Brighton Blues Blast poster

Brighton Blues Blast is back! This year’s show features amazing artists as well as a free outdoor festival from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. that features local blues bands, a classic car show, and a transportation art show. Performers Ruthie Foster, Marquise Knox, The Cass Clayton Band, Delta Sonics, Eef & The Blues Express, and The Johnny O Band will be entertaining all.

What: Brighton Blues Blast
Where: Armory Performing Arts Center, 300 Strong Street, Brighton, CO 80601 | 303-655-2026
When: Saturday, July 10th
Cost: Free show outside; ticketed show inside:

Outdoor Festival – 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in The Armory Parking Lot (Free to the Public)
Classic Car Show: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Outdoor Music: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 4:30 p.m.
Transportation Art exhibit: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) to 3:00 p.m. (inside the Armory)
Ticketed Show: 6:00 p.m.

Indoor Lineup:
Ruthie Foster
Marquise Knox
The Cass Clayton Band

Outdoor Lineup:
Delta Sonics
Eef & The Blues Express
The Johnny O Band

Ruthie Foster is a three-time nominee for Best Blues Album Grammy, has received seven Blues Music Awards, three Austin Music Awards, the Grand Prix du Disque award from the Académie Charles-Cros in France, a Living Blues Critics’ Award for Female Blues Artist of the Year, and the title of an “inspiring American Artist” as a United States Artists 2018 Fellow. Described by Rolling Stone as “pure magic to watch and hear.”

Marquise Knox’s debut album “Manchild” was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. The release received worldwide acclaim, including Living Blues’ Best Debut Artist Award and a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Debut Artist. Since then Knox has released several more albums and put together an impressive touring resume. He continues to be a powerful force in the blues community.

The Cass Clayton Band exudes a passion and energy that has made them a favorite in festivals and venues across the region. Cass has made her way into the hearts of music lovers everywhere with her evocative lyrics, smoky-smooth voice and a belting vocal range that will knock you flat. She’s also known for some soulful slide guitar playing. Cass Clayton Band blends influences of rock, funk, soul, gospel and blues in a new way with plenty of inventive sounds and unexpected twists. Cass, along with co-writer/producer, Taylor Scott, have been praised for their unique approach to contemporary American rock and roots music.

CCB’s new album, Play Nice, was #1 R&B Album in the U.S. for 11 weeks in 2019 and 2020 (Roots Music Report). Their previous self-titled album (released May, 2018) won Album of the Year (Colorado Blues Society Members’ Choice Awards). Cass has also been voted as one of the top three vocalists and top three slide guitar players in Colorado. CCB has been featured on radio stations and magazines worldwide. For more information about CCB, go to: http://www.cassclaytonband.com


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