RAUMA BLUES 2022 INFO IN ENGLISH
Welcome to Rauma Blues – the Annual Blues Festival since 1986!
The culmination of the feel good festival is the main concert in the traditional blues tent in the heart of the city, starred by the top blues musicians as well from the US and Europe as from Finland.
THURSDAY 11th AUGUST
AT 7:00 PM WANHAN RAUMAN KAFFEBAR
LEFTY LEPPÄNEN (FIN)
The festival kick-off takes place on Thursday, August 11th that Wanhan Rauman Kaffebar backyard, where the very distinguished Finnish guitar and dobro player and singer Ville ‘Lefty’ Leppänen performs solo.
AT 8:30 PM POROHOLMAN RANTATALO / POROHOLMA BEACH HOUSE
HAMID MOEINI BAND (FIN)
Next Thursday destination is Poroholman Rantatalo (Beach House), where the one-and-only Hamid Moeini Band plays the best from Jimi Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King and The Meters among their own material.
FRIDAY 12th AUGUST
AT 7:00 PM CAFÉ SALI
KYLA BROX DUO (UK)
Come on and start your Friday tour in the old town and enjoy the awesome Kyla Brox Duo. Brox is making a double performance in Rauma Blues–acousticly in a blues club on Friday and with her band in the main concert on Saturday.
AT 8:30 PM RESTAURANT BUENA VISTA
TAD ROBINSON (USA)
Next thing to do is a short walk to Restaurant Buena Vista, where you must check out the fabulous TadRobinson. Strong but soft soulblues at its best!
AT 10:00 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 8:00PM) KULTTUURIKUPPILA / BAR BRUMMI
MILLION DOLLAR TONES (FIN)
ENTRANCE FEE: 17€ IN ADVANCE, 20€ AT THE DOOR.
The best way to close the Friday evening is to rush to Brummi where you can start serious partying and enjoy the fantastic line-up. On stage are KallaBlöös, a rising local band playing bluesrock with fresh and original touch, and Million Dollar Tones, an 8-piece band that makes you jump and shout with the best of rhythm and blues music.
SATURDAY 13th AUGUST
THE MAIN CONCERT @ THE TENT ARENA
AT 4:00 PM DOORS OPEN
AT 5:00 PM PEPE AHLQVIST WITH TOMI LEINO TRIO FEAT. HARRI TAITTONEN (FIN)
AT 6:30 PM HONEY B & T-BONES FEAT. PALEFACE (FIN)
AT 8:00 PM KYLA BROX BAND (UK)
AT 9:35 PM VANESSA COLLIER (USA)
AT 11:10 PM TORONZO CANNON (USA)
AT 00:30 AM CURFEW
MAIN CONCERT ARTISTS AND BANDS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
A distinguished member of the European blues elite, Pepe Ahlqvist is an internationally known Finnish blues artist and singer-guitarist-harmonica player and a songwriter. Tomi Leino Trio is one of the busiest roots & blues bands in the Nordic countries. Since they put the band together in 2011, they have continuously played festivals and clubs all over Europe. Harri Taittonen at keys completes the ensemble.
Celebrating their 40-year anniversary in Rauma Blues as the front figures of Honey B & T-Bones, Aija Puurtinen and Esa Kuloniemi are considered true legends in the Finnish blues scene, and their son – included in the ensemble – Is also already an esteemed jazz and blues drummer in his own right. In Rauma Blues this legendary blues band is completed uniquely by Paleface (Karri Miettinen), who is one of the front-line rap artists in Finland.
KYLA BROX BAND (UK)
Blues and soul become inextricably entwined in award-winning singer-songwriter Kyla Brox, whose raw talent has seen her described as “the finest female blues singer of her generation”. Winner of many Blues Challenges in recent years, voted Best Female Vocalist in the 2019 European Blues Awards Kyla Brox is at the very top of the blues scene of UK–and the whole world.
VANESSA COLLIER (USA)
If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa Collier and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Collier weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. Blues Blast Magazine affirms: “Vanessa Collier is a fresh face on the American blues scene, and in addition to her soulful vocals, she brings a mighty sax to the table…”
TORONZO CANNON (USA)
Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail. Cannon is at the front rank of Chicago bluesmen. He creates wide-screen modern arrangements for wry, thoughtful songs, molding an ensemble sound that is both tempestuous and scrupulously controlled.
main concert tickets
In advance 55€, at the door 60€.
Online tickets available at www.lippu.fi/raumablues
Tickets available also in Rauma at
- Hotel Kalliohovi
- Hotel Raumanlinna
- Restaurant Buena Vista
- the service center of Rauma City Hall, Pyyrmanni.
Tickets are also available at the door!
VIP TICKETS 165€ per ticket.
Includes: festival ticket, your own table, welcome cocktail, a three course buffet table, ½ bottle of wine plus night meal.
VIP ticket inquiries and reservations:
+358 10 2295210