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This Weekend is Festival Weekend! May 13 and 14

Here is your festival information! Saturday 2 pm to 11 pm, 409 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC – see you there!

The weather looks perfect! Check out our festival weather here:

Need directions?  Coming from the South (Atlanta, Charlotte, etc.) Directions from the south

Traveling down to us from the North (Raleigh, Richmond, etc.) Directions from the north

Coming from the west of us?  Directions from the west

Want to use our location in your GPS?  409 N Lee Street, Salisbury, NC  28144

Festival lineup:

Food Vendors will be present!

Thank you to our sponsors for making the 17th annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival a reality!


Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival set for May 13th – 14th, 2016

Native American Piedmont Blues Artist Studied with Phil Wiggins and the late John Cephas

Welcome to our new website!  Be sure to visit our Facebook page as well to keep up with the latest news and festival updates.  Our next Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival is set for Friday and Saturday May 13th – 14th right here in historic Salisbury, North Carolina.  We are busy booking acts and vendors – if you have questions please contact the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society  at

Lakota John will be holding a youth music workshop on Friday, May 13th at 5:30 pm on 405 Lee Street.  Please sign up by emailing  The workshop is free of charge but there is limited space so sign up very soon! Our musicians that are currently booked for our 2016 festival are:


John Dee Holeman – American Piedmont blues guitarist, singer and songwriter

Native American Piedmont Blues Artist Studied with Phil Wiggins and the late John Cephas

Veronika F, Jackson

Veronika Jackson, Renowned Acoustic Rhythmic Blues Artist

Larry Davis – vintage acoustic blues and jazz artist from Randolph County NC


Joe Robinson – Renowned  Jazz Trumpeter

Check back daily as we are actively booking amazing acts for our festival this year!

We are proud to continue the history of the Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival and look forward to seeing you this May!  Enjoy our new site!

Rowan Blues and Jazz is dedicated to preserve, promote and present the art forms of blues and jazz music with emphasis on musical performances by musicians from the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.