The Michigan BluesFest (formerly Old Town BluesFest) is a two-day FREE music festival that brings national, regional, and local acts to an audience of roughly 7,000 people from across Michigan and nearby states. The festival continues, rain or shine, with covered stages and some covered seating. If the forecast is discouraging, bring an umbrella. Of course, if severe weather would jeopardize persons or equipment, performances will be halted until such conditions have passed.

Festival artwork by Jack Bergeron and poster design by MessageMakers.

Festival artwork by Jack Bergeron and poster design by MessageMakers

The 2015 festival will take place Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, in the streets of Old Town, surrounded by the best of the Capital City’s art galleries as well as unique retail stores and grand architecture. Festival vendors offer delicious ethnic and American food, beverages, jewelry, clothing and crafts, and nearby galleries and boutiques open their doors during festival hours.

BluesFest’s music truly is living music, history in the making. Each artist at the festival is asked to play an original composition, something that hasn’t been played to the public before.

BluesFest continues to grow thanks to the contributions of its sponsors and volunteers. Support Old Town, Lansing, and live blues!



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