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2023 Marquette Area Blues Fest

2023 Marquette Area Blues Fest Labor Day Weekend in Marquette, MI

The 19th Marquette Area Blues Fest features three days of world class blues on the shores of Lake Superior in the Mattson Lower Harbor Park in downtown Marquette, Michigan September 1st to the 3rd, 2023.

This year's festival continues the tradition of an amazing array of world-class blues musicians and offers a wide variety of food vendors, a beer & wine tent, free workshops, and assorted arts and crafts booths.

The festival will kick off with a FREE concert on Friday night to thank the community for their continuing support!

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2023 Marquette Area Blues Fest Lineup

Friday, September 1

Open to Public – FREE Admission

FREE SHOW thanks to the Ore Dock Brewing Company and Higher Love Cannabis Co.
Gates open at 5:00p

6:00pm - Corey Dennison & Friends
8:00pm - The Steepwater Band

Saturday, September 2


1:00pm - Bahluze
2:30pm -
Organgrinders Blues Band
4:00pm -
Adrianna Marie and her Groovecutters
6:00pm -
Ivy Ford Band
8:00pm -
Larry McCray


Sunday, September 3


1:00pm - Phil Lynch
2:30pm -
The Lark Brothers
4:00pm -
Motor City Josh & The Big 3
6:00pm -
Mississippi Heat
8:00pm - Curtis Salgado


Gates open at Noon on Saturday & Sunday. All times are eastern. All times and artists are subject to change.

The Ivy Ford Band will also be the host band at the Post-Festival Party at the Ore Dock Brewing Company at 114 West Spring Street in Marquette on Sunday night.

Purchase Tickets

Advance weekend tickets are $60 and are available through NMU Tickets online at and via phone at (906) 227-1032.

$70 Adult Weekend, $40 1-day Adult and $10 Daily Young Adult tickets (ages 15-23) will be available at the gate, children 14 and under are free with paid adult.

Tickets are also available at:

Marquette Wallpaper & Paint - 115 S. Third Street, Marquette, MI

Yooptone Music - 1015 N.Third Street, Marquette, MI

NMU Tickets Office - Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU, Marquette, MI


The festival will take place rain or shine.

Lawn chairs and blankets are welcomed for festival seating, but no carry-ins will be allowed.

Stay with our Sponsors

Click the button above to check availability or call 906-228-0028. 

Click the button above or call directly at 906-225-1393. 


MABS Would Like to Give a Big Thanks to Our Fest Partners!

  • Breakers Roadhouse
  • Closner Construction
  • Checker Transport
  • Fabick Cat
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hirvonen Foundation
  • Marquette Wallpaper & Paint
  • Marquette Music Scene
  • Midway Rentals
  • My Web Maestro
  • Pike Distributing
  • Stuckos Pub & Grill
  • Superior Wealth Management
  • Superior Blue Link
  • The Screened Image
  • UP Rehab Services
  • Waste Management
  • Yooptone Music