2018 Marion County Blues & BBQ Festival

Hey, Marion! Are you ready for Live Blues Music and BBQ?!

Admission to the festival is FREE!
Bring your lawn chairs if you want to hang out for the music!

WHO: WDIF-LP & Marion Makes Music
WHAT: The 3rd Annual Marion County Blues & BBQ Festival!
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th, 2018 from Noon till 9:00pm
WHERE: 222 W. Center St., Marion, Ohio 43302 (Marion County Admin. Bldg., Parking Lot)
WHY: To celebrate blues music, to provide more free entertainment for Marion, and to raise money for our charitable cause – providing free music lessons to children in Marion!


  • Inflatable Rides for the Kids!
    All-Day pass in the monitored, fenced children’s area is only $4.00!
  • Expanded Beer Garden!
    Please keep alcoholic beverages inside the festival grounds (parking lot).
  • Craft Vendors Area!
    Check out a bunch of really cool, unique items in our craft area!


12:00PM – The Marionaires Barbershop Men’s Choir
1:30 PM – The Don Norman Blues Band
3:00 PM – Backstreet Blues Band
4:30 PM – Li’l Red & The Rooster
6:00 PM – The Jimi Vincent Band
And HEADLINING the event, Columbus blues icons:
7:30 PM until close @ 9 – Sean Carney & Shaun Booker

What else is there to do here???

  • We’ve got silent auction items from area businesses (will post them soon).
  • We’ve got 50/50 drawings going on (don’t have to be present to win).
  • Mouth-watering BBQ from several different BBQ experts
  • Not a fan of BBQ? No problem! Other food is available for purchase, as well!
  • More surprises!

Festival Grounds Map           How ’bout parking?





Sponsors for this event include:
Miller Lawn & Power
Marion Technical College
Wyandot Snacks
Jack’s Resale Shop
Fahey Bank