A brief history of Puistoblues
Founded in 1978 to serve local music lovers, the festival has over the years grown to be the leading blues festival in Europe and one of the most important musical events in Finland. Performers of the main concert during the past 34 years have included many of the biggest blues stars in the world, from B.B. King to John Lee Hooker. In addition to the first-class main concert, Puistoblues offers free concerts on the Blues Street, quality kids' events and a wide range of club activities all along the five-day blues week. Children under the age of 13 have free admission to the main concert when accompanied by parents. The whole event is based on a community effort of nearly 600 volunteer workers. With some 120 000 visitors, Puistoblues is the fourth largest musical event in Finland (Finland Festivals).
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