National acts announced for 2012 Pittsburgh Blues Festival

Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:00 AM Written by 
Here's the lineup for the national acts at the 18th Pittsburgh Blues Festival, announced yesterday and set for July 20-22 at Hartwood Acres. (Headliners top the lists)

Friday, July 20 (Gates open at 4:30. Free admision with food donation)

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Anthony Gomes

Sunday, July 22 (Gates open at 1:30)

Mavis Staples

Bernard Allison

Barbara Blue

The festival, presented by Peoples Natural Gas, benefits the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The local bands will be announced later.

My initial reaction -- Bobby Bland is quite a catch. But why isn't this true blues legend a headliner?

 

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