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Four Roses Bourbon and Metro Councilman David James Present The 2013 Garvin Gate Blues Festival

Posted: September 12, 2013

Old Louisville, KY – Now in its seventh year since its revival in 2007, the Garvin Gate Blues Festival continues to be the largest local FREE Blues festival in the city of Louisville. The two-day event will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, at The Gate on Garvin Place at Oak Street in historic Old Louisville. The Festival also showcases arts and craft vendors each night.

Proceeds benefit the Garvin Gate Neighborhood Association that works to help preserve and make improvements in the area of the festival and throughout Old Louisville.

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival started out in 1988 in a parking lot as a blues jam at an Old Louisville nightclub that outgrew the space. At that time the Garvin Gate Association was expanding its boundaries to become the Garvin Gate Association and offered to host the growing event. Since then many legendary blues musicians have performed at the festival through the years.

2013 Garvin Gate Blues Festival Headlining Acts Schedule:
Friday, October 11
8-9p - Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers
9:30-11p - Billy Flynn’s Blues Party, featuring Elmo James, Jr. and Milwaukee Slim
Saturday, October 12
8:15-9:15p - Maurice John Vaughn, featuring Holly Maxwell
9:45-11:15p - Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials
For more details, please contact Howard Rosenberg at 502.445.4193 or visit the website at