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Popovic, Neal headline Fargo Blues Festival

Ana Popovic headlines the first night of the Fargo Blues Festival. Special to The Forum1 / 2
Kenny Neal headlines the second night of the Fargo Blues Festival. Special to The Forum2 / 2

FARGO – The lineup has been announced for the 23rd annual Fargo Blues Festival taking place Aug. 17 and 18 at Newman Outdoor Field, 1515 15th Ave. N.

Jimi Hendrix-inspired guitar sensation Ana Popovic headlines the first night. The Serbian-born artist is touring behind her triple album, “Trilogy,” featuring one disc of soul, funk and R&B, another focusing on blues and a third disc leaning toward jazz.

Singer/harmonica player Curtis Salgado is also featured on the bill, as are guitarist Corey Stevens, Andy T Band featuring Anson Funderburgh, Heart & Soul and T-Roy Anderson.

Grammy-nominated singer/guitarist Kenny Neal brings a New Orleans sound to Fargo, headlining the second night.

Guitarist Tinsley Ellis also plays that day, as does Carolyn Wonderland, Lamont Cranston, Lisa Wenger and The Blue Wailers.

Tickets range from $30 for a single-day ticket to a two-day backstage pass for $90. Tickets are available at Happy Harry’s stores and Mother’s Music in Moorhead. For more information, visit or call 218-287-7775.