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

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 of the stars punched and get into the Blues & BBQ Festival FREE on Saturday, 9/19/20!
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.

PLAN A WEEKEND GETAWAY! Visit our member page to secure lodging and be sure to mention that you are attending the event. Several lodging members will be offering specials and packages for guests attending the festival!

Thursday 9/17/20 5:30pm-7pm

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Business

After Hours & Festival Kick Off

2020 After Hours Kickoff Party Location TBD. Stay tuned for updates!

Friday 9/18/20 7pm- Around 11:00pm

Downtown Blues Crawl, Downtown Blue Ridge

Start the weekend off right Friday, September 18th, at 7:00 pm with our Blue Ridge Blues Crawl in Downtown Blue Ridge! Crawl between the most popular restaurants in town and enjoy live music, food, and drinks as we celebrate the start of our Blues Weekend in the mountains.
Saturday 9/19/20 12pm-8:30pm

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.

10th Annual Blues & BBQ Musical Lineup TBD. Stay Tuned for Updates Coming Soon!

Garrett Collins with Harp legend Bennie Mobley – Atlanta


Frankie’s Blues Mission – Atlanta


Men in Blues – Atlanta


Crossroads Band – Macon


Chris O’Leary Band


Thanks to Our 2019 Event Sponsors!





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