The North Atlantic Blues Festival will mark a quarter center July 14 and 15 in the city’s Harbor Park. Tickets are on sale at

The lineup, which may be somewhat subject to change at this point, has been rolled out on the festival’s Facebook page in recent days. It features Slam Allen, Kat Riggins, Lurrie Bell, the Mike Welch-Mike Ledbetter Connection, Bobby Rush, Vanessa Collier, Wee Willie Walker and the Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, Mud Morganfield, Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials and Tab Benoit.

As in recent years, the Midcoast Music Academy Blues Camp will open the festival both days. Ilana Katz Katz is set to play between acts both days.

Advance tickets are $30 per day, $55 for the weekend; this is a $3 processing charge per ticket. Tickets are higher at the gate come July.

For those who can’t wait until summer, the annual New Year’s Eve blues dance party is set for Sunday night, Dec. 31, at the Trade Winds Inn, 2 Park Drive, featuring Eliza Neals and the Narcotics with Howard Glazer. The $149-plus-tax-per-couple package includes room, dance, party favors, champagne toast, continental breakfast and use of pool and hot tub; tickets to just the dance party are $30, $50 per couple. For more information and to sign up, call Paul Benjamin at 596-6055.