Michigan BluesFest has been a Lansing tradition since 1994. Originally an OctoberFest celebration, the event was moved to September and renamed “Old Town BluesFest” in 2002. Now it’s simply Michigan BluesFest.
Whatever the name, this festival attracts some of the best local, regional, and national artists to Lansing every year – along with thousands of happy fans.
This year’s fest promises more of the same at a variety of stages around Old Town Lansing. Venues for Michigan BluesFest 2019 include stages at both North and South Turner Streets, Turnaround Lounge, and UrbanBeat.
While primarily a music festival, that’s not all you’ll enjoy. Old Town BluesFest also includes music workshops, excellent food and drink, craft vendors, and more! Plus, the festival location in Old Town means you’ll be surrounded by art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and lovely historic buildings.
Michigan BluesFest 2019 Performance Schedule
Thursday, September 19 – BluesFest Kick-Off at UrbanBeat
7pm to 8:30pm – Pericles Gomes & Daniela Diaz & more
9pm to 10:30pm – Tomas Esparza Blues Band
Friday, September 20
6pm to 6:30pm – Fred Issac at Turnaround Lounge
6:30pm to 7:45pm – Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band at South Turner St
6pm to 10pm – Pericles Gomes & Daniela Diaz & more at UrbanBeat
7:45pm to 8:15pm – Fred Issac at Turnaround Lounge
8pm to 9pm – Kanin & friends & more at North Turner St
8:15pm 9:30pm – Nicky T & the Snake Charmers at South Turner St
9:30pm to 10pm – Fred Issac at Turnaround Lounge
10pm to 11pm – Southern Avenue at South Turner St
10:45pm to 2am – Junior Valentine & the All Stars at UrbanBeat
Saturday, September 21
3pm to 3:45pm – Steve Hilger – CABS Blues Brawl Winner at South Turner St
3:30pm to 4:30pm – Pericles Gomes & Daniela Diaz & more at UrbanBeat
4pm to 4:30pm – Corzo Effect at Turnaround Lounge
4:30pm to 5:30pm – Stan Budzynski & 3RD Degree (CABS winner) at South Turner St
5pm to 9pm – Kanin & Friends and more at North Turner St
5:30pm to 6pm – Corzo Effect at Turnaround Lounge
5:30pm to 6:30pm – Pericles Gomes & Daniela Diaz & more at UrbanBeat
6pm to 7:30pm – Grady Hall & the Disciples of Funk at South Turner St
7:30pm to 8pm – Corzo Effect at Turnaround Lounge
7:30pm to 8:30pm – Pericles Gomes & Daniela Diaz & more at UrbanBeat
8pm to 9:30pm – Kathleen Murray & the Groove Council at South Turner St
9pm to 10pm – Pericles Gomes & Daniela Diaz & more at UrbanBeat
9:30pm to 10pm – Corzo Effect at Turnaround Lounge
10pm to 11pm – Jamiah Rogers Band at South Turner St
10:45pm to 2am – Abbey Road 2.0 at UrbanBeat
Michigan BluesFest 2019
September 19-21, 2019 in Old Town Lansing, MI
Lansing Area Lodging
The English Inn Restaurant & Pub, located in Eaton Rapids, MI is a mere 20 minutes away from Old Town BluesFest in downtown Lansing. Our Michigan Inn features a full-service restaurant, English pub, and the relaxing serenity of a historic garden estate. Rest in comfort with complimentary coffee service and breakfast each morning! Treat yourself to something truly special with a stay at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!