Sarah Grace is a musical powerhouse with her voice, trumpet and piano skills all rolled into one. Her recent original release of "What I Came For" enjoyed a run at the top of the charts and Sarah is no stranger to performing, having done... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Craig & Judy Brown

Craig & Judy Brown

Sarah Grace & The Soul Sponsor
We have loved Sarah Grace since the moment we first saw her at Tall City Blues Fest a few years ago and followed her progress throughout her time on The Voice, so we are very excited to help sponsor her coming back to Midland to perform on the Fest Main Stage.
avatar for G&L Petroleum Land Service

G&L Petroleum Land Service

Sara Grace & The Soul Sponsor
We are looking forward to this year's Fest and getting to meet Sara Grace.
avatar for Josh & Amy Corbin

Josh & Amy Corbin

Sarah Grace & The Soul Sponsor
We love the Tall City Blues Fest and love Sarah Grace, so we are really thrilled to help sponsor her and bring our friends and family from New Mexico to Midland to get our blues on this summer.
avatar for Long-Weaver & Manning, LLP

Long-Weaver & Manning, LLP

Nakia and the Blues Grifters Sponsor
We love to be plugged into great community events in Midland and are thrilled to be a new sponsor this year for Tall City Blues Fest.


Friday July 12, 2019 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

11:00pm

Zydeco Street Dance, featuring Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
Performers
avatar for Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Zydeco Street Dance
An accordion-playing virtuoso, Chubby Carrier and his swamp band treat audiences to a high energy, swamp funky zydeco sound straight out of the Louisiana bayou.  His CD, "Zydeco Junkie" earned one of music's highest accolades when it was named"Best Zydeco or Cajun Album" during the... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Apex Onshore Energy Services

Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Cimarex

Cimarex

Zydeco Street Dance Presenting Sponsor
Cimarex is a leading exploration and production company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico with the majority of our activity in the Permian Basin and the Anadarko Basin in Western Oklahoma.We are dedicated to making an impact in the communities where we live and work... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Mitchell Arnold

Mitchell Arnold

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Sponsor
I listened to all the performers on this year's line-up and the one I liked the best was Zydeco. I'm really looking forward to another great year of Tall City Blues Fest. 
avatar for Shilo Energy Services

Shilo Energy Services

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band Sponsor
We've spent time working in SE Louisiana and love the food, the culture and the music. What a thrill to be having Zydeco music come to West Texas this summer. This one was a must sponsor for us!
avatar for Tierra Company

Tierra Company

Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band Sponsor
We love the Tall City Blues Fest and are very honored to be a part of helping adopt a performer. 


Friday July 12, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday July 13, 2019 12:30am
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)
 
Saturday, July 13
 

10:00am

WORKSHOP: Blues Guitar & Improv
Ever wanted to sound like your favorite blues guitarists? Ever wonder how they come up with those gut-wrenching licks? Then this is the class for you! Blues artist, Ben Rice, will take you through the steps of how to not only have that sultry sound of blues guitar that we all know so well, but will also coach you on how to create that “money lick” that we all strive to come up with when improvising. This workshop has limited availability so sign up today!

Performers
avatar for Ben Rice

Ben Rice

Ben Rice epitomizes a cross-over artist from the blues. While his music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, it is also fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like "fearless," "inventive" and "powerful," and he routinely brings audiences to their feet with his stunning... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for George Bush Childhood Home

George Bush Childhood Home

Blues Guitar Improv Workshop Sponsor


Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:55am
Room 1113 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 W Wall St, Midland, TX 79701, USA
  • What To Bring A guitar (if available) and any note taking device you choose.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

10:00am

BALLROOM DOORS OPEN AT 10 AM
Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

11:00am

Vin Mott (Ones & Two Blues Showcase)
Performers
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Vin Mott

Straight-up, muscular, blue-collar blues out of New Jersey is what Vin Mott will be bringing to Midland. His sophomore album, “Rogue Hunter,” demonstrates his burning love of Chicago, Memphis, Texas, and New Orleans’ traditions of the blues together with an intensive study of... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for BJ Services

BJ Services

Ones & Twos Blues Showcase Presenting Sponsor
BJ Services is the largest North American-focused, pure-play pressure pumping services provider. Our strategic footprint throughout North America enables agile service to our clients in targeted basins. With high reliability as a core value driving our teams and operations, BJ is... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for David & Kathy Ham

David & Kathy Ham

Vin Mott Sponsor
As Founders of the Fest, we're excited to meet Vin Mott and experience his one-man band sound.
avatar for Maddox Oil Properties

Maddox Oil Properties

Vin Mott Sponsor
Our family looks forward to the Fest each year and being able to experience such first-class music being brought to the Permian Basin.
avatar for Rowland Chiropractic Clinic

Rowland Chiropractic Clinic

Vin Mott Sponsor
We're excited to be sponsoring Vin Mott and look forward to having a great time at this year's Fest!


Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

11:00am

WORKSHOP: Glass, Brass, Stone & Bone: Finding Your Slide Tone
Prepare to enter the fascinating world of guitar slides! From the vaunted vintage Coricidin bottle, all the way to more primitive esoteric choices like bone and wood. Attendees will be able to participate hands-on with assorted slides paired with the artist’s vintage instruments, like an antique parlor guitar, dobro, lap steel, and an aged Les Paul. This workshop will cover advanced tone nuances as well as basic slide foundation so players of any level will take something away from the class. To fully immerse in the magic and history of slide playing, event goers will construct a few wine bottle neck slides in an archaic fashion. Bottleneck slides crafted by the Cort Duggins himself will be provided to all class participants.

Performers
avatar for Cort Duggins

Cort Duggins

Slide Guitar Workshop Instructor
Cort is a member of Laurie Jane and the 45s.

Sponsors
avatar for SlideSmith & Company

SlideSmith & Company

We love community outreach that is educationally focused and look forward to being part of the Fest every year. 


Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00am - 11:55am
Room 1117 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 West Wall Street, Midland, TX, USA
  • What To Bring Your favorite guitar and a desire to learn.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

12:00pm

Erin Harpe (Ones & Twos Blues Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Erin Harpe

Erin Harpe

Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Winner of the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge, and named “Blues Artist of the Year” by the Boston Music Awards, Erin recently returned from... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for BJ Services

BJ Services

Ones & Twos Blues Showcase Presenting Sponsor
BJ Services is the largest North American-focused, pure-play pressure pumping services provider. Our strategic footprint throughout North America enables agile service to our clients in targeted basins. With high reliability as a core value driving our teams and operations, BJ is... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for D. Craig Smith

D. Craig Smith

Erin Harpe Sponsor
I am proud to sponsor Erin Harpe for this year's Tall City Blues Fest.
avatar for Dan & Joan Bohannon

Dan & Joan Bohannon

Erin Harpe Sponsor
As Festival Founders, we're always excited to see the line-up and support the Fest. It's gonna be a fun year!


Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

12:00pm

WORKSHOP: Master Guitar Class
In this Master Workshop, Gabe Stillman will cover advanced aspects of lead and rhythm guitar playing in the blues style.  Come and absorb all the intense knowledge that this workshop can offer. Attendees should have knowledge of common guitar techniques used in the blues (bending, vibrato, fingerpicking), and also have some background in music theory, as well as be familiar with harmonic analysis (the “numbers” system). This class will fill to capacity VERY quickly, so don’t delay, sign up today!

Performers
avatar for The Gabe Stillman Band

The Gabe Stillman Band

Led by ace guitarist and singer Gabe Stillman, The Gabe Stillman band was formed in 2015 after Stillman graduated from Berklee College of Music. He is said to play the blues with the strength, personality and depth of feeling of the old greats. This year, they represented the Billtown... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for SlideSmith & Company

SlideSmith & Company

We love community outreach that is educationally focused and look forward to being part of the Fest every year. 


Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Room 1113 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 W Wall St, Midland, TX 79701, USA
  • What To Bring Your voice and something to record the session with. (ex. Phone, digital recorder)
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

12:30pm

LOUNGE DOORS OPEN AT 12:30 PM
Saturday July 13, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bear Claw Knife & Shear Lounge (inside the Doubletree, 1st Level)

1:00pm

Ben Rice (Ones & Two Blues Showcase)
Performers
avatar for Ben Rice

Ben Rice

Ben Rice epitomizes a cross-over artist from the blues. While his music is deeply rooted in traditional blues, it is also fiercely original. His guitar playing earns labels like "fearless," "inventive" and "powerful," and he routinely brings audiences to their feet with his stunning... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for BJ Services

BJ Services

Ones & Twos Blues Showcase Presenting Sponsor
BJ Services is the largest North American-focused, pure-play pressure pumping services provider. Our strategic footprint throughout North America enables agile service to our clients in targeted basins. With high reliability as a core value driving our teams and operations, BJ is... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Maverick Engineering

Maverick Engineering

Ben Rice Sponsor
We are proud to be able to sponsor Ben Rice and help bring blues to the Midland community and the entire Permian Basin.
avatar for The Ninety-Six Corporation

The Ninety-Six Corporation

Ben Rice Sponsor
We are proud to help sponsor Ben Rice at this year's Tall City Blues Fest.


Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

1:00pm

WORKSHOP: Vocal Care for the Singer in You
We all love to sing! From the big stage to the shower, singing has come out of our mouths at some point.  But how do we care for our voices and take them to the next level? Enter Polly O’Keary. This singer/songwriter has a scientific approach on how to properly care for one’s voice AND how to recover quickly and efficiently from a vocal injury. These helpful tips could help you develop your voice into the powerhouse that it can and should be! So come one, come all, and learn about caring for our biggest asset, our voice!

Performers
avatar for Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method

Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method

As a six-time winner of "Best Female Vocalist" by the Washington Blues Society, Polly O'Keary is a woman of rare becoming, having dropped out of school with an 8th grade education, married a prison bound man and drank more than most musicians twice her age. Today, however, she is... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Aphasia Center of West Texas

Aphasia Center of West Texas

Vocal Care Workshop Sponsor


Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Room 1117 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 West Wall Street, Midland, TX, USA
  • What To Bring Your voice and something to record the session with. (ex. Phone, digital recorder)
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

1:30pm

TorN N 2 (West Texas Invitational Showcase)
Performers
avatar for TorN N 2

TorN N 2

TorN N 2 is a Lubbock based band that will perform in the Doubletree's Reserve Lounge on Saturday afternoon for the West Texas Invitational Showcase.

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Bear Claw Knife & Shear

Bear Claw Knife & Shear

Lounge Sponsor
We have the largest selection of knives in West Texas for your kitchen, hunting, traditional, everyday carry, collectors, swords and even custom built knives. Come see us! We are located next to Hobby Lobby in Midland.

Showcase Presenters
avatar for The Bosworth Company

The Bosworth Company

West Texas Invitational Showcase Presenting Sponsor
The Bosworth Company has a long history in Midland and is excited to help sponsor the West Texas Invitational Showcase!

Sponsors
avatar for Robert Half Finance & Accounting

Robert Half Finance & Accounting

TorN N 2 Sponsor
We love going to the Tall City Blues Fest every year and are excited about the opportunity to help sponsor one of the West Texas Invitational acts.


Saturday July 13, 2019 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Bear Claw Knife & Shear Lounge (inside the Doubletree, 1st Level)

2:00pm

Akeem Kemp Band (Blues Rock Revue)
Performers
avatar for Akeem Kemp Band

Akeem Kemp Band

Akeem Kemp is a natural prodigy who is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Arkansas.  He grew up performing in a gospel quartet, but branched out as a blues solo artist releasing his first album, “I Like It All,” followed by his second album, “A Woman Needs Love,” right... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Cimarex

Cimarex

Blues Rock Revue Sponsor
Cimarex is a leading exploration and production company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico with the majority of our activity in the Permian Basin and the Anadarko Basin in Western Oklahoma.We are dedicated to making an impact in the communities where we live and work... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Earl & Lynn Freeman

Earl & Lynn Freeman

Akeem Kemp Sponsor
We love coming to the Tall City Blues Fest every summer and seeing what kind of new talent we can discover. This year, we chose to adopt Akeem Kemp because we liked his R&B style sound. 


Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

2:00pm

WORKSHOP: Master Songwriting Class
Performers
avatar for Hunter St. Marie

Hunter St. Marie

Master Songwriting Workshop Instructor
Hunter is a member of Cari Hutson & Good Company.


Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Room 1113 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 W Wall St, Midland, TX 79701, USA
  • What To Bring Anything to take notes or record with, and an eagerness to learn.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

3:00pm

Dirty Red & the SoulShakers (Blues Rock Revue)
Performers
avatar for Dirty Red & the SoulShakers

Dirty Red & the SoulShakers

Dirty Red & The SoulShakers are reminiscent of a bygone era of old timey gun toting and southern whiskey sipping preachers hell bent for higher ground. Fresh off headlining a set at House of Blues in Chicago and a new record hot off the press, Eric "Dirty Red" McDaniel and his funky... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
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Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
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Cimarex

Blues Rock Revue Sponsor
Cimarex is a leading exploration and production company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico with the majority of our activity in the Permian Basin and the Anadarko Basin in Western Oklahoma.We are dedicated to making an impact in the communities where we live and work... Read More →

Sponsors
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Kevin & Penny Crosson

Dirty Red & the SoulShakers Sponsor
As members of the Festival Founders group, we go to the Fest every year and love helping sponsor a performer on the line-up. We saw Dirty Red & the SoulShakers at a Wang Dang Doodle last year and really loved them. We're so glad they are coming back to Midland again this summer!


Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

3:00pm

WORKSHOP: Composing Blues Music for Guitar & Vocals
How does playing guitar translate to my vocal part in the song? What scales should I use to appropriately comp myself? These are great questions that will finally be answered by none other than Trey Wanvig. As an experienced songwriter, this artist will be able to connect the dots and give tips on how to make your song come together through guitar and voice.

Performers
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Trey Wanvig

Trey Wanvig is a 16-year-old blues rock guitarist and vocalist. In 2017, he won the Southwest Florida Regional Blues Challenge which allowed him to travel to Memphis and perform as part of the Youth Showcase for the 2018 International Blues Challenge.He will be performing in Midland... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Room 1117 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 West Wall Street, Midland, TX, USA
  • What To Bring An acoustic or electric guitar (practice amp optional), and any sort of recording or note taking device.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

4:00pm

The Gabe Stillman Band (Blues Rock Revue)
Performers
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The Gabe Stillman Band

Led by ace guitarist and singer Gabe Stillman, The Gabe Stillman band was formed in 2015 after Stillman graduated from Berklee College of Music. He is said to play the blues with the strength, personality and depth of feeling of the old greats. This year, they represented the Billtown... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
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Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Cimarex

Cimarex

Blues Rock Revue Sponsor
Cimarex is a leading exploration and production company with operations in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico with the majority of our activity in the Permian Basin and the Anadarko Basin in Western Oklahoma.We are dedicated to making an impact in the communities where we live and work... Read More →

Sponsors
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Navigator Oil & Minerals

The Gabe Stillman Band Sponsor
We're proud to sponsor The Gabe Stillman Band at Midland's social event of the summer, and we're looking forward to a great time!


Saturday July 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

4:00pm

WORKSHOP: Fingerstyle Guitar Technique
Taught by Erin Harpe, this workshop will demonstrate and explore the art of fingerstyle playing in the “Delta Blues” style. Erin Harpe has mastered this technique and is able to teach in such a way that anyone of any skill level can learn and enjoy this timeless method. You will learn the art of picking a melody and simultaneously playing a bass line with your thumb. This class is a once in a lifetime opportunity with limited availability so reserve your spot today!

Performers
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Erin Harpe

Erin Harpe has been called “one of the most dynamic, talented and exciting roots rocking blues women on the scene” by Living Blues Magazine. Winner of the 2018 Boston Blues Challenge, and named “Blues Artist of the Year” by the Boston Music Awards, Erin recently returned from... Read More →

Sponsors
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SlideSmith & Company

We love community outreach that is educationally focused and look forward to being part of the Fest every year. 


Saturday July 13, 2019 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Room 1113 (inside the Doubletree North Tower) 117 W Wall St, Midland, TX 79701, USA
  • What To Bring Your favorite guitar and any sort of a recording or note taking device.
  • PRE-REGISTRATION LINK www.midland.edu/CommunityPrograms

5:00pm

Laurie Jane and the 45s (Women in Blues Showcase)
Performers
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Laurie Jane and the 45s

Proudly representing Louisville, Kentucky's musical legacy, Laurie Jane and The 45s are a band of best friends, brothers, and a husband and wife. Their sound is a melting pot of 1950's big city electric blues with the high energy sounds of early rockabilly, country and soul. Laurie... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Beryl Oil & Gas

Beryl Oil & Gas

Women in Blues Showcase Presenting Sponsor
Beryl Oil and Gas is a privately and internally funded company focused on exploration for oil and gas prospects and non-op working interests, focused primarily in the Permian Basin. Combined, the Beryl team has over 100 years of experience in the Permian Basin as well as extensive... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Barry & Nancy Marks

Barry & Nancy Marks

Laurie Jane and the 45s Sponsor
We look forward to the Tall City Blues Fest every year and the vintage sound of Laurie Jane and the 45s got us fired up to adopt them. 
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Mike & Donna Daniel

Laurie Jane and the 45s Sponsor
We look forward to sponsoring a performer each year at the Fest, and this year we're sponsoring Laurie Jane and the 45s.


