Big Muddy Blues Festival

18th-annual-big-muddy-blues-festivalEvery Labor Day weekend, close to 60,000 people make the journey to St. Louis to experience Big Muddy Blues Festival, the region’s largest Blues music event. Located here on Laclede’s Landing, just north of the Gateway Arch, the festival’s backdrop is the Big Muddy itself – the river that inspired so many Blues songs and the musicians who wrote them. Big Muddy Blues Festival showcases over 30 Blues and Blues-related bands, performing throughout the weekend on three outdoor stages.

In the recent past, such nationally-known artists as Guy Forsyth, Lurrie Bell, Moreland and Arbuckle and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Booker T (of Booker T and the MGs) have taken to the main stage at Laclede’s Landing’s First Street picnic area. At secondary stages on the popular Second Street boulevard, regional and local favorites play raucous sets to intersections crowded with people ranging from the Blues-obsessed to the regular music-lover.

 

The Big Muddy Blues Festival is on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 & Sunday, August 31st, 2014 from 3 p.m. to midnight on both days. Purchase Big Muddy Blues Festival Tickets

Read: Guitar Shorty and Samantha Fish to Headline the 19th Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival on the Landing

Saturday 8/30

Budweiser Main Stage

  • 10:30p Samantha Fish- Kansas City (blues-rock guitarist/singer) 2012 Blues Music Award
  • 8:30p Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials-Chicago (Chicago blues, electric blues, contemporary blues)- Alligator Records
  • 6:30p Goodbye June- Nashville, Tennessee (Rock/Indie/Blues) Jeff Fisher plays bad cop in their music video
  • 4:30p TBD

 

Morgan Stage

  • 9:00 TBD
  • 7:00 TBD
  • 5:00 TBD
  • 3:00 TBD

 

Lucas Stage

  • 9:30 Tinsley Ellis-Atlanta GA – (Electric Blues with Southern Roots)Alligator Records 83′-09 / Heartfixer Records 2013-Present
  • 7:30 TBD
  • 5:00 TBD
  • 3:00 TBD

 

Sunday 8/31

Budweiser Main Stage

  • 10:00p Guitar Shorty – Houston, TX – (Blues) Legendary Guitarist credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy- Alligator Records
  • 8:00p “American Bluesman” Kenny Neal- Baton Rouge, Louisiana (modern swamp-blues master and multi-instrumentalist)
  • 5:30p TBD
  • 3:00p TBD

 

Lucas Stage

  • 9:00 Homemade Jamz- Tupelo,Mississippi (Blues) Ages 21, 19, and 15 “These young kids have got energy, talent and do the blues proud with their own flavor. I believe they’ve got a GREAT future ahead.” – B.B. King
  • 7:00 TBD
  • 5:00 TBD
  • 3:00 TBD

 

Morgan Stage

  • TBD


Festival Info
: For festival information please either contact Tim Lorson at tdlorson@gmail.com or Brian Wahby at brainwahby@gmail.com.
Booking Info: For booking information or to be considered as an act, please contact Kevin Gagnepain at kgagnepain@me.com

 

 

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
3pm - midnight
(314) 241.5875
bigmuddybluesfestival.com

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