Tenby Blues festival grew from an idea that popped into two heads at the same moment. The heads belonged to Declan Connolly and Chris Osborne, an arts promoter and hotelier, respectively. Years previously the Fourcroft hotel had been presenting a winter weekend ‘Fes ty Fal’ featuring quirky and original acts such as the Splott Brothers and Green Ginger Puppetry.
The first festival in 2006 featured Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes, The John O’Leary Band and Eddie Martin among many other bands and soloists both national, International and local. In addition to performances both mainstage and in venues around the town, there was an exhibition of blues pictures, talks, and workshops. This format has served well until the present.