Woodystock Blues & Brews Festival Moves To Lake Havasu City

Article Contributed by Doug Deutsch | Published on Sunday, January 15, 2023

If it's Spring, it must be time for the Woodystock Blues and Brews Festival, back for its tenth consecutive year in our new home, Windsor Beach State Park#4, in Arizona's premiere party place, Lake Havasu City, on beautiful Lake Havasu! Save the Date: Saturday, March 25. Gates open at 10am. Music starts 11am. 699 London Bridge Road. Tickets now on sale: $25. (advance), $35. (gate). VIP Tickets $65. Current Blues Society members get $5.00 discount. Info: (760) 963-4994 or visit www.woodystock.info.  Facebook. No ice chests allowed. Kids 16 and under free with Paid Adult.  Veterans $5.00 off with Military ID.  Win a Gretsch Guitar (via raffle; must be present to win). For every five tickets sold online, a new baby tree gets planted! Go to Ticket ReLeaf for details. Discount hotel rooms available via our festival hotel partners, Holiday Inn Express and Suites Lake Havasu - London Bridge and Home 2 Suites by Hilton.

The Woodystock Blues and Brews always features some of the best national and regional names in blues and blues-rock, and 2023 is no exception. Saxophonist extraordinaire Jimmy Carpenter, multiple Blues Music Award winner and Gulf Coast Records international touring artist, returns again this year, as do festival favorites, fiery guitarist Jay Gordon and Blues Venom and the Sandy Haley Band,  recently named  a 'Top 100 Artist for 2022' by influential magazine Music Connection and fronted by soulful blues siren, Sandy Haley. Also returning to Woodystock: blues quartet Catbone, and Tiffany Lynn singing the Star Spangled Banner. New to Woodystock this year: Los Angeles-based Kenny Williams and the Stomp Down Riders, fronted by colorful guitar virtuoso, Kenny "Big Daddy" Williams; and Phoenix, AZ's Until The Sun, female-fronted alt-blues/rock quartet whose newest release, A Night At The Rhythm Room, has received great reviews. Emcee again this year: Sanford Cohn from KBXX 101.7FM 'Bad Ass Blues.'

New for 2023: Festival goers will be able to purchase a variety of locally-brewed craft beers, including Copper Still Distillery, 'Proudly Handcrafted in Lake Havasu Since 2018.' Local food, clothing, and arts vendors will also be selling their goods at Woodystock again this year.