The annual Big Muddy Blues Festival, taking place Aug. 31-Sept. 2 throughout Laclede’s Landing. is literally growing into its new format.
This is the third year the festival is presenting an all St. Louis lineup, a formula that has proven successful after years of booking national talent with mixed returns.
“The festival is made up of people who play here every day, not national talents that costs too much and draws too little,” says Big Muddy organizer Jeremy Segel-Moss.
Among the names performing this year are Marquise Knox, Barbara Carr, Big George Brock, Uvee Hayes, Boo Boo Davis, Kim Massie, Roland Johnson, Love Jones Band, Marcell Strong, Renee Smith, Torey Casey and the Southside Hustle, Kingdom Brothers, Skeet Rogers and the Inner City Blues Band, Big Mike and the Blu City All Stars, Al Holliday and the East Side Rhythm Band, Papa Ray and the Soul Selectors, Soulard Blues Band, Ptah Williams, Melissa Neels Band, Aaron Griffin, Tonina, Philip “Dr. Philgood” Graves and many more.