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March 29 - 31

The 10th Annual Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival, winner of the Inland Empire Blues Society for the last four consecutive years - "Best Blues Festival", will once again be hosted this season at The Coeur d'Alene Resort! The Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival will feature the best talent from local, regional and national blues artists. The invitation is open to all for a soul swingin' weekend celebrating the best of modern blues, showcasing many of the most popular blues bands on the planet.

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Overnight Stay Packages

Blues Festival Weekend Getaway Package
Make it a weekend getaway stay with a two-night stay package, including lakeside accommodations, two all-access event tickets to Blues Festival venues each day ($120 value). For stay nights of Friday, March 29 & Saturday, March 30.

  • Friday | Blues Cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene
  • Saturday | Evening access to all Blues Festival entertainment
  • Sunday | Blues Brunch for two at Dockside Restaurant OR Sunday Brunch Blues Cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene
With Dockside Brunch, starting at only *$480
With Blues Lake Cruise Brunch, starting at only *$540

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Blues Festival Overnighter Package
Overnight stay package on Saturday, March 30th includes lakeside accommodations, two Main Event tickets at the Resort Convention Center and Sunday Blues Brunch for two at Dockside Restaurant OR Sunday Brunch Blues Cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene.

With Dockside Brunch, starting at only *$299
With Blues Cruise Brunch, starting at only *$359

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Friday Night Blues Fest
Overnight stay package on Friday, March 29th includes lakeside accommodations, Coeur d'Alene Blues Cruise tickets for two and Friday Night Live Party access for two.

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 28

Hot Tub Blues Party
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
An evening of rhythm & blues while soaking in the super-heated lakefront infinity pool on Lake Coeur d'Alene. Featuring bluesman singer-songwriter, Bobby Fat Tone Patterson, honored by the Inland Empire Blues Society as Best Blues Guitarist and recently inducted into the IEBS Hall of Fame. Adult only event (21+). This event is only available to overnight stay package guests. No individual tickets will be sold.

Hot Tub Blues Party Stay Package
Start the Blues Festival weekend an evening early with a stay on Thursday, March 28. Package includes overnight accommodations and admission for two to the Hot Tub Blues Party. Starting at only *$199.

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Friday, March 29

The Coeur d'Alene Resort Lobby
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Featuring Sara Brown

Whispers Lounge
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Featuring The Doghouse Boyz
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM | Featuring Pat Coast
Tickets: Free Admission

Taphouse Unchained
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Featuring Bobby & Randy
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM | Featuring Meghan Sullivan
Tickets: Free Admission

Blues Cruise on Lake Coeur d'Alene
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (7:00 PM boarding)
Multiple bands and two cruise boats tied together for one amazing Blues Festival Concert on the Lake. Featuring The Coyote Kings with Tiphony Dames and Diego & The Detonators, performing simultaneously.
Cruise Tickets: $25.00

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Friday Night Live! | Resort Convention Center
Starting at 9:00 PM, featuring Nu Jack City
Tickets: $15.00 (complimentary with Blues Festival overnight stay packages)

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Saturday, March 30

The Rooftop Blues Party
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Featuring The MasterClass Big Band's Rhythm & Blues Revue on The Coeur d'Alene Resort Terrace Deck.
Tickets: $5 each (complimentary with festival wristband)

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Whisper's Lounge
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Featuring Robb Boatsman
Tickets: Free Admission

Blues on the Water Cruises
Featuring live entertainment by Bobby Patterson. This 90-minute cruise is open to all ages. Full bar with hot dogs and snacks available for on-board purchase. Boarding at Independence Point 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM & 2:30PM-4:00 PM.
All Tickets: $11.50

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Blues Festival Main Event - At The Resort Convention Center

Five Bands | Two Stages | 7 Hours of Continuous Performances
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Sara Brown Band | 4:00
Ben Rice Band | 5:30
Harlis Sweetwater Band | 7:00
The Fabulous Thunderbirds, featuring Kim Wilson | 8:30
The Stepbrothers with Jennifer Kemple | 10:00
Tickets: $42.50 each (advance purchase only)

Blues Festival Tickets

Tickets for the main Saturday entertainment venues are available online now.

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VIP Blues Festival Upgrade
For a more memorable weekend overnight package experience, purchase a VIP upgrade! $50 VIP Upgrade Pass includes:

  • One hour "Meet the Artists" Reception Party in The Resort's Hagadone Suite on Saturday, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
  • Hors d'oeuvres and beverages provided
  • Reserved VIP table seating for the main festival event
  • Friday Blues Lake Cruise early boarding (6:30 PM)

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Sunday, March 31

Gospel Brunch at Dockside Restaurant
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM.
Featuring Voices 4 Praise Gospel Quartet. Brunch pricing: Adults - $34.95, Seniors (55+) - $24.95, Children 5 - 12 - $17.95, Children 4 & Under - Free
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Blues Cruise Sunday Brunch
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (boarding at 10:30 AM)
All aboard for a scrumptious Sunday Brunch lake cruise featuring acoustic music by Ben Rice and Harlis Sweetwater.

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For more information or to purchase separate event tickets, contact The Resort Business Center at 208-765-4000, ext.21

*Accommodation packages are based on availability and do not include tax & surcharge.

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