Celebrating International Blues Day 2020 – Tel Aviv/Mississippi/New Orleans


What better time to celebrate the blues than during a pandemic? The creative mind of Nobody’s Fault Productions presents a one-day online festival on Saturday, August 1 – International Blues Day – with artists from Israel and abroad, broadcast from the musician’s homes. The concerts will be broadcast on the festival’s event page on facebook, from 12:00 noon (Israel time) to midnight. The festival will be a pass-the-hat event, with concerts in English and Hebrew, and all proceeds going directly to the musicians. Enjoy your favorite blues musicians and get to know some new favorites!

Here’s the full festival schedule with links to music:*

12:00 The Blues as a State of Being – Rotem Bar Or (The Angelcy) – Tel Aviv (Hebrew)

13:00 Itamar Beck concert – Akko (Hebrew)

13:45 Yaron Ben-Ami concert – Atlit (1st half Hebrew, 2nd half English)

14:30 AlikamA concert – Tel Aviv (English)

15:15 Ofir Ventura & Avital Tamir concert (OSOG) – Moshav Yatzitz (English)

16:00 Uzi Ramirez concert – Jaffa (English)

16:45 Noya Sol & Motti Dror concert – Tel Aviv (English)

17:30 Noam Dayan & Dani Dorchin concert – Northern Israel (English)

19:00 Sean Apple concert – Mississippi (English)

19:45 Lucious Spiller concert – Mississippi (English)

20:30 Big A concert – Mississippi (English) *Sderot Blues Festival 2018

21:15 Jontavious Willis concert – Georgia (English)

22:00 Cedric Watson (Treme) concert – New Orleans (English)

22:45 Lightnin’ Malcolm concert – Mississippi (English) *2015 concert tour in Israel

23:30 Meredith Axelrod concert – New York (English)

The suggested cover charge for a single concert is NIS 20 ($5), paid directly to the artist’s bit (Israel) or PayPal (USA). The recommended cover charge for the entire festival – NIS 120 ($35) – to be paid via this link. As a tasty addition to the festival atmosphere, special take-out dishes will be available for delivery in several cities: Cajahnun and spicy beans gumbo in Mitzpe Ramon, Mississippi Knafe in Jaffa, beers from Ashan HaZman in Be’er Sheva, special cocktails in Jerusalem, and more. All links will be on the festival event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/311165340293448/

*Schedule updated on July 28, 2020