Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2016

 

FESTIVAL BEGINS IN

The second weekend in October in historic Old Louisville, the largest Victorian preservation neighborhood in the U.S.

 
 

WHAT

An annual two-day arts and music event featuring local and national performers, a celebration of both the blues and the arts, this festival attracts a multiracial, intergenerational audience. In addition to continuous live entertainment from two stages the festival has an array of food and drink vendors and over 50 crafts booths.

 

WHEN

The second weekend of October, Friday, October 7, 6:30 - 11:15 pm, and Saturday, October 8, 2 - 11:15 pm. Please support our parking lot on 4th St., and our food and drink vendors within the festival area, it helps to pay for this free event. Please leave your pets at home, service dogs only, no coolers, cans, or bottles allowed.

 

WHERE

One mile south of downtown Louisville, on Oak Street and Garvin Place, which are closed to traffic for two days. Limited paid off-street parking and free on-street parking is available. We’re on several TARC bus routes. The festival’s crafts area is set among a block of 1880-90s Victorian homes on a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac.

 

WHO

This free blues music festival is presented by Four Roses Bourbon and The Garvin Gate Neighborhood and sponsored by Louisville Metro Government Councilman David James, Genscape & FMS Commercial Cleaning. Proceeds from sponsorships and vendors benefit the Garvin Gate and Old Louisville neighborhoods.

 

 
 

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 Headliner

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival Presents

 

Back by popular demand Karen Lovely returns after her first appearance at The Gate in 2011

 
Karen Lovely
 
 

Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 Headliner

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival Presents


Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child" brings his real Mississippi blues to Garvin Gate

 
Mr. Sipp "The Mississippi Blues Child"
 
 

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 Special Guest

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival Presents


Louisville White Lightning Curtis returns!
Curtis Marlatt was a big part of our blues scene in the '80s & '90s.

 
Curtis Marlatt
 
 

Many of the top names in blues music have performed at Garvin Gate since the festival began in 1988.

 

Garvin Gate is one of the most prestigious blues festivals between Chicago and Mississippi.

 

We send a huge thank you to all of our sponsors.

 

Title Sponsors

Premier Sponsors

 
 

Signature Sponsors

GGBF Sponsors

 

Daniel C. Mason Agency

 

GGBF Contributing Sponsors

Ginny Ehrlich, The Gallery at 133

Bob Bajandas

Tom Isbel

GGBF Media Partners

GGBF Beverage Partners

GGBF Association Partners

 
 

Please find a moment to thank our sponsors.

 

Consider becoming a sponsor here,

or consider a one time donation to the festival using PayPal.

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