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2024 Marquette Area Blues Fest Lineup And Information

2024 Marquette Area Blues Fest Labor Day Weekend in Marquette, MI

The 20th 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 August 30th to September 1, 2024.

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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2024 Marquette Area Blues Fest Lineup

Friday, August 30

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 - Flat Broke Blues Band
8:00pm - Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, August 31


1:00pm - Polar Blues Band
2:30pm -
Delta Swamp Buskers
4:00pm -
Altered Five Blues Band
6:00pm -
Mac Arnold & Plateful Of Blues
8:00pm -
Thornetta Davis

Sunday, September 1


1:00pm - Tyler Dettloff
2:30pm -
Fast Eddie/Billy Lark with Guests
4:00pm -
Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama
6:00pm -
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
8:00pm - Rick Estrin & The Nightcats


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:

NMU Tickets Offices:

Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU, Marquette, MI

Berry Events Center 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.


Gates open at 5:00pm on Friday and 12:00pm on Saturday & Sunday. All times are eastern. All times and artists are subject to change. All carried-in bags are subject to search. 

Must be 21 to consume alcohol.  No marijuana usage or illegal drug consumption is allowed on the festival grounds. 

No pets allowed.

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