Corona made it impossible in 2020 and 2021, but on Sunday afternoon, June 19, 2022, we are going to try again. The 3rd edition of BluesAtTheNeighbors. 16 living rooms in Cothen, Langbroek and Wijk bij Duurstede will be transformed into real ‘Juke-Joints’ where everyone can listen to special performances by blues musicians between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm, who will perform there 3 times for three quarters of an hour. The acts play a first set from 1.30 pm to 2.15 pm, a second set from 2.45 pm to 3.30 pm and a third set from 4.00 pm to 4.45 pm. A blues event unique to the Netherlands! Admission in all living rooms is free. The bands play without a fee. During each set the hat goes around in which you can make a donation.
Tuesday, June 7, information meeting with the residents with whom we will organize BluesAtTheNeigbors. We went through the program together, exchanged experiences and handed out flyers. They are looking forward to receive you on the 19th in their living room.
The first BluesAtTheNeighbors was in 2016 . The underlying idea was (and still is) to stimulate residents to open their doors to each other and to be involved with Blues music together, without financial barriers. The festival wants to promote the quality of life within the various neighborhoods and show how hospitable a city/neighborhood and its residents are.
Meet your neighbors.During BluesAtTheNeighbors you not only meet the inhabitants of the city/neighborhood, but you also get to know all the beautiful things Blues has to offer in the intimate atmosphere of the living room. Blues music connects people and is a cultural form par excellence that passes by all walks of life, ages, colors and tastes.
Wijk één grote huiskamer. BluesattheNeighbors is organized by BluesinWijk. Together with the living room owners they make Wijk bij Duurstede, Cothen and Langbroek one big living room. So, be surprised during BluesatheNeighbors and enjoy the hospitality of Wijk.