The annual Chicken Raid blues and roots music festival is returning to Atlanta’s Northside Tavern on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th.
Organized by musician Daniel Dudeck (the driving force behind beloved Atlanta band Mudcat), the Chicken Raid honors the life of late Atlanta country-blues legend Frank Edwards with two days and nights of foot-stompin’, hip-twistin’ blues, R&B, gospel, rural folk and related styles from a wide assortment of acts, ranging in age from teens to old timers. Among this year’s performers are Georgia veterans Essie Mae Brooks (pictured), Roy Lee Coleman, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Eddie Tigner, along with Albert White, Mudcat, Frankie’s Blues Mission, Chickens and Pigs, Jason C. Waller and many more.
Tickets will be available at the door $15 on Saturday and $10 for Sunday, with all door money going to the oldest living generation of performers. BBQ plates from Fat Matt’s Rib Shack and coffee from Dad’s Coffee Bar will be available, along with the Northside Tavern’s full bar selection. For more information, visit facebook.com/thechickenraid.