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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JW-Jones Returns To Marquette!

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JW-Jones at the 2016 Marquette Area Blues Fest. Photo: Tom Buchkoe


The Marquette Area Blues Society presents:
JW-Jones with special guests The Brothers Quinn.


FRIDAY, October 12th, 2018 at the Ore Dock Brewing Company

114 W. Spring St. Marquette, MI – 7:00 p.m. eastern.

FREE SHOW!  No Cover charge!

Perhaps blues legend, Buddy Guy said it best with his high acclaim, “This young man is one of the people who will keep the blues alive.” The Canadian born, Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist, IBC Winner and JUNO Nominee, JW-Jones is known for his high-energy shows.

As he continues to evolve as one of Canada’s most versatile bluesmen, with one foot in the terra firma of the traditional blues espoused by the likes of Howlin’ Wolf sideman Hubert Sumlin and harmonica legend Charlie Musselwhite (who both guested on Jones’ memorable Midnight Memphis Sun, recorded at the historic Sun Studio) and blues contemporaries Robert Cray, for whom the JW-Jones band has occasionally opened, he continues to challenge and raise his standards through his recordings and the 130 dates on average yearly that he clocks in on the road.

The Ore Dock is proud to welcome such a talent and pair the night with a performance by Wisconsin’s The Brothers Quinn into the wee wee hours.

Free Admission brought to you by The Marquette Area Blues Society and Ore Dock Brewing Company.

Special Blues Fest Room Rates Now Available At Comfort Suites And Days Inn Of Marquette

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Reserve your rooms now for the 2018 Marquette Area Blues Fest at the Comfort Suites or Days Inn of Marquette. 

Thanks to the fine folks at the Superior Oasis at 2463 US 41 West in Marquette, there are a limited block of rooms available at discounted rates NOW!  

CLICK HERE to reserve rooms at the Comfort Suites.

CLICK HERE to reserve rooms at the Days Inn.

You can also call the Superior Oasis directly at (906) 228-0028 to reserve your rooms today!

2018 Marquette Area Blues Fest Lineup Announced

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The Marquette Area Blues Society is pleased to announce the lineup for the 15th Annual Marquette Area Blues Fest.  It’s happening Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Aug. 31st through Sunday, Sep 2nd, 2018 at Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, MI .

You can get the latest festival lineup and ticket information HERE

2018 Marquette Area Blues Fest Logo Contest Open

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Thornetta Davis on stage at the 2017 Marquette Area Blues Fest.


The Marquette Area Blues Society is seeking entries for its annual logo contest for the 15th annual Marquette Area Blues Fest, to be held on Labor Day weekend 2018 in Marquette. Area artists, students, and blues enthusiasts are encouraged to enter. One logo will be chosen as winner, and judges’ decisions are final. All submissions must be received by February 28, 2018.

The winner will receive two (2) weekend passes to the 2018 Marquette Area Blues Fest and
two (2) festival t-shirts.




Please mail all entries to:

Marquette Area Blues Society

P.O. Box 5

Marquette, MI 49855



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