Saturday July 13, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

6:00pm

Los Crazy Guys (West Texas Invitational Showcase)
Performers
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Los Crazy Guys

Los Crazy Guys is an Odessa based band that will perform in the Doubletree's Reserve Lounge on Saturday night for the West Texas Invitational Showcase.

Venue Sponsors
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Bear Claw Knife & Shear

Lounge Sponsor
We have the largest selection of knives in West Texas for your kitchen, hunting, traditional, everyday carry, collectors, swords and even custom built knives. Come see us! We are located next to Hobby Lobby in Midland.

Showcase Presenters
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The Bosworth Company

West Texas Invitational Showcase Presenting Sponsor
The Bosworth Company has a long history in Midland and is excited to help sponsor the West Texas Invitational Showcase!

Sponsors
avatar for Amy Hall

Amy Hall

Los Crazy Guys Sponsor
I've seen some Los Crazy Guys shows and love them, so I thought it would be fun to adopt them for this year's Fest. I can't wait!
avatar for Kelly Inventory Services

Kelly Inventory Services

Los Crazy Guys Sponsor
We're excited to not only be supporting the Tall City Blues Fest but especially to sponsor the local Los Crazy Guys. We can't wait to experience the many sounds of blues right here in Midland this summer.
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West Texas National Bank

Los Crazy Guys Sponsor
We like to support community events that are well done and Tall City Blues Fest is a great event. We sponsored Los Crazy Guys because they sound like a ton of fun!


Saturday July 13, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bear Claw Knife & Shear Lounge (inside the Doubletree, 1st Level)

6:15pm

Meg Williams Band (Women in Blues Showcase)
Performers
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Meg Williams Band

Beneath the sweet exterior of Meg Williams lurks a rock 'n' roller. Often compared with Bonnie Raitt and Susan Tedeschi, Meg and her band have been catching some airwaves on Sirius/XM's Bluesville with the release of their newest EP and landing at #10 in the Top 50 Blues Rock Album... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Beryl Oil & Gas

Beryl Oil & Gas

Women in Blues Showcase Presenting Sponsor
Beryl Oil and Gas is a privately and internally funded company focused on exploration for oil and gas prospects and non-op working interests, focused primarily in the Permian Basin. Combined, the Beryl team has over 100 years of experience in the Permian Basin as well as extensive... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for John F. Watson & Company

John F. Watson & Company

Meg Williams Band Sponsor
The Tall City Blues Fest is definitely an event not to miss. We're excited to be sponsoring the Meg Williams Band and bringing such amazing music to Midland.
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Ryan LLC

Meg Williams Band Sponsor
As a fan of Meg Williams, we're proud to be sponsoring her for this year's Fest. The 2019 line-up is going to be a real treat to hear.


Saturday July 13, 2019 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

7:00pm

OUTDOOR MAIN STAGE GATES OPEN 7 PM
Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

7:30pm

Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method (Women in Blues Showcase)
Performers
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Polly O'Keary and the Rhythm Method

As a six-time winner of "Best Female Vocalist" by the Washington Blues Society, Polly O'Keary is a woman of rare becoming, having dropped out of school with an 8th grade education, married a prison bound man and drank more than most musicians twice her age. Today, however, she is... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Probity SWD

Probity SWD

Ballroom Sponsor
As one of the Permian Basin's premier salt water disposal companies, we operate and manage several SWD sites throughout the Permian Basin and are able to partner with your company by having your water trucked or piped to our SWD sites.We are proud to put on our name on the indoor... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Beryl Oil & Gas

Beryl Oil & Gas

Women in Blues Showcase Presenting Sponsor
Beryl Oil and Gas is a privately and internally funded company focused on exploration for oil and gas prospects and non-op working interests, focused primarily in the Permian Basin. Combined, the Beryl team has over 100 years of experience in the Permian Basin as well as extensive... Read More →

Sponsors
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Cassie Stinson & Barry Holtz

Polly O'Keary & The Rhythm Method Sponsor
Polly's story and how she came up as a musician is what struck a cord with us. We're looking forward to getting to Midland to hear her and her band play. 


