Blues Festival Returns to Fort Smith

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Fort Smith’s Riverfront Blues Festival will celebrate its 24th year with a lineup featuring artists like singer songwriter Paul Thorn and Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials.

The two-day event is set to take place on June 20 and 21 at the Harry E. Kelley Park in downtown Fort Smith.

The festival is a production of Fort Smith’s Riverfront Blues Society.

Also being featured at the festival is 2009 International Blues Challenge winner J.P. Soars. Patrick Dodd, a Memphis guitarist and contestant on season four of NBC’s show “The Voice,” will also perform.

The Riverfront Blues Festival began in 1991, and it has returned to Fort Smith every year since. Admission to the festival is $10.