Another weekend means another great Denton festival. This Saturday and Sunday, The Denton Blues Festival is back for its 18th year of celebrating the blues in Denton's Quakertown Park. Read on to find our more information on the event put on by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce and how it relates to Denton history.
The Denton Blues Festival has been a great venue for family-friendly fun and anyone wanting to take in some live music for nigh on two decades now. Over the years, the festival has seen blues artists such as Little Milton and Denise La Salle, Johnny Taylor and The Blues Wailer, Bobby blue Band, and Tyrone Davis. That's not to mention non-blues artists such as Mike Jones and Paul Wall (yes, that Paul Wall). This year is sure to be no disappointment, either. Artists playing this year's Blues Festival include The Way Down, Mojo Frankenstein, Bone Doggie, and On The Spectrum.
Additionally, the Denton Blues Festival is a great way to remember Denton blues legend, Pops Carter. Carter played the festival almost every year after its inauguration until he passed away in 2012. Quakertown Park even has a beautiful glass sculpture in remembrance of the man and his music. You can read more about Carter's lasting impression on Denton and blues in this Back in the Day post.
This year's Denton Blues Festival is this Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th, at Quakertown Park. Oh yeah, and it is completely free. More information can be found at DentonBluesFestival.org.
The annual Denton Blues Festival put on by the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce is one of our favorite fall music events. It is always the third weekend in September. So plan ahead for next year. The party has FREE music and fun for the whole family, with vendors and visitors from three states, so do not miss this opportunity to hear legends and some local favorites! While you're there, wander over to visit the Pops Carter Memorial in Quakertown Park and pour a little out for our dearly departed Pops. We still miss ya, buddy.