Bayfront Blues Festival August 7-9, 2009

Lamont Cranston Coco Montoya Sugar Blue Deb Callahan The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Revue — Magic Dick, Tommy Castro, Deanna Bogart and Bernard Allison … [Read more...]

Edwin H. Gott got the blues

The Edwin H. Gott arrived under the Lift Bridge as Mike Zito was on stage leaning into his guitar at the Bayfront Blues Festival on Sunday afternoon. The Gott came in for some blues and some gas before loading up on iron ore pellets at the BNSF dock in Superior. Those will go to steel mills in Toledo. Photo taken on August 10,2008 *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on … [Read more...]

Callaway leaving Bluesfest behind

Behind the trees, the cymbals and the Hoopsnakes, the Cason J. Callaway departed under the Lift Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues Festival continues today but we are getting to the end of the long line of boats waiting to load coal at Midwest Energy Resources. The Algolake is probably gone by now and the American Century is due out later this afternoon. Photo taken on August 09, … [Read more...]

Block departs with the blues

The Joseph L. Block went under the Lift Bridge on Friday afternoon, on its way to Two Harbors to load iron ore pellets. At the same time, Shannon Curfman was in the middle of her set at the Bayfront Blues Festival (above). Both the Blues and the boats continue today, most of the boats will be here for coal; 4 thousand footers, all loading coal, will come under the Lift Bridge to back up the Blues … [Read more...]

2008 Bayfront Blues Festival August 7-10, 2008

Friday, August 8, 2008 Centerville All Stars Shannon Curfman Ruthie Foster Anthony Gomes & the New Soul Cowboys Shemekia Copeland Saturday, August 9, 2008 Big Walter Smith and the Groove … [Read more...]

American Mariner departs to the blues

Fiona Boyes and the Fortune Tellers made it to the Bayfront Blues Festival stage on Sunday afternoon in time to sing to the Beluga Expectation leaving for Spain with wind turbine blades and the American Mariner departing with coal for Milwaukee. Above, she serenades the American Mariner. Photo taken on August 12, 2007. *submitted to the Duluth News Tribune for publication on 08-13-2007 … [Read more...]

Algolake comes to the Fest

The Algolake came under the Lift Bridge on Saturday afternoon, in time for the mid afternoon set by Ross William Perry (above, left) at the Bayfront Blues Festival. The Algolake will be loading coal but probably didn't leave until after the music was over. Longshoremen at the Port Terminal finished discharging wind turbine parts from the Beluga Expectation on Saturday and began to load the wind … [Read more...]

Federal Ems and Blues Fest

Roxanne Potvin (above) was the only member of the Blues Caravan Women that made it to the Bayfront Blues Festival on Friday afternoon but she put on a great show for the crowd. Of course, she was backed up nicely by the beautiful Federal Ems moving slowly to the Lift Bridge on her way to Morocco with a cargo of wheat. Her Polish and Indian crew had just finished loading it at the CHS grain … [Read more...]

Bayfront Blues Festival August 9-12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007 Lamont Cranston Band Mighty Lester Tommy Castro Ian Parker ... as the salt water ship Vanessa C comes under the Lift Bridge Ian … [Read more...]

Mesabi Miner arrives to music

The Mesabi Miner was center stage while Jason Ricci was entertaining the crowd at the Bayfront Blues Festival Saturday afternoon. The thousand footer carried limestone from Cedarville/Port Dolomite, Michigan in the cargo hold. After dischaging that cargo at the CN dock in West Duluth, it was next set to move across the St. Louis River to Midwest Energy Resources in Superior to load coal for … [Read more...]

American Integrity departs to music

The Tarbox Ramblers played on at the Bayfront Blues Festival on Friday afternoon as the American Integrity departed Duluth. The 1,000-foot-long laker had 62,000 tons of coal to deliver to Detroit Edison at St. Clair, Michigan. Today, most of the boat traffic should be over before the Festival gets going. The music will of course go on without the boats, unless some of boats are late enough to … [Read more...]