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2017 South Mountain International Blues Festival

Free all day music on the big hill.

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West Orange,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) 

The North Jersey Blues Alliance announces that the 2017 South Mountain International Blues Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10th from 12 PM to 8 PM at the Cherry Lane/Oakdale Picnic Area at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ. The South Mountain International Blues Festival is an all-day event featuring a dynamic lineup of world-renowned Blues artist. The Festival is presented by music and entertainment impresario Mike Griot, Essex County, and the North Jersey Blues Alliance (NJBA).

An annual late summer staple in northern New Jersey, the South Mountain International Blues Festival is a day for lovers of all music genres. Presented free of charge on the sprawling acreage at the base of South Mountain Reservation, the Festival is a relaxing and fun day for music fans of all ages.

Now in its 8th year, the Festival continues to grow in popularity throughout the region. This year the festival will feature live streaming interviews with performers before and after their on-stage appearance. The Festival’s location, laid-back atmosphere, selection of food and drink from local eateries, and its abundance of passionate performers makes it the perfect end-of-summer event.

Save the date, September 10th, and bring along a chair or blanket. Come for a few hours or stay all day. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s South Mountain International Blues Festival. Keep an eye out for additions to this year’s amazing lineup and stay tuned for updates on the Festival’s social media accounts. You can also find updated information using the following hashtags: #SMIBF #SMBlues #SMBlues2017

The North Jersey Blues Alliance is committed to the long-term administrative and financial support of the SOUTH MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL BLUES FESTIVAL, an annual free-to-the-public concert event.

The festival serves as an ongoing preservation mechanism of this uniquely American art form that is THE BLUES. The NJBA provides ongoing support through cultural and educational activities which promote, enhance or expand the narrative around THE BLUES, its roots and its ongoing historical and societal relevance.