Get the Blues

Boundary Waters Blues Fest runs Aug. 14-17

Shawn Holt will be joined by 11 other blues acts at the Boundary Waters Blues Fest in Winton.
Keith Vandervort

ELY - The 14th annual Boundary Waters Blues Fest takes place once again in Winton at the Longbranch with lakeside camping under the stars. The festival takes place Aug. 14-17 and will feature 12 bands from across the Midwest.

“New this year is the addition of our Sunday Blues Brunch at the historic Winton Church,” said organizer Mike Jankovec. “The church is located only a few blocks from the event site. We will provide a great morning-after breakfast with Bloody Marys and Mimosas available as well.”

As usual, the line up for both the main stage and after party celebrations are subject to change without notice.

The North Woods Adventure Tours shuttle vehicle and Ely Safe Ride will be available to Ely or other accommodation destinations.

For more information, call 218-349-5520 or email,

The Lineup

Thursday Aug. 14

Kickoff Party at the Longbranch featuring the Brian Naughton Band, starts at 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 15

2-3:30 p.m. - Blue Wolf Band

4-5:30 p.m.- Dave Lambert & the Motivators

6-7:30 p.m. - RAMM Band featuring Paul Mayasich

8-9:30 p.m. - Shawn Holt  and the Teardrops 

After Party starts at 10 p.m. - RAMM Band featuring Paul Mayasich

Saturday, Aug. 16

1-2:30 p.m. - Alex Maryol 

3-4:30 p.m. - Becky Barksdale

5-6:30 p.m. - Ken Valdez 

7-8:30 p.m. - Jimmi and the Band of Souls  

9-10:30 p.m. - Sugar Blue

After Party Jam at the Longbranch, hosted by Chainsaw Duponte, begins at 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 17

Sunday Blues Breakfast Buffet at the Winton Church with Annie Mack.


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