Music festivals are few and far between here in Connecticut. But when they come along, they put on unforgettable shows and they do it for the right reasons: To support the music we all love.

This weekend, at the Simsbury Performing Arts Center, such a festival will take place. Nine artists will take the stage throughout the day on Saturday for the 2 Left Feet Blues Festival, a show with the best blues artists and a true love for the music they play.

With advance tickets still on sale for remarkably affordable prices, blues fans from across New England can come to Simsbury to witness the passion and creativity of performers like The Electrix, Victor Wainwright & The Wildroots, Mark Telesca, and headliner Elvin Bishop.

And when you buy your tickets, you can do so knowing that the money is going toward causes you can feel good about. Ticket sales from the 2 Left Feet Blues Festival go to two non-profit organizations.

The first is Who Cares’ Teen Cancer America, founded by Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who, which works to help hospitals and healthcare professionals bridge the gap between pediatric and adult oncology care.

The second is Musicians Lifeline, a volunteer organization that responds primarily to the medical and social needs of regional musicians and music professionals.

Both groups do noble work. One helping hospitals and medical organizations provide only the best medical care to one of our most vulnerable groups: children. The other working to ensure that the men and women who have entertained so much over the years with their musical talents are not forgotten.

So as you’re jamming out to the jaw-dropping guitar work and soulful lyrics, know that by listening to the music, you’re supporting the music and it’s continued existence for blues fans everywhere. You can get your 2 Left Feet Blues Festival tickets here.

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