Saturday July 13, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Probity SWD Ballroom (inside the Doubletree, 2nd Level)

8:00pm

Jeremiah Johnson (Saturday Night Special Showcase)
Performers
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Jeremiah Johnson Band

Born and raised in St. Louis, Jeremiah Johnson is the voice of Mississippi River blues blending with the struggles of everyday life. With five studio albums in his discography and a plethora of airplay on Sirius XM's B.B. King's Bluesville, Jeremiah spent 10 years in Texas to cultivate... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
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Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
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Small Geoservices

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are excited to be co-presenting this year's Saturday Night Special Showcase. 
avatar for D. Craig Smith

D. Craig Smith

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
I am thrilled to be co-presenting the Saturday Night Showcase at this year year's Tall City Blues Fest. 

Sponsors
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Charles Schwab

Jeremiah Johnson Sponsor
We are proud to help sponsor Jeremiah Johnson.
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Rhino Linings of Midland

Jeremiah Johnson Sponsor
We went through and listened to the clips of all the performers coming to Tall City Blues Fest this year and Jeremiah Johnson was the one we liked the best. We've traveled all around to other blues festivals and seen some amazing talent , so to be able to attend a blues fest right... Read More →


Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

9:15pm

Mark May Band (Saturday Night Special Showcase)
Performers
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Mark May Band

Equal parts blues man and southern rocker, Mark has just released his fifth CD entitled “Release My Soul”, his most ambitious and stylistically diverse project to date. Eleven original tracks that showcase his talent to pen strong melodic songs, featuring warm confident vocals... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
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Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Small Geoservices

Small Geoservices

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are excited to be co-presenting this year's Saturday Night Special Showcase. 
avatar for D. Craig Smith

D. Craig Smith

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
I am thrilled to be co-presenting the Saturday Night Showcase at this year year's Tall City Blues Fest. 

Sponsors
avatar for Warner Key

Warner Key

Mark May Band Sponsor
I listened to the quite a few of the performers on this year's line-up and decided I liked Mark May the best. I can't wait for the summer to get here, so I can get my blues on!


Saturday July 13, 2019 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

10:30pm

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials (Saturday Night Special Showcase)
Performers
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Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials

Feature Act
The Chicago Sun-Times says, “Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials are the hottest purveyors of bottleneck boogie to come out of Chicago since Hound Dog Taylor.” With a band that's been playing together over 30 years, an extraordinary feat for any group, the big sound of Lil' Ed & The... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Apex Onshore Energy Services

Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Small Geoservices

Small Geoservices

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are excited to be co-presenting this year's Saturday Night Special Showcase. 
avatar for D. Craig Smith

D. Craig Smith

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
I am thrilled to be co-presenting the Saturday Night Showcase at this year year's Tall City Blues Fest. 

Sponsors
avatar for John and Alana Hawkins

John and Alana Hawkins

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Sponsor
We've heard great things about Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials and we're excited to be a sponsor this year and can't wait to see what all is in store!
avatar for Robin Vasicek

Robin Vasicek

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials Sponsor
As a Festival Founder, I look forward to the Fest every year and am very happy this year to be a contributing sponsor for this year's Feature Act, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials.


Saturday July 13, 2019 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)

12:00am

Cari Hutson & Good Company (Saturday Night Special Showcase)
Performers
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Cari Hutson & Good Company

Finale Act
Cari Hutson is a woman that sings with authority and authenticity. Often compared to Janis Joplin, she belts out tunes with both a silky grace and fiery tilt that has become her signature style while backed by her band, Good Company, blending up a groovy stew of songs to support her... Read More →

Venue Sponsors
avatar for Apex Onshore Energy Services

Apex Onshore Energy Services

Main Stage Sponsor
Apex Onshore Energy Services, LLC  is an energy service company specializing in determining surface and subsurface ownership and negotiating and acquiring contracts, right of way agreements, and easements to provide our clients and customers with the legal right to explore and develop... Read More →

Showcase Presenters
avatar for Small Geoservices

Small Geoservices

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
We are excited to be co-presenting this year's Saturday Night Special Showcase. 
avatar for D. Craig Smith

D. Craig Smith

Saturday Night Special Showcase Co-Presenting Sponsor
I am thrilled to be co-presenting the Saturday Night Showcase at this year year's Tall City Blues Fest. 

Sponsors
avatar for Benmark Supply

Benmark Supply

Cari Hutson Sponsor
The Fest is one of the best events of the summer in Midland. We're proud to sponsor Cari Hutson & Good Company for this wonderful event!


Sunday July 14, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am
Apex Onshore Energy Services Main Stage (outside adjacent to Doubletree)