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Big Bull Falls Blues Fest takes place this year on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th at Fern Island Park in downtown Wausau. This is Wisconsin’s longest running blues festival! VIP tickets are sold out, but some general admission are still available.
Friday, August 18
Gates open at 4pm, no carry-ins allowed
5:00pm Altered Five
7:00pm Reverend Raven
9:00pm Toronzo Cannon
Saturday, August 19
Gates open at noon, no carry-ins allowed
1:00pm Moreland & Arbuckle
3:00pm Mr. Sipp
5:00pm Mike Zito
7:00pm Samantha Fish
9:00pm Tab Benoit
Big Bull Falls Blues Fest Ticket Prices for 2016:
2-Day General Admission: $45 in advance, $50 at gate
Saturday Only General Admission: $40 in advance, $45 at gate
Friday Only General Admission: $15
Carry-Ins: Carry-ins are not allowed. A cooler full of ice only will be allowed. Large backpacks/bags will be subject to inspection.
Chairs: Lawn chairs are permitted. Tents and awnings of any kind are NOT permitted. VIP tickets do not include a chair to keep. Please bring your own chair. There are plastic ones in the VIP area but if you want to sit elsewhere, we suggest bringing a chair!
Lodging: There are several hotels within 2 miles of the event including the Super 8, Plaza, and La Quinta. There are also the hotels of The Courtyard, Super 8 Rib Mountain and hotels in Weston and Rothschild.
Camping: We do not offer camping through the event. The Marathon County Parks Department offers various camp grounds. Contact them directly at 715-261-1550.
Pets: No pets are allowed at the Blues Fest.
ATM: There will be an ATM on-site.
Credit Card: Big Bull Falls Blues Fest will take credit cards on-site for admission to the festival. All beverages and food must be bought with cash.
Smoking: Smoking is allowed outside the tents. NOT under the tents.
Food/Drinks: Food and Drinks will be sold at the fest. There will be a variety of vendors. There are no carry-ins allowed.
Rain: The festival will happen rain or shine! If there is lightning, we will have to stop the music.
Apparel: There will be festival apparel for sale on-site!
Parking: The lot directly in front of the event is reserved for Handicap Parking only. Please use the city lots on River Drive including the Oak Island Lot.
You can reach Wausau to attend Big Bull Falls Blues Fest via I-39, U.S. 51, or Highways 29 or 52. Head downtown and you’ll find Fern Island Park. And check out Big Bull Falls Brewery while you’re in town!
500 River Drive
Wausau, WI 54403