The only true "music festival" in Kalamazoo kicks off this Thursday.  If you love rock you're sure to love the blues.  In fact, you'll probably hear some very familiar "rock riffs" this weekend.  Some of the greatest rock bands of all time borrowed from early blues records and made the songs famous. 

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We talked about that and much more this morning when K.V.B.A. members (l-r) Sue Weaver, Colleen Barker, Nick Hatzinikolis and Mike DePoian stopped by to hang out. Get ready for 2 stages, 3 days & nights and 22 acts.Thursday night features 15 year old Jake Kershaw, Monkey Junk and Groove Council. Friday night it’s the Marci Lynn Band, Karen Lovely and Sugar Ray & The Bluetones. Then on Saturday night don’t miss Bex Marshall, The Jimmy’s, Cash Box Kings and Royal Southern Brotherhood.  Get tickets HERE.

Wanna get in free and get a free t-shirt?  You can volunteer at kvba.org.  And now my top 5 blues songs that became legendary rock songs.
1. When the Levee Breaks- Led Zepellin
2. Crossroads- Cream
3. I Just Wanna make Love To You- Foghat
4. Funk #49- James Gang
5. Mississippi Queen- Mountain