In 1969, the Blues held a party and everyone came. This summer, they're doing it again.
The world's first electric blues festival was held in Ann Arbor, Michigan in August 1969. That's when a small group of University of Michigan students gathered what may have been the greatest lineup of blues musicians who ever lived for a 3-day celebration of Chicago-style blues. Recently, a small group of blues enthusiasts got together to revive the landmark Ann Arbor Blues Festival.