The 23rd Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

Join Us May 7th! Gates Open at 11:00am

2016 Lineup Changes

Regretfully, McTell Fest was notified yesterday by folks working for Buckwheat Zydeco that he will be forced to cancel his appearance at the 2016 festival, May 7.

A personal message to all his fans is included below.

We are adjusting the performance schedule and will post it this afternoon. Sometimes these things happen. We wish Buck what’s important – a speedy recovery. We are already negotiating with his management for an appearance at McTell Fest, 2017!




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Join Us May 7, 2016

The citizens of Thomson, Georgia, maintain an unusually acute awareness of Blues music and its legacy. As home to influential Bluesman Blind Willie McTell, Thomson celebrates its association with one of America’s most influential musicians annually at the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, promoted by the Activities Council of Thomson (ACT). Born William Samuel McTell in 1901, Blind Willie lost his sight in late childhood, yet earned the status as one of the most accomplished guitarists and lyrical storytellers in Blues history …

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