Paxico Blues Festival celebrates 10th anniversary with women's blues voices


Paxico Blues Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the Women of the Blues

PAXICO, KS- September 21, 2013- The Paxico Blues Festival will celebrate 10 years of big city blues in a small town setting when several thousand festival goers venture to downtown Paxico on September 21 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. to enjoy local food, antiquing, and the region’s top blues musicians. Still keeping it exciting after a decade, this year’s lineup will feature bands all lead by strong female vocalists, the women of the blues.

“Bring the music and you bring the people”, said Bud Hund, co-founder and proprietor of Mill Creek Antiques. “We are all passionate about the music and proud that our town can bring people together to celebrate. It is an opportunity for people to have a glimpse into our town and inspire them to come back.”

Hund and other members of the Paxico Merchants Association host the free festival annually in the scenic Flint Hills to welcome a crowd from across the country. Fans enjoy top notch blues in the vibrant setting of the historic downtown, offering live music from morning until night. The concept for the festival ignited with a visit from Kansas City, KS blues impresario Marvine McKeithen to Paxico in 2004. McKeithen and Hund met one another growing up in Paxico and shared a love of blues music. Ever since the initial year the festival has continued to draw increasingly larger crowds, establishing itself as one of the premier events of Wabunsee county and helping to put Paxico on the map.

This year, though, things will be a bit different. The festival’s 10 year legacy has always showcased the region’s top blues acts and up and coming nationwide stars, but to commemorate a big anniversary year the women of the blues are taking over Paxico’s downtown. Talented female front women will lead the party with an impressive lineup including Connie Hawkins and the Blues Wreckers, the J-Love Band, the Rachelle Coba Band, 26 year-old daughter of modern-day blues innovator Otis Taylor and emerging star Cassie Taylor, and the headliner; Blues Music Award winner of Best New Artist, 23 year-old Samantha Fish, fresh on the heels of her new album release Black Wind Howlin’.

“After 10 years you have to keep it fresh”, said Hund. “What better way than to invite the best female blues musicians out there and watch the magic happen.”

Whether you are looking for the finest blues music around, delicious local food, the opportunity to find a treasure in the great selection of local shops, or just simply enjoy good people in the scenic small town, there is something for everyone at the Paxico Blues Festival. For more information visit:

For Media Inquiries or Sponsorship Information Contact:

Bud Hund


109 Newbury Avenue Paxico, KS 66526



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