Boundary Waters Blues Festival

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Boundary Waters Blues Festival
Genre Blues
Dates Weekend before Labor Day weekend
Years active 2001-present
Founded by Michael Jankovec and Deb Pettit

Boundary Waters Blues Festival was established in 2001 by Michael Jankovec, host of a blues radio show in Ely, Minnesota and Deb Pettit and Doug Brown, of Timber Wolf Lodge. He continues to run the festival, which occurs on the weekend before the Labor Day weekend. The official host of the event is Boundary Waters Radio.

Since its conception the Boundary Waters Blues Festival has showcased over 30 different blues acts, including Little Milton, Bobby Rush, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Reneé Austin, Larry McCray, Ernie Lancaster, Floyd Miles, George "Mojo" Buford, Jimmy D. Lane, Peach, Chris Beard, Kelly Richey, Big Walter Smith, Rita Chiarelli, Fruteland Jackson, Diunna Greenleaf, Rico McFarland, and Johnny Rawls.


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