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Cape Fear Blues Society

Cape Fear Blues Society The Cape Fear Blues Society proudly produces, promotes and presents the Blues throughout the coastal Cape Fear region of North Carolina.

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MEL MELTON & THE WICKED MOJOS, HOUSE OF DUES, and TWO PICKY GUYS will play the tent stage of the Cape Fear Blues Festiva...
06/06/2022

MEL MELTON & THE WICKED MOJOS, HOUSE OF DUES, and TWO PICKY GUYS will play the tent stage of the Cape Fear Blues Festival, on Saturday, June 11 beginning at 2:00 pm. Then, more big things happen on the inside stage with RANDY MCQUAY & band at 9:00 pm. The Rusty Nail and Cape Fear Blues Society welcome you to 1310 S. 5th Ave. for a good time in the Port City! More information at 910-251-1888.

JONATHAN ROBINSON is the opening event on the tent stage of the Cape Fear Blues Festival, this Friday, June 10 at 6:00 p...
06/05/2022

JONATHAN ROBINSON is the opening event on the tent stage of the Cape Fear Blues Festival, this Friday, June 10 at 6:00 pm - followed by CHUCK COTTON & FRIENDS on the indoor stage at 9:00 pm. The Rusty Nail and Cape Fear Blues Society welcome you to 1310 S. 5th Ave. for some fine music from many talented artists! More information at 910-251-1888.

SCHEDULECape Fear Blues Festival #25 / June 10, 11 & 12, 2022The Rusty Nail - 1310 S. 5th Ave. Wilm. NC  910-251-1888Fri...
06/02/2022

SCHEDULE
Cape Fear Blues Festival #25 / June 10, 11 & 12, 2022
The Rusty Nail - 1310 S. 5th Ave. Wilm. NC 910-251-1888

Friday, June 10
6:00pm – Tent stage: JONATHAN ROBINSON & band (former Nashville sideman from rural NC plays blues & slide guitar tinged with rock, country and jam band overtones) $10 door.

9:00pm – Indoor stage: CHUCK COTTON & FRIENDS (longtime Greensboro NC drummer and his awesome entourage bring the deep stuff – soulful, dynamic, blues energy) $10 door.

Saturday, June 11
2:00pm – Tent stage: TWO PICKY GUYS (Port City acoustic blues), MEL MELTON & THE WICKED MOJOS (spicy Louisiana, Zydeco, & Cajun-flavored blues), HOUSE OF DUES (powerhouse blues funk) $40 door.

9:00pm – Indoor stage: RANDY MCQUAY (IBC Champion, touring soloist, and NC bluesman brings his band along for a raucous evening of original & classic blues) $10 door.

Sunday, June 12
12:00pm – Tent stage: CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM (Nearly all-day spontaneous blues from our talented local musicians) FREE!

7:00pm – Tent stage: BRETT JOHNSON w/TARSHA MURPHY & FRIENDS (Blues, soul, and R&B served up by a supreme ensemble of Wilmington artists) $5 door.

- All tickets available at the door, or call The Rusty Nail at 910-251-1888 for more info.
- Lawn chairs welcome at tent stage events, but NO coolers or pets please!
- Cash bar & beverages available, and food truck(s) will be on-site.
- Venue info available at The Rusty Nail / Call 910-251-1888

Cape Fear Blues Festival #25 / June 10-12, 2022The Rusty Nail  1310 S. 5th Ave.  Wilm. NCInfo: 910-251-1888Artists inclu...
06/02/2022

Cape Fear Blues Festival #25 / June 10-12, 2022
The Rusty Nail 1310 S. 5th Ave. Wilm. NC
Info: 910-251-1888

Artists include Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos, Chuck Cotton & Friends, Randy McQuay & band, Brett Johnson w/Tarsha Murphy & Friends, Two Picky Guys, House Of Dues, Jonathan Robinson & band, and the Cape Fear Blues Jam.

Tickets to all events available at the door. Info at 910-251-1888.

Sat, June 4 and Sun, June 5 at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC! Info at 910-251-1888.
06/02/2022

Sat, June 4 and Sun, June 5 at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC! Info at 910-251-1888.

It's Sunday, and that means 3-6 pm with The Rhythm Bones at The Rusty Nail. Info at 910-251-1888. Primo entertainment to...
05/22/2022

It's Sunday, and that means 3-6 pm with The Rhythm Bones at The Rusty Nail. Info at 910-251-1888. Primo entertainment to finish your weekend!

The outdoor stage is back up at The Rusty Nail. We will be outside this Sunday (weather permitting). So come grab a cold one and get your Blue Sunday on. 1310 S. 5th Ave, 3-6. With Jim Nelson, Dean Brennan, David Bolton, David Toma, Al Payson

Greensboro, NC!
05/22/2022

Greensboro, NC!

