Bessie Smith Strut

The Bessie Smith Strut is one day of the Riverbend Festival that features blues bands and local nightclub bands of every variety. The Riverbend Festival begins on the 2nd Friday in June and continues nightly until the 3rd Saturday in June. The Bessie Smith Strut is the Monday night venue. Noted also for the large variety of different barbecue stands offering barbecued pork, beef, turkey, and seafood. The Strut is known to be jam-packed, and offers lots of great people-watching. It has been characterized in past years by 'people getting along' and having a good time.

Monday, June 9, 2014 Schedule

Big James & The Chicago Playboys at 5:15pm at Trestle Stage
Nikki Hill at 5:30pm at Bessie Smith Hall
Rusty Wright Band at 6:45pm at Trestle Stage
Andy Allo at 7:00pm at Bessie Smith Hall
Boukou Groove at 8:15pm at Trestle Stage
Bobby Rush at 8:35pm at Bessie Smith Hall