Friday, September 24th

The Hut, 9:00-1:00am

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Paddy Marsh, formerly of Crooked Eye Tommy, brings a taste of Acoustic Folk and Blues to another level. His powerful voice and outstanding guitar brings euphoria of the blues to your very soul. Paddy is becoming a force of his own among the Central coast blues lovers. His song writing and lyrics will have you dancin in your seat as he brings the story of the life he lives as a blues player.

Kernville Saloon, 9:00-1:00am

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A local dirty blues & old burned out rock band that's just looking to play some good ole Rockin' Blues music with a few bonehead friends around town... and we'll throw down a few classic rock tunes just to mix it up a tad bit. 

*Eric Ponce De Leon (guitar and lead vocals)
*Brian "HOOCH' Malfitano (bass & backup vocals)
*Rafael Santos (drums)
*Alan Garrison (vocals & harmonica) 

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Sportsman Inn, 9:00-1:00am

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On Tap is a band with the kind of contagious energy to keep any crowd dancing all night long, and a song listing that covers the best of five decades of hit tunes. On Tap has a stripped down gritty rock n roll sound with a soulful, bluesy style. Rich and dynamic vocals reminiscent of the crooners of yester years and the smoky grit for barroom blues and female vocals that can ignite the crowd with a high energy dance tune anthems. Harmonious keyboards give On Tap a poetic and passionate feel while their drums are raw from the gut with a knack for groovy back beats and machine gun rolls. Bass melodies are the backbone of their musical sounds. Smooth and stylistic, with funk, soul and good old fashioned rock and roll to round out a melodic voice and driving low-end tones anchor the chaos around the band. 

The Hut, 9:00-1:00am




Formed in 2008 the Left Coast Groovies are a Southern Blues Rock Americana based jam band playing a mix of covers and original music. 

 Mike Fleming-Lead Vocals, Guitars, Jimmy Amason-Lead Guitar, Vocals, Wil Anderson-Bass Guitar, Kyle Burnham-Drums, Mark Infante-Harmonica, Vocals

Saturday, September 25th

Kernville Saloon, 9:00-1:00am

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The Sixty Grit Band has been bringing American roots, rock and blues forward into their original songwriting since 2011. Their high energy shows swerve between genres, leaving their fans grooving and swaying on the floorboards.

The lineup includes Dave Ferguson lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Frank Orecchio lead guitar, Brian Haringa bass and backing vocals, and Steven Rubio drums and backing vocals. The band has been playing juke joints and venues all around California and beyond, opening for several big name acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and WAR. They’ve also graced many festival stages including the Doheny Blues Festival, the Kern River Rock & Blues Festival and more, always delivering the goods.

Sportsman Inn, 9:00-1:00am

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One of Bakersfield's most popular and talented female vocalist,

Sheri Warfield returns to the mountain and is bringing her stellar band with her to once again rock The Sportsman. Joining her to perform her potent mix of rock, funk and blues will be Eddie Marquardt on guitar, Ray Sadolsky on Bass and Roger Hoinacki on drums. Their past performances at the Fest have packed the house, and they usually bring some surprise guests to join them during the evening. Dont miss this chance to see one of Bakersfield's best and most in demand cover bands.

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The Hut, 9:00-1:00am


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Truth Jones has a big voice to match her impressive stature.

She can belt out gospel and soul rarely heard from suburban white girls.

She has graced the stage of the Kern River Rock n Blues Fest with former partner Jim Gustin, bringing her powerful voice and soul she has become a favorite among the Rock n Blues Fest family. Now with her new band we will see her command the stage and our hearts with American Blues Roots.