MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Ore Dock Brewing Company hosted the start of the Marquette Area Blues Fest.
TV6 and FOX UP Business After Hours was launched with the help of the Lake Superior Community Partnership. The event was intended as a casual gathering for business people from Marquette County and UP
It included food, drink, a prize draw and a live performance by the Flat Broke Blues Band. Walt Lindala, a member of the Flat Broke Blues Band and director of the Marquette Area Blues Fest, explained why his band performed at the event.
“We’re very happy to be here again for another year because this event really kicks off the whole blues weekend at Marquette,” Lindala said. “We’re just going to do our thing and play some music.”
Lindala also encouraged everyone to check out the Blues Fest.
“They’re musicians who make a living performing for people, but they lost it for a couple of years with COVID,” Lindala explained. “One of the biggest things is when people come down, support the bands, buy some merchandise and come out to the shows, it means a lot. It’s artists from all over the country and all over the city, so you don’t want to miss it.”
Blues Fest takes place at Marquette’s Mattson Lower Harbor Park Friday through Sunday. Friday’s event is free. Tickets for the rest of the weekend are $60 in advance and $70 at the door.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit the Marquette Area Blues Society website by clicking here.
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