Atalaya Blues Festival 2023 | Santa Brígida

The 3rd edition of ‘Atalaya Blues Festival’ on Saturday 23 September 2023 at Plaza de Mariquita Benitez “La Partera” in Atalaya, municipality of Santa Brígida.

The neighbourhood of La Atalaya de Santa Brígida, considered by its own merits the island cradle of blues, will experience intense cultural activity this Saturday with the celebration of the III Atalaya Blues Festival, where live music will be the common thread of a day for all public and free entry.

Blues has been present at La Atalaya, both at La Traída del Barro (Festival of Regional Tourist Interest), and in the regular programming of the legendary Casa Cueva Juansito bochinche, also known as ‘El Bodegón del Blues’, programming live music from 2009 to present.

A total of seven blues bands will take the stage located in the Plaza de Mariquita Benítez ‘La Partera’ (next to the La Atalaya Health Center): Baton Rouge Dixieland, The Moon Rockers, The Blues Hunters, Betty& The Bluestomps, Route 66 GC, Joe Stolle & Pål Bjurbeck, and Big MamaMontse & Los Gumbo Blues Band.

From 12:00 to 22:30 the concerts will be held simultaneously with the celebration of activities and a market, including a Locero Workshop for the little ones and a Pottery Exhibition, highlighting the rich cultural and historical legacy of the neighborhood.

To complete the day, there will be Bochinche de Restauración, Vaneta de Cerveza Artesanal, the delicious Talayera pastries from Arantxa, and even a sample of local gofio from Molino de San Pedro, all accompanied by the eternal music of rhythm and blues.

At 13:00, the Baton Rouge Dixieland parade, a quintet of wind and percussion instruments, will be in charge of welcoming the Festival, with all its swing and blues rhythms and melodies in the pure style of the original jazz of New Orleans.

The festival’s lineup offers, at 14:00, a live performance by  The Moon Rockers (Gran Canaria), full of hillBilly blues boogie and rockabilly.
at 13:30 Blues Hunters, a quartet from the south of the island made up of German and Canarian musicians, led by Oliver Sieler.
at 17:00 The young band Betty & The Bluestomps led by Beatriz Díaz on vocals and Diego de La Guardia on guitar, will perform rhythm and blues classics.
at 18:30 Greta Martín and the Canarian-Venezuelan band Ruta 66 GC, with their fusion of the best blues from Chicago and Memphis.
at 20:00 From Berlin, Joe Stolle and the Norwegian Pål Bjurbeck, accompanied by the Madrid-born César Rubio on bass and the Canarian Freddy Sánchez on drums.
The night will close with Big Mama Montse , a pioneer woman of the genre in Spain and president of the Barcelona Blues Society, who has participated in educational projects for the dissemination of blues and has received numerous awards. This year she also celebrates 35 years of professional career in the blues.
Big Mama Montse will sing accompanied by the Gumbo Blues Band , one of the most active references of Canarian rhythm and blues, led by musicians Alberto Gulias and Reinaldo Rivero , promoters and directors of the Festival.





Sep 23 2023


12:30 am - 10:30 pm


Santa Brígida
Santa Brígida, Las Palmas, Spain

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