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The 2018 festival will take place Fri – Sat, September 21-22.

Michigan BluesFest (former name Old Town BluesFest) continues to grow thanks to the contributions of its sponsors and volunteers. Plan now to be a part of the 2018 festival — Support Old Town, Lansing, and live Blues!

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BlueFest 2017 Poster Art

Poster Art by Dennis Preston.

BluesFest is FREE to the public, thanks to our supporters. We appreciate your generous support – look for the bucket brigade and drop your donation in!

Michigan BluesFest started in 1994 under the name OctoberFest. The festival featured such renowned artists as Kid Rock, Marcy Playground, Duncan Sheik, Nineteen Wheels and local showstoppers such as Powerface, Knee Deep Shag, The Lash, and The Weepers.

For 2002, the festival committee decided to transform the fall music festival into Old Town BluesFest and later, Michigan BluesFest. In its early years, the festival brought out 2,000-3,000 people; now that has increased to over 7,000.


Supported in part by National Endowment for the Arts, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, Ingham County, City of Lansing, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Downtown Lansing Inc., and the Capital Region Community Foundation

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