MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – The 19th year of Blues Fest is getting ready to take over Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
The blues music themed festival will take place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Marquette Area Blues Society puts on the event which will feature a world class line up of musicians.
Tickets for the festival can be purchased through NMU’s ticketing website here. A ticket will get you access to all of the performances on Saturday and Sunday. Included in the price of admission is a series of workshops. The workshops take place in between sets and last anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.
“Some of [the workshops] are educational they talk about certain aspects of the blues, we have had harmonica workshops in the past, Randy “Da Bones Man” Seppela has a workshop where he teaches people how to play bones,” remarked Mark Hamari, the President of the Marquette Area Blues Society.
The festival kicks off Friday night with a free show. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the first band taking the stage at 6.