The Kelly Richey Band at Thunder Bay Blues Festival

The Kelly Richey Band at Thunder Bay Blues Festival

We had a blast this past weekend at the Thunder Bay Blues Festival!  The Thunder Bay Blues Festival staff were super nice– we’d like to give a shout out to say THANK YOU– we really enjoyed ourselves!  The weather was perfect and the crowd was amazing… the festival was located on the Northern shore of Lake Superior — wow — what a view!

Everything was great until the drive home… the water pump went out in the van and we were stranded just outside Duluth, MN.  A wonderful family (Linda and Mike Rosin) who lived across from where we broke down were kind enough to give Rikk and Tobe a ride to the Duluth airport to rent a car so they could get home to their families– and Sonya and I stayed behind while the van was serviced.  Thank you Mike and Linda! Your kindness and helpfulness were very much appreciated, and we will be sure to “pay it forward”!

The van broke down on Sunday — it’s Tuesday and we’re still stranded, however, the van is scheduled to be finished by this evening and we should (fingers crossed) be on our way back to Cincinnati by tonight.

Thank you to all who came out to see us play in Canada.  We look forward to coming back–  see you down the road!

The Kelly Richey Band - Photo by Sonya Ziegler

Rikk Manning, Tobe Donohue, Kelly Richey

The Kelly Richey Band - Photo by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band - Photo by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band - Photo by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band - Photo by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band - Photo by Sonya Ziegler

Photos by Sonya Ziegler

The Kelly Richey Band Photos with Heart and Boston

The Kelly Richey Band Photos with Heart and Boston

This has been a very BUSY past few weeks!!!  The Kelly Richey Band kicked things off by playing “The Bash” in Middletown, OH on Wednesday of last week.  On Friday, I entered a week long retreat with WWf(a)C and slipped out for a 24 hour period to join the band to open for Heart in PA and once the retreat ended yesterday, Thurdays at noon, I headed straight to Kettering, OH to the Fraze Pavilion to open for Boston last night.  Today we get back in the van and head to Thunder Bay, Ontario for one of Canada’s largest blues festivals where we play tomorrow night!

Here are some photo highlights from the Heart and Boston Concerts– I will write and reflect on our journey’s when I return!

To see all photos from the concerts: Click Here

The Kelly Richey Band opening for Heart at the Sypglass Winery

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Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart

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Ann Wilson of Heart

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Nancy Wilson of Heart


The Kelly Richey Band opening for Boston at Fraze Pavilion

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Photos by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey “Summer Of LOVE” Tour 2015

Kelly Richey “Summer Of LOVE” Tour 2015

Get ready for the “Summer Of LOVE” Tour with Kelly Richey, Tobe Donohue, and Rikk Manning!  Check out this fantastic list of festivals, and be sure to mark your calendar.  Recently, I’ve added several new festival dates, such as the Fraze Pavilion where The Kelly Richey Band will open for the rock band Boston, and the Thunder Bay Festival, where the band will be sharing the bill with Johnny Lang and Paul Rogers!  We can’t wait!  Also, I’m excited to be playing three festivals solo– one taking me all the way to New Mexico!  The band is blending many new sounds into the show, and will be playing some old favorites as well as new material from the upcoming new CD!  I’m looking forward to seeing old fans and friends and making new ones as well!.  I hope to see you there!

Note:  Stay tuned for a visual feast this summer as Sonya Ziegler will be traveling to all shows and photographing our Summer of LOVE Tour!

The Kelly Richey Band Festivals 2015

May 22, 2015 – Lexington, KY – MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater
May 23, 2015 – Elizabeth, KY – BBQ, Blues & Bikes 2015 Festival
May 30, 2015 – Sunbury, PA – Crow Music Festival at Spyglass Ridge Winery
June 19, 2015 – Loogootee – IN – Loogootee Summerfest 
June 20, 2015 – Alpena, MI – Alpena Blues Festival
June 24, 2015 – Middletown, OH – Broad Street Bash
July 2, 2015 – Kettering, OH – Fraze Pavilion – Opening for Boston
July 4, 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Blues Festival
August 1, 2015 – Lebanon, OH – Lebanon Blues Fest
August 7, 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Summer Blues Festival
August 14, 2015 – Thornton, NH – White Mountain Boogie
September 5, 2015 – Eaton, OH – Eatonic Music Festival 2015
September 15, 2015 – Somerset, KY – Lake Cumberland Blues BBQ & Arts Festival

Kelly Richey Festivals 2015

Juy 9, 2015 – Hamilton, OH – RiversEdge Amphitheater Concert Series
July 18, 2015 – Aztec, NM – Animas River Blues Festival
August 28, 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Womens Way Concert Series @ Centennial Barn

Kelly Richey_Photo by Sonya Ziegle

Kelly Richey

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Tobe “Tobotius” Donohue

Rikk Manning

Rikk Manning

Kelly Richey Band Festivals Dates for 2015

Kelly Richey Band Festivals Dates for 2015:

It’s been a long cold winter!  Spring is finally here and festival season is just around the corner.  Be sure to check out this fantastic list of festivals I will be playing, and be sure to mark your calendar!   I’m looking forward to seeing old fans and making new ones as well!.  I hope to see you there!

22 May 2015 – Lexington, KY – MoonDance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater
23 May 2015 – Elizabeth, KY – BBQ, Blues & Bikes 2015 Festival
30 May 2015 – Sunbury, PA – Crow Music Festival at Spyglass Ridge Winery
20 Jun 2015 – Alpena, MI – Alpena Blues Festival
24 Jun 2015 – Middletown, OH – Broad Street Bash
04 Jul 2015 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Blues Festival
01 Aug 2015 – Lebanon, OH – Lebanon Blues Fest
07 Aug 2015 – Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Summer Blues Festival
14 Aug 2015 – Thornton, NH – White Mountain Boogie
11 Sept 2015 – Carnegie, PA – Carnegie Blues Fest

Note:  I will be playing SOLO on July 9th at Rivers Edge Amphitheater in Hamilton, Ohio, and July 18th in Aztec, New Mexico at the Animas River Blues at Riverside Park.

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For a complete list of Kelly Richey Tour Dates: Click Here

Photo by Sonya Ziegler

Kelly Richey Band Now Booking:
Festivals and Music Venues

Here is the Kelly Richey Band lineup for 2016!  Back by popular demand featuring Tobe “TOBOTIUS” Donohue on drums, and Rikk Manning on bass guitar.  WOW!  I had more fun and positive fan responses in 2015 than in any other year in regard to my rhythm section.  I can’t wait to hit the stage with these guys again in 2016.  We’ll be dishing out a new FRESH set of material (with some older KRB favorites here and there) with a killer new sound from my new CD release, “Shakedown Soul” that is totally ROCKIN’…!  I’m so excited to be sharing the stage with these uber talented and genuinely nice guys.  We are definitely going have a blast, and we can’t wait to rock the house for our fans!