Boundary Waters Blues Festival inc
127 East Sheridan
Ely, Minnesota 55731
Thank you for visiting the Boundary Waters Blues Festival website!
For over 19 years the Boundary Waters Blues Fest has been entertaining the people of the north land with some of the best blues music and top musicians from across the country and beyond.
Our stage is set against the beautiful backdrop of Fall Lake, in the heart of the Superior National Forest.

Aside from the Beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, what really sets this event apart is its family friendly, “back yard blues party” atmosphere. 
Our attendees are like old friends that gather each year in celebration of the blues and welcome you to join the party. 
After the music, we all enjoy walking around and visiting with folks around campfires. Sometimes the musicians will even hang around at the fire for a little fireside acoustic jam. 

For those of you that prefer not to stay at our on site campground, you can drive or shuttle to nearby Ely, just 5 miles west of the event site.
Ely, offers restaurants, shopping, lodging and many other attractions. Resort cabins and additional campgrounds are also available in the surrounding area.

Any Boundary Waters Blues Festival veteran can tell you, we have the most unique and friendly blues festival anywhere, and the music quality is always over the top!
We are not a huge corporate run event with strict rules and over policing.
We simply look out for each other and help each other have a good time. 

Our 19th year begins with an indoor kickoff party on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at our new craft beer tent in Winton Minnesota.
Winton is located just 5 miles east of Ely, MN
Friday, August 30, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1st are our three “outdoor main stage days”

We hope you will consider attending the nineteenth annual Boundary Waters Blues Fest.
If you have any further questions, feel free to visit our F.A.Q. Page or contact us any time.
Welcome to the Show!
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Due to the coronavirus outbreak we are unable to produce the 2021 Boundary Waters Blues Fest 
This has been a difficult decision, but I can't proceed with the booking process this far into the calendar year without being able to see the future and, potentially compromising the quality of the event. 
As things evolve, I will post updates about 
the future of this event.
Thank you all for your support and understanding.

stay safe!       -MJ