BLUES HERITAGE FESTIVAL 2022

Saturday, October 29 

11 AM – 7 PM

Steam Pump Ranch – 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley

Blues Festival Schedule: 

11:00 am. National Anthem, Announcements 

11:15 am.  ZNora 

12:15 pm.  The Sugar Thieves 

1:30 pm.   Tom Walbank and the Ambassadors 

2:45 pm.  Carvin Jones Band 

4: 00 pm.  Annika Chambers and Paul DesLauriers 

5:45 pm.  The Coolers 

7:00 pm.  End 

Tickets Are Available Online 
Until October 28


At the Gate $35
$5 Discount for Members

18 and under FREE

Tickets are Non-Refundable

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Blues Heritage Festival 2022

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Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE GATE.

Blues Music Award Winner Annika Chambers Carvin Jones Band The Sugar Thieves Tom Walbank and the Ambassadors The Coolers ZNora

What can I bring to the festival? 
Tickets! Printed or on your phone 
Sealed water bottles 
Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses 
Small umbrellas (any umbrella that can fit in a purse) 
Blankets or beach towels 
Lawn Chairs 
Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol 
Warm clothes for the evening 
Cash: some vendors only accept cash 
Dancing shoes and a good attitude! 


What items are NOT allowed inside? 
Pets (except service animals) 
Pop up tents, canopies, hammocks or large umbrellas – Nothing that has to 
be staked down! 
No Weapons of any kind 
Ice chests or coolers 
Outside food or drinks 
Alcoholic Beverages 
Laser Pointers, Drones, or Remote Controlled Vehicles 
Fireworks, sparklers, or incendiary devices 
No unauthorized vending – if you are not a registered vendor you cannot 
sell or distribute anything on festival grounds. Violators are subject to be 
ejected.


MEET THE ARTISTS

Annika Chambers & Paul DesLauriers

Annika Chambers, like so many powerful vocal artists, can trace her love of music back to early childhood.  “I grew up singing in the church,” she says, and you can’t help but feel the Spirit move you when Annika throws herself into the heart of a song.  

 When Annika served for two tours in the US Army one of her colonels heard her singing and said “Why don’t you sing the Anthem for one of our ceremonies?”  She was an immediate hit and became their first choice for all their musical events, joining the gospel choir and winning the base talent show.  She became part of a touring band traveling through Kosovo and Iraq, lifting morale and bringing joy to our deployed troops.   

 She returned home to Houston and made her debut album, “Making My Mark,” which brought her a nomination for the 2015 Blues Music Awards (BMA) “Best New Artist.” In 2019 she won the coveted BMA “Best Soul Blues Vocalist” award and has been featured at major festivals across the US and Canada.  This summer, two intrepid SABHF board members saw her at the Chicago Blues Festival and knew on the spot that we absolutely had to bring her to Tucson so all of our friends could share in the pure joy of hearing her amazing voice!

A virtuoso on both electric and acoustic guitars, Paul DesLauriers (pronounced "day-loree-ay") is part of Canada's guitar elite and is considered one of Quebec's overall best guitarists; but it doesn't stop there, he's also a powerful and expressive singer. Winner of the Lys Blues Award for Best Artistic Performance in 2011, Album of the Year in 2008 (En Duo), and Best Musical Performance in 2005, he was also nominated at the Canadian Maple Blues Awards in 2008 for Acoustic Act of the Year along with Dawn Taylor Watson for their album "En Duo." In 2010, DesLauriers was musical director, producer, and performer on the "Nos Stars Chantent Le Blues a Montreal" CD for L'equipe Spectra and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Paul's 2006 solo release "Ripping Into Red" garnered rave reviews in the April 2007 issue of Guitar Player Magazine. Editor in Chief Michael Molenda has this to say about him: "DesLauriers really knows how to grab your ears from note one... He's also a gifted songwriter and vocalist, and his solos, especially the slide lines, are short but thrilling!" -- last.fm

Carvin Jones "The King of Strings"

The Sugar Thieves

Tom Walbank

ZNora-Adrian Negrete

The Coolers