A picnic isn't a real picnic without live music, and the blues will be provided, with relish, by: Pamela Bick, Shot O' Soul with Bubs McKeg, the Ian Arthur Band, and the Mystic Knights with Chizmo Charles & Frank Giovi.
If you're a fan of Keb Mo and/or Robert Cray, you can catch both at The Palace Theater in Greensburg Monday night. Keb Mo can do everything from channel Robert Johnson to writing his own poignant contemporary music. And Cray has been a steady force with his band for years.
So, along with the local blues band calendar, you don't have any reason not to hear some fine music this weekend.
The Blues Society of Western Pa. (see above) is sponsoring trip to Memphis in February to take blues fans to the International Blues Challenge and the events surrounding it. Check the details and see if you can make it. By all accounts it's a great blues-filled trip.