(ST. LOUIS, MO) – The 23rd Annual Big Muddy Blues Festival features 69 St. Louis acts on 7 stages over Labor Day Weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 2 throughout historic Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis, Missouri from 3pm-9:30pm. This this popular, outdoor festival attracts an eclectic audience celebrating the rich St Louis history of “the Blues.”
Among the names performing this year are Marquise Knox, Barbara Carr, Big George Brock, Uvee Hayes, Boo Boo Davis, Kim Massie, Roland Johnson, Love Jones Band, Marcell Strong, Renee Smith, Torey Casey and the Southside Hustle, Kingdom Brothers, and many more.
Ticket are $15 for 1 day or $25 for 2 days and available on the website. There is also a free Friday night concert from 7-10pm.
The annual festival provides a platform for our world-class musicians representing a wide range of blues music including, Delta, Country, R&B, Soul, Rock, and more. Big Muddy is the region’s largest Blues music event featuring a 100% local line up of over 50 bands and musicians. The festival takes place along the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing, while boasting the Big Muddy (Mississippi River) itself along with the Gateway Arch as the backdrops for the weekend. Music will be showcased on 3 stages, 3 indoor clubs, and two events at the National Blues Museum featuring tributes to Albert King and Tommy Bankhead.
Big Muddy Blues Festival is one of the longest-running events of its kind and is produced annually by Laclede’s Landing Merchants Association. Formed in 1979, LLMA is the nonprofit group of Laclede’s Landing restaurants, bars and shops that focuses on preserving and revitalizing St. Louis’ oldest community and introducing people to the historic area through its various businesses, events and sights. With the help of corporate sponsorships, government grants and the dedication of the local vendors and merchants, LLMA is committed to providing a fun and safe blues filled weekend to St. Louisans and visitors alike.
No cans, no coolers, no bottles, and no backpacks or extra-large purses allowed in the festival.