Marcus King is a Cape Fear Blues Festival & Rusty Nail alum who left no doubt about his direction or intent. We were pro...
05/13/2022
Marcus King, 'Hard Working Man'

Marcus King is a Cape Fear Blues Festival & Rusty Nail alum who left no doubt about his direction or intent. We were proud to have him on our stage - here's a ballsy chunk of his latest work.

As far as we know, Marcus King never went to the crossroads at midnight, but he did have a guitar in his hands about the same time he learned to walk.

NC Blues Week, May 12-22, 2022
05/10/2022

NC Blues Week, May 12-22, 2022

Piedmont Blues Preservation Society announces events for the 2022 North Carolina Blues Week Series beginning May 12 through 22!

This initiative was designed several years ago to build awareness and support around the state for the Blues. Blues is an African American art form and culture to which North Carolina lays a unique claim. Piedmont Blues is one of the original regional styles from which a national and global Pop music industry was birthed in the 20th century.

Concert experiences, open community music jams, culinary experiences, competitions, and visual and literary arts will be on full display during the annual NC Blues Week Series leading up to the 36th Annual Carolina Blues Festival on May 21, 2022!

Tickets to NC Blues Week events and the 36th Annual Carolina Blues Festival are available at www.PiedmontBlues.org.

#PBPS #CarolinaBluesFestival #BluesEquityInstitute #BlackArtsCulture #CBF35 #BluesandFoods #youngblackandblues #bluesmusic #blues #musicfestival #carolinabluesfestival #bluesmusicfest #soulmusic #carolinasoul #bluesculture #piedmontbluespreservationsociety #piedmontbluessociety #greensboronc #downtowngso #NorthCarolina #GuilfordCounty #NCArts #NCartists #DigitalArts #BringItToTheParks #DGSO #SoGSO #VisitGSO

05/09/2022

And the FINALISTS are...

Finals begin at 1:00pm at The Orpheum. Congratulations to all Challengers!

Sundays 3-6pm are always better at The Rusty Nail with The Rhythm Bones! Stop by for blues with plenty of spice on top. ...
05/08/2022

Sundays 3-6pm are always better at The Rusty Nail with The Rhythm Bones! Stop by for blues with plenty of spice on top. No cover! 1310 S. 5th Ave. near downtown Wilmington NC. 910-251-1888

Blue Sunday with The Rhythm Bones !
Every Sunday* 3-6pm !!

( * unless noted )

Award-winning West Coast blues coming to Wilmington NC on May 27, 2022. This band has got it all! Info at 910-251-1888.
05/07/2022

Award-winning West Coast blues coming to Wilmington NC on May 27, 2022. This band has got it all! Info at 910-251-1888.

The Lucky Losers
Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemons
Friday May 27th 8pm
$5 Door Cover

Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm on 5th Avenue in Wilmington NC. If you're a listener, there's a seat for you!
04/26/2022

Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm on 5th Avenue in Wilmington NC. If you're a listener, there's a seat for you!

Cape Fear Blues Jam on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Hot sets.
04/13/2022

Cape Fear Blues Jam on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Hot sets.

Tribute to Jimmy Johnson.
04/11/2022

Tribute to Jimmy Johnson.

TRIBUTO A JIMMY JOHNSON y la presencia de Delmark Records en la revista SOLO BLUES. Gracias Jay Bee Rodríguez, Vicente Zumel y Roser J. Valls.

Jose Ramirez Band leaving it all on The Rusty Nail stage in Wilmington NC! Absolute powerhouse blues.
04/08/2022

Jose Ramirez Band leaving it all on The Rusty Nail stage in Wilmington NC! Absolute powerhouse blues.

Saturday, April 9 @ 3:00 pm, Randy McQuay will be playing the blues at Waterline Brewing Company, 721 Surry St. (under t...
04/06/2022

Saturday, April 9 @ 3:00 pm, Randy McQuay will be playing the blues at Waterline Brewing Company, 721 Surry St. (under the bridge) in Wilmington NC. Info at 910-777-5599. Stop in for fine blues and great brews!

Delmark Records recording artist Jose Ramirez is on his Major League Blues tour and has played iconic venues like Buddy ...
04/02/2022

Delmark Records recording artist Jose Ramirez is on his Major League Blues tour and has played iconic venues like Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. On Thursday, April 7 @ 8pm, Jose will be on-stage at Wilmington's favorite juke joint, The Rusty Nail. It's going to be a stellar show! Tickets at the door. Info at 910-251-1888.

