Q. Are dogs allowed at the B.W.B.F?
A. If your dog is friendly and likes blues music, yes.
We discourage dogs in the performance area but they are welcome to guard your camping spot. Oh yeah, clean up the poop.
Q. Can I record the bands?
A. Most of the bands will not allow any kind of recording.It is best to ask the event Most of the bands will not allow any kind of recording.It is best to ask the event promoter or band representative or band representative.
Q. Can I bring my own booze?
A. If you bring alcohol, you need to keep it in the camping area. No outside alcohol is allowed in the performance area. A full liquor bar is located there. This is the only way the Long branch makes revenue from the event.
Q. What is the after party?
A. The after party is a performance that takes place inside the Long branch after the mane stage performances end. Unless you purchased the "Full Boat" pass, additional admission is required to enter the party. This is how we pay the bands. Same deal with the kick off party.
Q. Will there be food?
A. Yes. Great food is available. Also there are many non-food vendors on site.
Q. What is the Gospel Brunch?
A. The Gospel Brunch is a newly added component to the B.W.B.F. It takes place on Sunday after the event a few blocks away at the historic Winton Church. Food and adult beverages will be on hand. it is open to everyone but to reserve a seat you will need a ticket. If you have any other questions, please call 218-349-5520 or email
Boundary Waters Blues Festival inc
127 East Sheridan
Ely, Minnesota 55731
August 17 - 20, 2017
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