Bikes & Blues

Bikes & Blues

The Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival is partnering with Visit Thomson, GA and Hometown Warrenton to bring you Bikes & Blues. We have two routes for avid ramblers: Statesboro Blues (25 mi) and Broke Down Engine Blues (50 mi). A discounted festival ticket is...
May 6, 2017

May 6, 2017

The Activities Council of Thomson has announced the date for the 24th Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival. Make plans to join us in the pasture on May 6, 2017. The line up is still in development so, stay tuned for more info. The Blind Willie McTell Blues...
Fan Mail!

Fan Mail!

We received the below note via email yesterday… Thank you Randy from North Carolina for the compliments. We love our fans! I realize you’re super busy this time of year. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and all involved with putting on this wonderful...

May 10, 2014 – Festival Photos

There were a lot of great photos taken at the festival. These are from the festival’s official photographer Gene Driskell. Created with flickr slideshow.   Backstage photos from festival photographer, Gene Driskell. Created with flickr...

New Lineup

We’ve been working hard the last few days to make the best lineup decisions we can make, after Los Lobos cancelled. To that end, our closer will be Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band this year, preceeded by St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Frankly the buzz around Jaimoe...

Lineup Change

For Immediate Release – Los Lobos Cancellation Today, the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival announces a lineup change for this year’s event, scheduled for Saturday, May 10, 2014, in Thomson, GA. Los Lobos, the renowned roots rock band from Los Angeles,...

Giant Stella Guitars

Three artfully-painted, 7-foot guitars are currently located along Main Street. These guitars are replicas of the Stella guitar that Blind Willie McTell was known to play.    WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather,...

Tickets Go On Sale March 5

Advance tickets can be purchased online at tixonline.com or by calling (803) 278-4849. Advanced tickets are $30. (Fees apply.) Tickets at the gate are $40. Children 12 and under get in free. The Festival is “Rain or...