Clear your Labor Day weekend for eighteen hours of local blues music at Laclede's Landing: the Big Muddy Blues Fest is coming back with a bang. This will be the event's 22nd year, and the second in a row to feature an entirely local lineup — making it the largest regional blues music event to do so.
This year's festival will run from September 1 to 3, with music running from 3 p.m. into the late-night hours. There will be three indoor and three outdoor stages featuring 52 local artists, including such luminaries as Marquise Knox, Kim Massie and Roland Johnson.Event producer Jeremy Segel-Moss explains that having both indoor and outdoor stages allows for a variety of sounds. Segel-Moss says the indoor stages foster a better environment for smaller acts. "Often times at these festivals the solo and duo acts kind of get lost in the mix," he explains.