Rick Estrin & The Nightcats @ Czech Village Blues Festival 2021

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The Linn County Blues Society is planning to hold the fourth Czech Village Blues on Saturday, August 14, 2021 in the greenspace south of the Czech Village neighborhood of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. GATES OPEN AT 4 PM

Rick Estrin and the Nightcats will headline the show. A three time winner at the 2018 Blues Music Awards, Rick Estrin & the Nightcats lead the nomination count in this year's Blues Music Awards. See more info on

The middle act features triple International Blues Challenge winner Kevin “BF” Burt. Kevin won the 2018 International Blues Challenge in three categories, taking home top honors in the Solo/Duo, Solo/Duo Guitar, and Harmonica. In 2019 he was a Blues Music Award nominee for Heartland and Soul, (Best Emerging Artist Album). Read more at

Opening the show will be a unique collaboration with members of Flat Cat sharing the stage with the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy’s new Blues Band mentored by Craig Erickson! Local music fans will recall epic performances by this band whose personnel have included Mark Anderson, Dave Bader, Tom Dowd, Craig Erickson, Tommy “T-Bone” Giblin, Butch, JR and Patrick O’Connell, Zeke Schuller and our deary departed Jeff Reeder. Come and see who joins the lineup this summer.

Major sponsors for 2021 are New Leader Manufacturing and Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery.

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