(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
The 7th annual Madison Blues Festival scheduled for August 28-29 in Madison, WI has been cancelled by the promoters, Jam Productions and Last Coast Productions. "As a result of our inability to reach a new and equitable agreement with the City of Madison in a timely matter," The Madison Blues Festival stated, "the proposed 7th annual Madison Blues Festival will not take place this year."
"We wish to thank the many thousands of music fans from Wisconsin and around the country, who were in attendance for the six festivals commencing in 1998, and our sponsors for their support. Our intent is to return next year for a Madison Roots, Rhythm and Blues Festival in late August."
Some of the artists who performed at the Madison Blues Festival from 1998-2003 include B.B. King
Ray Charles, The Allman Brothers Band, Al Green, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Lyle Lovett, Jonny Lang, Dr. John, Susan Tedeschi. George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Taj Mahal, Delbert McClinton, Keb' Mo', Robert Cray, Marcia Ball, The Neville Brothers, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Mavis Staples, Bo Diddley, Maceo Parker, Little Richard, The Funky Meters, Indigenous, Shemeika Copeland and North Mississippi Allstars. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen