Classic South / Thomson

Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

Dates : 5/7/16 - 5/7/16
Stagecoach Road
965 Stagecoach Road Northeast
Thomson, GA 30824

803-278-4849 | 706-597-1000
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Selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event, the Blind Willie Blues Festival is one of the finest small festivals in the Southeast, with fans and patrons attending from all over the United States. Enjoy a celebration of blues that brings in great music and honors Thomson, Ga., native, Blind Willie McTell, a Georgia Music Hall of Fame member recognized internationally for his songwriting and 12 string guitar skills. Performances by local, regional and national musicians, local Southern food, and merchandise vendors all add to the fun.

2016 Line up: Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, The Cash Box Kings, Buckwheat Zydeco, The Deslondes, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Festival site: 965 Stagecoach Road Northeast, Thomson, GA 30824

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Saturday: 11:00AM - 9:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee $30

    Facility Amenities

    Accessible by Public Transportation, Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Concessions, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information


    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway


    Payment Options

    Mastercard, Visa

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages


    Culinary, Food, Wine & Beer, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Music Festival


  • Stay & Save

    Stay & Save

    $5 off admission price per person
    Valid : 02/01/2016 - 05/06/2016

    Aspiring attendees will receive a $5 discount off ticket prices when they book overnight accommodations in Thomson for the festival with the new Stay and Save Package. Tickets are cash only and will be available for pick up at the hotel upon arrival. Overnight guests will also receive a vintage Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival collectible poster with their stay. Reserve rooms directly with participating hotels: White Columns Inn, Hampton Inn and Comfort Inn.


    Offer good for 2016 Festival. Cash only transaction. Tickets available at check-in. Limited to 2 tickets per room booked.