Past Sonora Blues Festivals have been a huge success! Since 1996, thousands of blues fans have come to enjoy the 10 hours of continuous Blues. Participants are also treated to a variety of micro breweries and many of the best food vendors in Northern California. There are lots of wonderful craft and gourmet-food-folks that help make this a great festival.
Past performers include Joe Bonamassa, Jackie Greene, Johnny Winter, Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, Ford Brothers Blues Band, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Charlie Musselwhite, Derek Trucks Band, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Thackery, Tommy Castro, Dave Hole, Zakiya Hooker, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Sista Monica, Ron Thompson, Elvin Bishop, Norton Buffalo, Roy Rogers & Delta Rhythm Kings, Smokey Wilson, Coco Montoya, Jason Ricci, Walter Trout, Savoy Brown and Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers & many, many more!
2010 Sonora Blues Festival
Tommy Castro Band, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings with special guest Carlos Reyes, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Michael Burks, Nick Moss & the Fliptops, Laurie Morvan, Deanna Bogart, Alastair Greene, Big Mo & the Full Moon Band withVolker Strifler, Mike Hammar & the Nails, Mick Martin & The Blues Rockers, Valerie Johnson & Al B. Blue, Loose Change
2009 Sonora Blues Festival
Johnny Winter, Coco Montoya, Paul Thorn Band, Watermelon Slim & The Workers,
Jason Ricci & New Blood, Shane Dwight, MOFO Party Band , Chains Required,
Rhythm Deluxe, Mike Hammar & The Nails
2008 Sonora Blues Festival
Joe Bonamassa, Tommy Castro, Electric Flag with Tower of Power Horns, Cafe R & B, Magic Dick, Tom Rigney & Flambeau, The RaveUps, MOFO Party Band, Lara Price Band, Guy Budd