Jontavious Willis [Official Website]

EVERY GENERATION or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul. 

At the age of 20, bluesman Jontavious Willis may be the one.

“That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” Taj Mahal said after inviting Jontavious to play on stage in 2015. “He’s a great new voice of the twenty-first century in the acoustic blues. I just love the way he plays.”

Winter 2018


spring 2019

February 15 - Archie Edwards Blues Foundation Concert w/ Andrew Alli (Riverdale, MD)

February 16 - Archie Edwards Blues Foundation Workshop w/ Andrew Alli (Riverdale, MD)

February 20 - Daryl’s House (Pawling, NY)

February 22 - Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs, NY)

February 23 - 20 Front St. (Lake Orion, MI)

February 24 - MOTR Pub (Cincinnati, OH)

February 25 - Refectory (Columbus, OH)

February 26 - Club Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA)

February 28 - Bull Run (Shirley, MA)

March 1 - Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA)

March 2 - Spire Center (Plymouth, MA)

March 3 - Iron Horse (Northampton, MA)

March 5 - Tin Pan (Richmond, VA)

March 6 - Pourhouse Music Hall (Raleigh, NC)

March 8 - Fat Tire Friday’s (Asheville, NC)

March 9 - Free Ranger Brewery (Charlotte, NC)

Opening for Keb’ Mo’


May 7 - Rogue Theater (Grants Pass, OR)

May 7 - Rogue Theater (Grants Pass, OR)

May 8 - Arkley Center for the Performing Arts (Eureka, CA)

May 9 - Cascade Theatre (Redding, CA)

May 10 - The Fox Theatre (Redwood City, CA)

May 11 - Golden State Theatre (Monterey, CA)

May 14 - Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (Livermore, CA)

May 15 - Harris Center (Folsom, CA)

May 16 - Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (Santa Rosa, CA)

May 18 - Poway Center For The Performing Arts (Poway, CA)

May 19 - Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts (Thousand Oaks, CA)

May 21 - Fox Theatre (Tucson, AZ)

May 22 - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (Scottsdale, AZ)


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PAST SHOWS

2018

JANUARY 23 BLUES & BREWS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENT - LaGrange, GA

FEBRUARY 1 PRIVATE EVENT - Manhattan, NY

FEBRUARY 22 BLACK HISTORY MONTH BLUES SERIES - Ida, MI

MARCH 10 BONITA SPRINGS BLUES FESTIVAL - Bonita Springs, FL

APRIL 5 TIN PAN SOUTH @ BLUEBIRD CAFE - Nashville, TN

APRIL 6 BLUE TAVERN - Tallahassee, FL

APRIL 7 PURE LIFE STUDIOS W/ANDREW ALLI - LaGrange, GA

APRIL 8 HOUSE PARTY BY BLUESSTAGES W/ ANDREW ALLI - Birmingham, AL

APRIL 26 PRIVATE EVENT - San Francisco, CA

MAY 5 CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY RIVER RALLY - West Point, GA

MAY 19 SWEET PETUNIA DAY - Porterdale, GA

JUNE 9 CHICAGO BLUESFEST - Chicago, IL

JULY 7 PURE LIFE STUDIOS - LaGrange, GA

JULY 22-27 AUGUSTA BLUES & SWING WEEK - Elkins, WV

JULY 29 - AUGUST 5 PORT TOWNSEND ACOUSTIC BLUES FESTIVAL WORKSHOP - Port Townsend, WA

OPENING FOR TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL & KEB' MO' BAND

AUGUST 7 GILLIOZ THEATER - Springfield, MO

AUGUST 8 OVERTURE HALL - Madison, WI

AUGUST 9 VIRGINIA THEATER - Champaign, IL

AUGUST 10 RIALTO SQUARE THEATER - Joliet, IL

AUGUST 11 TAFT THEATRE - Cincinnati, OH

AUGUST 12 MEIJER GARDENS - Grand Rapids, MI

AUGUST 17 SOCIAL TAP - Dothan, AL

August 25 Black Belt Blues Festival - Eutaw, AL

September 3 WRFG Labor Day BBQ - Park Tavern in Piedmont Park - Atlanta, GA

OPENING FOR TAJ MAHAL

September 7 Carolina Theatre - Durham, NC

September 8 Sandy Springs PAC - Sandy Springs, GA

September 14 Iron city - Birmingham, AL

September 19 Charleston Music hall - Charleston, SC

September 20 Miller Theatre - Augusta, GA

September 22 15th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ - Hinesville, GA

October 12 Pure Life Studios - LaGrange, GA

October 28 Frog Pond (Silver Hill, AL)

November 3 Fredonia Heritage Day (Fredonia, AL)

November 3 Meriwether Menu (Imlac, GA)

November 9 Georgia Blues & Soul (Savannah, GA)

November 10 Pasafest @ Pasaquan (Buena Vista, GA)

2017

DECEMBER 30 PRIVATE EVENT - Richmond, VA

DECEMBER 21 PRIVATE EVENT - Atlanta, GA

DECEMBER 10 PRIVATE EVENT - Dothan, AL

DECEMBER 9 OPENING FOR PIEDMONT BLUZ DUO - Pure Life Studios - LaGrange, GA

NOVEMBER 19 PURE LIFE STUDIOS - LaGrange, GA

NOVEMBER 4 FREDONIA HERITAGE DAY - Fredonia, AL

OCTOBER 29 THE FROG POND - Blue Moon Farm - Silver Hill, AL

OCTOBER 27 BLUESMASTERS AT THE CROSSROADS - Blue Heaven Studios - Salina, KS

OCTOBER 6 KING BISCUIT BLUES FESTIVAL - Downtown - Helena, AR

OCTOBER 2 HOOKER TRIBUTE CONCERT - Bolivar County Courthouse - Cleveland, MS

OCTOBER 1-3 INTERNATIONAL BLUES CONFERENCE - Delta State University - Cleveland, MS

