Linden's Music City Texas Theater and the Linden Economic Development Corporations developed the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest to honor this native son who became an icon in the world of music. This is a celebration of The Blues that will bring music lovers together in this birthplace of musical giants.
The festival’s first four years showcased the artistry of: Keb' Mo, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Gary "Whitey Johnson" Nicholson, Delbert McClinton, Marcia Ball, Jimmie Vaughan, David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Guitar Shorty, Stephen Bruton, Malford Milligan, Buddy Flett & the Bluebirds, Bugs Henderson & the Shuffle Kings, Duffy Bishop, Lou Ann Barton, T. Graham Brown, Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy, TuTu Jones, Dorothy “Miss Blues” Ellis, Bernie Pearl, Wes Jeans, 19th Street Red, Joe Jonas Band, Bobbie Oliver and Jam City Revue, Betty Lewis & the Executives, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, Tyler Dow Bryant, Howard Starling and the Groove Yard Band, Dee Dee Williams, Diddley Squat Band, Coyote Blue, K M Williams, Howell & Kaskey, Kirby Kelley, Dan Sanchez & the Kings of Pleasure, The Blues Specialists, Big Red & the Soul Benders, Elliott Fikes and the Ezekiel Experience, Pocket Change, Almond & Johnson, Kayla Reeves, Marquise Knox, The Kesler Brothers, Colton O’Neill Band and Matt “Mojo” Tedder.
The 5th annual festival featured Johnny Winter, Guitar Shorty, Zac Harmon, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Henry Gray & the Cats, Malford Milligan, Buddy Flett, Bruton & Price Swingmasters Revue, Robin & the Bluebirds, Diddley Squat Band, Dorothy "Miss Blues" Ellis, 19th Street Red, Kayla Reeves, Emily Elbert, and the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group.
The 6th annual festival featured Matt Schofield, Bill Lynch & the MidWestern Icons, Louisiana Red, Rocky Lawrence, Omar Sherriff, The Ezra Charles Band, The Alan Fox Band, The Ominous Anonymous, Robin & the Bluebirds, Buddy Flett, Bobbie Oliver & Jam City Revue, DieDra & the Ruff Pro Band, The Matthew Davidson Band, and the Peterson Brothers Band.
The 7th annual festival showcased Keb' Mo', Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Bill Lynch & MidWestern Icons, Robin & the Bluebirds, Rocky Lawrence & Michael Frank, Lightnin’ Malcolm Band, Texas Johnny Brown, Kirby Kelley, Buddy Flett, Emily Elbert Band, Jonathon “Boogie” Long, Peterson Brothers Band, and the Matthew Davidson Band.
The 8th annual festival featured The Duke Robillard Band, Doug MacLeod, Zac Harmon Band, Texas Flood, Robin & the Bluebirds, Buddy Flett, AJ & the Two Tone Blues Band, The Rafael Espinoza Band, The Matthew Davidson Band, the Peterson Brothers Band, and the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group.
The 9th annual festival showcased: Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band with Lou Ann Barton, Lurrie Bell's Chicago Blues Band, Rick Derringer, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Chris Cain, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, Eric Gales, The Peterson Brothers Band, Texas Flood, The Matthew Davidson Band, John McVey & the Stumble, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Cool John Ferguson, Tyler Lenius Band, Tony Joe White, Jimmy Wallace & the Stratoblasters, Glenn McKenzie Band, The Alan Fox Band, and the Pleasant Hill Quilting Group.
The 10th anniversary festival showcased: Los Lonely Boys, Tab Benoit, Eric Gales, Jimmy Wallace & the Stratoblasters, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Cary Morin, Big Gus and Swampadelic, The Peterson Brothers Band, Lance Lopez, Trudy Lynn & Steve Krase, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Wesley Pruitt Band, Tyler Lenius Band, Ally Venable, Buddy Flett, Dagnabbit, Rick Derringer, Glenn McKenzie wit Electric Gypsy, Soul Farmers, The Pleasant Hill Quilting Group, and Dr. O & the Gip Band.
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