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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2020 Marquette Area Blues Fest Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

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Citing concerns relating to the coronavirus pandemic, the Marquette Area Blues Society Board of Trustees has voted to cancel the 2020 Marquette Area Blues Fest. The Fest was scheduled to take place over Labor Day weekend at Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park.

Chief among the board’s reasons were concerns for the safety of attendees, volunteers and artists due to the uncertainty surrounding the virus, specifically regarding the safety of large gatherings. The board also cited the potential loss of revenue due to financial hardships as another key factor in the decision.

The board stated that the headline acts that had already been signed have all expressed an interest in returning to the Blues Fest in 2021. The trustees also voiced the hope that blues fans will help out their favorite local and national musicians during these trying times by supporting their online concerts, and purchasing their music or merchandise.

The board announced that advance tickets already purchased for the 2020 Blues Fest will be honored at the 2021 Fest. For more information, contact MABS President Mark Hamari at or (906) 235-9690.

Further updates regarding future MABS events can be found by checking the MABS Facebook page or this website.

MABS Cancellations–March 2020.

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MABS Cancellations–March 2020.

*** March 18th
MABS Board of Trustees Meeting

*** March 31st
Bluesday Tuesday

Keep checking MABS Website for updates

2020 Marquette Area Blues Fest Logo Contest Open

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The Marquette Area Blues Society is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Marquette Area Blues Fest. All interested persons are encouraged to enter! All ages are welcome. There is no limit on the number of submissions per person.

The winning logo will be featured on merchandise and promotional materials for our 2020 Blues Festival on Labor Day Weekend in Marquette, MI. The winner will receive two (2) weekend passes to the 2020 Marquette Area Blues Fest and two (2) festival t-shirts.

You can download a pdf of the entry form here: 2020 MABS Fest Logo Entry Form

Send your entries to:

2020 Blues Logo Contest

Marquette Area Blues Society

P.O. Box 5

Marquette, MI 49855