Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest Presented by Arvest Bank

On Friday and Saturday, June 1 & 2, 2018, the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with City of Gladstone, will host Bluesfest at Oak Grove Park.

The weekend includes award winning artists.

Friday, June 1 lineup:

Taylor Smith Band is from Kinston, NC and his music is influenced by a strong gospel background and icons such as Jimi Hendrix, the Allman Brothers and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Nace Brothers are fourth generation artists and have performed for 31 years. They have appeared with Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, Bo Diddley and other performers.

Mud Morganfield is an award winning artist and the eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters. Backed by some of the top musicians playing today, his music is the best of Chicago Blues. He is acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland.

Saturday, June 2 lineup:

Jason Vivone and Sam Platt are local artists that have teamed up to fuse elements of slide guitar and percussion, mixing blues styles inspired by North Mississippi blues and hokum.

The BelAirs have performed for 30 years at festivals and night clubs across the USA and internationally. They grew up on country soul and rock-n-roll and developed their own harmony vocal style in American rhythm and blues.

Fast Johnny Ricker is a Kansas City native. His guitar style and original songs are described as a high voltage combination of psychedelic rock with Texas and Delta blues tradition.

Larry Garner is from Baton Rouge and returning to Bluesfest. This award winning artist was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2002.  He has played at festivals and venues around the world.

Come enjoy the music, food and cold drinks.

Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest will be held at Oak Grove Park in Gladstone, Missouri on June 1 & 2, 2018. Friday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.. Parking is $5 and there is a suggested donation of $5 at the entrance. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating. The park will open 1 hour before the music starts.

For directions or more information, visit, and also check out the Gladstone Summertime Bluesfest page on Facebook.

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