The largest free Blues Festival
in the Twin Cities started in 2003
as "Famous Dave's BBQ and Blues Festival" in Peavey Plaza,
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.
Alden Drew - Chair
Mike 'Tiny' Rogers
John Bennett - Treasurer
Mike Tiny Rogers - Artistic Director
Kristine Heckler - Project Coordinator
Steve Snelling - Director of Logistics
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
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.