Blues festival is back to rock music fans

Staff Writer

United Way of Abilene is bringing back the Key City Rhythm & Blues Festival, this time at the Nelson Festival Gardens. This year's event will feature two evenings of music plus a Gospel brunch and headliners like Lisa Mann, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers and many other talented artists!
2016 Lineup
Friday, April 29 – gates open at 5 p.m.
Emceed by Betty Hukill
5:15 • Ill Lobo (second stage)
6:00 • Kirk House
7:00 • KT and the Blues Scientists
8:15 • Mike Zito and the Wheel
9:30 • Samantha Fish

Saturday, April 30 – gates open at 5 p.m.
Emceed by Abilene Philharmonic Maestro David Itkin
5:15 • Happy Fat (second stage)
6:00 • Dave Hobbs Band
7:00 • Albert Cummings
8:15 • Lisa Mann
9:30 • Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Sunday, May 1 – 11 a.m. at the Courtyard/TownePlace Abilene Northeast
Kirk House
New Light Baptist Church Choir

For questions, event, or sponsorship information, contact Bethany Ashlock or Cathy Ashby at or 325.677.1841.