Saturday, Aug 27th

11:00 to !:00 PM Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s with Ben Rice
12:30 PM Welcome by Clint Carter, President, Peninsula Rhythm & Blues Festival


Robin Gibson has commanding gritty vocals, a great stage presence and some fantastic guitar skills. Combine that with the talents of his band mates, and you have a high energy opening act for Saturdays festival. Robin has been an ardent supporter of the PR&BF, providing amps for the backline and we appreciate him on and off stage.

2:45 Ben Rice Band

If you know anything at all about the Portland blues scene, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Ben Rice. He is a multi award winner with rich powerful vocals, and guitar skills that are nothing short of amazing. 

4:15 Strange Tones

The third time’s the charm, they say and that’s true for the Strange Tones. After canceling the festival because of Covid, then a personal problem, here they are! The Sonic Crimefighters return to the PR&BF with their special brand of blues and we welcome them back. Finally.


Back by very popular demand, The Norman Sylvester Band returns with soulful, passionate vocals and unmatched storytelling. There’s a good reason he’s the peninsula’s fave. (besides the fact that my daughter might disown me if I didn’t have him back)

7:45 Ken Emerson with Michael Osborn

Prepare yourself for some serious guitar work. Ken Emerson is one of the world’s most highly regarded guitarists of today.  Known for Slack key and steel guitar Hawaiian and blues music, we know you’ll enjoy our international headliner, with his guest Michael Osborn., another fabulous player.