CANTON, OHIO (February 3, 2010) – >One of the Northeast’s premier blues festivals, Canton Blues Festival, has announced the 2010 lineup, sure to strike a chord with blues fans large and small! The Canton Regional Chamber will present the ninth installment of the FREE outdoor summer festival in downtown Canton on Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19. Featured headliners are Elvin Bishop on Friday, June 18, at 8:30 p.m. and Hot Tuna Electric on Saturday, June 19, at 8:30 p.m., along with music ALL DAY from noon to 10:30 p.m.! [gallery link="file" columns="4"] About Elvin Bishop Late one night when Elvin Bishop was 14 or 15, the atmospheric conditions a little rough, Jimmy Reed’s harmonica came cutting through the static from WLAC in Nashville, and Elvin Bishop’s life was changed – he found the good part of rock and roll he had been looking for. Today, Bishop is a slide guitar great with more than 45-years of blues under his belt. About Hot Tuna Electric From their days playing together as teenagers to their current acoustic and electric blues, no one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna Electric. Album has followed album – more than two dozen in all, and they continue to develop their interests and styles, both together and in individual pursuits. Visit for a full list of festival performers, including special guest stars John Lee Hooker, Jr. and Ana Popovic! Blues Fest VIP Passes are available again this year. Buy your two-day pass online for $75 and take advantage of FREE food, beer and incredible views of the stage. One-day Blues Fest VIP Membership passes are also available for $45. Visit to purchase. The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2010 Canton Blues Fest is made possible in part by Cormony Development and Standard Plumbing and Heating Co. and sponsors (as of this printing) including Buxton Roofing, Phil and Nancy Sonner and Schauer Group, Inc.


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