Program
2021-2022

Our concerts can take place on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Showtime for shows on Friday and Saturday: 21:00 (doors open 19:30).

Showtime for shows on Sunday: 16:00 (doors opens 14:30).

Note :

By order of the fire brigade we have to maximize the number of visitors. That is why a visitor who buys a ticket through our ticket shop always has priority over a visitor who makes a reservation by e-mail. This means that, if you book by e-mail and the event seems to be selling out in presale, we will inform you by e-mail and advise you to order via the ticket shop to guarantee the place.

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Do you remember American Wallace Coleman's great show? That was November 2017, already a while ago, and was accompanied by this fantastic band from their own ranks. They are titans from the Dutch blues scene and we are happy that, after the initial date had to be postponed due to the pandemic, they are now on our stage.

It is every young musician's dream to go to America, meet your idols and play your favorite music together on stage. Using a fake passport to get around the age limit in the clubs and being called Little Boogie Boy by the artists.
This is the story of singer/guitarist Hein Meijer, who traveled to blues mecca Chicago in 1992 and earned his nickname for his youthful, cheerful and enthusiastic appearance.

“Music brings me a lot of joy, so I always stand on stage with a big smile. Since the audience is invariably "happy" by our music, we exchange this positive energy with each other. One thing reinforces the other, that's Happy Blues!”, says Hein. Bassist Jan den Boer is enjoying himself, not a thousand and one notes; have fun playing and letting go. Bert Fonderie sits behind his drum kit, spontaneously sings along a few sentences and encourages Hein to go the extra mile during a guitar solo.

Chicago and Mississippi blues, juicy soul ballads, swinging shuffles, funky New Orleans swamp are some of the styles that are presented. There is no set list, the reactions of the audience determine the direction of the repertoire. Every night is different….

Little Boogie Boy has been nominated three times for the Dutch Blues Awards, in the categories best guitarist and best vocalist. He shared the stage with American artists such as Magic Slim, T-Model Ford and Sam Carr, accompanied the band among others John Primer, Nick Holt, Mojo Buford, Tail Dragger, Harmonica Shah, RJ Mischo, Wallace Coleman and was the first Dutchman to at the famed King Biscuit Festival in Helena, Arkansas. Chicago bluesman Nick Holt once made the comment; "Hey Little Boogie Boy, that smile is goin' to take you a long way".
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photo: Alain Broeckx
Until 2015 Kat Riggins was completely unknown in the Netherlands (and the rest of Europe). That changed after a King Bee Music Agency tour in the Benelux, including performances in the late North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam and a performance in Boxmeer on ''Blues Alive''.

In 2017 she was again in the Netherlands for a number of performances, including Grolloo, the home of Johan Derksen. He saw her and on the spot it was decided to add her to the Theater Tour ''Johan Derksen Keeps The Blues Alive''!

In between she was also allowed to appear in the popular TV program Voetbal Inside to perform one of her favorite songs (with Danny Vera's band).

From 2018 she performs with ''Blues Revival'', a Dutch backing band.
In between her busy theater schedule, she can be found on numerous stages in Europe.
With festival appearances in, among others, Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.

In early 2020 Kat Riggins signed a beautiful record deal with Gulf Coast Records (Mike Zito!). Her new CD ''Cry Out'' has now been released worldwide.

The Babydoll of the Blues, as she's called in the US, has definitely found her way up!
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Dry Riverbed Trio first brought its musical talent to the stage in 2014. Following a series of successful gigs in the Netherlands, the band decided to focus on developing its own sound as a blues and country combo. 
A series of concerts followed in the Netherlands and abroad in which the band performed to wide acclaim at major and minor venues as well as festivals such as Kwadendamme Blues and Moulin Blues. Dry Riverbed also played as support for the Paladins and Ian Siegal. The band’s sets are high energy events, full of passion, pleasure and contact between the musicians on stage, with Dusty Ciggaar showing his mastery of the guitar as the band’s frontman, supported by Darryl Ciggaar on drums and Ronald Tilgenkamp on bass. 
Dry Riverbed signed with Dox in 2018. They recorded sessions at an old monastery in the south of the country in August 2018. These resulted in a record which reflects the band’s wide range of styles, taking listeners on a voyage of discovery to every corner of the blues and country world.

From February 2019, Dry Riverbed Trio will be promoting their brand-new album titled Chained and Bound on a tour of the Netherlands, as well as shows abroad. Come and listen to this epitome of authentic roots music from the heart of the Netherlands.