AUGUST 11-12, 2017

Award winning “Bronze Blues & Brews Festival” located in Joseph, Oregon at the base of one of

Oregon’s 7 Wonders “The Wallowa Mountains.”

Featuring over 20 micro-brews on-tap, Northwest Wines and some of the BEST REGIONAL & NATIONAL BLUES ACTS performing in a unique setting at Joseph City Park. Join us for our 21st year and a one of a kind music experience with a backdrop like no other event. Our “Friday Night Showcase” begins Friday August 11th at 6pm and gives you a sneak peak at some of the performers taking the main stage and is one of the highlights of the festival. Saturday’s musicians often join the Friday Night Showcase host band for an improvised jam. Don’t miss that! The main festival happens on Saturday August 12th starting at 12noon and running till 10pm. A full day of GREAT MUSIC, FOOD, MICRO-BREWS and WINE. We are a family friendly event for kids of all ages and kids 10 under can enjoy free admittance. We are honored to have one of our local bronze foundries, Parks Bronze, as a partner and sponsor again in 2017. They will display a sampling of their beautiful large bronze sculptures on site during the event as well as provide a table top bronze to raffle during the festival for the benefit of area schools. Please Join Us in Joseph, Oregon for a great experience you’ll never forget.

AWARDS & Community Support

Bronze Blues and Brews has won 2 awards for best blues event and nominated over 12 times. The BBB Fest organization in 20 years

has donated well over $50,000 total into our local community. Providing funding & securing several grants for improvements to the

Joseph City Park. BBB Fest has also donated $ to our local schools for arts and music programs. We not only provide top quality

entertainment but help support our small community through grants and donations. So you can feel good about having the best

time ever in Joseph, Oregon.

Bronze Blues & Brews

P. O. Box 362 Joseph, Oregon 97846 541-263-2172

       Contact Us

Event Coordinator: BBBCoordinator@gmail.com

Band Inquiries: bandinquiries@bronzebluesbrews.com

Sponsors: sponsors@bronzebluesbrews.com

21st Bronze Blues & Brews Festival

Joseph, Oregon

Bronze, Blues & Brews is a 501-4(c) Non-Profit Organization. Supporting our local Youth Organizations, School Music & Arts Programs and bringing National & Regional Blues Entertainment to perform in Wallowa County. All Rights Reserved © Moonlight Graphics Co. 2017

Event Highlights

FREE Shuttle Bus

From/to Enterprise, Oregon,  Wallowa Lake and Free dry camping

FREE Dry Camping

approx. 7 blocks to venue

FOOD VENDORS ONSITE

BEER & WINE available for purchase. ID REQUIRED

Alcohol must be purchased inside beer tent but alcohol may be taken out into park area.  

Kids 10 and under FREE

and they can enjoy a renovated playground. Ticket holders may come and go at anytime during the festival. MORE INFO COMING SOON
contact us
Kicking off the 21st annual Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival this year is Rae Gordon and the Backseat Drivers. This band is filled with soul and the blues and fills it in around all the edges with their 7 piece ensemble sound featuring the vocal prowess of Rae Gordon. Make no mistake, these folks play the blues. Check out their latest album ‘Dirty Flowers’ to hear their depth! At the Friday show it often happens that some of the artists from the Saturday bands show up to join in, and a good time is had by all. Come out and merge into the mountain evening with them. Better yet, you can get the

festival advance ticket price at the gate through the Friday show…

Rae Gordon and the Backseat Drivers
BANDS

Friday August 11th.

Joseph City Park 6pm-10pm  Gates 5:30pm

2017 – 3rd Place | International Blues Challenge | Memphis, Tennessee

Saturday August 12th.

