Music comes in all genres and blues is one of them. Check out the rhythms of the sound at the Old Town Blues Festival on Friday, Sept. 20 and Saturday, Sept. 21 in Old Town Lansing.
The 2013 Old Town Blues Festival is a two-day free event that features national, regional and local blues artists. The festival takes place in Old Town, bordered by street vendors offering ethnic food, crafts, clothing and much more. Old Town was established in the mid-19th century and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The festival was started in 1994 and was previously labeled OctoberFest. Since its inception the festival has featured artists such as Kid Rock, Marcy Playground and Duncan Sheik. The number of attendees has grown from 3,000 to more than 15,000 each year. The festival is supported by numerous local businesses and staffed on the days of performances by volunteers
This year’s festival will include artists such as Jimmy G and the Capitols, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, and The Further Adventures of Fat Boy & Jive Turkey
For more information and festival hours, visit the Old Town Blues Festival website.