WELCOME TO THE 2018 SMIBF!!

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The County of Essex, County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., The Board of Chosen Freeholders, The North Jersey Blues Alliance and Mike Griot thank you for your support of

Northern NJ’s biggest free blues festival!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…9/10/18

The 9th Annual SMIBF was postponed for the first time in its history due to weather on Sunday, September 9th 2018. Although a rain date was not scheduled, the County of Essex and the NJBA immediately explored the option of another opportunity on Saturday, September 15th. Rescheduling a festival of this magnitude is a huge endeavor, and typically not done.
Although daunting, a sincere attempt was made by all parties to pull together “the impossible ” in only 5 days…and an announcement was made.

After extensive discussions with the county, personnel meetings exposed some scheduling and resource conflicts which would likely make this first-class festival impossible to deliver in time for Saturday.

To preserve the integrity and legacy of this annual experience, it was decided to cancel the festival — and  begin preparation for our 10th anniversary next September. We apologize to our fans and supporters… and look forward to seeing you all at SMIBF 2019!

Musically Yours,

Mike Griot
Founder

SMIBF 2018 Artist Lineup

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12noon – 1pm THE BEN STEIN GROUP

1:30 – 2:30 DEBRA DEVI

3pm – 4pm BLACK LACE BLUES

4:30 –  5:20 NATION BEAT

5:40pm – 6:15pm ROCKIN JOHHNY BURGIN

6:45- 7:45 KING SOLOMON HICKS

Mike Griot/FOUNDER — THE SMIBF

THE 2018 SOUTH MOUNTAIN INTL BLUES FESTIVAL IS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th!!

12pm-8pm

9 Cherry Lane/Oakdale Picnic Area/South Mountain Reservation/West Orange, NJ

OFFICIAL 2018 SMIBF TSHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW!! Very Limited Supply…

XL/2XL/3XL $25

LARGE $20

 

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PAST PERFORMERS

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The festival has featured some of the HOTTEST local, regional and international talent!

Popa

Popa Chubby

Vernon

Vernon Reid

of Living Colour

Sansone

Johnny Sansone

Stryker

Dave Stryker

and Blue to the Bone

See the list of this year’s performers!