Saturday, Sept. 22, 8:00-9:30 pm – Bud Light Stage 

A native of the Mississippi Delta, Peaches Staten has been touring since 1997. She grew up in the thriving Chicago blues scene and was raised on gospel, blues and soul. Her stepfather was a disc jockey and her mother was a member of a social club that often hosted well-known blues musicians. Discovered accidentally while working as a waitress at a blues bar, Peaches stages a gutsy, growling and energetic show that has made her one of the foremost headliners on the highly competitive Chicago blues scene, where she performs regularly. Peaches has shared the stage and recorded with the best in the business, including Katie Webster, C.J. Chernier, Johnny B. Moore, Buddy Scott, Billy Branch, and Carl Weathersby.

Peaches will also be presenting a zydeco rubboard clinic on the MICA Stage Friday 6:15-7:15 pm.