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September 21, 2024
13th Annual

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.

$10 Admission, 12 & under FREE

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A portion of all net proceeds will benefit

FESTIVAL FOOD & DRINKS
The Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival will include over 15 BBQ Vendors and another handful of vendors, including ice cream, boiled peanuts, kettle corn, lemonade, and more! Also new for this year is “The Market” This area will feature 10 vendors of BBQ and food related items. There will be sauces, rubs, custom cutting boards and much more. Also, please enjoy a cold beer as we will be serving many different options from regional and national breweries, also there will be wine, Coca-Cola products, and Dasani water. Please keep in mind at this event NO COOLERS, NO SMOKING, AND NO PETS ARE ALLOWED.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday 9/19/24

5:30-7:30PM

The official kick off party for Blues & BBQ Weekend

Friday 9/20/24

5:30-10PM

Festivities TBD

Saturday 9/21/24

2024 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival

Gates Open at 11:30 AM

Live Music from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

$10 at Gate. Children under 12 FREE

https://blueridgebluesandbbq.com/

400 W. Main St – Blue Ridge, GA 30513

  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.

Parking for Event:

Due to the Extreme Popularity of this event we have added some more     
locations for parking this year. Parking will be $5.00 at these locations. The monies raised will go towards donations to local children’s charities. There will be a FREE & COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE SERVICE that will operate from 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM running to and from the festival to both parking lots.

Festival Location:

September 21st 2024, 13th Annual Blues & BBQ Musical Lineup.

Garrett Collins with Harp legend Bennie Mobley – Atlanta

12PM-1:30PM

Frankie’s Blues Mission – Atlanta

2PM-3:30PM

Men in Blues – Atlanta

4PM-5:30PM

Crossroads Band – Macon

6PM-7:30PM

Chris O’Leary Band

8PM-9:30PM

The Market

Thanks to Our 2024 Event Sponsors!

PRESENTING

 

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Welcome to the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival volunteer page!

Thank you for joining us for what is sure to be another amazing day of fun. We appreciate you giving us a few hours to help raise money for our community!

We’ve simplified some things this year, which will decrease the number of volunteers needed, help the entrance gates be more efficient, and make the event more pleasant for everyone. Here are a few updates:

  • We are pre-selling tickets through Eventbright, which will speed up the lines at all gates.
  • Gates will now accept credit cards. While we know that credit cards can slow things down, this will help with cash pick-ups and calls for $5s. We will still have an ATM on site and credit cards will be accepted through a special lane at the gates so others can breeze in.

This year the Blues Ridge Blues & BBQ festival is raising money for several community and children’s organizations for those in need in Fannin County. The festival will be supporting the following charities: Snack in A Backpack, Fannin County Children’s Fund, Shop with A Cop, Habitat For Humanity, The Ferst Foundation, and North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network. Proceeds from the 2024 Blues & BBQ Festival will be directly involved with helping the needs of our local community.

Blues & BBQ Volunteers: 2024 Blues & BBQ Festival Volunteer Sign Up (signupgenius.com)

ALL volunteers receive the following:

  • FREE Entry into Festival
  • FREE T-Shirt
  • FREE Meal
  • Benefit the Community You Love!