Downtown Blue Ridge sets the stage as a fantastic back drop and venue location for a perfect early fall event. The leaves start to change with cooler days and crisp evenings that invite outdoor activities! The sounds of Blues music and the sweet smell of BBQ from local and regional cookers will fill the air as families and groups of friends enjoy this unique setting and event.

$5 Admission, 12 & under FREE

A portion of all net proceeds will benefit Snack in a Backpack.

GET INTO THE FESTIVAL FREE
Pick up your Official Blues & BBQ Festival Rack Card from your Blue Ridge lodging provider, Fannin County Chamber of Commerce or participating Crawl restaurant. Carry it with you on Friday night as you Crawl. Get all 8 stars punched and you can get into the Blues & BBQ Festival free the next day.
FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS
Come hungry! The festival will include over 10 local and regional vendors serving their BBQ style culinary delights. Wash down that tasty BBQ with a Cold Bud Light, Local Craft Beer, Wine, Coke or Dasani water… NO COOLERS, PETS, OR SMOKING will be permitted in the festival.
Thursday 9/14/2017 5:30pm-7pm

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Business

After Hours & Festival Kick Off

Willow Creek Falls

Friday 9/15/2017 7pm-9pm

Downtown Blues Crawl, Downtown Blue Ridge

BLUES CRAWL
Start the weekend off right Friday, September 15th, at 7:00 pm with our Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in downtown Blue Ridge. Crawl through 8 different restaurants enjoying live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains.
Saturday 9/16/2017 11am-9pm

Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

Directions to the BRLA Blues and BBQ Festival from Metro Atlanta and Atlanta International Airport Terminal:

  1. Take I-75 North.
  2. Merge on to I-575 North (Canton).
  3. I-575 becomes Hwy 515 at the Georgia Mountain Parkway at the Cherokee – Pickens County border (Ball Ground).
  4. Continue on Hwy 515 for 55 miles to Blue Ridge.
  5. Turn Right at the Burger King restaurant.
  6. Turn right on West Main Street.

Parking is available throughout Downtown Blue Ridge and Festival is located at the corner of West Main and Church Street.

Frankie’s Blues Mission, from Atlanta 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM
Frankie’s Blues Mission, from Atlanta
12:00 PM- 1:30 PM
Barry Darnell & the Mobile Slim Band- Macon 2:00 PM- 3: 30 PM
Barry Darnell & the Mobile Slim Band- Macon
2:00 PM- 3: 30 PM
The Crossroads Band – Macon
(With special guest E.G. Kight- the Georgia Songbird)
4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
The Crossroads Band – Macon
(With special guest E.G. Kight- the Georgia Songbird)

4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers – Ohio 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers – Ohio
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Big Bill Morganfield
(son of blues legend Muddy Waters)
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Big Bill Morganfield
(son of blues legend Muddy Waters)

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
All Star Tribute Jam to Muddy Waters 9:30 PM
All Star Tribute Jam to Muddy Waters
9:30 PM

Thanks to our 2016 Event Sponsors!

PRESENTING

DIAMOND

Bud Light, LandShark, Lime-A-Ritas, Fannin Brewing, Jekyll Brewing, Red Hare Brewing and Copa Wines.

STAGE SPONSOR

PLATINUM

GOLD

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