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Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Music Festival
September 15, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - September 16, 2017 @ 9:00 PM$5
Friday 9/15/2017 7pm-9pm
Downtown Blues Crawl, Downtown Blue Ridge
Saturday 9/16/2017 11am-9pm
Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival
Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
Downtown Blue Ridge will set the stage as a fantastic backdrop and location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event.
The event begins Friday night with a Blues Crawl with bands set up in our restaurants downtown. The actual festival is on Saturday.
2017 Lineup: Big Bill Morganfield (Muddy Waters son) Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers, The Crossroad Band with Special Surprise Guests, Barry Darnell & The Mobile Slim Band, Frankie’s Blues Mission. Stay until the end for the All Star Jam & Tribute to the Legendary Muddy Waters.
BLUES CRAWL: Start the weekend off right Friday, September 15th, at 7:00 pm with our Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in downtown Blue Ridge. Crawl through 8 different restaurants enjoying live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains.
GET INTO THE FESTIVAL FREE: Pick up your Official Blues & BBQ Festival Rack Card from your Blue Ridge lodging provider, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce or participating Crawl restaurant. Carry it with you on Friday night as you Crawl. Get all 8 stars punched and you can get into the Blues & BBQ Festival free the next day.
FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS: Come hungry! The festival will include over 10 local and regional vendors serving their BBQ style culinary delights. Wash down that tasty BBQ with a Cold Bud Light, Local Craft Beer, Wine, Coke or Dasani water… NO COOLERS, PETS, OR SMOKING will be permitted in the festival.
EVENT LODGING SPECIALS
Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals – 10% off for 2 Night or More
Toccoa House Properties – (770) 894-1889 – Book Two Nights and Get a Third FREE
Georgia Mountain Cabin Rentals – (706) 632-5751 – 10% Off Plus Two Free Entry Passes to the Festival!
Mountain Top Cabin Rentals – (706) 258-6220 – 10% Discount with a Two Night Stay! Blues & BBQ Weekend Only