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Be a Part of the 2017 Blues & Jazz Festival Family Reunion!

Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival set for October 21, 2017

Welcome to our 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 Saturday October 21, 2017, the third week-end again right here in historic downtown Salisbury, North Carolina in the Salisbury Post Parking Lot in front of the Rowan Public Library.  We are busy booking awarding-winning performers and vendors – if you have questions please contact the Rowan Blues and Jazz Society  at

This year’s theme is Reunion Time. Join us with your reunion celebrations of friends, family, classmates,anniversaries, and any other great memories. We plan to bring together some of the musicians that performed during our early festival years.

Check back daily as we are actively booking amazing family 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 Fall!  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.

Here is your festival information! Saturday 2 pm to 9:30 pm, 200 West Fisher Street Street, Salisbury, NC – see you there!

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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?  200 W. Fisher Street, Salisbury, NC  28144

Festival lineup: Rowan Big Band All Stars featuring Nikki Jones Bailey, Blazin Blues Bob, Nathan Pope Band, Mac Arnold and Plate Full Blues, Patty Ray Virginia Blues Band, Live House Band, Joe Robinson and Friends, Diana Tuffin and Butch Stewart and some outstanding surprise performances from your other favorites.

Food Vendors will be present! Look for the Collard Greens and Cornbread sandwiches cook-off. Judged by customers’ taste buds.

Thank you to our sponsors for making the 17th annual Rowan Blues and Jazz Festival a reality! We still have sponsor ad space in our RBJS TIMES publication.