Summer Blues in Basel

Various Locations
Friday, 01 July

On this Friday evening, Kleinbasel will be the location for the 13th Glaibasler Bluesfescht (blues festival). Thirty-three bands from all over the world will play on stages between Claraplatz and Theodorskirchplatz. Just stroll over and enjoy the music and the great atmosphere; there will be numerous food and drink stands and bars set up throughout the concert areas. There are also three alley venues where eight smaller formations will alternately be playing for the “Blues uff der Gass” (Blues in the alleys), including at Rheingasse, Färbergässlein, and the new Hermann Hess-Platz.
Some of the highlights of this 13th edition include the British-Norwegian blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Krissy Matthews, who will be back after an inspiring performance in 2017, and singer Lakeetra Knowles from Little Rock, Arkansas, who will bring her soul-inspired fresh and diverse sound. The final of the Swiss Blues Challenge will also take place on this evening in the courtyard of the Volkshaus Basel from 19:45-22:15. The four finalists that were selected by the organization Swiss Blues will each be playing for 25 minutes and competing for the public’s and the jury’s vote. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear these young talents and cheer them on. The competition starts with a performance by the winners of last edition’s Swiss Blues Challenge, Stefano Barigazzi, from 18:00-19:30.
Visit their website and click on “Programm 2022” for a complete list of the times and bands playing on the various stages. Don’t miss this truly fabulous event!
All concerts on the evening are free.


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