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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Canton: Northeast Ohio’s Premier Blues Festival

You’ll be singing the blues on your way to the Canton Blues Festival, Northeast Ohio’s premier Blues Festival, for a 2012 lineup that’s sure to strike a chord with blues fans everywhere.
The free outdoor summer festival, presented by Canton Development Partnership, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber Canton Regional Chamber, is happening in downtown Canton on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 with music all day from noon to 10:30pm.
It opens midday Friday with the Noon Blues Jam and with headliner Walter Trout at 8:30pm; Saturday kicks off with the Noon Blues in Schools and headliner Coco Montoya in the evening.
The contemporary guitar legend Walter Trout has become a fixture of the American blues-rock scene; and the gifted blues guitarist Coco Montoya is said by Billboard to be “the real McCoy in a world of blues guitar pretenders”. 

Blues Fest VIP Passes are available again this year. Buy your two-day pass online for $75 and take advantage of free food, beer and incredible views of the stage. One-day Blues Fest VIP Membership passes are also available for $45. Contact Krista Schumacher, event manager, at kristas@cantonchamber.org to reserve your VIP Passes.
Canton/Stark County, Ohio is said to be “America's Playing Field!” The area is home national attractions such as the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, and the National First Ladies Historical Site, along with many hidden treasures & shopping in quaint small towns. With 21 public golf courses, Canton/Stark County is also "Ohio's Golf Capital". For more information visit Canton/Stark County,Ohio
For more information about top events in Ohio take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Ohio.