Bluesberry Festival, the Louisiana Northshore’s newest celebration of the arts, returns for its second year on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Covington's riverside Bogue Falaya Wayside Park.
Originally scheduled for May, 2020, some tickets have already been purchased. All existing tickets will be honored for the new date. Follow the festival on Facebook for online performances and Q&A with Bluesberry Festival artists, past and present. Any change to the music line-up will be announced in fall 2021.
Bluesberry Festival is a family-friendly celebration of world-class music, art, food and culture with a blueberry twist at every turn:
- Music - regional and national blues-centric artists from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (see lineup below)
- Art - live art demonstrations, an interactive art tent and 30+ vendor booths featuring regional artists
- Food Truck Roundup - local favorite food trucks serving dishes that incorporate blueberries
- Children's Village - interactive entertainment and art activities (free for kids 10 and under)
- Beer Garden and Wine experience - locally crafted brews or a variety of wines from around the world
- Rejuvenation Station - cooling tent with fans and an ice cold beverage
MAIN STAGE LINEUP
Mississippi native, Hill Country Blues artist; Grammy Award nominated. “Although Hill Country Blues is decades old, Burnside’s interpretation of the genre cuts deeper than most modern takes.” - American Blues Scene. MORE: https://www.cedricburnside.net
New Orleans-based blues artist; winner of Independent Music Award for "Best Blues Song;" winner of Blues Blast Magazine Award for "Best New Artist Debut Album;" "Blues In My Blood" album stayed in the top 10 of Roots Music Report's Blues Rock chart for 7 months following its release. MORE: https://www.ericjohanson.com
BAND OF HEATHENS
Americana stalwarts hailing from Austin, Texas; Duende album #1 at Americana Radio; Rolling Stone: 10 Best Country & Americana Songs of the Week. MORE: https://bandofheathens.com
ALLY VENABLE BAND
Texas native vocalist/guitarist; Billboard #2 Blues Album "Texas Honey;" "Entertainer of the Year" winner, Etc Music Awards 2018; "Best New Artist" nominee, Independent Blues Awards 2018; "Best Blues Rock Band" nominee, Independent Blues Awards 2018; "Best Blues Band" winner, ETX Music Awards 2017; "Best Album of The Year" winner, ETX Music Awards 2017. MORE: https://allyvenableband.com
Southern rooted rock n’ soul band based out of Nashville, TN. MORE: https://www.johnnyhayes.com
TYLER KINCHEN AND THE RIGHT PIECES
This eclectic, electric high-energy band sets forth an enthusiastic performance of might and passion. Their R&B-influenced blend is musically reflective with a modern edge. MORE: https://www.tkandtherightpieces.com/band
Nashville-based singer/songwriter/guitarist; 2016 Blues Song of The Year; 2018 Winner of 2 International Music & Entertainment Awards: Blues Artist of The Year & Music Video of The Year. MORE: https://jlfulks.com
...additional performances TBA!
- General Admission is $25 for ages 11 and up. Admission is free for children 10 and under.
- $65 VIP tickets, courtesy of Fidelity Bank - NOLA Lending (if available and until sold out). The Bluesberry Festival VIP package includes:
- Admission to the festival
- Exclusive all-day access to the VIP tent with covered seating
- Great views: seating adjacent to the Main Stage
- All-day food (4 redemption tickets)
- Beer and other alcoholic beverages (3 redemption tickets)
- Unlimited non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks
The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Ticket prices do not include EventBrite fees.
Free parking is available throughout downtown Covington and at the nearby St. Tammany Parish Justice Center. The Gulf Coast Bank Trolley will be shuttling patrons from the Justice Center parking areas (701 N. Columbia Street) to Bogue Falaya Park throughout the day.
For detailed festival information, see Festival FAQ's at https://www.thebluesberryfest.com/faq.
2021 Bluesberry Festival Partners
Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company | Fidelity Bank - NOLA Lending | Gallardo Signs | State Sen. Patrick McMath | CLECO | Red River Bank | Edge of the Lake Magazine | WWL4/WUPL54 | 104.7 The Highway | The Lake 94.7 FM | Rapid Urgent Care | Cretin Townsend Homes | Fleur de Lis Title Co. | Acquistapace's Covington Supermarket | A-Bear Electric, Inc.
Images provided by Bluesberry Festival. Follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bluesberryfest.