Deacon Bluz and the Holysmoke Band is one of the few remaining blues bands in the southeast who play traditional blues dance music. The band, composed of professional musicians, has been performing since 1997 under the direction of Clark “deacon bluz” White, (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.). An organic public intellectual bluesologist, he is currently directing Blues Chattanooga: Center for Blues Studies. He is one of the producers of the annual grassroots community-based “Blues in the Knob” sponsored by the Orchard Knob Neighborhood Watch Association. He has taught at Michigan State University, Temple University, Northeastern University, Brown University and Morehouse College (his alma mater Class of 1971). He was also a Visiting Scholar at the WEB DuBois Center for African American Studies at Harvard University and the Delta Cultural and Research Center at Mississippi Valley State University.
General Admission wristbands allow admission to the festival for all nights. Children 10 and under are admitted free with an adult.
Reserved Star Seating is your ticket to both the 7pm and 9:30pm shows, up close and near the action in a stadium-style seating venue!