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Ann Arbor Blues Festival to resume after 12-year absence

By Gary Graff
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The Ann Arbor Blues Festival is returning this summer after a 12-year absence.

Shemakia Copeland, Ana Popovic, Larry McCray, the Bob Margolin trio and John Sinclair, with the Blues Scholars and special guest Don Was, are among the acts slated for this year's Ann Arbor Blues festival, taking place Aug. 17-18 at the Washtenaw Farms Council Grounds. It marks the 49th anniversary of the original festival, with plans for a 50th anniversary commemoration during 2019.

Also on the bill this year will be Janiva Magness, Pete Anderson, Benny Turner (making his third appearance at teh festival), Carolyn Wonderland, Sue Foley, Scott Shared, Pete Anderson, Beverly "guitar" Watkins, NOra Jean Bruso and 17-year-old guitar prodigy Jake Kershaw.

"Early bird" tickets are available for $35 per day until May 15, when the price increased to $40, and $50 at the gate.

Visit a2BluesFestival.com for more information.

Web Site: www.a2BluesFestival.com

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