The Patti Parks Band 

Saturday, August 24th 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Center Street Stage 

American blues recording artist Patti Parks is a multiple award-winning Buffalo New York Hall of Fame Inductee, who has created music with some of the finest A-list session musicians’ in the USA. Parks has shared the stage with the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Jimmy Thackery & The Drivers, Kelley Hunt and many more. Aficionados refer to her vocal stylings as a compelling blend of gutsy, soulful, gospel-infused blues.

A few of her coveted awards include winning; best female blues vocalist (2010, 2013, 2014), best female vocalist (2010) and best crossover blues band (2011). Parks was also selected to represent her region of New York at the 2006 Memphis Bound Competition, the 2007 International Blues Challenge and the 2014 Women in Blues Showcase, 2014 & 2016 National Women in The Blues showcase all respectively located in Memphis, Tennessee.