BLUES musicians have the chance to play with some of the greatest names in the business this month.

The tutors for the Acoustic Blues Weekend at Bromsgrove's Artrix include harmonica specialist Keith Dunn, Michael Messer, who is widely regarded as one of the top bottleneck slide guitarists in the UK and Michael Roach, a well-known country blues guitarists.

Participants can join the classes for the whole weekend or take part in the individual workshops on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, March 1 at 8 pm there will be a public concert by the tutors.

A spokesman for the Artrix said: "This is a rare opportunity to play with or watch some of the three leading artists on the blues and roots music scene."

The Euroblue Promotion Acoustic Blues Weekend is at the venue from Friday, February 28 to Sunday, March 2.

The Acoustic Blues House Party is on Saturday, March 1.

Tickets for participation in the weekend cost £145 (£140 discounted rate), Saturday £80 (£75) or Sunday £60 (£55).

The house party tickets cost £10 (£8 discounted rate).

For further details about the weekend, contact the box office on 01527 577330 or go online at