SEPTEMBER 30 PAINT THE TOWN PINK/HOPE WALK - Lafayette Square - LaGrange, GA

ON TOUR W/ TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL & KEB' MO' BAND

OCTOBER 7 TAJMO - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN

SEPTEMBER 30 TAJMO - Atlanta Botanical Garden - Gainesville, GA

SEPTEMBER 29 TAJMO - Sweetland Amphitheater - LaGrange, GA

SEPTEMBER 27 TAJMO - Phillips Center for the Performing Arts - Gainesville, FL

SEPTEMBER 26 TAJMO - The Palladium Theater - St. Petersburg, FL

SEPTEMBER 24 TAJMO - Orpheum Theater - New Orleans, LA

SEPTEMBER 23 TAJMO - House of Blues - Houston, TX

SEPTEMBER 22 TAJMO - ACL Live at the Moody Theater - Austin, TX

SEPTEMBER 20 TAJMO - AT&T Performing Arts Center @ Strauss Square - Dallas, TX

SEPTEMBER 19 TAJMO - Walton Arts Center - Fayetteville, AR

SEPTEMBER 15 RUTHIE FOSTER/JONTAVIOUS WILLIS - KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - Urbana, Illinois

SEPTEMBER 13 TAJMO - Hoyt Sherman Theater - Des Moines, IA

SEPTEMBER 12 TAJMO - The Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI

ON TOUR W/ TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL & KEB' MO' BAND

SEPTEMBER 9 BARBEQUE BOB BLUES FESTIVAL & MEMORIAL DEDICATION Walnut Grove United Methodist - Loganville, GA

AUGUST 26 BLACK BELT FOLK FESTIVAL HISTORIC GREENE COUNTY COURTHOUSE SQUARE - Eutaw, Alabama

AUGUST 25 AVONDALE TOWNE CINEMA - Atlanta, Georgia

ON TOUR W/ TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL & KEB' MO' BAND

AUGUST 19 TAJMO - SOUTH SHORE MUSIC CIRCUS - Cohasset, Massachusetts

AUGUST 18 TAJMO - CAPE COD MELODY TENT - Hyannis, Massachusetts

AUGUST 17 TAJMO - THE EGG - Albany, New York

AUGUST 16 TAJMO - PRESCOTT PARK - Portsmouth, New Hampshire

AUGUST 13 TAJMO - CENTRAL PARK - New York, New York

AUGUST 11 TAJMO - HERITAGE MUSIC BLUES FESTIVAL - Wheeling, West Virginia

AUGUST 10 TAJMO - F.M. KIRBY CENTER - Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

AUGUST 9 TAJMO - LINCOLN THEATER - Washington D.C.

ON TOUR W/ TAJMO: THE TAJ MAHAL & KEB' MO' BAND

AUGUST 4 NORTHSIDE TAVERN - Atlanta, Georgia

JULY 29 SALT & PEPPER SERIES - WC HANDY FESTIVAL - Florence, Alabama

JULY 16-22 BLUES & SWING WEEK - AUGUSTA HERITAGE CENTER - Elkins, West Virginia

JULY 2-4 WATERFRONT BLUES FESTIVAL - Portland, Oregon

JUNE 17 Pure Life Studios - LaGrange, Georgia

JUNE 16 FOSTER FESTIVAL - Dothan, Alabama

JUNE 10 Avondale Towne Cinema - Avondale Estates, Georgia

JUNE 8 FULL MOON BLUES CRUISE - West Point Lake Floating Classroom - LaGrange, Georgia

APRIL 29 HILLSIDE ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL - LaGrange, Georgia

APRIL 27-28 SALT & PEPPER MUSIC SERIES - THE MANE ROOM - Florence, Alabama

APRIL 9 THE FROG POND @ BLUE MOON FARM - Silver Hill, Alabama

MARCH 10 OPENING FOR TAJ MAHAL - PONTE VERDA CONCERT HALL - Ponte Vedra, Florida

MARCH 9 OPENING FOR TAJ MAHAL - AMATURO THEATER - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

MARCH 8 OPENING FOR TAJ MAHAL - CAPITOL THEATER - Clearwater, Florida

FEBRUARY 11 BLUES ROUND - PURE LIFE STUDIOS - LaGrange, Georgia

JANUARY 29 STANDARD DELUXE - Waverly, Alabama

JANUARY 21 2ND ANNUAL CIGAR BOX GUITAR FESTIVAL - New Orleans, Louisiana

JANUARY 20 CHICKIE WAH WAH - New Orleans, Louisiana

2016

DECEMBER 31 PRIVATE HOUSE PARTY Decatur, Georgia

NOVEMBER 12 THE ATLANTA BLUES SOCIETY PRESENTS: BLUES STOTTS 2016 BLIND WILLIE'S - Atlanta, Georgia

OCTOBER 22 PRE-ALBUM RELEASE PARTY PURE LIFE STUDIO - LaGrange, Georgia

OCTOBER 15 CRESCENT CITY BLUES FESTIVAL New Orleans, Louisiana

OCTOBER 8 SWEETLAND CRAFT BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL SWEETLAND AMPHITHEATRE - LaGrange, Georgia

AUGUST 13 DECATUR BBQ, BLUES & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Decatur, Georgia

AUGUST 6 ERIE ART MUSEUM BLUES & JAZZ FESTIVAL Erie, Pennsylvania

APRIL 16 HILLSIDE MUSIC, ART & FOOD FESTIVAL LaGrange, Georgia