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Marquette Area Blues Festival

2021 Marquette Area Blues Fest Labor Day Weekend in Marquette, MI

The 17th 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 3rd to the 5th, 2021.  

The festival features an amazing array of world-class blues musicians and offers a wide variety of food vendors, a beer & wine tent, free workshops, a large dance floor and assorted arts and crafts booths. 

The festival is celebrating it's return with several special surprises and will kick off with a FREE concert on Friday night as a “Welcome Back to The Blues” party to thank the community for their support and understanding through the pandemic.


2021 Marquette Area Blues Fest Lineup

Friday, September 3

Open to Public – FREE Admission

FREE SHOW thanks to the Ore Dock Brewing Company and Honor Credit Union
Gates open at 5:00pm

6:00pm TBD
8:00pm James Reeser & the Backseat Drivers

Saturday, September 4


1:00pm Under The Radar
2:30pm Eddie & The Bluesers
4:00pm The Ivy Ford Band
6:00pm Amanda Fish
8:00pm Albert Castiglia


Sunday, September 5


1:00pm Uncle Pete's All-Star BBQ Blues Band
2:30pm Flat Broke Blues Band
4:00pm Laura Rain & The Caesars
6:00pm John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band
8:00pm The Nick Moss Band


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

Laura Rain & The Caesars will also be the host band at the Post-Festival Party at the Marquette Elks Lodge at 127 N. Front Street on Sunday night.

Purchase Tickets

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

$35 1-day adult and $10 daily student tickets (ages 15-23) available at the gate ONLY, children 14 and under are free with paid adult.

Tickets can also be purchased at the following locations in Marquette:

The festival will take place rain or shine.

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

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