Get Ready for the 2023 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival!

Mark your calendars and dust off your dancing shoes because the 2023 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival is back! If you're a fan of soulful blues music, mouthwatering BBQ, and a day filled with fun, then this event on September 16th is a must-attend. Organized by the Blue Ridge Lodging Association, this festival promises an unforgettable experience right in the heart of Downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.

This local's favorite event is happening on Saturday September 16th from 11:30am to 9pm. The event will be in Downtown Blue Ridge Play Park, East Main Street, Blue Ridge Georgia. Tickets are $10 a person, ages 12 and under are free! You can purchase your tickets at the gate, and both cash and cards accepted.

Here's the Details: Breaking It Down for You!

This year's festival boasts an impressive musical lineup that will keep you grooving all day long!

  • 12:00 PM: Breaking Point Band (Blue Ridge, GA)
  • 1:30 PM: Frankie's Blues Mission (Atlanta, GA)
  • 3:30 PM: The Crossroads Band (Macon, GA)
  • 5:30 PM: Ghost Town Blues Band (Memphis, TN)
  • 7:30 PM: Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers (New Orleans, LA)

While you're enjoying the jams be sure to indulge in the sought-after lip-smacking BBQ and cold brews from various vendors. Bring your appetite, we promise these vendors will have you coming back for seconds!

Family Event: Check Out the Kids Korner

Families are welcome, and there's plenty for the kids to do at the festival. Check out the Kids Korner, operated by volunteers from Snack in a Backpack and The North Georgia Mountain Crisis Network. A small donation of $5 per child grants them access to inflatable rides all day.

Free parking is available throughout Downtown Blue Ridge, but it's recommended to arrive early to secure a spot. Additionally, two off-site parking options are available for $5 per vehicle, both less than a mile from the event, with a free shuttle service to and from the festival grounds.

Lodging: Make A Weekend of It!

Make the most of your festival experience by staying in Blue Ridge for the entire weekend! Plan the perfect getaway in the heart of Blue Ridge today! Blue Ridge Georgia is known for its fantastic cabin rentals and cabins with breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Check out these cabins that vary in location throughout Blue Ridge, while some are just steps from the downtown happenings of the festival! Browse the selection here.

The 2023 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival promises a day filled with incredible music, mouthwatering food, and family-friendly activities. Whether you're a local or planning a visit to the charming town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, this festival is your ticket to a memorable day of blues and BBQ. Don't miss out on this exciting event that brings the community together for a day of fun and entertainment!