The mission of The Maine Blues Festival is to promote blues music as a uniquely American idiom and art form, to facilitate prominent, high visibility performance opportunities for as many Maine-based Blues Artists as possible before as large an aggregate audience as possible, and to support education programs in Maine public schools and colleges. The Maine Blues Festival operates from the belief that "local business is good business", that "local art is good art," and is a concrete example of "the creative economy in Maine."
*Over 40 Maine Blues Bands
*The Maine Blues Festival is all about giving back to our Maine musicians and the Maine Community. Over the years the Maine Blues Festival has contributed thousands of dollars to local music education programs, Maine college scholarships and charitable organizations including:
Naples Scholarship Foundation
Lakes Region High School Band
Town of Naples (fireworks fund)
Maine POM Project
Lisbon School Dept.
Special Olympics, Maine
*One dozen performance venues beginning Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon
*Maine Blues Festival advertising range of coverage is New Hampshire, Boston and southern and central Maine
*Maine Blues Festival advertising utilizes print, radio,TV, cable, internet streaming, brochures and program guides.