August 3rd marks the 20th 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 two decades. Through the support of major sponsor Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust, LCBS is proud to present the always exciting Lucky Peterson Band featuring Tamara Peterson, as well as bandleader and 10-year Buddy Guy alumnus Scott Holt on the main stage. On the Back Porch Stage this year, we’ll present Tommy Bruner and the Back Porch Band, featuring student musicians, through the support of Hometown Restyling.
Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at the following locations:
The Music Loft
Chappy’s Safari Lounge
West Music, Marion
Parlor City Pub and Eatery
The Lucky Peterson Band featuring Tamara Peterson
Lucky Peterson is the most dangerous triple threat working in the blues. A searing lead guitarist, fantastic organist and a fist-rate vocalist, Lucky’s many talents are truly mind-boggling. The band’s latest release is called “Live at the 55 Arts Club in Berlin“. Learn more about The Lucky Peterson Band here.
The Lucky Peterson Band featuring Tamara Peterson – How Do I, Why Do I
Scott Holt’s career got its start when Buddy Guy took him on the road, but that was just the beginning for this fiery blues rocker. Scott’s most recent recording is “Kudzu“. More about Scott Holt here.
Scott Holt Band – Official Promo
The LCBS All Stars
To celebrate 20 years of successful Bluesmore events, what better way to open the show than to feature some of Iowa’s finest blues artists, with the likes of Ron DeWitte, Eric Douglas, Craig Erickson, Tom “T-Bone” Giblin, BillyLee Janey, Bryce Janey, Dan “DJ” Johnson, Denny Ketelsen, Skeeter Lewis and Dennis “Daddy-O” McMurrin. This stellar lineup is sure to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime performance you won’t want to miss!
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