2023 Blues on the Green
Fall Music Festival
An Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. event
New Dates * New Location: November 17-18 * Tooley's Tavern at the Boathouse * Downtown ELIZABETH CITY, NC
400 E. Colonial Avenue, Elizabeth City
Friday night, November 17, 2023
5:00 - 10:30 pm
Live local, regional, and mid-Atlantic blues performers will take the stage(s) to entertain you for two days at (new location!) Tooley's Tavern at the Boathouse, Elizabeth City, NC.
Enjoy the music and dance the afternoon and evening away!
Food and beverages available for purchase on site. Beer, wine, mixed beverages, and non-alcoholic options.
5:00 - 6:30 pm -- Cole & MaryAnn -- Delta Blues
Cole Stevens and MaryAnn Toboz interpret early blues music with passion and energy, played out on searing slide guitar, soulful harmonica and two voices. Their renditions of songs by Sonny Boy Williamson, Willie Dixon, Albert King, Son House, Robert Johnson, Tampa Red, Howlin’ Wolf and other pioneering artists present a powerful and unique chemistry. Their sound is compelling, old school, and Delta Blues; it harkens to the genre’s originators and yields a rich, organic blend that is surefire and irresistible.
7:00-8:30 pm -- Uphill Blues Band
Uphill plays blues straight out of the Swampland. With a mix of original blues and revitalizing versions of lost classics from Chicago to the Delta, Uphill has brought their own Carolina tang to the table since 2005. Deacon Blues captures the soul of guitar legends from Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray Vaughan, but the Uphill sound is also driven by Chris "Catdaddy" Palestrant on keys, and the Deacon's gut busting blues harp. Virginia Beach-based Isaiah Hunter on drums provides a powerful heartbeat. Deacon Blues (aka Adam Nixon) -- Guitar, vocals, harp; Chris "Catdaddy" Palestrant -- Keys, vocals, melodica; Isaiah Hunter – Drums; Sonny Morgan – Bass
9:00-10:30 pm -- The Rable
The Ramble is a 4-piece band out of the Outer Banks, North Carolina specializing in Blues, Rock, Funk, and Soulful melodies. Their music, especially on original songs, mixes soulful, bluesy sounds punctuated by long jam sessions where any instrument out of the four might dominate the solo. This soul-funk-jam group has a style that blends Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers Band and Frank Sinatra (really), that is uniquely entertaining and a must see.
Saturday afternoon/night, November 18, 2023
3:00 - 10:00 pm
3:00 - 5:00 pm -- The RTB Band
“The World's Greatest Blues Performer,” Mr. Right Time for The Blues! Reggie T. Barnes, RTB, from the Virginia Beach, VA area.
2023 Blues on the Green Fall Music Festival
5:30 - 7:30 pm --The Rob White Trio
Rob White is a guitarist/singer songwriter out of Chesapeake Va. Rob is best known for playing and singing a wide variety of different musical styles. His music is a mix of blues and soul-funk with some rock and jazz elements that will make you move and groove.
8:00 - 10:00 pm -- Hustle Souls
Hustle Souls is an Asheville, NC based soul band who blend dust-covered-vinyl nostalgia with modern sensibility; recently named one of "Music Connections" Hot 100 Live Unsigned Artists & Bands. Driven by a lust for songwriting, the band’s fervid live performance is heightened by undeniable instrumental prowess and 3-part vocal harmony. With relentless touring, sold-out shows and major festival appearances the band has earned a reputation as one of the East Coast’s most promising acts.
THANK YOU to our 2023 Blues on the Green Sponsors
BRONZE SPONSORS: Cascade Financial Planning/Dave Simpson x Nestlerode Orthopedic x Sanctuary Design Co. x Select Rental Services x Southern Bank x State Farm, Dawn Cooper Covington x The Mills Downtown Bistro x Hoppin Johnz New South Cuisine x TowneBank x Tandem / McDonald’s x Water Street Real Estate Group