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The Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

May 4, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 8:30 pm


Saturday, May 4th, 2019 | 11 AM – 8:30 PM | 965 Stagecoach Rd NE, Thomson, Georgia 30824

The citizens of Thomson, Georgia, maintain an unusually acute awareness of Blues music and its legacy. As home to influential Bluesman Blind Willie McTell, Thomson celebrates its association with one of America’s most influential musicians annually at the Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, promoted by the Activities Council of Thomson (ACT).

Born William Samuel McTell in 1901, Blind Willie lost his sight in late childhood, yet earned the status as one of the most accomplished guitarists and lyrical storytellers in Blues history. While accomplished and appreciated in his day, Blind Willie was never truly successful by today’s standards. His real claim to success has been realized in his gift to future generations. In his lifetime, overcoming physical and social adversity was part of the program.

2019 Lineup & Schedule
The Powers – 12:00PM
Jontavious Willis – 12:55PM
Ariel Posen – 2:00PM
Sisters of Slide: Rory Block and Cindy Cashdollar – 3:15PM
Jack Pearson – 4:30PM
Sierra Hull – 5:45PM
The Jayhawks – 7:10PM

Gates Open at 11:00 am on May 4, 2019.
Tickets will be available at the festival gate for $40 each.
Cash, check or credit card accepted.
Children 12 and under are FREE.

Get your tickets early online HERE!


May 4, 2019
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival Site
965 Stagecoach Rd NE
Thomson, GA 30824 United States
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