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State Street Blues Stroll

State Street Blues Stroll

June 13, 2015

State Street, Media, PA
6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Event Poster
  • "A bazooka assault of foot-stompin' blues and slow-burnin' knee-bucklers." - Chicago Sun-Times
  • "...always has and always will be the Keeper of The Blues wherever he lays his guitar."
  • "Well, the first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love." - Charlie Silvestri, Up Close and Acoustic

For 2015, XPN Welcomes...


For the 15th year, the Media Business Authority proudly presents The State Street Blues Stroll, an XPN WELCOMES Event.  
[This "family band"] represents one of the few remaining links to pure Chicago Blues. 
- Chicago Tribune

Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials will make a return appearance at this year's Blues Stroll. They first performed for us in 2007 and proceeded to rip "the joint" (Theatre) apart - hands down, our most popular and memorable headline show ever. Their same line-up will appear on June 13.

Lil Ed Williams, James "Pookie" Young (Ed's half-brother), Mike Garrett and Kelly Littleton are currently celebrating 24 rip-roaring years together. They have out-lasted sports cars and Presidents, musical fads and fashion trends. The band's wildly energetic and seriously soulful music is jam-packed with Lil' Ed's incendiary slide playing and passionate singing. 

2007 & 2009 Blues Music Awards' - "Band of the Year"

2011 Living Blues Critics Poll - "Best Live Band"

Come to State Street in downtown Media and experience a full round of Blues as performed by talented artists at 23 indoor venues and two outdoor stages.

We have a full evening of music, so make dinner reservations before the show!

"State Street's all right, and the lights shine nice and bright." -- Bessemer Blues - Ma Rainey (1927)

Event proceeds benefit the Media Police Association
and The Blues Foundation We are sad to report that Popsy Dixon, vocalist/drummer of the Holmes Brothers who appeared here in 2014, passed away in January of this year.