Big Muddy Blues Festival Announces 2014 National and Regional Touring Artist Line-up
Local acts to be announced week of July 21
St. Louis, MO – The Big Muddy Blues Festival is St. Louis’ largest blues festival, with 24 renowned acts from across the nation and around St. Louis filling three stages on historic Laclede’s Landing, August 30 and 31, 2014. This year, Big Muddy not only has more national, regional and local artists, the festival also offers a wider variety of artists than recent years. Festival goers will experience a full range of Blues styles, from Louisiana, Chicago, St. Louis and more throughout the newly rebuilt cobblestone streets of the Landing.
Now in its 19th year, the Big Muddy Blues Festival brings more well-known regional and national acts to St. Louis, and will be our best ever. National and regional acts in 2014 will include:
Saturday, August 30th
Atlanta, Ga. artist Tinsley Ellis – Electric Blues with Southern Roots
Nashville, Tenn. artist Goodbye June – Rock/Indie/Blues
Chicago, Ill. artist Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials – Chicago/Electric/Contemporary Blues
Kansas City, Mo. artist Samantha Fish – Blues-Rock guitarist singer and 2012 Blues Music Award winner
Sunday, August 31st
Tupelo, Miss. young artists Homemade Jamz – Blues (These young kids have got energy, talent and do the blues proud with their own flavor. I believe they’ve got a GREAT future ahead.” – B.B. King)
Baton Rouge, La. artist “American Bluesman” Kenny Neal – Modern Swamp-Blues master
Houston, Texas artist Guitar Shorty – Blues – (credited with influencing both Jimi Kendrix and Buddy Guy.)
“We are very excited about this year’s line up,” said John Clark, president of the Landing’s Community Improvement District (and rumored to have arrived on the Landing with Lewis and the other Clark). “We have lined up some major talent from across the Blues spectrum and we think this will be the most vibrant Big Muddy yet. This year, St. Louis’ biggest Blues festival will be even easier to navigate with the project to rebuild some of our signature cobblestone streets now complete.”
In addition to the rebuilt streets, some intersections now feature curb ramps to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. These will also make the Landing even easier to navigate during the festival.
Clark also noted that the line up of local artists will be announced the week of July 11. In total, this stellar line up, lighting up three stages, will offer St. Louis a weekend full of all things “Blues.”
Big Muddy will take place from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 on Laclede’s Landing. The Main Stage will be located at North 1st & Lucas, the Lucas Stage will be located at North 2nd & Lucas St., and the Morgan Stage will be located at North 2nd & Morgan St.
The Second and Third stages are both free, while Main Stage tickets will be $10 if purchased before Aug 29th, and $13 General Admission on or after the 29th of August. (Chairs welcome, sorry no umbrellas or tents), $50 for a single day VIP (Seat in the VIP area right in front of the stage, premium open bar, festival t-shirt), and $90 for two-day VIP per person.
Parking ranges from $10 to $20 in public garages throughout the Landing.
More information on what to bring, transportation, concert times and ticket prices can be found at www.bigmuddybluesfestival.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BigMuddyBluesFestival or on Twitter @BigMuddyBlues.