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2018 Eastside Kings Festival

The Eastside Kings Festival line-up has just been released. And, for its sixth year, this upstart Austin festival, located in the neighborhoods where the music began, is again showing off the roots music that the organizers just won’t let fade away. It’s back to two evenings with opening day guitar and harmonica workshops at Austin Vintage Guitars and a kick-off party/Blues Awards at C-Boys Night Club on Sept 7th. This is a can’t miss event.

Anchors this year again are the whirling blues artist, Supper Chicken,: and Classie Ballou who makes his way in from Waco to provide some Louisiana sauce; and local favorite, Birdlegg, Andrea Dawson and Orange Jefferson. These artists have been around since the beginning of the fest and help give it the feel of a family reunion. Each year, there is an opportunity to discover new artists as club goers wander from venue to venue. Liljay, Cookie McGee and Ernie Johnnson will make their way from there base in Dallas, and a triple threat of queens – Jewel Brown, Crystal Thomas and Barbara Lynn. Keith Dunn, a huge hit for the first time last year, will also return to town. 

For more information call …… 
Eastside Kings Foundation
Nonprofit #47-5264934
Eddie Stout
Founder and President
512 228 8434


Friday September 7th

ESKF Opening Party / The Blues Awards
C-Boys Heart & Soul Night Club, 2008 South Congress Ave.78704
From 10:00pm-2:00am, Hosted by: The Austin Blues Society.
MC: Roger Wood and Scott Bock from Living Blues Magazine. 

Backing band: Eastside Kings: Stevie Fulton, Eddie Stout, Jason Moeller, Kaz Kazanoff, PeeWee Calvin
10:00-10:20 Alan Haynes with House Band 
10:30-11:00 Lavelle White with House Band 
11:20-12:20 Jewel Brown/ Crystal Thomas
12:20-1:00 Super Chikan
1:00-2:00 Soul Man Sam Band 

Saturday September 8th 

Austin Vintage Guitars, 4306 Red River St.
Hosted by Scott Bock
1:30-2:00 HARMONICA: Birdlegg, Mike Milligan, Orange Jefferson, Keith Dunn, 
Mel Davis.
2:15-2:45 GUITAR: Super Chikan, Cookie McGee, Liljay Barrett, George Stancell

JT’s Body Shop, 1202 Salina St.
5:20-6:20 Harold McMillan & Eastside Blues Syndicate 
6:30-6:55 Birdlegg 
7:20-8:20 Mel Davis & The Blues Specialist 

Mission Possible Parking Lot, 1100 Chicon
MC: Roger Wood
Band: Stevie Fulton, Nico Leophonte, Randy Glines, Texas Horns, Matt Farrell 
5:10-6:10 Crystal Thomas
6:30-7:30 Super Chikan 
7:45-8:20 Jewel Brown 

Big Easy Bar & Grill, 1806 East 12th St.
Band: Hash Brown, Jason Moeller, Bill Campbell, Nick Connolly
5:10-6:10 George Stancell
6:40-7:40 Keith Dunn with Hash Brown 
8:10-9:10 Cookie McGee

Dozen Street, 1808 East 12th St.
6:00-7:45 Rochelle & The Sidewinders
8:15-10:00 Boss Street Brass Band

Full Circle Bar, 1810 East 12th St.
Band: Russell Lee, Liljay Barrett, PeeWee Calvin, Jason Crip
5:30-6:30 Captain Jack Watson
7:00-8:00 Brown Sugar
8:30-9:30 Andrea Dawson

Sunday September 9th 

Mission Possible Parking Lot, 1100 Chicon
Jason & Johnny Moeller, Jimmy Dreams, Texas Horns, Matt Farrell
5:15-6:00 Birdlegg 
6:15:7:10 Ernie Johnson
7:20-8:20 Barbara Lynn

King Bee, 1906 East 12th St.
6:30-7:30 Ronald Irving Band
8:00-9:00 Mac McIntosh with Michael Hale Trio
9:20-10:30 WC Clark with Kaz Kazanoff

Full Circle, 1810 East 12th St.
Band: Eve Monsee, Mike Buck, Pierre Pelegrin
5:30-6:30 Sonny James 
7:00-8:00 Jai Malano with Travis Deardorff 
8:30-9:30 Keith Dunn with Hash Brown

Dozen Street Bar, 1808 East 12th St.
Band: Russell Lee, Bill Campbell, PeeWee Calvin 
6:00-7:00 Classie Callou
7:30-8:30 Liljay Barrett with Lady Tee
9:00-10:00 George Stancell 

Big Easy Bar & Grill 1806 East 12th St.
Band: Nico Leophonte, Gil T, Stevie Fulton, Mike Milligan
5:00-6:30 Orange Jefferson
6:30-7:30 Crystal Thomas 
8:00-9:00 Mike Milligan

JT’s Body Shop, 1202 Salina St.
Band: William Fagan, Sly Campbell, Ray Reed, Weldon Williams
5:00-6:00 Ray Reed with Larry Lampkin
6:15-7:15 Cleo Cashe, TT Brown
7:30-8:30 Claytie Bonds

Tuesday September 11th 
Justine’s Brasserie, 4710 East 5th St.
After Party
Band: Jason & Johnny Moeller, Jimmy Dreams, Peewee Calvin, Kaz Kazanoff
Ernie Johnson, Crystal Thomas