Get down with the Blues at the 2023 Garvin Gate Blues Festival

October 10, 2023

Louisville (October 10, 2023) – Join in an outdoor two-day celebration of blues and the arts at the 28th Annual Garvin Gate Blues Festival this weekend, Friday, October 13-14, 2023.

This is a free arts and music event featuring national and local performances. The festival is located at Oak Street and Garvin Place, between 4th and 6th Streets in historic Old Louisville.  In addition to live music and entertainment, there will also be a variety of food and drink vendors.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the festival this year in beautiful Old Louisville. I hope you and your family join me to get down and listen to some great artists,” said Councilman Baker.

Thank you to the presenting sponsors FMS, Councilman Phillip Baker and Three Chord Bourbon. Additional sponsors Tito’s Vodka, West 6th Brewery, Info+, Kentuckiana Blues Society, Louisville Public Media, Cort and Laurie Jane Duggins, Mike Suttles, Solar Energy Solutions, LLC., Hope, LLC., Educational Directions, Amelia Pape, LLC., Cindy Sue French, Margie Eckerle, Lis Ann Swigert, RT Lawrence and Associates, Last Fall, Anne Hubbs and Mike Lynch, Larry D. Lewis, and Robert C. Wilson Realty.

2023 Lineup on Friday, October 13

6th District Councilperson Phillip Baker Stage

  • 6:30-7:30    The Divine Five featuring Sylvia Walters
  • 8:00-9:00    The Revelators
  • 9:30-11:00  Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers

FMS Stage
Jay and Those Other Guys

  • 7:35 – 7:55
  • 9:05-9:25

2023 Lineup on Saturday, October 14

6th District Councilperson Phillip Baker Stage

  • 1:00-1:45    Piney Woods and the Strip Mall Wonder Band
  • 2:15-3:00    Highway 31 Blues Band
  • 3:30-4:30    Otis
  • 5:00-5:45    Tyrone Cotton and Screamin’ John
  • 6:15-7:00    King Bee and the Stingers
  • 7:30-8:15    Da Mudcats
  • 8:45-9:35    The Stella Vees with Kurt Crandall
  • 10:00-11:00 Walnut Street Rhythm and Blues Band

FMS Stage
Fast Forward

  • 1:50-2:10
  • 3:05-3:25

Laurie Jane and Cort Duggins

  • 4:35-4:55
  • 5:50-6:10

Hole Shot Blues Band

  • 7:05-7:25
  • 8:20-8:40

For more information, please contact Councilman Baker’s office at 574-1106 or Howard Rosenberg at 502-445-4193. You may also visit the website at


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