Joseph City Park 12 noon-10pm  Gates 11:30am
Sugar Ray Norcia’s long and illustrious career includes singing, playing his harp, appearing on albums, and gigging with such lights as Ronnie Earl, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, and Roomful of Blues. This year he is up for no less than 7 Blues Foundation BMAs, including the prestigious 'BB King Entertainer ' award! We are privileged indeed to welcome him to Bronze, Blues & Brews this year to infuse us with some genuine Chicago Blues.
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
2016 'BB King Entertainer’ recipient and multiple ‘Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year’ award winning pianist Victor Wainwright brings his band the Wildroots to reintroduce the Bronze, Blues & Brews audience to honky-tonk and boogie. Over multiple international tours, 3 albums with the Wildroots, and one with Southern Hospitality, Wainwright has established himself as a still rising star of blues piano stylings. This will be Wainwrights’ first visit to the

Pacific Northwest. Check them out!

Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots

2017 BMA Award Nominations Best Album - Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Seeing is Believing Best Band - Sugar Ray and the Bluetones BB King Entertainer - Sugar Ray Norcia Instrumentalist, Harmonica - Sugar Ray Norcia Song- “Seeing Is Believing” written by Ray Norcia Traditional Blues Album - Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Seeing is Believing Traditional Male Blues Artist - Sugar Ray Norcia
Albert Castiglia and the Portland Allstars.
Some of Portland’s finest blues talent will take the stage with contemporary blues star Albert Castiglia to raise the canopy another notch. Junior Wells discovered Castiglia in Florida in 1996 and invited him into his band. Many bands and seven of his own albums later Castiglia continues to amaze crowds around the world with his pyrotechnic playing. Portland musician’s guitarist AC Porter, percussionist John Moore, bassist Timmer Blakely, and harp player Franco Paletta, will round out the group for a rockin’ good blues set.
2017 BMA Nominations:  Rock Blues Album of the Year - Albert Castiglia – Big Dog Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Walking blues: How blue can you get/Sweet little angel: House of the Rising Sun:
Anni Piper
Australian Anni Piper’s original songwriting, versatile vocals, and solid bass grooves have been pleasing audiences ‘down under’ since she was 14 years old. Coming now to Joseph she is her own proof that the blues is an international art form, and indeed alive and well in the world. With 6 albums to her credit we hope to hear from her latest why she has ‘More Guitars than Friends’. Anni's career achievements include nomination as a top five finalist in the 2010 MusicOz Awards in the Blues / Roots category, and finalist in the 2009 APRA Professional Development Awards.
headliner
Brody Buster’s One Man Band
2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC), "Best Harmonica Player" 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC), Second Place, Solo/Duo
Opening the 21st Bronze, Blues & Brews Saturday show, and hailing from Kansas where he continues to hone his skills in the KC metro area, is one- man band guitar, harp, drum, and vocal act Brody Buster’s One Man Band. Brody started young and has played with some of the best in blues and jazz including BB King, Keb Mo, and Quincy Jones. He received “Best Harmonica Player”, and 2nd place for Solo/Duo acts awards at the 2017 International Blues Challenge.
Brody Buster - Live at the Plaza Art Fair in KC 2016: Brody Buster's One Man Band- 2017 IBC
2001 AWARD  BEST INLAND EMPIRE BLUES EVENT 2015 AWARD  BEST NW BLUES EVENT

Inland Empire Blues Society

Cascade Blues Assoc.

TICKETS

Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase by any of the following methods

Advance Tickets are $35.00 each and include BOTH Friday & Saturday events. Tickets may be purchased at the gate Friday night for the advance price of $35.00 which includes admission to BOTH Friday & Saturday events.
Purchase on-line. Purchase at one of our ticket outlets (to be announced). Purchase at the gate.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate Friday night for the advance price of $35.00 which includes admission to BOTH Friday & Saturday events. Tickets purchased at the Gate Saturday will be $40.00 ea. FRIDAY NIGHT ONLY tickets may be purchased at the gate for $20 ea.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
GATE TICKET SALES
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
SATURDAY BBB MAIN FESTIVAL
EVENT INFO
TICKETS AVAILABLE MID-APRIL
BRONZE BLUES & BREWS 21st

21st Bronze Blues & Brews Festival

Joseph, Oregon

AUGUST 11-12, 2017

Award winning “Bronze Blues & Brews Festival”

located in Joseph, Oregon at the base of one of

Oregon’s 7 Wonders “The Wallowa Mountains.”