Randy McQuay and David Bolton will be making music in downtown Wilmington on Thursday, March 31 / 5-8pm at Quanto Basta ...
03/31/2022

Randy McQuay and David Bolton will be making music in downtown Wilmington on Thursday, March 31 / 5-8pm at Quanto Basta (107 N. 2nd St.). You know this is gonna be good! Please stop by.

Sundays, 3pm at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC. Info at 910-251-1888.
03/27/2022

Sundays, 3pm at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC. Info at 910-251-1888.

Friday, March 25 @ 8:00 pm. This band is one-of-a-kind! High-powered R&B from NJ that'll knock your socks off! Don't mis...
03/23/2022

Friday, March 25 @ 8:00 pm. This band is one-of-a-kind! High-powered R&B from NJ that'll knock your socks off! Don't miss 'em.

Billy Walton Band !!
Friday Mar.25th 8pm $10 Cover
22nd Rusty Nail Anniversary Party
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

03/14/2022

Big shout out to everyone who came out; this one was most definitely a blast. Thanks for helping us stay out of trouble on Sunday afternoons.

Don't worry. These guys always pull it together by showtime every Sunday afternoon (they're pros, remember?). Blues + mu...
03/12/2022

Don't worry. These guys always pull it together by showtime every Sunday afternoon (they're pros, remember?). Blues + much more at 3pm. Dew drop in.

Well, Al is back from vacation, Dean has his land legs back, Dave T will play kit 3 of 7, Dave B has toured greater Greensboro and Jim has given up day drinking.

So yep, we are ready. Tomorrow we will be at The Rusty Nail (3pm start). Stop down - the blues can keep you warm.

Jose Ramirez brings his straight-ahead blues to The Rusty Nail on Thursday, April 7 @ 8:00 pm. Jose has taken the blues ...
03/09/2022

Jose Ramirez brings his straight-ahead blues to The Rusty Nail on Thursday, April 7 @ 8:00 pm. Jose has taken the blues industry by storm: he's a 2020 IBC finalist, was nominated for a Blues Music Award for his 2021 debut album, Here I Come, and has performed with Buddy Guy, Janiva Magness, and Anson Funderburgh. His latest release, Major League Blues (Delmark Records), has just hit the streets and you'll hear it at this show! Advance tickets at The Nail or at the door, day-of-show. Info at 910-251-1888.

03/08/2022
The Rhythm Bones play Blue Sundays at The Rusty Nail, 3-6pm. Stop in and get ya' some!
03/04/2022

The Rhythm Bones play Blue Sundays at The Rusty Nail, 3-6pm. Stop in and get ya' some!

Last of The Seven Fat Days has arrived! Fat Tuesday Blues Jam  is in full swing at The Nail. The film industry has been ...
03/02/2022

Last of The Seven Fat Days has arrived! Fat Tuesday Blues Jam is in full swing at The Nail. The film industry has been good to Sandy for the past month, too. More of this juke joint headed to the big screen. Thanks musicians & audience for your support!

Check out this interview with Scott Ellison in Making A Scene (The Independent Music Magazine). Richard L'Hommedieu take...
02/02/2022
Scott Ellison is Making a Scene

Check out this interview with Scott Ellison in Making A Scene (The Independent Music Magazine). Richard L'Hommedieu takes us through his storied career, featuring tracks of his music and a video from Scott's headline performance at the 2019 Cape Fear Blues Festival in Wilmington NC.

https://www.makingascene.org/scott-ellison-is-making-a-scene-2/

Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Scott Ellison Singer-songwriter, guitarist Scott Ellison emerged as a blues-rock powerhouse

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1310 S. 5th Ave.
Wilmington, NC
28401

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The Cape Fear Blues Jam Tuesdays & 1st Saturday @ 8 p.m. The Rusty Nail, 1310 S. 5th Ave. Wilmington, NC 28401 / 910-251-1888

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Blue Sunday @ The Rusty Nail. 3pm.
Jon Shain & FJ Ventre coming to Live At Ted's Friday, Nov 5th!
Sat. Oct. 16 @ 8:00 pm at The Nail!
Triangle Blues Society's 2021 Blues Challenge is ON! Entry deadline is approaching! Enter HERE!
So happy to see our friends at Cape Fear Blues Society get back to in person community! We're also so happy to see their home venue still standing and supporting. There is no community like ours bonded together through support of the Black folk culture & traditions known as Blues!
Triangle Blues Society 2021 Blues Challenge CALL FOR MUSICIANS & Best Self Produced CD!! http://www.triangleblues.com/2021/06/16/triangle-blues-society-2021-blues-challenge-all-for-musicians-best-self-produced-cd/