AMERICAN BLUES AND SWING REVIVAL BIG BAND
Even though Roomful of Blues’ lineup has changed over the years, the band has always been one of the tightest, most joyful blues ensembles in the world. Currently an eight-piece unit led by guitarist Chris Vachon, the band has never sounded fresher or stronger. Singer Phil Pemberton brings his sweet and soulful vocals and adds another bright new dimension to the jazzy, jump-blues musical roots. Their winning combination of jump, swing, blues, R&B and soul remains their calling card, as does their ability to fill the dance floor.
With a non-stop performance schedule for over 50 years, Roomful of Blues has earned critical, popular and radio success and a legion of fans across the globe. According to DownBeat magazine, Roomful of Blues “are in a class by themselves.” With their masterful combination of jumping, horn-heavy, hard-edged blues and R&B, it’s no wonder why the great Count Basie called them “the hottest blues band I ever heard.” Since 1967, the group’s deeply rooted blend of swing, rock ‘n’ roll, jump, blues and soul has earned it 5 Grammy Award nominations and a slew of other accolades, including 7 Blues Music Awards and the prestigious DownBeat International Critics Poll for “Best Blues Band”.
OPENING ACT AT 6 PM: Bennett & Perkins
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: This is an outdoor concert at the base of the North Slope at Cranmore Mountain. Our concerts are 'rain or shine' with the exception of rare circumstances, so concertgoers are advised to come prepared as they would to any outdoor event. Please note that Cranmore Mountain has a strict 'No Dogs Except Service Dogs' policy. Seating is not provided at the venue, so concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the property. Select food and beers are available for purchase on the Zip's Pub deck. Parking is free. For more information please visit www.artsjubilee.org.
Arts Jubilee is a non-profit organization that presents an outdoor 5-concert series every summer at Cranmore Mountain Resort in North Conway, New Hampshire. Our mission since being established in 1983 has been "To bring world-class, live music performances to the valley normally found only in metropolitan areas, and to present an 'Artist in the Schools' program to area schools, annually."