Featuring over 20 micro-brews on-tap, Northwest Wines and some of the BEST REGIONAL & NATIONAL BLUES ACTS performing in a unique setting at Joseph City Park. Join us for our 21st year and a one of a kind music experience with a backdrop like no other event. Our “Friday Night Showcase” begins Friday August 11th at 6pm and gives you a sneak peak at some of the performers taking the main stage and is one of the highlights of the festival. Saturday’s musicians often join the Friday Night Showcase host band for an improvised jam. Don’t miss that! The main festival happens on Saturday August 12th  starting at 12noon and running till 10pm. A full day of GREAT MUSIC, FOOD, MICRO-BREWS and WINE. We are a family friendly event for kids of all ages and kids 10 under can enjoy free admittance. We are honored to have one of our local bronze foundries, Parks Bronze, as a partner and sponsor again in 2017. They will display a sampling of their beautiful large bronze sculptures on site during the event as well as provide a table top bronze to raffle during the festival for the benefit of area schools. Please Join Us in Joseph, Oregon for a great experience you’ll never forget.
2001 AWARD  BEST INLAND EMPIRE BLUES EVENT

Inland Empire Blues Society

2015 AWARD  BEST NW BLUES EVENT

Cascade Blues Assoc.

AWARDS & Community

Support

Bronze Blues and Brews has won 2 awards for best

blues event and nominated over 12 times. The BBB

Fest organization in 20 years has donated well over

$50,000 total into our local community. Providing

funding & securing several grants for improvements

to the Joseph City Park. BBB Fest has also donated

$ to our local schools for arts and music programs.

We not only provide top quality entertainment but

help support our small community through grants

and donations. So you can feel good about having

the best time ever in Joseph, Oregon.

Event Highlights

FREE Shuttle Bus

To/From Enterprise, Oregon, Wallowa Lake and Free dry camping

FREE Dry Camping

approx. 7 blocks to venue

FOOD VENDORS ONSITE

BEER & WINE available for

purchase. ID REQUIRED

Alcohol must be purchased inside beer tent but alcohol may be taken out into park area.  

Kids 10 and under FREE

and they can enjoy a renovated playground. Ticket holders may come and go at anytime during the festival. MORE INFO COMING SOON

Bronze Blues & Brews

P. O. Box 362 Joseph, Oregon 97846 541-263-2172

Contact Us

Event Coordinator:

BBBCoordinator@gmail.com

Band Inquiries: bandinquiries@bronzebluesbrews.com Sponsors: sponsors@bronzebluesbrews.com
contact us
Bronze, Blues & Brews is a 501-4(c) Non-Profit Organization. Supporting our local Youth Organizations, School Music & Arts Programs and bringing National & Regional Blues Entertainment to perform in Wallowa County. All Rights Reserved © Moonlight Graphics Co. 2017

Friday August 11th.

Joseph City Park 6pm-10pm  Gates 5:30pm
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
BANDS
Kicking off the 21st annual Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival this year is Rae Gordon and the Backseat Drivers. This band is filled with soul and the blues and fills it in around all the edges with their 7 piece ensemble sound featuring the vocal prowess of Rae Gordon. Make no mistake, these folks play the blues. Check out their latest album ‘Dirty Flowers’ to hear their depth! At the Friday show it often happens that some of the artists from the Saturday bands show up to join in, and a good time is had by all. Come out and merge into the mountain evening with them. Better yet, you can get the festival advance ticket

price at the gate through the Friday show…

Rae Gordon and the Backseat Drivers

2017 – 3rd Place | International Blues Challenge |

Memphis, Tennessee

Saturday August 12th.

