Thanks For A Great 2010 BMBF!

Well, the 2010 edition of Big Muddy Blues Festival is over — and it was amazing! All roads led to Laclede’s Landing seemingly, as fans from the Mizzou-Illini Arch Rivalry Game and those downtown for the weekend Cardinals series against the Reds showed up en masse. From the organizers of Big Muddy Blues Festival and the many restaurants, shops and bars down on Laclede’s Landing, here’s a loud, enthusiastic ‘thank you!’

But let’s not forget this region’s rabid Blues music fanbase, who came out to support the music they love so much. In years past, it’s been hard to guess what Sunday attendance will look like without the Arch Rivalry game there to fill out the streets and stages. It’s always good, of course — we expect nothing less from a city who’s history, heritage and appreciation of Blues music is as strong (or stronger!) as New Orleans, Memphis and. Chicago — but the Sunday crowd was beautiful to behold! The main stage lawn was busy all day and the twin satellite stages had Second Street packed through the last bands at 11 p.m. So to you, true Blues fans, an even bigger ‘Thank You.’ You really answered the call and showed that the Blues are alive and thriving in this city.

Booker T loves you 'thiiiiis much', St. Louis.

You can go here or here for local video coverage of the festival. Here’s just a few pictures of last weekend’s Big Muddy Blues Festival. Send your own to us (info@lacledeslanding.com) or friend Laclede’s Landing on Facebook and tag us. We’ll try to post more throughout the winter as we reset and prepare for next year’s festival.

The calm before the chaos...

Freedom, the United States Navy's traveling Blues band kicks off the 2010 Big Muddy Blues Festival at the Anheuser-Busch main stage.

Nick Curran & The Lowlifes

Booker T sits down at his Hammond B-3 for some Green Onions.

Kim Massie & The Solid Senders celebrate Etta James and Aretha Franklin with their "Tribute to Women & Soul."

Crowds begin filling up in front of the main stage on Day 2 of Big Muddy Blues Festival

...And the crowd by nine-oh-clock Sunday night.

At the same time, Marsha Evans & the Coalition was wowing the crowd on Second Street.

Magic Slim took to the Anheuser-Busch main stage and close out BMBF 2010. Thanks Blues fans!

These are just a few of the pictures of the bands, crowds and good times that went on Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th for this year’s Big Muddy Blues Festival. Thanks agian to everyone who came and everyone who recommended the festival to others. Work starts soon on next year’s festival, so share your thoughts in the comment section and keep next Labor Day weekend open for Laclede’s Landing and the Big Muddy Blues Festival.
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