Marquette Area Blues Festival

2014 Labor Day Weekend - Marquette, Michigan Mattson Lower Harbor Park - August 29th, 30th and 31st

11th Annual 

Marquette Area 

Blues Fest 

BLUES FEST PROMO               


Volunteers receive a festival t-shirt for first shift worked and up to $45 reimbursement of paid festival ticket for second shift worked.  We are currently experiencing some technical difficulty confirming volunteer submissions.  If you do not get a confirmation within 24hrs please contact Sue Minckler, Volunteer Coordinator at (906)362-9511(906)362-9511

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Friday August 29th - Open to Public - FREE Admission    

6:00PM - Jeff Daniels w/ The Ben Daniels Band (Actor, Playright, Blues Singer)

8:00PM - The Jimmys (Back By Popular Demand)

Saturday, August 30th - TICKETED EVENT     

1:00PM - Fireside Blues Band       

2:30PM - Uncle Pete's All-Star BBQ Blues Band 

4:00PM - Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Underworld Records

6:00PM - Johnny Rawls Cat Food Records

8:00PM - Rick Estrin & the Nightcats Alligator Records                          

Sunday, August 31st - TICKETED EVENT     

1:00PM - Kraig Kenning                                              

2:30PM - Cannonball Drag

4:00PM - Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers Azertone Records

6:00PM - Lurrie Bell Delmark Records

8:00PM - Nikki Hill Deep Fryed Records  

Gates open at Noon on Saturday & Sunday.  All times are eastern.

All times and artists are subject to change.  asdfasdfasdfasdfsadfasdfasdfasdfsadfsdfasdfasdfsadfsadfasdfassasdfsadfsdfsdafsdfsf

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What folks are saying about us -

"7th year here. Rain or shine it is an awesome time!"  Sault Saint Marie, Canada

"Love the fest! We come every year; wouldn't miss it!" - West Olive, MI

"We live just north of Ann Arbor and will be back again. Worth the drive it's amazing!!" - Pinckney, MI

"Beautiful setting & Great Music!!!" - Alpha, MI

"Great spot for a festival.... Worth the 14 hour drive." - Winnipeg, Canada

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Call (906)-227-1032 For Tickets

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Special package deals for weekend festival tickets and overnight stays.

CLICK HERE for Package Deals at the COMFORT SUITES in Marquette, MI

CLICK HERE for Package  SOLD OUT!!  at the DAYS INN in Marquette, MI

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& Blues Jam
Featuring - Ray Fuller & Guests
Don't miss this party!!
You never know who may grace the stage!
Just up the street from the festival at the Elks Lodge
 $5 Tickets will be available at the festival
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FREE Friday Night Sponsor - HONOR Credit Union
Advanced Mobile Accessories - Aubree's - Auto Armor Auto Spa - BioLife - Charter - Checker Cab - Cliffs Natural Resources - Closner Construction - Comfort Suites & Days Inn of Marquette
-DALCO Enterprises - Econo Foods - FABCO - Flanigan's Bar - Fox Negaunee -
Great Lakes Radio - Hilltop RV - Hirvonen Foundation - HOTplate - Jack's IGA - Jilbert's - Jim Letts Contracting - Jim's Music - Jon's Auto - MacDonald's Music
- Marquette Country Convention & Visitors Bureau - MacDonald's Music - Marquette Monthly - Marquette Music Scene - Marquette Wallpaper & Paint - Meyer Enterprises - Northern Lights Glass - Norway Springs - Ojibwa Casino - Ore Dock Brewery - Pike Distributing - Pit Stop Quick Lube - Public Radio 90 WNMU-FM - The Screened Image - Range Bank - Riverside Auto - South Shore Barber - SUBWAY - Thomson & Paquette, PC - Togo's -Tom Buchkoe Photography - Upper Peninsula Health Plan - UP Sled Dog Association - UP Sports Medicine - Valu Host Hotel - Vast - Waste Management - WLUC TV6/FOX UP - 906 Technologies

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$45.00 WEEKEND ADULT PASSES are available through NMU EZ Tickets or at various locations around the Upper Peninsula.
$10 Daily "Student" Tickets (23 & under) Will be available at the gate.
$50 Weekend Tickets & $30.00 Daily Tickets
will be available at the gate.
$10.00 Daily "Young Adult" Tickets for ages 15 to 23 with valid I.D. available at the gate.  Limit 1 per person.
Children 14 and under FREE with paid adult.
Groups should also call (906) 249-4382(906) 249-4382 about large ticket purchases.

Food vendors. Dance workshops. Music workshops.

To register for any workshops or for more information, call 249-4382.

Some Reminders

  • There is no overnight camping on-site.
  • Parents are responsible for their children (up to 17 years old).
  • Sorry! Absolutely no pets!
  • Please keep your area clean. Dispose of all trash (including cigarette butts).
  • Contact security for any questions or concerns.
  • Still photos are allowed (keep flash to a minimum at night).
  • No video or audio recorders. This is disrespectful to the artists.
  • The lost and found will be at the MABS Headquarters Tent.
  • Credit cards, cash and checks with ID accepted.
  • An ATM is located near the Fest grounds.
  • The Marquette Area Blues Society endorses the designated driver program. If you choose to drink, drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
  • We want you to have fun, but keep in mind "Public Drunkenness" or "Public Nuisance" will not be tolerated. You may be escorted off of the site. Anyone underage caught drinking will be prosecuted.
  • No illegal drugs on-site. Officials will be contacted. Anyone underage caught with illegal drugs on-site will be prosecuted.
  • The Marquette Area Blues Society is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.
  • The Marquette Area Blues Society is not responsible for personal injuries or death.
  • No loitering outside the festival gates. The Marquette Area Blues Society has rented this entire park from the City of Marquette for the weekend.
  • Volunteers are needed for clean up Sunday night & tear down Monday!

Gate & Security Information

Please be ready to be searched before entrance through the gate. Security will want you to take out your lawn chairs from any canvas bags, large bags and purses are discouraged. Umbrellas will need to be opened. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Security needs to see entrance wristbands on festival goers wrists. This will help us! If your wristband is not in plain site on your wrist, you may be escorted off the grounds. So please keep your entrance wristband provided at the gate in plain sight throughout the weekend.

General Site Information

The festival will take place rain or shine. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed for festival seating. Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. However, please be mindful of others around you (if you have lawn chairs, do not sit down directly in front of someone on a blanket). We will have first-aid available on site -- however, emergencies should be reported immediately to security.