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Lineup Set for Doheny Blues Festival

An All-Star lineup headlines the 17th annual Doheny Blues Festival on May 17 and 18, 2014 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. Among the performers are Greg Allman, Buddy Guy, the Doobie Brothers and one of Don Juan Ortega’s favorite blues musicians, Keb’ Mo’. Below is a little sample of Keb’ Mo’ doing [...]

“Bad to the Bone”

In anticipation of this weekend’s Doheny Blues Festival, please enjoy this classic video from Sunday’s headliners, George Thorogood and the Destroyers – “Bad to the Bone.”

To those of us who came of age with the birth of MTV, this video was a staple during the early 1980s. Equal parts macho and camp, it [...]

Heading to Doheny This Weekend?

If this video doesn’t convince you to come out for the Doheny Blues Festival this weekend, nothing will!

The video captures last year’s 15th Anniversary of the Festival featuring an incredible lineup of blues greats from past and present.

Final Doheny Blues Festival Performance Schedule

The Doheny Blues Festival is coming up on May 18 and 19 at Doheny State Beach. The Festival has just finalized its lineup and released the performance schedule.

More information about the Festival is available here.

Dana Point Welcomes Cyclists and Musicians During Month of May

There are two great events coming up in May in Dana Point.

First is the Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling this Sunday, May 5:

Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling

Second is the Doheny Blues Festival from May 18-19, at Doheny State Beach:

Doheny Blues Festival