IMPORTANT!

R&B Blues festival will admit visitors who are vaccinated, already have contracted Covid-19 OR may also show a negative test as a QR code.


You can find the QR code (Digital Covid-19 certificate) here: www.covid19sertifikats.lv You can save it in digital form on your phone or download and print it.

Alowed:
  • public outdoor events for up to 500 visitors without a time limit;
  • indoor public events for up to 300 visitors for up to 4 hours.

Attending an event:
  • must have a valid Covid-19 certificate;
  • distance must be observed;
  • children under the age of 12 do not need to be Covid-19 certified and do not need to be tested.

The antigen test is valid for 6 hours and the PCR test for 2 days before the event.

  !!! At the entrance to the festival there will be an opportunity to take a free Covid-19 quick test.
July 17 from 14:00 to 20:00
July 18 from 14:00 to 20:00

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PERFORMERS

LATVIAN BLUES BAND

LATVIAN BLUES BAND

LATVIA


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Early in 2000, the Canadian blues expert Johnny V recorded an album in Riga together with the Latvian Blues Band, and that was followed by a major concert tour of Canada that stretched from Toronto all the way to Calgary. This is seen as the beginning of the band’s career.

The Latvian Blues Band has appeared in Lithuania, Estonia, Poland, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Greece, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Russia, Belarus, the United States, Canada, Egypt and many places more. It has taken part in major European blues festivals such as Euro Jazz in Athens, Sierre Blues in Switzerland, Narcao Blues in Sardinia, and countless other ones.
SMOOTH GENTLEMEN

SMOOTH GENTLEMEN

POLAND


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The Smooth Gentlemen are three veteran musicians from the Polish music scene. Their music is a blend of Blues and Soul. Sometimes smooth, sometimes explosive, but always energetic! The band consists of Bartek Szopinski, (acclaimed pianist, organist and songwriter), Milosz Szulkowski - drums, and Piotr Bienkiewicz - guitar. This combination of musicians are an exciting new band with lots of depth and experience.
Their latest album were recorded at one of the best European recording studios "RecPublica", and produced by John Clifton - well experienced California soul/blues producer and performer. Album "NEW" was released by american record label - Rip Cat Records on June 2019.
FORTRESS

FORTRESS

LATVIA


That was long time ago when they were young and crazy, now just young. When Ilgvars Rišķis from the Dzeltenie Pastnieki band, together with Maris Krasmanis, decided that the blues were not enough in Latvia.
To create something truly great, was to bring together the best of the best in music industry.
And so, Maris Krasmanis - a guitar player well known to anyone who has ever heard anything about Latvian jazz, rock, or blues - drum maestro Vilnis Strods (Willie) has joined the band recently, as far back as 2010, and the sound has changed for better, more interesting ... And of course maestro Gints Žilinskis .. comments are redundant! Guntis Krivms - This voice is known to anyone who has ever turned on TV in Latvia. His voice is associated with Doctor Haus, James Bond and many other film heroes. He started to play in the blues band FORTRESS from the beginning and proved to be a worthy member of the Fortress Blues Band.
But it should be noted that it was a job for Fortresians back then, but now it is a thrill, because much has changed since 1993. They performed on the big stage, both in pubs and at festivals. Now pubs has become less, the big stages more - blues lovers invites, listens and loves Fortress BB.
 KHALIF WAILIN' WALTER

KHALIF WAILIN' WALTER

USA


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Khalif Wailin' Walter without a doubt belongs to the new generation of Chicago's young Blues Players who continue to carry on the deep tradition. This definitely ain't your daddy's blues though. Stinging and singing guitar work reminiscent of Blues greats Otis Rush, Albert King, Lonnie Brooks, & Albert Collins show Khalif’s music is firmly rooted in the Chicago/Texas electric blues guitar tradition. It is infused with modern funk and innovative arrangements to create his own unique sound. His tempermental vocals are in one moment suave and seductive and in the next moment passionately overpowering. This is a beautiful journey through funk, soul, and rock all wrapped in the Chicago Blues.
Khalif Wailin’ Walter is a guitarist, singer, bandleader, and songwriter from Chicago. Khalif Wailin’ Walter has toured with and performed under the tutelage of his mentor, 12-time W.C. Handy nominee Carl Weathersby. Khalif was a 4 year band alumnus of 2-time Grammy nominee Lonnie Brooks Band. Khalif has appeared on stage with such Blues giants as Grammy Winner Taj Mahal, Grammy Winner Otis Rush, The Jimmy Vaughan Band, The Buddy Guy Band, Junior Wells, Bernard Allison, Grammy winner and W.C Handy winner Pinetop Perkins, 2-time Grammy nominee Billy Branch, Grammy Winner Sugar Blue, Alligator Records Artist Toronzo Cannon, Alligator Records artist Curtis Salgado, Mike Wheeler, Tommy Castro, Larry McCray, Paul Lamb, Tad Robinson, Keith Dunn, Blues Music Award Winner Louisiana Red, and A.C.Reed.
BILLY B TRIO

