2015 News and Photos

The Fort Smith Riverfront Blues Festival celebrates it’s 25 anniversary June 26th and 27th with yet another great lineup of blues musicians ready to heat up downtown Fort Smith with some scorching hot blues!

Friday June 26th

  • Matt Dodd
  • The Wanda Watson Band
  • Hadden Sayers
  • The Chris Cameron Band

Saturday June 27th

  • The Eric Mathews Band
  • Steve Hester and DejaVooDoo
  • Levee Town
  • Jimmy Thackery
  • Larry McCray

Since this is our 25th annual festival we are adding a couple of extra performances this year as well. On Thursday June 24th at Warren’s Rec Room in Alma we have former Trampled Under Foot guitarist Nick Schnebelen and his new band opening the festival weekend with a special show for all you blues hounds out there. And during the day on Saturday June 27th, prior to the festival gates opening, we have Ben Prestage putting on a blues workshop and performance at the glass pavilion by the railroad tracks between “A” and “B” Streets just east of the riverfront park.

Details on all of this will be posted within the coming days so stay tuned and get ready to help us celebrate 25 years of the blues in downtown Fort Smith.


Thank you blues fans for another successful festival. Our 25th year was special to a lot of people and we appreciate the continued support of the public, our sponsors, volunteers and artists.