Old Town Bluesfest is a free 2 day celebration of nationally and locally recognized Blues performers. The Old Town Bluesfest began in 1994 as Octoberfest and featured Kid Rock among many other well known bands. Since 2002, it has been known as the Old Town Bluesfest and has hosted countless talented and renowned artists from all over the world.
Turner Street in Old Town shuts down for two days as the festival takes place on multiple stages set up on the street. Vendors fill the Cesar Chavez plaza (Lot 56) with related merchandise and services. The festival goes on rain or shine.