Blues to Bop

Blues to Bop

Switzerland's longest-running blues festival will return to celebrate the history of blues music with three days of free concerts and insights.

19 July 2024 - 21 July 2024
Centro città

Free entry

Switzerland's longest-running blues festival will return to celebrate the history of blues music with three days of free concerts and insights.

Blues to Bop is the festival that has celebrated blues music in Lugano since 1989. Born from a previous festival dedicated to jazz, New Orleans in Lugano, every summer Blues to Bop offers a rich and varied programme of concerts with local and international performers in the city's squares, traditional meeting places that during the festival also become places of discovery. The concerts are accompanied by in-depth discussions with the artists. Each year, an itinerary in Afro-American music is offered, ranging from archaic blues to the dawn of modern jazz, expressing ramifications, styles and new interpretations. A direct, immediate music, imbued with feeling that - in the words of historic artistic director Norman Hewitt - together with the beauty of the location creates a festive, friendly and relaxed atmosphere, and a unique moment in the Lugano music scene.

Soon online the 2024 programme