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Headliners Announced For Blast Furnace Blues Fest

BETHLEHEM, PA (CelebrityAccess) — Shemekia Copeland, Tommy Castro, the Heritage Blues Orchestra and John Németh & the Bo-Keys have been announced as the headliners for the 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival.

Presented by Highmark Blue Shield, the three-day festival will take place at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, from March 27th-29th.

Other performers on the bill for next year's festival include Texas-based blues guitarist Carolyn Wonderland, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Eric Noden and Joe Filisko, Freddie King Reunion Band, and Shawn Holt & the Teardrops, led by the son of blues legend Magic Slim.

The festival will kick off March 27 with a night of the blues by local favorites such as the Sarah Ayers Band, James Supra Blues Band, Friar’s Point and Dugan Thomas.

The festival was launched in 2011 by Artsquest, in conjunction with Michael Cloeren Productions. The event took a hiatus in 2013, but returned this year with a lineup that included Curtis Salgado, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and the The Duke Robillard Band – Staff Writers