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August 09, 2019 - August 11, 2019
  • Wheeling Heritage Port
    1201 Water Street Wheeling, WV
  • Hours
    Friday: 5:00-11:00pm/Saturday: 12:00-11:00pm/Sunday: 1:00-9:00pm
  • heritagemusicfest.com
  • GA Weekend Pass: $100
    Daily Pass: $40

    VIP Upgrades Available

2019 Artist Lineup

Main Stage

FRIDAY AUGUST 9   (Gates Open at 3 PM)

5:00 – Cedric Burnside

6:30 – Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps

8:00 – Victor Wainwright  & the Train

9:45 – Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio

SATURDAY AUGUST 10   (Gates Open at 11 AM)

12:00 – IBC Winner Ms. Hy-C & Fresh Start

1:30 – Sean Ardoin

3:00 – Albert Castiglia

4:30 – Ronnie Baker Brooks

6:00 – Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling with Special Guest Kate Moss

7:45 – Danielle Nicole Band

9:45 – Chicago Plays the Stones w Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch & more

SUNDAY AUGUST 11   (Gates Open at Noon)

1:00 – IBC Winner Jon Shain

2:30 – Vanessa Collier

4:00 – The Nighthawks with Bob Margolin and Rev. Billy Wirtz  “A Tribute to Muddy Waters”

5:45 – Mike Zito with the BB King Horns

7:45 – Tommy Castro  & the Painkillers

SecondStage & River City AfterJams

FRI 9

4:00 – Sean Carney

6:05 – In Layman Terms

7:35 – Sean Carney

9:20 – In Layman Terms

AfterJam Host – Sean Carney

SAT 10  

1:05 – Gabe Stillman

2:35 – Charlie Barath & Jimmy Adler

4:05 – Emanual Casablanca

5:35 – Charlie Barath & Jimmy Adler

7:05 – Gabe Stillman

9:05 – Emanual Casablanca

AfterJam Host – Albert Castiglia

SUN 11  

2:05 – ezra and the reletivs

3:35 – Bad Avenue

5:05 – ezra and the reletivs

7:05 – Bad Avenue

AfterJam Host – Ezra Hamilton

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.