Invest in the Music

Live music is always the primary focus of BBE
We take you from New Orleans out into the Deep South and all the way up to Chicago and back. This is the most well-rounded, real-world blues music experience possible for dancers.

Dan Nash

Dan Nash


Dan’s music harks back to the roots of early rent party/juke playing. Dan’s performances encompass the whole acoustic blues genre from the rough-edge bottleneck blues of the Mississippi Delta to the intricate finger-picking styles of Texas and the Carolinas. He focuses on rare and standard blues classics by bluesmen such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker and Lightnin’ Hopkins.

The irrepressible Dan Nash Blues gives you down-home blues at its best.

Meschiya Lake & The Berlin Grinders

Meschiya Lake & The Berlin Grinders

Purveyors of the finest saucy, sweet and succulent old school RnB. From New Orleans all the way to the clubs of Harlem Meschiya & the Grinders will be highlighting our Saturday night, Suit-Up dance. This will be their first appearance at BBE and they are set to blow the roof of Tangoloft!

As an event that puts great value on the grittier, dirtier side of Blues music
we take great pride in presenting you this touch of class.

Dorrey Lyles Blues Band

Dorrey Frame

Dorrey Lyles


Dorrey first lent her talent to singing the Gospel back in the USA. From there she has moved onto many musical endeavours from clubs to theatres, dirty bars and even Carnegie Hall. All awards aside one thing can be said about this woman, she sure can sing some blues. Well known for her Bessie Smith tribute shows this powerhouse of a singer will be one of our headlining acts this year.

“Life is a song worth singing. It is my privilege to let the world hear my life’s melody!”
~ Dorrey Lyles

The Magic Bones

The Magic Bones


This pack of absolute ripping blues legends come together from Pistoia, Italy, to rock your body and give you the sweet hit of what you’ve been craving. A dizzying range of blues styles and rhythms and an unique ability to always play the song you needed to hear next. The Magic Bones are absolute groove merchants and their supplies never run out. Pack a few extra shirts for this band,  it’s going to get hot.