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The Heritage Music Blues Festival began in 2001 when Bruce Wheeler envisioned a Blues music festival in a newly constructed waterfront park on the bank of the Ohio River in downtown Wheeling. The fact that Wheeling had no blues scene or even a blues club, band or solo artist did not deter Wheeler from developing a festival. Promoted as “A Weekend of Award-Winning Blues”, the Festival gets raves from coast to coast. Wheeler’s festival features two stages, a Main Stage with Blues Music Award Winners and up-and-coming IBC solo/duo and band winning acts, and a Second Stage dedicated to local and regional artists, from WV, OH, PA, and MD.

During the event you can find his wife, Phyllis Sigal, daughter Amanda and her husband Chris holding down the MainGate while his son Leland, who was 12 when the event began, serves as the MainStage Manager. That Blues Family atmosphere spills over to the audience who has traveled to Wheeling, WV from 25 states and 4 countries for the last 17 years for the annual August event.

Heritage Music BluesFest returns Aug 12, 13, 14, 2022 at Wheeling Heritage Port. Tickets are on sale now at HeritageMusicFest.com.

2022 MainStage Artists

FRI AUG 12

Katie Henry Band

Curtis Salgaldo

Damon Fowler

Ruthie Foster

SAT AUG 13

IBC solo winner

IBC band winner

Kat Riggins

Nighthawks

Brandon Santini Band

King Solomon Hicks

Albert Castiglia

Mike Zito

Blood Bros Jam

SUN AUG 14

Micah Kesselring, Pat Harrington & Owen Eichensehr

Gracie Curran and the Hagh Falutin’ Band

Popa Chubby

JP Soars and the Red Hots

Joe Louis Walker

Victor Wainright & the Train

SECOND STAGE, AFTER JAMS & MORE