Bobby Blue Bland, Tito Jackson Headline 3rd Annual Hampton Blues Festival

Bobby Blue Bland
Bobby Blue Bland

Hampton Coliseum is pleased to announce the return of the 3rd Annual Hampton Blues Festival.

Come celebrate the heritage of Blues at Hampton Coliseum featuring Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, Mel Waiters, Theodis Ealey and Tito Jackson on Friday, January 28th at 7 pm.

Referred to as the “Lion of Blues,” Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland will bring his chart topping hits such as “Aint No Love In the Heart Of the City” (sampled by Jay-Z) and “I Wouldn’t Treat A Dog.”

He has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Tito Jackson
Tito Jackson

Making an appearance for the first time at Hampton Coliseum since the The Jacksons 1981 Triumph Tour …Tito Jackson! Tito Jackson was the last Jackson to go solo.

In 2003, Tito reinvented himself as a blues artist and released his first album, titled “I Gotta Play.”

Mel Waiters enjoyed chart success with “Hit It and Quit It” and “Got My Whiskey”. He is still creating new southern soul music with his 2010 album, “I Ain’t Gone Do It”. Theodis Ealey’s most famous hit, “Stand Up In It” has garnered response songs and remakes but none have come close to the original. This southern soul hit was the #1 single on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles Sales chart for five consecutive weeks and debuted at #5 on Billboard’s Blues Album Chart.

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 5 at 10 am at all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and Hampton Coliseum Box Office.

Tickets purchased by November 21 will only be $29.50 (plus applicable fees).

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