The Marquette Area Blues Fest

Three days of world class blues music, workshops, a dance floor, vendors, and a wide array of food and beverage choices! Find out more!


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2016 Blues Fest Logo!!

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2016 Lofo

For the past several years, students enrolled in the Digital Media and Design Program at the Michael Berry Career Center in Dearborn Michigan have submitted original logos to the Marquette Area Blues Fest as a Service Learning Project.  Students apply the artistic, design and computer skills they have learned in class to create original pieces of art that meet the contests technical requirements.  Even more challenging for these students is the requirement that their logo’s contain elements connected to Blues music, Marquette and the Upper Peninsula–quite a challenge for these inner-city students who live eight hours away!  This is always one of the most anticipated and enjoyable assignments for the students each year.

Aya and Mariam (1)

This year’s winning logo was created by Ms. Mariam Makki, on the right, an 18 year old senior graduating from the Dearborn Center for Math, Science and Technology.  An outstanding student, Ms. Makki used the Design Concepts courses at MBCC to add a more creative/artistic background to her STEM education.   This fall, Mariam will enroll at Michigan State University where she will be enrolling in the James Madison Honor’s College with dual majors in Public Policy and International Relations and minoring in Business Marketing.   Mariam was also an active member of Business Professionals of America (BPA) at MBCC where she and her partner qualified to compete in the national competition in the News Broadcast Production Team competition.

Blues Fest Needs Volunteer Coordinator

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We are searching for one enthusiastic go-getter to be our Volunteer Coordinator for this year’s festival. The position involves signing up, notifying, and organizing the volunteers via the website leading up to the festival, as well as coordinating volunteers throughout fest weekend itself. This would be a great chance to get involved and find out what goes on behind the scenes at the Blues Fest…and of course, you get to listen to world class blues music all weekend long while you work!! Interested persons can contact me (Mark Hamari, ph (906) 235-9690), or come to the next board meeting at 6:30pm on April 20, 2016 at the Border Grill Boardroom and we will fill you in on all the details.


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Our next board meeting will be held at the Border Grill on W. Washington St.

Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m.