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As Ann Arbor Blues Festival nears 50 years, exhibit offers iconic behind the scenes photos

Jul 13, 2018

Pianist Roosevelt Sykes performs at the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival.
Credit Baron Wolman

This summer begins a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. The festivities kick off with a photo exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art Fair next week. The photos feature behind-the-scenes images from the 1969-1970 festivals.

James Partridge, executive producer of the festival, joined Stateside to talk about the scenes captured in the photos, some iconic musicians who have performed at the festival, and a preview of this year’s lineup.

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