KidzBeat

Join us Saturday from 1–5 pm in City Lot 56 at the south end of Turner Street.  The KidzBeat area offers interactive activities for kids of all ages, all free of charge.

Arts activities:  Face painting provided by MICA Gallery.  MSU’s Broad Art Museum invites kids  to work on unique projects related to the museum.  In the booth of Capital Area District Libraries you can learn how to use just a few household supplies to make and decorate your own instrument — a “Paper Plate Shaker” — then take it with you for fun now and later!

Music activities:  Thanks to Marshall Music, budding rock/blues musicians can try playing electric bass and guitar under the guidance of knowledgeable and passionate professional musicians. MSU Community Music School offers an instrument petting zoo with woodwind and brass instruments.

River Boat TAXI – Sat. 2-10 pm

Arrive to BluesFest in style! Lansing Metro Marinas will be running a taxi service Saturday, from 2 to 10 pm, from the Lansing City Market to Burchard Park, next to the Brenke Fish Ladder. Festival goers can ride to and from the festival on the scenic Grand River for $1. Children 12 and under ride for free. The taxi will depart from the Lansing City Market on the hour (:00) and from Old Town on the half hour (:30). Parking is available near the City Market at the Lansing Center and surrounding areas.

River Boat TOURS – Fri. 5-8 pm

Lansing Metro Marinas will be giving half-hour tours of the Grand River on Friday from 5 to 8 pm. Festival goers can experience the new vibrant downtown Lansing developments and natural surroundings from the water. Tours are being offered at a discounted rate of $4 per person and will depart from the dock at Burchard Park, next to the Brenke Fish Ladder.

Happy Hour

From 4-6 pm on Friday, there will be FREE admission to the Turnaround Lounge (for those age 21+). Come on out with friends or come make new ones and enjoy happy hour.

The Turnaround Lounge

Just $10 a day – the Turnaround Lounge is a prime location to enjoy music from both main stages. The lounge offers a variety of beer and wine beverages.

Share the Festival

Check in on Foursquare and Facebook! Share your experiences on Twitter and Instagram! @OldTownBlues#OldTownBluesfacebook.com/OldTownBlues

Green Initiative

Michigan BluesFest continues to support a healthier Earth by going green. Recycling bins can be found throughout the site.