The largest free Blues Festival in the Twin Cities started in 2003 as "Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Festival" in Peavey Plaza,  Minneapolis, MN. After several changes and re-construction of Peavey Plaza, the festival found itself without a home in 2012, and the next year was moved to it's present location in Lowertown Neighborhood of St. Paul in beautiful Mears Park. The people involved with this festival take great pride in working year round to make this a premier event in the Twin Cities. This festival is supported entirely by our sponsors, vendors, contributors, and YOU. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

2014  2015  2016 

Steve Heckler
Mike 'Tiny' Rogers
Steve Snelling
John Bennett - Treasurer

Mike Tiny Rogers - Artistic Director
Kristine Heckler - Project Coordinator
Steve Snelling - Director of Logistics
Kate Wolfe - Volunteer Coordinator
Tom Waitros (TJ) - Vendor Coordinator
Mark Gruhot - Stage Manager
Connie R. Shaver - Publicity
Steve Heckler - Consultant
Rob Kruger / Gemini Productions - Sound & Lights Main Stage
Jeff Lawrence / Jeff Pixel Graphics - Marketing & Website

Festival Information
- Coolers and lawn chairs are allowed. No tents or awnings.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed in please.
- Food, ice cream, beer, soda, and water sold through our vendors.
- ATM Onsite.
- Smoking allowed only in designated areas.
- Mears Park and Lowertown are dog friendly. Keep in mind the large crowds anticipated.