Big Muddy Blues Festival


Every Labor Day weekend, St. Louis’ historic Laclede’s Landing hosts over 60,000 people from around the country for the Big Muddy Blues Festival. This outdoor festival attracts an eclectic audience with the intention of celebrating the indigenous art from known as “the Blues.”

Big Muddy provides a platform for a wide range of artists who represent extensions of the Blues genre, such as, soul, R&B, rockabilly, gospel and jazz. Now in its 18th year, the region’s largest Blues music event features over 18 hours of music with 30+ bands on three stages throughout the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing while boasting the Big Muddy itself as the iconic river backdrop for the weekend.

Regional and local bands are showcased on two satellite stages, while the main stage features national headliners, Grammy award-winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Laclede’s Landing has always been a hot spot for aspiring Blues artists and – through this festival – continues its role as the proving ground for this generation of musicians.

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

Special Friday Showing of local St. Louis Blues artists at the Budweiser Main Stage! This is a free concert that starts at 6:00pm.


Friday 8/29

Budweiser Main Stage

  • 6:00p Everett Dean
  • 8:00p Billy Peek
  • 10:00pm Marquis Knox


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 Steve Scorfina’s Soul Steel


Morgan Stage

  • 9:00 Trip Daddy’s
  • 7:00 Soulard Blues Band
  • 5:00 Melissa Neels
  • 3:00 Hudson and the HooDoo Cats


Lucas Stage

  • 9:30 Tinsley Ellis-Atlanta GA – (Electric Blues with Southern Roots)Alligator Records 83′-09 / Heartfixer Records 2013-Present
  • 7:30 Billy Barnett Blues Band
  • 5:00 Eugene Johnson & Co.
  • 3:00 Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers


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 Kim Massie
  • 3:00p The Brothers


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 Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu City All Stars
  • 5:00 Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing
  • 3:00 Blue Bayou (Tribute to Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville)


Morgan Stage

  • 9:30p  Marsha Evans and the Coalition
  • 7:30p  Steve Pecaro
  • 5:00p Tony Campanella
  • 3:00p  Wrath of Khan

Festival Info
: For festival information please either contact Tim Lorson at or Brian Wahby at

Booking Info: For booking information or to be considered as an act, please contact Kevin Gagnepain at

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