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T-Bone Walker Blues Festival Makes Its New Home in Longview

January 30, 2014

By Kevin Boyce - KYTX CBS 19

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - For the past 8 years, the city of Linden has hosted the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival. This year that all changes, the festival will make its new home in Longview.

The Festival brings Blues guitarists into East Texas for a 2-day Festival. This year the Blues Festival is slatted for September 12th and 13th at the Maude Cobb Convention Center.

The Festival's Board met via conference call Thursday night to vote on which city would be best. Longview beat out Dallas, and Fort Worth.


Board member Ken Chinn says he expects the festival to be a huge success this year. He says they are going after the big hitters in the world of Blues. B. B. King, Keb Mo, and Gary Clark, Jr.

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