Joseph City Park 12 noon-10pm  Gates 11:30am
SATURDAY BBB MAIN FESTIVAL
Sugar Ray Norcia’s long and illustrious career includes singing, playing his harp, appearing on albums, and gigging with such lights as Ronnie Earl, James Cotton, Billy Branch, Charlie Musselwhite, and Roomful of Blues. This year he is up for no less than 7 Blues Foundation BMAs, including the prestigious 'BB King Entertainer ' award! We are privileged indeed to welcome him to Bronze, Blues & Brews this year to infuse us with some genuine Chicago Blues.
Sugar Ray and the Bluetones
2017 BMA Award Nominations Best Album - Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Seeing is Believing Best Band - Sugar Ray and the Bluetones BB King Entertainer - Sugar Ray Norcia Instrumentalist, Harmonica - Sugar Ray Norcia Song- “Seeing Is Believing” written by Ray Norcia Traditional Blues Album - Sugar Ray & the Bluetones – Seeing is Believing Traditional Male Blues Artist - Sugar Ray Norcia
headliner
2016 'BB King Entertainer’ recipient and multiple ‘Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year’ award winning pianist Victor Wainwright brings his band the Wildroots to reintroduce the Bronze, Blues & Brews audience to honky-tonk and boogie. Over multiple international tours, 3 albums with the Wildroots, and one with Southern Hospitality, Wainwright has established himself as a still rising star of blues piano stylings. This will be Wainwrights’ first visit to the Pacific Northwest.

Check them out!

Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots

Albert Castiglia and the Portland Allstars.
Some of Portland’s finest blues talent will take the stage with contemporary blues star Albert Castiglia to raise the canopy another notch. Junior Wells discovered Castiglia in Florida in 1996 and invited him into his band. Many bands and seven of his own albums later Castiglia continues to amaze crowds around the world with his pyrotechnic playing. Portland musician’s guitarist AC Porter, percussionist John Moore, bassist Timmer Blakely, and harp player Franco Paletta, will round out the group for a rockin’ good blues set.
2017 BMA Nominations:  Rock Blues Album of the Year - Albert Castiglia – Big Dog Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Walking blues: How blue can you get/Sweet little angel: House of the Rising Sun:
Anni Piper
Australian Anni Piper’s original songwriting, versatile vocals, and solid bass grooves have been pleasing audiences ‘down under’ since she was 14 years old. Coming now to Joseph she is her own proof that the blues is an international art form, and indeed alive and well in the world. With 6 albums to her credit we hope to hear from her latest why she has ‘More Guitars than Friends’. Anni's career achievements include nomination as a top five finalist in the 2010 MusicOz Awards in the Blues / Roots category, and finalist in the 2009 APRA Professional Development Awards.
Brody Buster’s One Man Band
2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC), "Best Harmonica Player" 2017 International Blues Challenge (IBC), Second Place, Solo/Duo
Opening the 21st Bronze, Blues & Brews Saturday show, and hailing from Kansas where he continues to hone his skills in the KC metro area, is one-man band guitar, harp, drum, and vocal act Brody Buster’s One Man Band. Brody started young and has played with some of the best in blues and jazz including BB King, Keb Mo, and Quincy Jones. He received “Best Harmonica Player”, and 2nd place for Solo/Duo acts awards at the 2017 International Blues Challenge.
Brody Buster - Live at the Plaza Art Fair in KC 2016: Brody Buster's One Man Band- 2017 IBC
TICKETS

Tickets

Tickets will be available for purchase by any

of the following methods

Advance Tickets are $35.00 each and include BOTH Friday & Saturday events. Tickets may be purchased at the gate Friday night for the advance price of $35.00 which includes admission to BOTH Friday & Saturday events.
Purchase on-line. Purchase at one of our ticket outlets (to be announced). Purchase at the gate.
ADVANCE TICKET SALES
GATE TICKET SALES
EVENT INFO
TICKETS AVAILABLE MID-APRIL
Joseph, Oregon
BRONZE BLUES & BREWS 21st
Joseph, Oregon