Doheny Blues Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Dana Point, California USA
Festival Contact Information

Doheny Blues Festival
Omega Events
10 Rancho Circle
Lake Forest, CA 92630 USA
Phone: (01) 949-360-7800

Festival Description

The Doheny Blues Festival takes place on the last weekend before Memorial Day at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Camping is available for the festival but it is necessary to make reservations.

Festival Dates May 17 - 18, 2014
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Festival Events:

Announced lineup 2014:
  • The Doobie Brotheres
  • Gov’t Mule
  • keb’ Mo’
  • Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires
  • Vintage Trouble
  • Ruthie Foster
  • Nikki Hill
  • Buddy Guy
  • Rosie Flores & James Intveld
  • The Mannish Boys
  • Kid Ramos
  • Sugaray Rayford
Artist features 2014:
    • Few blues acts have perfected the tricky maneuver of honoring the storied history of the Blues, while at the same time keeping the music up-to-date, as well as The Mannish Boys. It’s a balancing act that they’ve honed over the course of six highly-acclaimed CD releases and countless nights gigging on concert stages around the world. Conceived as an all-star showcase for the cream of the west coast blues crop, The Mannish Boys have stayed true to that vision.
    • (Performing with The Mannish Boys) Texas born Caron “Sugaray” Rayford began his musical career at the age of 7 singing & playing drums in church, and his gospel influence can be heard and felt in his music. In 2011, Sugaray became one of the lead vocalists for the Mannish Boys and sang lead vocals on Double Dynamite, the Mannish Boys CD that won Best Traditional Blues Album in May 2013 at the Blues Music Awards. When Sugaray belts out a song, you not only hear it, you feel it. The excitement is palpable when he takes the stage; he is a superb vocalist and entertainer.
    • (Performing with The Mannish Boys) If David “Kid” Ramos had gone into the family business with his mother and step-father, he might be a professional opera singer today; to the eternal thanks of blues fans around the world, Kid Ramos decided to march to a different drummer. From his time with The Fabulous Thunderbirds to his solo career, Ramos has become one of the most exciting, powerful blues guitarists in the business. Kid Ramos will be honored this Saturday at the Orange County Music Awards


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • Slideshow Credits - in order of appearance:
    • Trombone Shorty photographed at Doheny Days in Los Angeles, CA May 20, 2012©Jay Blakesberg
    • 2 Man Wrecking Crew, photo ©Colin McAuliffe, 2008
    • Big Head Todd and the Monsters, photo credit C. Taylor Crothers
    • Elvin Bishop
    • The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue
    • The Hollywood Blue Flames
    • Phillip Walker
Tickets 2014:
  • General Admission Weekend Pass $100
    • Admission to festival featuring 25 artists on 3 stages
    • Unreserved lawn seats.
  • VIP Weekend Pass $200
    • Access to VIP viewing area in front of main stage
    • $1 off all ddrins at the VIP Bar
    • Upgraded restrooms plus picnic tables
    • Early entrance
  • GOLD Weekend Pass $400
    • Access to Backstage GOLD Lounge
    • Access to VIP viewing area in front of main stage
    • 8 Complimentary beverages per day
    • Catered lunch each afternoon
    • Official Blues Fest T-shirt
    • Upgraded restrooms
    • Early entrance
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