Third Annual Historic Wallace Blues Festival

July 11 - 13, 2014
RECAP: 19 performers on 6 stages in 21 hours

last updated on September 12, 2014
click to open 2014 Historic Wallace Blues Festival poster in separate window

We knew it would be tough to top our first two Blues Festivals, given that we won the Inland Empire's Best Blues Event of 2012, AND the Best Blues Festival of 2013. However, I think our Third Annual Wallace Blues Festival was even better, in spite of the unusual heat! Only Wallace, population 784, could keep 3000 Blues fans happy on a 90° afternoon with no hassles or problems. The sheriff again reported that there were NO incidents needing police involvement during the long weekend. Everyone had fun, visitors and locals alike. Reducing the cost of Saturday tickets to $20 for locals was popular, as were the three free music venues on both days. We are now a non-profit organization, so we can use these community services to good advantage when writing future grants.

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Our dedication to community service is demonstrated by the following photo and caption that appeared on the front page of the Shoshone News-Press on August 26, 2014.

Wallace Blues Festival donates to town's Swimming Pool
The Wallace District Arts Council presents a symbolic check for $500 to Mary Jane Bair for the Wallace Public Pool. The money was raised mostly through tips donated from volunteers at the Blues Festivals beer garden. The council hopes to donate even more next year. Pictured from left to right is Forest VanDorn, Jackie Hayes, Hugh Marconi, Sano Halde, Greg Marsh, Mary Jane Bair and Tommy Hayes. Not pictured from the council is Laurel Vester. (photo by Erik Fink)

Pause your cursor over the photo to see the check; click to see the well resolved faces of the Blues Festival Committee in a separate window.

Our Blues Committee further streamlined the operation of the popular beer garden, maintained strict access control for the main festival area, and added more food and drink vendors outside the festival grounds. The biggest improvement was the closure of Fifth Street in front of the Red Light Garage. This opened another huge "dance floor" and brought the total number of pedestrian-only blocks up to six... the maximum possible in our tiny town.

The success of all three Wallace Blues Festivals is due in part to the professional organization and promotion by Craig Heimbigner, DBA Too Far North Productions. Contact him directly with your observations about this year's festival and your suggestions for next year: kraag@msn.com.

I tried to be everywhere at once, but only partially succeeded. There was a lot going on and I could not stop dancing! I took 290 photos and present the best 96 of them below the line-up. Links in the line-up lead to performance photos, while links in the photo section lead back to the artists' biographies and music videos on the main festival page. A photo's time stamp may be used to identify a photo if you wish to provide me with more information about the image. The name of a secondary performer on the main stage, for example. At this point, I have not added captions, but will if interest is shown.

I apologise to the following performers, who I did not photograph, but who were instrumental in making our Third Annual Wallace Blues Festival a success. Links take the reader to the artist's bio on the main festival page.

Finally, a note on mechanics: In spite of JavaScript that pre-loads the images, 96 photos will take a while to load, especially since each of these photos is paired with a closeup that is seen when the cursor is paused over the image on a desktop presentation. I have coded for viewport responsive behavior, but am not sure what happens to "onMouseOver" and "onMouseOut" commands with touch screens. On all systems, however, clicking or tapping an image will open a larger image (1600x1200 pixels) in a separate window.

Thank you for your interest in Wallace Idaho,
Greg Marsh


2014 Historic Wallace Blues Festival
Friday July 11th
Red Light Garage Sammy Eubanks 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Cedar Street Stage Laffin' Bones 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Bakin' Phat 9:30 - midnight
The Fainting Goat John Kelly 6:30 - 10:00 PM
Saturday July 12th
Main Stage Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings noon - 1:30 PM
The Fat Tones 2:00 - 3:30 PM
David Raitt & The Baja Boogie Band 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Billy D & The HooDoos 6:00 - 7:30 PM
The Chris O'Leary Band 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Sammy Eubanks - All Star Jam 10:00 - midnight
Beer Garden Doghouse Boyz 1:30 - 2:00 PM
Jim Tilden Brown 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Doghouse Boyz 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Jim Tilden Brown 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Doghouse Boyz 9:30 - 10:00 PM
Red Light Garage Anita Royce & The High Rollers noon - 2:00 PM
Roberson BZ Trio 2:30 - 4:30 PM
The Sara Brown Band 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Charlie Butts & The Filter Tips 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Dirty Rice 10:00 - midnight
Cedar Street Stage VooDoo Church 11:00 AM - noon
John Kelly 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Brother Music 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Jesse Weston 7:30 - 8:00 PM
Jesse Weston 9:30 - 10:00 PM
The Fainting Goat John Kelly noon - 2:00 PM
Brother Music 3:00 - 4:30 PM
John Kelly 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Sunday July 13th
Elk Lodge Pancake Breakfast The Sara Brown Band 8:00 - 11:00 AM
 
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Sammy Eubanks at the Red Light Garage
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Laffin' Bones on the Cedar Street Stage
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Bakin' Phat on the Cedar Street Stage
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Saturday, July 12, 2014, on the Main Stage
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Robin Barrett & Coyote Kings
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The Fat Tones
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David Raitt and The Baja Boogie Band
Saturday 5:06 PM
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Billy D & The HooDoos
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The Chris O'Leary Band
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Sammy Eubanks - All Star Jam
Saturday 11:21 PM
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Saturday, July 12, 2014, in the Beer Garden
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Doghouse Boyz
Saturday 5:30 PM
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Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Red Light Garage
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Anita Royce & The High Rollers
Saturday 12:13 PM
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The Sara Brown Band
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Charlie Butts & The Filter Tips
Saturday 8:04 PM
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Dirty Rice
Saturday 10:48 PM
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Saturday, July 12, 2014, on the Cedar Street Stage
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Gary Yeoman & The VooDoo Church
Saturday 1:41 PM
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Brother Music
Saturday 5:54 PM
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Jesse Weston
Saturday 7:56 PM
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Saturday 7:58 PM
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Sunday, July 13, 2014, at the Elks Lodge
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Sara Brown Band
8:00 - 11:00 AM
Sunday 10:19 AM
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Saturday 10:39 AM
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Saturday 10:11 AM
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