Programme – SBF 2022

The long-awaited event of the year is about to start. A real celebration of blues in Suwałki The 15th-anniversary edition of Suwałki Blues Festival 2022 will take place between 7-10 July 2022 and will be implemented as a part of the project entitled: “Suwałki Blues Festival – a factor of social and economic development of Suwałki municipality” with the support of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA funds. The project partner is Notodden Blues Festival.

We want this year’s edition of the Suwałki Blues Festival to be unique and devoted to Polish-Norwegian artistic cooperation. Remembering that Lithuanian culture is a particularly vital part of our local culture, we invited Lithuanian blues bands to perform at the festival.

The following activities are planned as part of the project:
– organization of a four-day blues music festival,
– professional stages: a stage in Konstytucji 3 Maja Park and again, after a year’s break, a stage near the town hall, as well as a third outdoor stage at M. Konopnickiej Square,
– smaller stages in the city centre: e.g. in Chłodna Street, and also, for the first time, a small outdoor stage on the Boulevards (by the Stara Łaźnia Gallery),
– organization of blues music concerts performed by Polish, Norwegian and Lithuanian musicians,
– Polish Blues Challenge,
– workshops for young people with the participation of professional musicians from Poland and Norway and a joint concert,
– for the youngest festival participants – Blues Playground, i.e. a zone with animations and musical games for children.

This year, there will be plenty of attractions that have already become part of the festival program:
– the unveiling of the memorial plaque in the Avenue of Blues Stars with the participation of the stars of the previous, 13th edition of the festival
– Suwałki Blues Drift, MAZDA MX5 car show
– motorcycle parade combined with a blues concert on a mobile platform in the city centre and a motorcycle show

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL OPEN-AIR CONCERTS

See you there!

 

LINEUP

July 7th, 2022 (THU)

MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS,
10:00 – 14:00 music workshops, SOK music studio, 71 Noniewicza Street

UNVEILING OF THE 13th SBF PLAQUE AT THE BLUES STARS ALLEY
15.30 – 16.00 Chłodna Street

BLUES HAPPENING / free admission
16:00 – 19:00
ŚWIETLIK / BECIAKI
LET ALONE (LT)
OPEN BLUES
stage at M. Konopnicka Square

 

BLUES LIVES IN POLAND / free admission
19:00 – 22:00
special blues concert with the special guests: MAŁGORZATA OSTROWSKA, KASIA KOWALSKA, KRZYSZTOF CUGOWSKI, LORA SZAFRAN, SŁAWEK WIERZCHOLSKI
support NIE-BO,
stage at Konstytucji 3 Maja park

July 8th, 2022 (FRI)

MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
10:00 – 14:00 music workshops, SOK music studio, 71 Noniewicza Street

ACCOMPANYING CONCERTS / free admission,
13:00 – 14:00 INDIVI-DUO
16:00 – 17:00 JUTAS & BUKARTAS BLUES DUO
stage at 2 Chłodna Street

14:00 – 15:00 FLESH CREEP
15:30 – 16:30 SUWAŁKI GOSPEL CHOIR
17:00 – 18:00 BR BAND
18:30 – 19:30 ERIC SLIM ZAHL (NO)
stage at M. Konopnicka Square

BLUES CHILDREN SANDPIT – animations for the youngest
15.00 – 17.00at M. Konopnicka Square

SUWAŁKI BLUES DRIFT 2022 / free admission
15.30 Mazda MX5 parade, start – city ‘s town hall

18.00 – 19.30 GAZ BLUES GRUPA (PL/LT), stage near the Stara Łaźnia Gallery
20.00 – 21.30 BLUES SESSION & AGE (LT/PL), stage near the Stara Łaźnia Gallery

MAIN CONCERTS / free admission
17:00 – 17:50 ROB & BELKIN BAND (LT)
19.00 – 19.10 – opening the festival, stage at Konstytucji 3 Maja park
19:20 – 20:20 GARY MOORE TRIBUTE BAND
stage at Konstytucji 3 Maja park

18:00 – 18:50 RITA ENGEDALEN BAND (NO)
20:30 – 22:00 NOTODDEN BLUES BAND (NO)
stage near the City Hall

 

July 9th, 2022 (SAT)

MUSIC WORKSHOPS FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
10:00 – 14:00 music workshops, SOK music studio, 71 Noniewicza Street

ACCOMPANYING CONCERTS / free admission,
13:00 – 14:00 ALEKSANDR BELKIN (LT)
16:00 – 17:00 BŁAWAT & TRZMIEL DUO
stage at 2 Chłodna Street

14:00 – 15:00 final of the music workshops and PIANO BLUES BAND
15:30 – 16:30 PAULINA & THE TRICKY THINGS
17:00 – 18:00 STARA SZKOŁA
18:30 – 19:30 DUCH DELTA
20.00 – 21.00 ARINA & VETO BANK (LT)
stage at M. Konopnicka Square

BLUES CHILDREN SANDPIT – animations for the youngest
15.00 – 17.00at M. Konopnicka Square

BLUES PROJECT – on mobile platform and the parade with motorbike show –  starting from 1 Mickiewicza Street
15.30 – 16.30

18.00 – 19.30 ANDY ABRO BAND (LT), stage near the Stara Łaźnia Gallery
20.00 – 21.30 MACIEJ KOMOROWSKI BAND, stage near the Stara Łaźnia Gallery

MAIN CONCERTS / free admission
17:00 – 17:50 BLUES MAKERS (LT)
19:10 – 19:20 ŚLĄSKA GRUPA BLUESWOA feat. Roman “Pazur” Wojciechowski
stage at Konstytucji 3 Maja park

18:00 – 19:00 SPOONFUL OF BLUES (NO)
20:30 – 22:00 REIDAR LARSEN (NO)
stage near the City Hall

July 10th, 2022 (SUN)

MAIN CONCERTS / free admission
12:00 – 15:30 POLISH BLUES CHALLENGE 2023, stage at M. Konopnicka Square
16:00 – 17:00 KNUT REIERSRUD (NO), stage at Konstytucji 3 Maja park

Hosts – Jan Chojnacki, Andrzej Jerzyk

Please be noted that there might be some changes in the programme


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