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Robert Kimbrough, Sr. Blues Connection

Blues by the Boardwalk

Enjoy foundational blues masters in intimate, weekly concerts throughout June.

Break up your week with the best of blues on the brand-new Pier 97!

About the Artist

Robert Kimbrough, Sr. continues the Cotton Patch Soul Blues style created by his father, the legendary Junior Kimbrough. From an early age, Robert was steeped in the sounds and life of North Mississippi and its distinctive style of blues.

Growing up, Robert listened first-hand to the Mississippi blues royalty that played with his father at home, at Junior’s Juke Joint Club, and at ever-frequent weekend house parties and porch jam sessions. The blues was simply part of everyday life as a Kimbrough.

Robert has released six albums, including 2019’s I Been Fixed, which won an AMG Heritage Award. He is a fixture at major Blues festivals, including his family’s own Kimbrough Cotton Patch Soul Blues Festival, now in its fifth year.

About Blues by the Boardwalk

This debut series, in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America, will bring together blues and roots musicians from around the region to perform in Hudson River Park. Bring a blanket and get lost in the music every Thursday in June.

Blues by the Boardwalk is presented in partnership with Jazz Foundation of America. Don’t miss the Second Stage at Blues BBQ Festival on August 10 to see more brilliant blues programmed by JFA.

Schedule of Performances

  • June 6: Robert Kimbrough, Sr. Blues Connection
  • June 13: Jonathan Kalb
  • June 20: Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz
  • June 27: Seydurah Avecmoi
Presented in partnership with:
Robert Kimbrough, Sr. playing electric guitar and singing
Thursday, Jun 06
6:30 PM
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