Ann Arbor Blues Fest

. July 31, 2018.

Ann Arbor has a history with the blues. The city gave life to the world’s first electric blues festival in 1969, playing host to the most celebrated blues musicians of all time (B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Big Mama Thornton, the list goes on…). This year, the spirit of the festival lives on in a 2-day event showcasing a new generation of artists, alongside blues veterans. The lineup includes Shemekia Copeland, John Sinclair with special guest Don Was, and Ana Popovic, among others. In addition to the music, expect to enjoy a wide variety of food vendors and beer on site. Free for kids ages 12 and under.

6pm | Friday, Aug 17 & Saturday, Aug 18 | $40-$275

Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds | 5055 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd
734-219-5960 | a2bluesfestival.com

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