3rd Annual Wiregrass Blues Fest Brings Soul to Dothan

Troy native Clarence "Pine-Top" Smith was the first person to ever record boogie woogie piano playing in the 1920's.

This year's Wiregrass Blues Fest will honor Smith's legacy.

Troy University and the Alabama Blues Project are putting on the festival.

It will be May 3rd at the Wiregrass Museum of Art at 6:15 p.m.

Victor Wainwright, Scarlet Blue, Lil' Jimmy Reed and the Alabama Blues Women will perform.

This year Blue Moon Cafe's gumbo cook-off will be held before the festival from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Proceeds from that will benefit the ALS Association.

If you can't make the festival there will be a free educational presentation featuring Debbie Bond and the TruDats on Thursday, May 1st at the Wiregrass Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m.

If you want to buy tickets for the Wiregrass Blues Fest, advanced tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the museum or online through the Wiregrass Blues Fest Facebook page.

Tickets will be $20 at the door.