Tampere is all about blues in June! SaariBlues (Island Blues) at the Viikinsaari island brings the top Finnish blues musicians to play music in the middle of the verdant nature and lakeside scenery!
Artists include Erja Lyytinen, named the best blues guitarist by the European Blues Awards in November, the internationally acclaimed Ina Forsman will be singing blues and jazz and the Wentus Blues Band, from the top of the European blues bands and the absolute live experience. Also Jo’ Buddy, a Tampere-based long-run artist, and Joe Vestich, hailing originally from Pittsburgh, will be performing.
You can get to Viikinsaari with boats leaving from Laukontori bay every hour, on the hour: find the timetables here.