The Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival

April 01, 2011 to April 03, 2011


The invitation is open to all! It's the Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival, a soul swinging weekend celebrating the sweet ballads of the Bayou featuring the best and most popular rhythm and blues bands from around the Pacific Northwest. Visit

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 1st

Blues Cruise | 7 - 10 PM
Lake Coeur d'Alene Boat Cruise and Dock Party featuring The Fat Tones & Laffin' Bones. We are connecting 2 cruise boats together and staging a band on each one. The sound systems will be syncronized on each boat for a complete emersive audio experience as the two bands alternate sets. The boats will cruise on the lake from 7:30-9:30PM. Arrive early and leave late... Join us dockside with a full bar dance party before and after the cruise.

Friday & Saturday, April 1st - 2nd

The Shore Lounge Live Entertainment | 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Featuring Nu Jack City.

Whispers | 3:30 - 6:30 PM
Featuring Jeff Aker.

Saturday, April 2nd

Live Blues Festival at The Resort Convention Center | 7 PM - 1 AM
The Coeur d'ALene Resort Convention Center will host The Big Party, featuring four bands playing on two stages. With a stage on each end of the expansive main convnention center room, there's no down time. Non-stop blues to keep the party going! Featured bands include: Big Mumbo Blues Band, Too Slim & The Taildraggers, The Tommy Castro Band and The Ty Curtis Band.

Sunday, April 3rd

The Gospel Sunday Brunch at Dockside Restaurant | 11 - 12:30 PM
Enjoy the legendary Dockside brunch to the soulful blend of soft blues featuring vocalist Max Daniels of Nu Jack City.


Blues Cruise: $20 per person
Live Blues at The Resort Convention Center: $20 per person
All-Inclusive Weekend Blues Festiveal Pass: $32 per person

The Coeur d'ALene Blues Festival Accommodation Package

It's the Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival, with three incredible days of foot-stompin', soul-stirring blues music. Package includes overnight accommodations on April 1st, 2nd or 3rd and two all-access tickets to the Blues Festival weekend events.

  • Friday - Blues Cruise
  • Friday & Saturday evening access to The Shore Lounge
  • Saturday - Live Blues Festival in the The Resort Convention Center
  • Sunday - Gospel Motown Brunch at Dockside

Package starts at $219 (first night)
To purchase room packages, contact a Coeur d'Alene Resort Specialist at 800-688-5253


To purchase Blues Festival event tickets only, contact The Coeur d'Alene Resort Business Center at 208-765-4000, Ext.21

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