Mahindra Blues Festival, Asia's largest and the finest Blues phenomenon is back with an amazing line-up of artists once again. Mumbai's iconic Mehboob studio will host the festival this year on 11th and 12th of Feb. Into its seventh year now, Mahindra Blues Festival has always been a great platform for Indian blues bands to showcase their talent to the masses. Every year, some of the biggest names of Blues grace the sub continent and enthrall the fans with their brand of music. For the lovers of Blues, MBF is the event they have been waiting for throughout the year!
Mahindra Blues Festival is one of the top music festivals of India. And it is one of the few festivals that caters to this genre of music in our country. Since its inception in 2011 by Mahindra group, the festival celebrates the culture and tradition of the Blues which originated in the Mississippi Delta. The Mahindra brand, which is known for Auto-mobile manufacturing, has got a unique connect to music lovers, courtesy Mahindra Blues Festival. The festival has always been a major contributor in popularising fuelling a burgeoning interest in Blues music throughout the country. So popular it has become in India that, MBF was also nominated in 2014 for the 'Keeping the Blues Alive' award presented by the The Blues Foundation of America.
Every year MBF brings to India International Blues sensations like Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker Jr., Taj Mahal, and Walter Trout. This year as well, the festival has got an amazing line-up of artists from across the globe and promises to give fans 2 days of guitar-rippin', soul-trippin' action that will remain etched in their hearts forever. The first day of the festival will see local talent, called Blackstratblues who were the winners of Blues Band 2016. In addition, American blues, soul and Americana soul singer and songwriter, Janiva Magness will also be seen on the first day of the fest. and American singer and musician, performing and rocking the stage. On the second day, Grainne Duffy Band, Shemekia Copeland and Supersonic Blues Machine featuring Billy F Gibbons & Eric Gale will perform.
Getting better and grander with with year, Mahindra Blues Festival has become of the biggest events in Mumbai . Calling all Blues fans out there, if you haven't yet booked your tickets for this music event, then do it now! Tickets are selling fast; grab yours before they're gone!
Written By: Mansi Gupta | Post Date: 24 January 2017