Events & Happenings in Lansing This Week

Out on the Town: Michigan BluesFest


Thursday, Sept. 16 – Saturday, Sept. 18

Old Town Neighborhood

1213 Turner St., Lansing

Michigan BluesFest is continuing a rich tradition of bringing trailblazing blues musicians to the capital city. Each year, attendees to the festival can count on hearing the best of the best that contemporary blues has to offer, and this time around things are no different. 

Michigan BluesFest 2021 features a massive lineup that will perform over the course of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Thursday’s lineup is the Charlie Ballantine Trio followed by a blues jam. Friday, things kick off with Tom Duffield and Chris Canas, while other performers include Kathleen & the Bridge Street Band, Grady Hall & the Disciples of Funk, Landy Sunshine & the X Band and Planet Express. Saturday has the largest schedule, featuring Deacon Earl & Kid Cincinnati, Gina Garner & The All Night Long Band, Darin Larner, Rib Joint Jokers, Nicky T & The Snake Charmers, Root Doctor, Josh Boyd and Lady Champagne & The Motor City Blues Connection. Friday and Saturday both feature after parties at UrbanBeat.

See pages 39-42 for a full program of Michigan BluesFest. 

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