Belle Isle Blues Festival
Belle Isle Blues Fest
Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th
Belle Isle Blues Festival June 14th 15th at Belle Isle Restaurant and Brewery 1900 NW Expressway in 50 Penn Place featuring Blues, Brews, and Bar B Que in air conditioned comfort with plenty of free parking in a non smoking venue with plenty of seats and handicap accessible. Fatherâ€™s day weekend is traditionally the weekend for blues in Oklahoma City and this year is no different we just are located a little further North and moved the best local entertainment indoors with two featured National Acts The Mighty Orq from Houston TX and Davy Knowles from the Isle of Mann United Kingdom currently residing in Chicago.
Friday June 14th
The Mighty Orq 10 pm
Big G 8 pm
Blu Fonk Blues Movement 7 pm
Saturday June 15th
Davy Knowles 10:30 pm
Dirty Red 9:00 pm
Cadillac Blues Assembly 7:30 pm
Smilin Vic 6 pm
$15.00 per day in advance $20.00 two day ticket in advance only single day tickets available at the door.
*** This Show is NON SMOKING****
Tickets available online linked below
Available at Buy For Less locations
Belle Isle Restaurant and Brewery
1900 NW Expressway
Inside 50 Penn Place
The Belle Isle Blues Festival in Oklahoma City is coming June 14 & 15. Get ready for some amazing blues brought to you by OKC’s best local bands along with national headliners.
Enjoy blues, brews and BBQ in air-conditioned comfort with plenty of free parking at Belle Isle Brewery, conveniently located at 1900 NW Expressway in the 50 Penn Place Building. Bring Dad out for good times, tasty eats and great music on Father’s Day weekend without worrying about rain, heat, sunburn or sky-high parking fees. There’s plenty of seating and it’s handicap accessible and non-smoking. We’ll keep the craft beer and all your favorite brews coming and serve up delicious smoked BBQ so you can kick back and enjoy the shows.
The indoor Belle Isle Blues Festival features national headliner acts The Mighty Orq (Friday) from Houston, TX and Davy Knowles (Saturday) currently based in Chicago, but hailing from the Isle of Mann in the United Kingdom. We also have the best local blues talent lined up to entertain you both evenings. Hit the dance floor as Blu Funk and Big G bring the blues Friday evening and come back for more on Saturday as perennial favorite Smilin’ Vic kicks off the music followed by Cadillac Blues Assembly and Dirty Red.
Buy discounted 2-day tickets online in advance, or get single day tickets online or at the door. Grab yours now and don’t miss the Belle Isle Blues Festival!
Friday June 14th
Headliner The Mighty Orq from Houston Texas
Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released seven albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.
Long known as a stand-out singer and guitarist, Orq has matured as a writer and arranger as heard on his most recent release, “Love In A Hurricane.” Where previously the musical emphasis was on raucous drum and guitar lines, here Orq takes a more song-centered approach letting songs dictate the instrumentation rather than the other way around. New compositions such as the title track as well as “Say It With Silence,” and the Weissenborn instrumental “Cannon Ball” feature an experienced composer, instrumentalist, and singer beginning to reach his stride.
*Houston Press Music Award, “Best Guitarist” – 2007
**Houston Press Music Award, “Best Guitarist” – 2010
**International Blues Challenge, “Finalist/Solo-Duo” – 2011
**Houston Arts Alliance, “Individual Artist Grant” – 2011
**Houston Press Music Award, “Best Blues” – 2012
**Houston Press Music Award, “Best Blues” – 2015
**International Blues Challenge, “Finalist/Solo-Duo” – 2016
Saturday June 15th
Headliner Davy Knowles from Chicago
The journey began for Davy Knowles growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit. Knowles’s professional career started with a bang – arriving in America age 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. (“I heard the spirit of Jimi Hendrix “– Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times). From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles ‘Come Home’ from the debut album Roll Away and ‘Tear Down the Walls’ and ‘Coming Up For Air’ from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart. “Davy already has a recognizable style. He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,’’ – Peter Frampton