Big names bring the blues to 2016 Lowertown Blues Festival

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The Lowertown Blues Festival returns to Mears Park for a third year on Saturday, July 23 // Photo via Explore Minnesota

Now in its third year, the Lowertown Blues Festival returns to Mears Park on Saturday, July 23, for the Twin Cities’ largest, free blues festival.

This year’s main-stage lineup includes some of the biggest names in blues and soul music:

  • Booker T. Jones
  • Bernard Allison Group
  • Corey Stevens
  • Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials
  • The Butanes Soul Revue

A second stage will feature the sounds of Kim Simmonds of Savoy, Joel Zoss, and Hurricane Harold & Doug Otto.

A new addition in 2016 is the VIP Blues Pit. Located in front of the main stage, members will gain access to artists, reserved seating, and a cash bar. Entry is limited to 100 people and cost $50.

The festival runs from 12pm to 10pm. For more information visit

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