BILLY B TRIO

LATVIA


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EDDIE DOVE BAND

EDDIE DOVE BAND

LATVIA


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"Eddie Dove Band" is a musicians' association, which for the third year successfully proves itself on the Latvian music scene. The band has a very extensive musical repertoire that covers a variety of genres, mainly focused on the styles of Rock'n Roll, BluesRock, Country and PopRock.

"Eddie Dove Band" is characterized by professional attitude, energy and genuine emotions!
BAD HABITS

BAD HABITS

LATVIA


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B/H was founded in year 2015. The band's debut album were nominated for a Golden Microphone Award but have not won, have been released so far. The group then paved the way for Eurovision by participating in the selection show Supernova, where more than a hundred songs B/H managed to reach the finals, but did not win. Currently actively working on new compositions, which will also be shown at the R&B Blues Festival and believes that in the end will succeed.

Group composition:
Normans Barbals - drums
Jānis Lide - electric guitar
Kristaps Grinbergs - bass, keys
Mārtiņš Balodis - voice, guitar
THE SWAMP SHAKERS

THE SWAMP SHAKERS

LATVIA


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"No More" is the new single from The Swamp Shakers, which also has a text video.

"We've been wanting to record a song for once that is a proper blues, but we had to finish all the release and presentation jobs of debut album "Don't Wanna Miss", before we can put a new picture inside the band's musical journey back in time. Last spring put it all together and there was no any doubts that "No More" could be the real song for this period of time, when everything is so vague and everything is already in our own hands. The song lyrics can be applied to many everyday situations, but wanted to keep the mood of 50s in the style, when the car and the woman was a great comparison in their beautiful expression," says the band 's drummer, vocalist and songwriter Kārlis Paukšte.

The composition of the composition includes three great musicians of the group: Anna Andersone - double bass, Egils Leimanis - electric guitar and Kārlis Paukšte - vocals, drums. The song was recorded with the support of the State Cultural Capital Foundation.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • R&B Blues Festival

  • Ropažu estrāde
    Ropaži, Ropaži district, Latvia

  • July 17th - 18th, 2021
    Entrance 15:00

  • Seats available
    Hurry up to get your ticket!

  • 17:00 - 18:00

    BILLY B TRIO

    Latvia
  • 18:30 - 19:30

    FORTRESS BLUES BAND

    Latvia
  • 20:00 - 21:40

    LATVIAN BLUES BAND

    Latvia
  • 22:10 - 23:40

    SMOOTH GENTELMAN

    Poland
  • 16:00 - 17:00

    BAD HABITS

    Latvia
  • 17:30 - 18:30

    EDDIE DOVE BAND

    Latvia
  • 19:00 - 20:00

    THE SWAMP SHAKERS

    Latvia
  • 20:30 - 21:30

    KALIF WAILIN' WALTER

    USA
* Event organizers have the right without prior notice to change the concert program.

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*No food or drinks are allowed to the festival area
*Free entrance for children/teens up to age of 16. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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HISTORY

PERFORMERS 2019

  • RAHU THE FOOL (LV)
  • GINTS ŽILINSKIS | MATĪSS ŽILINSKIS (LV)
  • KEITH DUNN TRANCE BLUES BAND (USA, BEL)
  • LATVIAN BLUES BAND (LV)
  • BIG AL & THE JOKERS (LV)
  • EUGENE 'HIDEAWAY' BRIDGES (USA)

PERFORMERS 2018

  • THE SWAMP SHAKERS (LV)
  • LATVIAN BLUES BAND (LV)
  • BOOGIE BOYS (PL)
  • CHRIS GREY AND THE BLUESPAND (DK)
  • BONITA (ZA) AND THE BLUES SHACKS (GER)

PERFORMERS 2017

  • FORTRESS BLUES BAND (LV)
  • CATHOUSE RADIO (EST)
  • VERY COOL PEOPLE (LV)
  • BIG DADDY WILSON BAND (USA)
  • LATVIAN BLUES BAND (LV)
  • JUSTINA LEE BROWN (NG)

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FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT ROPAŽU ESTRĀDE

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