30th Annual Blind Willie McTell Music Festival

Sat, Sep 7, 2024
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Blind Willie McTell Music Festival Site
965 Stagecoach Rd NE, Thomson, GA 30824, USA

The lineup for this year’s 30th Anniversary Blind Willie McTell Music Festival has been finalized. The event, featuring an all-day showcase of exceptional American roots music, will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2024, in Thomson, Georgia. In celebration of this significant milestone, we are thrilled to announce Wynton Marsalis and his septet as the headliners for this year. Along with Marsalis as the headliner, this year’s roster includes from Austin Texas, Shinyribs, Lafayette Louisiana’s, The Revelers, and the return of two of our most popular performers, Atlanta’s Blair Crimmins and the Hookers and, from New York, guitarist Jerron Paxton.
In addition to Saturday’s great lineup, the Thomson-McDuffie County Convention & Visitors Bureau will again be hosting a FREE Kick off Concert in downtown Thomson on Friday, September 6, featuring blues guitarist Selwyn Birchwood and his band. This show jump starts a great weekend of incredible music in Thomson. The show will be held on Railroad Street outside of the Thomson Depot from 7-10 pm.
Tickets will be on sale June 15, 2024 at www.blindwillie.com. Prices for tickets are $40 advance, and $50 on the day of. There is no charge for children, ages 12 and under. Great regional food will again be featured along the food court. Gates open at 11 in the morning, with music beginning at noon.