Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest - About

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 
2017 2018  
President - John Bennett
Vice President - Mike Tiny Rogers
Secretary - Steve Heckler
Treasurer - Matt Hicks

Mike Tiny Rogers - Artistic Director
Kristine Heckler - Project Coordinator
Steve Heckler - Director of Logistics/Consultant
Kate Wolfe - Volunteer Coordinator
Tom Waitros (TJ) - Vendor Coordinator
Mark Gruhot - Stage Manager
Connie R. Shaver - Publicity
Production - Audio Vision Production Services
Backline - Gemini Productions
Web & Social Media - Jeff Pixel

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.