Elvin Bishop Band Headlines Longview’s Big Pines Blues Festival This Weekend
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He’s in both the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and the Blues Hall Of Fame, & Saturday night, Elvin Bishop leads his 8-member ensemble on to the Maude Cobb Convention Center Rodeo Arena stage to wrap up two days of East Texas music & fun.
Big Pines Blues Festival 2017 festivities get underway this afternoon at 4, with free admission to all of today’s performances. The Ally Venable Band & The Peterson Brothers top Friday’s bill.
Tomorrow’s activities kick off with a junior showcase competition in the morning, followed by guitar workshops led by Jimmy Wallace of The Stratoblasters. The ticketed performances begin at 2:30, with the Elvin Bishop Band slated to begin at 9pm.
Festival parking is free, & all proceeds go to support music education.