If you were there, then you know!

Blues fans from all across the country packed the Rivoli Theatre on Saturday night for the 2010 Deep Blue Innovators Blues Festival. From 2pm until the stroke of midnight, the music and fellowship flowed in abundance. Many thanks to all the musicians, the fans, the sponsors and the volunteers – without each and every one of you, it would have been just another day of music… but this was more… this was special… a rare moment we all got to share.

Here are what some of the attendees had to say:

I have been to more than fifty blues festivals and this festival rates as the best I have attended. All of the acts individually were outstanding but the variation in musical styles made it truly special.

We drove from Madison WI for the festival and it was worth the drive! So much talent packed into one day and one place.

I thought Scott Ainslie gave about the best live performance I’ve ever seen – wonderful!

Thanks for the best fest yet! The music, ribs, and everything were the best ever.

I read about the festival and the small venue and decided to make the 900 mile trip. I just want to say we enjoyed all of the musicians.

Thanks to you for the fine hospitality and putting on such a great fest. -Dave Specter

Thank You, Monmouth! As a guest artist at the Deep Blue Innovators Blues festival at the Rivoli last Saturday (and a first time visitor to Monmouth) I salute you! The sense of community on stage and off was simply remarkable and something that you all can honestly brag about. – Scott Ainslie

To see pictures of the fest snapped by Doug Rankin, click here.

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