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On behalf of the San Diego Blues Festival, it is with great sadness that we are announcing the end of the festival after twelve amazing years bringing together dozens of award-winning musical acts, blues lovers, volunteers, and San Diego Food Bank supporters. The San Diego Blues Festival was a family-friendly event that benefited the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Since 2011, the event has raised more than $1.3 million and 21 tons of food for the Food Bank’s critical hunger-relief programs. Announcing the end of our beloved San Diego Blues Festival does not come easy, but the combination of soaring inflation, skyrocketing production costs, and supply-chain challenges have created an environment in which we are unable to continue with the annual event. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated Blues Fest fans who attended the San Diego Blues Festival over the years, the Food Bank’s staff and volunteers who worked the event, the wonderful musicians who played at our annual festival, our corporate sponsors who underwrote the event through monetary and in-kind sponsorship, our Event Producer, Michael Kinsman, and the event’s Founder and Title Sponsor, Vince Kasperick of We would like to thank our major corporate sponsors and Baker Electric Home Energy for their many years of corporate support. We also thank our Stage Sponsors and leading corporate and civic sponsors including Delta Dental, BCS, Wells Fargo Bank, ShopCore, US Bank, Health Net, Alaska Airlines, the City of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture, the County Board of Supervisors’ Community Enhancement Program, the San Diego Convention Center, Centerplate, the Port of San Diego, and all of our many amazing sponsors over the years In particular, the Food Bank honors Vince Kasperick of for supporting the San Diego Blues Festival from its inception.’s support of the Blues Festival was an integral part of the event’s success as a benefit concert for the Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. We extend our deepest gratitude to Vince Kasperick for his significant contributions and generous support of the San Diego Blues Festival and the Food Bank’s critical mission. Thank you for 12 amazing years! Sincerely, The San Diego Blues Festival Team

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Thank you for the memories!

Vince Kasperick (far left) founded the San Diego Blues Festival in partnership with Event Producer, Michael Kinsman (far right), and the Jacobs & Cushman

San Diego Food Bank in 2011 which brought Grammy-award-winning musical artists to San Diego for over a decade.

Check out some of our favorite snapshots over the years by clicking the button below. Special thank you to Jon Naugle Photography, Jeff Beeler, and Peter Zuehlke for these great photos we will cherish for a lifetime!

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12 Years of Positively Impacting
Hunger-Relief Efforts in San Diego County

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21 tons
of food collected 

$1.3 million raised for  
the San Diego Food Bank

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