If it weren't for the Blues, you could argue that a number of other genres of music, including Country, wouldn't exist. Many of the chords and rhythms that originated with early Blues serve as the base for the chords and rhythms that exist today, with each musician tweaking them to their specific style by speeding them up, slowing them down, or mixing and matching them in any number of ways to make them their own. Celebrate this truly American original during the 5th annual Blues on the Rock Festival this Sunday (September 1st, 2019) at Rockport City Park in Rockport, Indiana.

Admission is $10 per person with gates set to open at Noon and live music starting at 2:00 p.m. The complete list of performers for this year's festival is as follows:

  • 2:00 p.m. - Jonas Cowan
  • 4:00 p.m. - Beyond Blu
  • 6:00 p.m. - Boscoe France
  • 8:00 p.m. - Shawn Murphy (Headliner)
  • 10:00 p.m. - Muddy Gut featuring Kenny Brown

Multiple food and drink vendors will be on site to help take care of your hunger and thirst needs, serving everything from BBQ ribs, smoked baloney, burgers, brats, pizza, and more. Plus, domestic and craft beers will be available.

The festival will also feature an art competition for the second straight year with cash prizes of $500 for first, $200 for second, and $100 for third on the line. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of the competition, simply bring your supplies to the park.

Tent camping spots will be available for $10 for a 20 feet by 20 feet square. Only 40 spots are available, book yours by calling 812-686-0012.

For more info, visit the Blues on the Rock Music Festival Facebook page.