Fifth Annual Historic Wallace Blues Festival

July 8 - 10, 2016
RECAP: 10 performers on 5 stages

Ayron Jones        Curtis Salgado        Doghouse Boyz        Dr. Phil        Harlis Sweetwater        John Kelly        Kenny James Miller        Samantha Fish        Sammy Eubanks        Sara Brown
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Wallace Idaho Blues Festival 2016 Our Fifth Historic Wallace Blues Festival featured ten bands and single entertainers on five stages over three days. Unfortunately, the Bottleneck Blues Band had a last minute emergency and could not make our show. So we missed their "red hot funky blues designed to make feet move." Fortunately, we had the very popular, Pacific Northwest sensation, Sara Brown Band lined up to play on the Gazebo Stage and in the Beer Garden, so they also filled the 2:00 to 3:20 slot on the Main Stage, much to everyone's delight.

Although we had the fear of rain to contend with on Saturday morning, the gentle showers were gone by noon. With temperatures in the 70's, the afternoon and evening could not have been more pleasant, and new folks arrived throughout the day. The official estimate was that 2,700 blues fans had fun in our town, population 784.

Personally, I danced to exhaustion Friday evening and all day Saturday, and thus overslept the Sunday morning "Pancakes and Blues" with the Doghouse Boyz and John Kelly. However, as shown by the 245 images presented in 14 collections below, I did not miss much else. My favorite group was a surprise: Dr. Phil and the Enablers, seven very talented musicians associated with the new owner of The Snake Pit restaurant, across from the Enaville Trailhead on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.

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Marsh Scientific Services

2016 Historic Wallace Blues Festival
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  • The original 4320x3240 pixel photos are available upon request. Right-click on a desired image, view it to get its file name, and email your request(s) to me at
  • Within each collection, photos are presented in the order they were taken.
Friday July 8th
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Saturday July 9th
Main Stage
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Saturday July 9th
Gazebo, Beer Garden and Cedar Street Stages
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