Athens Bud, Bourbon & Blues Fest Debuts 11/15

Acclaimed blues guitarist Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin and hot New Orleans horn-band Bonerama will co-headline a full day of music at the first annual Bud, Bourbon & Blues Fest at The Melting Point in Athens, GA on Saturday, November 15. The non-stop blues event features two stages: the main club indoor stage; and a special outdoor patio stage set-up for acoustic acts. Beside the headliners, the festival will spotlight many local and regional blues artists, including Diane Durrett, Rick Fowler, Blues Affliction, Mad Whiskey Grin, Marion Montgomery, The Cazanovas, Big C & AJ (featuring Clarence Cameron), The Healers, and Paul Lombard. For the grand finale, Bob Margolin will lead a special all-star blues jam.


Throughout the day, the festival will offer drink specials (on Budweiser and bourbon, of course), as well as barbeque on the patio.  Doors open at 1:00 PM and the festival is for those 18 and over only.  Advance tickets are on sale now for $15 at, or at the door for $20.


The Foundry Park Inn & Spa, home of The Melting Point, is offering a special “blues show” package that includes two tickets to the festival and a room for $119, plus tax. Call the Foundry Park Inn & Spa at (706) 549-7020 to get this special package. 

Bud, Bourbon & Blues Festival Schedule:

2:30 – 3:30 pm – BluesAffliction – Indoor Stage

3:30 – 4:00 pm – Mad Whiskey Grin – Patio Acoustic Stage

4:00 – 5:00 pm – Rick Fowler – Indoor Stage

5:00 – 5:30 pm – Marion Montgomery –  Patio Acoustic Stage

5:30 – 6:30 pm – The Cazanovas – Indoor Stage

6:00 – 7:00 pm – Bic C & AJ (featuring Clarence Cameron) – Patio Acoustic Stage (you don’t want to miss this set)

7:00 – 8:00 pm – The Healers – Indoor Stage

8:00 – 8:30 pm – Paul Lombard – Patio Acoustic Stage

8:30 – 9:30 pm – Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin – Indoor Stage

9:30 – 10:00 pm – Diane Durrett – Patio Acoustic Stage

10:00 – 11:15 pm –  Bonerama – Indoor Stage

11:15 – Midnight – All Star Blues Jam, hosted by Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin – Indoor Stage


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