The Freedom Creek Blues Festival

The great Freedom Creek Festival, now, at Cookieman's Place, 1438 Wilder Circle, Aliceville AL 35442. Contact info@freedomcreek.org or (205) 366 1307.

In 1997, the great bluesman Willie King organized the first annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival through his non-profit organization, the Rural Members Association. Since then, the festival has become an internationally acclaimed event that is known for its warm welcome, outstanding music, rural Black Belt setting and the joyful enthusiasm of both artists and audience. The festival continues each year in honor of Willie King, with thanks for generous support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, plus assistance from the Alabama Blues Project.

Take a real break and come meet with us in the woods!

Back Home Blues Festival is *** RESCHEDULED *** due to weather to next Saturday, June 2 . . . sorry for the late notice, we just found out . . .

No Freedom Creek this year but there's the First Aliceville Down Home Blues Festival instead! Late addition to the lineup is Carronline Shines!

[06/03/16]   I think it will be . . . SHINE!!!!!

. . . alternative final countdown . . .

[06/03/16]   RAIN OR SHINE, folks, SHINE OR RAIN!!!

[06/03/16]   FYI for those of you in/around Birmingham (Alabama, that is), tomorrow, Friday, we'll be on ABC 33/40 "Talk of Alabama" sometime between 9 and 10am.

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This Sat. June 4, rain or shine. Freedom Creek Blues Festival! Indoor option on location. Directions, schedule and details below!!!

Hot off the press . . . Freedom Creek Festival flier and schedule . . . please pass on to 10 friends or a black cat may cross your path . . .

Latest, greatest schedule . . .

Rain or shine, same location!

Need I say more?! . . .

[05/31/16]   Media blitz comes to Birmingham! This Friday, when the countdown counter will be down to ONE, we'll be on ABC 33/40 "Talk of Alabama" sometime between 9 and 10am.

Meanwhile, countdown counter counting in at 3 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes and 36 seconds . . . and I need to get busy! . . .

Looking forward to a great day and seeing y'all there.

Love and best wishes

Rick

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Media blitz continues this Thursday in Columbus MS - catch me on WCBI News on the 5pm show! . . .

Meanwhile, countdown check: now clocking in at 10 days, 23 hours, 45 minutes and 2 seconds . . .

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Hot off the press . . . Freedom Creek Festival flier and schedule . . . please pass on to 10 friends or a black cat may cross your path . . .

[05/22/16]   The countdown continues . . . 2 weeks / 14 days. . . tick, tock . . . tock, tick . . .

[05/21/16]   Media blitz (!) . . . had a great time yesterday on the Kip Tyner Show. Kip has been running this show since before I got to Alabama and does an incredible job spreading the word about all the amazing things happening in our community - thanks!

The show featured a few tunes with Debbie Bond, Rachel Edwards and Carl Don - they'll all be doing their awesome thing at this year's festival. Here's some video at Kip's site . . .

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[05/16/16]   . . . or approximately 1,619,680 seconds!

[05/16/16]   Time's a tickin' and the countdown has begun! Now only 18 days, 17 hours, 54 minutes and 40 seconds (give or take) until SHOWTIME!

Dear Folks . . . here's the schedule . . . please pass on to anyone you think might be interested - thanks! Best wishes, Rick

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Q&A with Southern bluesman Jontavious Willis, a natural musician taking the blues world to...

I am so excited this amazing young bluesman Jontavious Willis is going to be at this years Freedom Creek Blues Festival. Read this interview here to have insight into his depth, musical vision, and proponent of the blues. http://blues.gr/profiles/blogs/q-a-with-southern-bluesman-jontavious-willis-a-natural-musician

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[04/21/16]   This year's festival features a wide range of regional blues artists, starting with outstanding roots bluesman Mudcat followed by a host of blues talent, including local blues veterans "Birmingham" George Conner and Willie Lee Halbert and the Fingerprint Band plus new old blues from Jontavius Willis, the next generation of blues players of the Alabama Blues Project Band, Mississippi traditional bluesman Little Willie Farmer, Geno and the Mississippi Blues Boys, a great Alabama Blues Women Review featuring Debbie Bond, Rachel Edwards, Carla Don and B.J. Reed . . . and more!

[04/16/16]   7 weeks and counting . . .

Timeline Photos

The Freedom Creek Blues Festival's cover photo

[04/13/16]   We are looking for someone who might be able to help the festival by taking on the social media publicity angle . . . anyone out there twiddling their thumbs and wondering what to do with all their spare time? . . .

Little Willie Farmer

Plus, return of Mississippi guitarist Little Willie Farmer - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Willie-Farmer/424956374309790

Little Willie Farmer plays tradition blues and his style of playing is similar to B B King and Little Milton Campbell.

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Very happy to be having the great MUDCAT appearing again at this year's festival - check him out at http://www.mudcatblues.com/

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[04/06/16]   Full lineup and schedule coming soon . . .

[04/06/16]   Awaiting final band confirmations, posters going out in Tuscaloosa this week . . . it's all looking GREAT for June 4 . . . .

[03/03/16]   Booking bands . . . very happy that local /regional festival regulars are all available for this year - "Birmingham" George Conner, Geno and the Mississippi Blues Boys, Willie Lee Halbert and the Fingerprint Band plus the Alabama Blues Project Advanced Band . . . more confirmations coming soon! . . .

[02/22/16]   Ffolks . . .the 2016 edition, 19th annual, is getting under way and is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, same location as last year . . . more details to follow soon. I have to say . . . this might be the last! . . .

PS If anyone feels like making a donation to help things along, please do not hold back - as usual, we are hustling for funds and all contributions are very much appreciated and needed - thanks!

