The legendary Booker T. Jones headlines on opening night with a special co-bill with Ruthie Foster at the DoubleTree Grand Ballroom.


Reading Blues Fest Ticket Packages
1) VIP All-Event Ticket: $175 (limited availability)
Preferred seating  for all major concerts at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom.
Commemorative VIP Pass Laminate
50% discount coupon on Reading Blues Fest souvenir merchandise
Other special offers
2) All-Events Friday Ticket: $59
3) All-Events Saturday Ticket: $79
4) All-Events Sunday Ticket: $59
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Friday, November 16 / 11:30 a.m.
Kickoff Luncheon
THE BLUESMASTERS
featuring BENNIE SIMS, CLIFF STARKEY, ERICH CAWALLA
The Peanut Bar Restaurant
For reservations, call 610-376-8500
www.peanutbar.com

Friday, November 16 / 4:00 p.m.
Blues Happy Hour
ROCKMAN BLUES BAND
Sofrito Gastro Pub/Reading
220 Douglass Street, Reading, PA 19601
For reservations, call 610-373-3115
www.sofritogastropub.com

Friday, November 16 / 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Concert
CRAIG THATCHER BAND with very special guest G.E. SMITH
Crossroads at the DoubleTree
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Friday, November 16 / 8:00 p.m.
A Night of Soulful Blues
BOOKER T. JONES
plus
RUTHIE FOSTER
featuring DOXA GOSPEL ENSEMBLE
DoubleTree by Reading Grand Ballroom
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Friday, November 16 / 11:30 p.m.
BLUES JAM
hosted by CRAIG THATCHER BAND
with very special guest G.E. SMITH
Crossroads at the DoubleTree
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 to order tickets online

 

Ronnie Baker Brooks will headline the Chicago Plays the Stones concert Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, November 17 / 10:30 a.m.
GUITAR CONVERSATIONS: CRAIG THATCHER & G.E. SMITH
hosted by MICHAEL CLOEREN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading/Amphitheater
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Saturday, November 17 / Noon
Sensational Multi-Instrumentalist
BLIND BOY PAXTON

Crossroads at the DoubleTree
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Saturday, November 17 / 1:30 p.m.
Windy City Blues Doubleheader
CHICAGO PLAYS THE BLUES
featuring RONNIE BAKER BROOKS, BILLY BRANCH and more
plus
LIL’ ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
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Saturday, November 17 / 4:30 p.m.
A Sly Fox Brewing Co. Happy Hour Concert
ALEXIS P SUTER & THE MINISTERS OF SOUND
Goggleworks Center for the Arts
$10 donation at door
www.goggleworks.org

Saturday, November 17 / 6:00 p.m.
Sensational Multi-Instrumentalist
BLIND BOY PAXTON
Crossroads at the DoubleTree
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Saturday, November 17 / 7:30 p.m.
DAVE MELLS BLUES BAND
The Peanut Bar Restaurant
For reservations, call 610-376-8500
www.peanutbar.com

Saturday, November 17 / 8:00 p.m.
Burnin’ Guitar Doubleheader
TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS
plus
TINSLEY ELLIS
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
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Saturday, November 17 / 11:30 p.m.
BLUES JAM
hosted by VANESSA COLLIER
Crossroads at the DoubleTree
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Shemekia Copeland headlines an all-star lineup to close out the fest on Sunday.

Sunday, November 18 / 10:00 a.m.
Special Film Screening
SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY
Post-film Q&A session with director SCOTT D. ROSENBAUM
hosted by MICHAEL CLOEREN
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading / Amphitheater
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Sunday, November 18 / Noon
Blues Brunch
JOSH TAYLOR’S NEXT GEN BLUES
Sofrito Gastro Pub/Reading
220 Douglass Street, Reading, PA 19601
For reservations, call 610-373-3115
www.sofritogastropub.com

Sunday, November 18 / Noon
Fest Finale / Four Concerts
SHEMEKIA COPELAND
plus
JOHN NEMETH & THE BLUE DREAMERS
with THE BERKS HORNS
plus
JAZZ GETS THE BLUES: CLARENCE SPADY & NICK COLIONNE
plus
VANESSA COLLIER
DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom
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Reading Blues Fest Ticket Packages
1) VIP All-Event Ticket: $175 (limited availability)
Preferred seating  for all major concerts at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading Grand Ballroom.
Commemorative VIP Pass Laminate
50% discount coupon on Reading Blues Fest souvenir merchandise
Other special offers
2) All-Events Friday Ticket: $59
3) All-Events Saturday Ticket: $79
4) All-Events Sunday Ticket: $59
CLICK HERE to order tickets online
CLICK HERE for more ticket information