Dear Blues Lovers,
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the end of an era—the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival, presented by the Arts Center of Kershaw County, has reached its 25th and final year.
For a quarter of a century, we have celebrated the rich heritage and soulful rhythms of the blues, bringing together talented musicians, devoted fans, and a sense of community that resonated through every note. The festival has been a labor of love, showcasing both local talents and renowned blues artists from around the world.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the artists who graced our stages, filling the air with their passion and bringing the blues to life. To our dedicated volunteers and staff members who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, thank you for your unwavering commitment and enthusiasm.
Most importantly, we want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to you, our cherished festival-goers. It is your unwavering support and love for the blues that allowed this festival to thrive for a quarter of a century. You have been the driving force behind every note, every dance, and every unforgettable memory created during the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival.
We invite you to stay connected with the Arts Center of Kershaw County for updates on new events and upcoming festivals in and around the Kershaw County area. While the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival may have come to an end, our commitment to showcasing the arts in our community remains unwavering. By following us, you’ll be among the first to know about exciting musical experiences and cultural celebrations that await you. Let’s continue to celebrate the arts together.
Thank you once again for being a part of our blues family. We hope that the melodies and emotions shared over the past 25 years will continue to inspire and uplift you. Let us remember this festival with fondness and look forward to new musical horizons that lie ahead.
With the deepest gratitude,
Arts Center of Kershaw County