Timeline Photos

The Alabama Blues Project kids and their mentor Debbie Bond

[06/08/15]   GREAT DAY on Saturday - AWESOME music, great sound, wonderful weather, fabulous audience, superb facility - a BIG THANK YOU to all involved.

ALSO, many, many thanks to several organizations who keep helping us make this festival happen, with top of the list the Alabama State Council on the Arts, along with Walter Resources, Westervelt Renewable Energy and Greene Beverage.

ALSO GREATLY APPRECIATED are the many individual donations before the event and at the gate - THANK YOU ALL for helping us keep the festival open to everyone.

Peace and love to all y'all until we meet again

Rick

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Midday Guest: Rick Acherson

1 DAY TO GO!!!!!! . . . and another TV spot, this one at at WCBI in Columbus, MS. Many thanks to everyone one there helping get the word out! See y'all at the Creek . . .

http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/5791893/midday_guest_rick_acherson

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Freedom Festival

2 DAYS TO GO!!!!!! Here I am today on ABC 33/40 saying ". . . come on down! . . . "

http://www.abc3340.com/clip/11565961/freedom-festival

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[06/01/15]   SIX DAYS TO GO . . . in Aliceville . . .

[05/25/15]   TICK TOCK . . .FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN . . . 2 weeks to go!!!!!

Some pictures from last year's festival . . .

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Willie King's Freedom Creek Festival 2015

For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2015, Aliceville, Alabama

What: 18th Annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival
When: Saturday, June 6th 2015, 11am until 8pm
Where: Downtown Aliceville, "Cookieman's" Place, 1438 Wilder Circle, Aliceville AL 35442

The Rural Members Association is proud to announce the 18th Annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival founded by the late, great Willie King. This year’s festival is to be held near downtown Aliceville, in "Cookieman's" place at 1438 Wilder Circle, rain or shine!

This internationally acclaimed festival will take place on Saturday June 6 with music from 11:30am, opening with great traditional gospel followed by non-stop blues. The family friendly festival attracts local and international crowds and is renowned for its down-home atmosphere, great music and delicious southern food.

This year's festival features a wide range of great regional blues artists, featuring a host of blues talent, featuring the great Mississippi piano player Eden Brent, plus local legend Clarence Davis, Alabama bluesman Lee Brown and Friends, featuring B.J. Miller, Montgomery harpman John Bull, Willie Lee Halbert and the Fingerprint Band, Geno and the Mississippi Blues Boys and more!

The festival will open with a prayer and gospel music, then it's all blues all day! First up is local legend “Birmingham” George Conner followed by the young musicians from the Alabama Blues Project's Advanced Band and outstanding local and regional blues acts.

Admissions is by suggested donation of $10. This is the most down-home, real deal blues festival around!

The festival is made possible by a generous grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, sponsors Greene Beverage, Walter Energy and Westervelt Renewable Resources, many kind individual donations and assistance from the Alabama Blues Project.


For more information: www.freedomcreek.org, email info@freedomcreek.org or call (205) 366 1307.

freedomcreek.org Award-winning Alabama blues artist Willie King Freedom Creek Festival

[05/17/15]   FESTIVAL COUNTDOWN . . . 3 weeks to go!!!!!

Dear Friends

Just to remind you that . . . IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!!!

We have booked pretty much everything at this point - see the schedule below for details! . . .

. . . and this is your last chance to make a much-needed tax-deductible payment in support of the Freedom creek Festival if you:

* click here to pay by PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=JFBN8B5MK2VNC)

* send a check, payable to the "Alabama Blues Project" with "Freedom Creek" in the memo field, to 712 25th Avenue, Northport AL 35476.

Many thanks again and I hope to see y'all soon!

With thanks and best wishes

Rick

Here's the schedule folks!

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Online Payment, Merchant Account - PayPal

OOPS . . . .looks like my PayPal link isn't working, so here it is again - another opportunity to help us make it for this year's budget! Any and all help much appreciated!

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3UM7ND8CX6SPY

Alternatively, you can send a check, payable to the "Alabama Blues Project" with "Freedom Creek" in the memo field, to 712 25th Avenue, Northport AL 35476.

Many thanks and best wishes

Rick

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IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!!

Dear Friends

Thank you so much for your support. It means a lot to me that so many of you are willing to join me in keeping this festival and Willie King's vision moving forward.

I am sorry that our Kickstarter event was not as successful as I would have liked and as Kickstarter requires to complete their process.

However, if you would still like to help out, IT IS NOT TOO LATE!!!

You can make a tax-deductible payment in support of the Freedom creek Festival if you:

i) pay with PayPal - just click (or copy and paste) this link into y'all's web browser: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=3UM7ND8CX6SPY

ii) send a check, payable to the "Alabama Blues Project" with "Freedom Creek" in the memo field, to 712 25th Avenue, Northport AL 35476.

Many thanks again and I hope to see y'all soon!

With best wishes

Rick

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18th Annual Freedom Creek Blues Festival in Aliceville, AL

LAST CALL FOR ALCYHALL

Dear Friends

This is the last update coming your way. Thank you so much to all those who have pledged their support - I really appreciate it. Meanwhile, there is still time to make to get yourself added to this illustrious list of benefactors, so please do not delay as THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!!!!

Looking forward to the festival and hope to see y'all there!

With best wishes

Rick

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/900344730/18th-annual-freedom-creek-blues-festival-in-alicev

kickstarter.com 18th year for this internationally renowned blue festival in Aliceville, Pickens County, AL, started by the late, great Willie King.

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1438 Wilder Cir
Aliceville, AL
35442

Opening Hours

Saturday 11:30 - 20:00