7 p.m. Saturday
New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com
The Blues Festival lineup features a host of soulful blues singers who cut their teeth everywhere from church choirs to radio DJ slots from Alabama to Texas to St. Louis, Mo. Performers include Bobby "Blue" Bland (pictured), Mel Waiters, Floyd Taylor, Shirley Brown, Sir Charles Jones, Billy "Soul" Bonds and Jeff Floyd. Tickets $42.50-$49.50.