1991 was the year when the first Blues Night took place in Skierniewice. Luckily for the festival, vastly thanks to the acceptance of Rawa Mazowiecka local government, the sixth edition of the festival was transferred to this town, into the ruins of Mazovian Princes' Castle. That historical, nearly 500-year-old stenography, turned out to fit superbly the holiday of four centuries younger music.
The public received magnificently this year Blues Night stars: Leszek Cichoński Blues-Guitar Workshop, Sławek Wierzcholski and his Nocna Zmiana Bluesa, Tadeusz Nalepa, Dżem, Kasa Chorych, Jan Skrzek "Kyks", Sexy Mama, Gang Olsena, Easy Rider, Erich Bobos Prochaska, Tortilla Flat, Keith Dunn, Nick Katzman, Guitar Crusher, Doug Jay & Dynacasters and David Murphy Band.
It is fortunate that Blues Night in Rawa Mazowiecka is a festival which does not copy the same canon but it develops in a very interesting direction. The festival has already gained international participants and jury. This also makes the Blues Night special, among country festivals.
Idea promoter and organizer of Blues Night - Ryszard Krasnodębski:
The festival has its history and vast organizing canon. A competition of Polish and foreign groups, international jury, stars from abroad, participation of graphic and electronic media from several countries, sponsors' encouragement, that is the potential accumulated for years.
Participation in "Blues Night" is a prestigious matter-many groups willing to raise their rank refer to taking part in the festival - Leading Polish bluesman Sławek Wierzcholski.
Preparations for the 13th edition of Blues Night has already started.
Traditionally on 30th and 31st of May 2003 the Castle of Mazovian Princes will receive BLUES again.
This year for the time we have accepted a new form of Blues Night. So far it has been a part of our town celebrations - Days of Rawa Mazowiecka. Since this year it will function as an independent event.
All lovers of blues who would like to listen to best blues music in fresh air we invite warmly to Rawa Mazowiecka.