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Cognac Blues Passions Festival 2017

Planning a Trip to the Cognac Blues Passion Festival

It’s never too early to plan a trip to Cognac, especially if you’d like to attend the annual Cognac Blues Passions Festival.

What is the Cognac Blues Passion Festival?

The Cognac Blues Passion Festival is an annual gathering in the seventeen acre Cognac public gardens. Over a dozen music artists will perform during the four nights of the festival. The festival has been an annual event since 1994.

The Performers

July 4, 2017 – Lisa Simone, Ana Kova and Kenny NeilKKuly
July 5, 2017 – Lamomali, Gaelle Buswell, Tasha Taylor and Siska Eriksson/Delcroix
July 6, 2017 – Larry Graham, Pevin Everett, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Harper and Ina Forsman
July 7, 2017 – Archive

Each year since 2005, a Cognac Passion Award, sponsored by the Cognac National Interprofessional Office is given to a deserving artist.

Music performances are scheduled at various venues in Cognac near the Charente River. Click to see a list of the Cognac Blues Passion venues.

Admission to the festival is free. Tickets for certain performances with seating are purchased separately. Festival goers will need to buy a payment card for use at the festival stands as the festival this year is cashless.

Where is the Cognac Festival?

The Cognac Blues Passion Festival takes place in and around the Cognac Public Gardens. Festival goers can enter the Cognac Public Gardens at Boulevard Denfert Rochereau, 16100 Cognac, France near the Cognac City Hall and the Cognac Museum.

When is the Cognac Festival?

The festival will be held this year on July 4-8, 2017.

How do I get there?

Foreign visitors to Cognac who arrive by air generally begin the French leg of their journey to Cognac in either Paris or Bordeaux. Cognac is approximately 250 miles (400km) south of Paris. It is about a four and half hour car or train ride from Paris to Cognac.

Bordeaux is about 60 miles (100 m) to the south from Cognac and can be reached in about an hour and a half by train or car.

There are flights from Paris to Bordeaux, but after transfers/connecting flights and the ground journey from Bordeaux to Cognac, the journey from Paris to Cognac will take longer than simply driving or taking the train from Paris.

Where do I stay?

The festival organizers recommend contacting the Cognac Tourist Office for a list of all the availability of overnight stays including special “Bed and Blues” accommodations.

They also recommend checking cognac-hotel.com for available hotels.
Camping is also an option check: www.campingdecognac.fr

For more information on the Cognac Blues Passion Festival visit http://www.bluespassions.com/

You can get a flavor of the Cognac Blues Festival in this video

If you are planning on attending the Cognac Blues Festival and staying the month of July also consider checking out the Cognac Festival from July 27-29, 2017.

For more information about the Cognac Festival, including ticket prices visit: http://www.lafeteducognac.fr/

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