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Events of the Heritage Blues Music Festival at the Heritage Port Amphitheater in Wheeling West Virginia, including pictures. The performers are W. C. Handy award winners and nominees. The Dennis McClung Blues Band will be performing on Sunday August 13, 2006 at 1pm promoting the new CD call "Live Out Of The Ordinary

2006 Heritage Blues Music Festival at Wheeling Heritage Port Amphitheater. You can view the schedule in JPG format by going to Festival Brochure


Friday Aug 11 5pm to 6 pm ......................Janiva Magness
6:30 - 7:45 ........... Rory Block & The Straightway Ministries Choir
8:00 to 9:00 ............. Michael Burks
9:30 - 11:00 .................................. Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers Saturday Aug 12

12:00 - 12:30 .............. Izzy
12:45 - 1:30 .............. Zac Harmon
2:00 - 3:00 .............. David Jacobs-Strain
3:30 - 4:30 .............. Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory
5:00 - 6:00 ...............Little Charlie & the Night Cats
6:30 - 7:30 ............... Paul Oscher
8:00 - 9:00 ............... Anthony Gomes
9:30 - 11:00 .......... Hubert Sumlin & GE Smith Saturday Nite Jam

Sunday Aug 13

1:00 - 2:00 .............. Dennis McClung Blues Band
2:30 - 3:30 ............... Joey Gilmore
4:00 - 5:00 ........... Corey Harris
5:30 - 6:30 ............... Carey Bell & the Sean Costello Band
7:00 - 8:00 ............... Eric Lindell
8:30 - 10:00 ........ Tab Benoit & the Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars


2004 Heritage Blues Music Festival
          Dennis McClung Blues Band performed Sunday August 15th, 2004 at 1 pm on the "Main Stage" at the Heritage Music Blues Festival. The 3 day blues festival was located at The Heritage Port Amphitheater, 12th & Water Streets, Wheeling, West Virgnia. The band also hosted the "After Jam" at the Ramada Plaza City Center. The After Jam followed Saurdays events of the Heritage Music Blues Festival. The following was the weekends events at the 4th annual Heritage Blues Music Festival. Check out some photos   of Sundays performers.


Heritage BluesFest promoter Bruce Wheeler kicks off Sundays festival announcing The Dennis McClung Blues Band
Heritage BluesFest Promoter Bruce Wheeler


...........................Main Stage Friday 13th ...........................
6:00 .................................. Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
6:30 - 7:30 .......................................................... E G Kight
8:00 - 9:00 .................................................. Sonny Landreth
9:30 - 11:00 .......................... Bob Margolin's Blues All Stars featuring Hubert Sumlin, Pinetop Perkins,Willie Big Eyes Smith, Jerry Portnoy, Mookie Brill & Janiva Magness

11:00 - 2:00am .... After Jam at the Ramada Plaza City Center

........................... Main Stage Saturday 14th ..........................
noon - 1:00 ..................................................... Tim Gonzales
1:30 - 2:30 ................................................... Mark Lemhouse
3:00 - 4:00 ......................................................... Tab Benoit
4:30 - 5:45 .................................................... Anders Osborn
6:15 - 7:15 ............................................Robert Jr. Lockwood
7:45 - 9:00 .................. Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
9:30 - 11:00 ............................ Jimmy Thackery & Tab Benoit

11:00 - 2:00am ..... After Jam at the Ramada Plaza City Center     "hosted by Dennis McClung Blues Band"

............................. Main Stage Sunday 15th ...........................
1:00 - 1:45 ................................. Dennis McClung Blues Band
2:15 - 3;15 ...................................................Dave MacKenzie
3;45 - 5:00 ....................................................... Renee Austin
5:30 - 6:45 ..................................................... Michael Burks
7:15 - 8:45 ..................................... Kim Wilson's Blues Revue




2003 Blues Year Heritage Music Festival


        Heritage Music Festival celebrated 2003 Blues Year with the 3rd annual blues music festival in the city of Wheeling West Virginia on August 15th-17th. The West Virginia blues music festival will included the West Virginia blues band Dennis McClung Blues Band who performed along with, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Otis Taylor, Joe Bonamassa, James Cotton, Teeney Tucker & Drivin' Wheel, Richard Johnston, Debbie Davies, Corey Harris & The 5x5 Band, Walter Trout & The Radicals, John Mayall & The Blues Breakers, Patrick Sweaney, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets feat. Sam Myers, Deborah Coleman. The city of Wheeling West Virginia was the host to this 3 day West Virginia festival and will attract many from Pittsburgh Wheeling area.

The Dennis McClung Blues Band performed on the 2nd day of the Heritage Music Festival. On Saturday August 16th, 2003 Dennis McClung Blues Band warmed up the Heritage Music Festival audience at 11:30 am, after which Teeney Tucker and Drivin Wheel performed on the main stage at 12 noon. After Teeney Tucker & Drivin' Wheel, the Dennis McClung Blues Band kept the Heritage Music Festival rolling with the blues, starting with another performance at 1:05 pm. Following this heated performance, Richard Johnston performed at 1:30 pm. Following Richard Johnston, Dennis McClung Blues again took the stage at 2:50 and primed the audience for Debbie Davies.



Bands credentials:

Little Charlie & the Nightcats
      2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Band of the Year"

Otis Taylor 2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year & Contemporary Blues Album of the Year -

Respect The Dead"
      2002 W.C. Handy "Best New Artist"

Joe Bonamassa
      25 year "old" 13 year veteran guitarist

James Cotton
      2003 Grammy Nominee "Taditional Blues Album" 2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year, Blues Instrumentalist-Harmonica & Taditional Blues Album of the Year "

Teeny Tucker & Drivin' Wheel
      3rd Place 2003 International Blues Challenge Winner from Columbus, OH

Richard Johnston
      2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Best New Artist Debut"

Debbie Davies
      2000, 2001, 2002 W.C. Handy Nominee "Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year" -

Corey Harris & the 5x5 Band
      2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year" Blues Song of the Year - Downhome Sophisticate

Walter Trout & the Radicals
      "Ranked number six out of the top 20 all-time greatest guitarists" - BBC poll

John Mayall and the Blues Breakers
      The Creative Spark of the British blues explosion. Eric Clapton has stated, "John Mayall has actually run an incredibly great school for musicians."

Patrick Sweany
      His enthusiasm is a contagious force to be reckoned with...."

Sugar Ray and the Bluetones feat. Monster Mike Welch
      The Bluetones deliver "dynamic blues with scorching guitar, bold harp, and expressive vocals."

Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets feat. Sam Myers
      2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Blues Band of the Year"

Deborah Coleman
      2003 W.C. Handy Nominee "Entertainer of the Year", "Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year" -



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