April 29, 2011


Get your advance tickets today!


This August 6th marks the 18th year for Linn County’s perennial Blues festival, Bluesmore! Once again, the festival will be held on the grounds of Brucemore, the National Trust Site that has hosted the event for almost two decades. Through the support of major sponsor Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, LCBS will be presenting 2010 Grammy Award-winning Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, as well as John Lisi and Delta Funk and Perry and the Pumpers on the main stage. On the Back Porch Stage this year, we’ll feature Gary Gibson and the Back Porch Band through the support of Hometown Restyling.

Tickets are $13 in advance, and $15 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at the following locations:
The Music Loft
Stars Guitars
J.M. O’Malley’s
Chappy’s Safari Lounge
West Music, Marion
The Longbranch
Checkers Tavern
Music Go Round
Brewed Awakenings
Parlor City Pub and Eatery

Cedar Rapids Band and Trust
Home Town Restyling

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

Chubby Carrier’s 2010 release Zydeco Junkie won the Grammy in the category Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album. Join us on August 6 to find out why! Find out about Chubby and his band here.

John Lisi and Delta Funk

“Lisi mixed blues, funk and rock so well I don’t wanna put a label on what he did … go see this band before they get too big for your britches.” – Live New Orleans. More about John Lisi here.

Perry and the Pumpers

Kicking off the festival this year is Perry and the Pumpers, bringing both some of the best of our area’s old guard and one of our finest younger Blues torch bearers. See our complete take on this fine band here.

Presented by Brucemore and the Linn County Blues Society

For more information, contact Brucemore at
2160 Linden Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA

or the Linn County Blues Society
PO Box 2672
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

The Bluesmore Lion, artwork theme for Bluesmore 2011, including posters, tickets, T-shirt design and stage banners are copyright 2011 E & L Graphics, Cedar Rapids, IA. 319-365-2686