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Now entering its eleventh year, the 2021 San Diego Blues Festival returns as an in-person event on the downtown San Diego waterfront at 100% capacity.


This year’s 2021 lineup features headliner Larkin Poe with amazing national and local acts including: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Aki Kumar, Nikki Hill Band, Backtrack Blues Band, Tia Carroll, The Fremonts and Tracy Lee Nelson


The event lives up to its mission to provide great blues at an affordable price, and raise money to support the battle against hunger in our community.


With names such as Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, Billy Gibbons, Los Lobos, Eric Burdon & the Animals, Elvin Bishop and Booker T. Jones, no fewer than 10 members of the Blues Hall of Fame and five members of the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame have performed on our stage.

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Larkin Poe rocked the crowd in 2019. They return as a
headliner for the 2021 San Diego Blues Festival.  
Photo by: Jon Naugle Photography

That’s generated more than $1 million in funds for the San Diego Food Bank’s hunger-relief programs. In addition, the annual food drive at the festival has received over 14 tons of food donations.


All of this on a general admission ticket priced 50 percent below comparable festivals.


Whether you bring a beach chair or blanket, or choose VIP or Super VIP seating and benefits, we are determined to give you a great day of music and fun in a wonderful waterfront setting.