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About the Festival

The Jerry Ricks Blues Festival was created by joining two renowned festivals: the Kastav Blues Festival and the B&D – Opatija Riviera Blues Festival, which over the last ten years have significantly contributed to...

Festival Program

Klana 7/25/2019 Intro to the Festival, 9:00PM, Gradina RICCARDO STARAJ & MIDNIGHT BLUES BAND (CRO) DAMIR HALILIĆ – HAL (CRO) Mošćenička. Draga 7/26/2019 Opening, 9:00PM, Riva ADRIAN BYRON BURNS (USA) & TELEFON BLUES BAND...

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Riccardo Staraj & Midnight Blues Band

Riccardo Staraj & his Midnight Blues Band create a symbiosis of a concert, theatre, video art and performance for its audience. An established concert company headed by Riccardo Staraj on stage throughout Croatia and...

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Damir Halilić – Hal

A musician from Rijeka, initiator and artistic director of the Festival, has released four albums, which have been recognised by both domestic and foreign critics. He regularly has concerts in Croatia and abroad. He...

USA

Adrian Byron Burns

A blues musician who annually does 200 concerts throughout Europe, Asia and America. He has played and recorded with Bill Wyman from the Rolling Stones as a member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm King, Tommy...

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Telefon Blues Band

The Blues Band, which has been operating for more than 30 years, is one of the most attractive blues compositions on the Croatian club scene. It is formed by the veteran musicians from the...

IT/USA

Harlem Blues Band

The Harlem Blues Band comes from the Puglia region in southern Italy and was founded in 2012. The band has taken part in the most important Italian blues and soul festivals (Porretta soul festival,...

USA/HUN

EB Davis & PMD Blues Band

The PMD Blues Band / Pecuh-Hungary / celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Jerry Ricks Blues Festival. They were chosen by EB Davis as a supporting band in Hungary for 25 years. He comes...

SRB

Cotton Pickers

The band was founded in 2004 in Mladenovac, and from the very beginning profiled as a very active concert band, owing to the numerous solo performances and performances at festivals throughout Serbia. The musical...