THE BLUES COMES TO DEREHAM AGAIN! 11 - 13 July 2014
What the papers said:
Dereham Times - 14 July: Photo Gallery: Dereham Blues Festival unites town’s music scene
Dereham Times - 10 July:
‘We want Dereham to be like the Nashville of Norfolk’ – The stage is set for the 2014 Dereham Blues Festival
Dereham Times - 10 April: 'Blues legend Paul Jones will headline Dereham Blues Festival 2014'
This year we were very proud to host the amazing Paul Jones with The Dave Thomas Blues Band were our major ticket event this year.
The event was jointly organised by NBS and The Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall. The doors opened on Friday 11th for this unique, one off opportunity to see both Paul Jones and Dave's Band together on the same stage. The sell-out concert was a brilliant and unique experience enjoyed by all.
Some changes to the first year ensured everyone enjoyed non-stop blues with some amazing artists playing at numerous venues in the town centre for all to enjoy along with a free limited edition souvenir program. It was great to see folk wandering down Dereham Streets heads buried in their programmes and planning which band to see where next.
Also new this year was the Dereham Blues Festival, Community Blues Choir, led by Lauren Dove. A four hour workshop was held on Saturday prior to the festival with the aim of learning three blues songs and 18 people took part and together they performed the songs at various locations on the Festival Saturday morning to the delight of Dereham shoppers. The choir was vey popular and moves are afoot to make it a group that meets regularly with street performance in mind.
Click on the links below to see more of the festival:
LAUNCH CONCERT - PAUL JONES
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