Edgar Winter, Alto Reed, and Mark Farner headline Friday and Saturday nights in a celebration of blues and rock from the '60s to today
- Expires Jul 15, 2012
- Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 7/13 for a ticket at festival box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Bluesfest London. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Bluesfest London's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event.
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- For $25, you get two tickets for admission on any single day (up to a $50 value).
- For $45, you get four tickets for admission on any single day (up to a $100 value).
On Sunday, the festival offers admission for a family of four for $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday and at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Find the complete schedule here.
When blues musicians from across the Americas converge on London's King and Clarence crossroads, it won't be to dispute their devilish contracts. Instead, the streets transform into a showcase of the biggest names in rock and blues for the city's 13th annual Bluesfest International celebration. Legends collide at Friday's show, as Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad joins the Motor City All-Stars, led by Bob Seger's zeppelin-lunged saxophonist Alto Reed. As if walking straight out of Haight-Ashbury in the '60s, Big Brother and the Holding Company warm up the crowd with the rootsy psychedelia that helped propel Janis Joplin into the cultural consciousness.
On Saturday evening, New York City's Popa Chubby makes his mournful guitar weep with blistering technical proficiency, and headliner Edgar Winter, whose long career as a performer and composer—ranging from "Frankenstein" to 1999's Winter Blues—has always been tinged with blue. Although attendees are prohibited from bringing their own alcohol, coolers, cameras, or security guards, fans can browse a wide range of local fare and beverages at large festival tents run by the city's restaurants, including Dawghouse Pub & Eatery and Friday Knight Lights.