Thank you for visiting the Boundary Waters Blues Festival website!
For over 16 years the Boundary Waters Blues Fest has been entertaining the people of the north land with some of the best blues music and top musicians from across the country and beyond.
Our stage is set against the beautiful backdrop of Fall Lake, in the heart of the Superior National Forest.
Aside from the Beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, what really sets this event apart is its family friendly, “back yard blues party” atmosphere.
Our attendees are like old friends that gather each year in celebration of the blues and welcome you to join the party.
After the music, we all enjoy walking around and visiting with folks around campfires. Sometimes the musicians will even hang around at the fire for a little fireside acoustic jam.
For those of you that prefer not to stay at our on site campground, you can drive or shuttle to nearby Ely, just 5 miles west of the event site.
Ely, offers restaurants, shopping, lodging and many other attractions. Resort cabins and additional campgrounds are also available in the surrounding area.
Any Boundary Waters Blues Festival veteran can tell you, we have the most unique and friendly blues festival anywhere, and the music quality is always over the top!
We are not a huge corporate run event with strict rules and over policing.
We simply look out for each other and help each other have a good time.
Our 17th year begins with an indoor kickoff party on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Longbranch in Winton Minnesota.Winton is located just 5 miles east of Ely, MN
Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19 are our two “outdoor main stage days”
The Longbranch is a log building located about 150 yards from the main stage events.
We wrap things up on Sunday, August 21 with our gospel brunch at the Historic Winton Church, just 4 blocks away.
We hope you will consider attending the seventeenth annual Boundary Waters Blues Fest.
If you have any further questions, feel free to visit our F.A.Q. Page or contact us any time.