Cognac Blues Passion July 4 – Jul 9, 2023
Cognac Blues Passions is an annual music festival that takes place in Cognac, France. This year, the festival will be held from July 4 to July 9, 2023, and it promises to be a fantastic event for blues lovers.
The festival began in 1994 as a small event organized by a group of friends who wanted to bring together their love for blues music. Since then, it has grown into one of the most popular music festivals in France, attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world.
One of the highlights of the festival is the variety of artists that perform. Over the years, the festival has hosted many famous musicians, including Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker, BB King, and Sting. The festival also features up-and-coming artists, giving them a chance to showcase their talent and gain exposure.
This year’s lineup features some of the biggest names in blues music. Cognac Blues Passions lineup includes:
- Jul 4, 2023 Michel Jonasz
- Jul 5, 2023 PlaceboNico Wayne Toussaint, JP Bimeni & The Black Belts, Marcus KThe Cinelli Brothers, Vicious Steel Fuel Band
- Jul 6, 2023 William Crighton, TiwayoIbeyi, MC Solaar, Julianne Joe, Guilty Delight, LIZ
- Jul 7, 2023 -M-, Théo Charaf, Imany, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, William Crighton
- Jul 8, 2023 Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton, Harlem Gospel Travelers, Buddy Guy, Chris Isaak, Tiger Rose, Robert Finley, Ayron Jones including Bonnie Raitt, Gary Clark Jr., Keb’ Mo’, and Taj Mahal.
The festival takes place in the heart of Cognac, a picturesque town known for its historic architecture and its famous cognac distilleries. The festival’s main stage is located in the Jardin Public, a beautiful park that provides a stunning backdrop for the performances. In addition to the main stage, the festival also features several smaller stages located throughout the town.
The festival also offers a variety of other activities and events. There are food and drink vendors offering a wide range of local specialties, as well as a market where visitors can purchase souvenirs and handmade goods. There are also workshops and master classes where visitors can learn about the history and techniques of blues music.
The festival has a reputation for being a family-friendly event, and there are plenty of activities for children as well. There is a dedicated children’s area where kids can participate in arts and crafts activities and listen to children’s music.
One of the unique features of the festival is its commitment to sustainability. The organizers have implemented several initiatives to reduce the festival’s environmental impact, including the use of renewable energy sources and the promotion of sustainable transportation options.
Overall, Cognac Blues Passions is a fantastic event for anyone who loves blues music. With its stunning location, diverse lineup of artists, and commitment to sustainability, it’s no wonder that the festival has become such a popular event. Whether you’re a seasoned blues fan or a newcomer to the genre, this festival is definitely worth checking out.
For more information on the Cognac Blues Passion Festival visit http://www.bluespassions.com/