Above, members of the Flat Broke Blues Band perform on the steps of the Peter White Library in Marquette on Bluesday Tuesday.
On the right, viewers watch from the library lawn. Hundreds of people came to see the band.
The event kicks off the Blues
fest at Mattson Lower Harbor Park.
According to the Marquette Area Blues Society website, the 18th annual event features three days of world-class blues.
The three-day festival begins Friday with a free event for the public.
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday can be purchased in advance at www.nmu.universitytickets.com or by phone at (906) 227-1032.
Tickets are also available at Northern Michigaan University’s Berry Event Center, Marquette Wallpaper & Paint, and Yooptone Music.
The festival also includes food vendors, a beer and wine tent, free workshops, and various arts and crafts stalls.
A list of all performance times can be found on page 8A. (Newspaper photos by Randy Crouch)