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Big Muddy Do’s and Don’ts

We wanted to address a few questions we’ve been receiving about what attendees can and cannot bring to Big Muddy this weekend.

Attendees are more than welcome to bring folding chairs and sealed water bottles. Pets, coolers, grilling equipment or outside food/drinks, however, will NOT be permitted. Festival staff can confiscate these items at their discretion. Purses and backpacks will be checked when entering the main stage area.

Please plan accordingly and have a great time!

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VIP is going fast!

Now is the time to buy Big Muddy VIP tickets! We only have 20 remaining for Saturday and 40 for Sunday. VIP tickets are available @ http://www.lacledeslanding.com for advanced purchase ONLY.

Online pre-sales end this Friday, Sept. 2nd at 5pm. Tickets purchased online this week may be picked up at WILL CALL at the North Entrance of the Main Stage (near Show-Me’s) . General admission tickets will be available for cash-only purchase at the Main Stage ticket booths both days of the event.

VIP perks include a personalized chair right in front of the stage, cocktail service throughout the show so there’s no waiting in line and a saved seat to return to as you check out the other stages or enjoy food and beverages at one of the Landing restaurants. Don’t miss out on the best seat in the house at Big Muddy 2011!

Who are you dying to see?

Yes, yes we know, how could you possibly just pick one. We have such a amazing lineup this year that we know we couldn’t decide, so we’re here asking you. If you had to pick one performer that you just had to see, who would it be?

Next Up… Cee Cee James!

All who have seen Cee Cee James perform live can agree that this woman steals the show. Her intensity and passion is undoubtedly the reason why her fans can’t get enough. While some say she is the perfect homage to Janis Joplin, others think her lyrics and sound are one of a kind.  In 2010 she released her newest album, “Seriously Raw,” an appropriately live concert, where she gave her fans everything she had. For the past year Cee Cee has been around the world, but is coming back to St. Louis to show our blues fans what they have been missing.  She’ll be rockin’ the stage on September 3rd at 5:00pm, so don’t be late!

It’s official! The 2011 Big Muddy Blues Festival lineup is here!

The day you all have been waiting for! We are pleased to announce this year’s lineup and we could not be happier. Let us know who YOU can’t wait to see! Click the link below to check out the full 30 band lineup.

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Sonny Landreth Headlines 2011 Big Muddy Blues Festival

The main stage is set for this year’s Big Muddy Blues Festival, and we’re excited to announce our closing performer, Sonny Landreth, who will take the main stage at 9:00 pm on Sunday, September 4th as the festivals final performance.

Sonny landreth performs Sept. 4 at Big Muddy Blues Festival in St. LouisLandreth is arguably the most talented and inventive slide guitarist out there today. Starting at a very young age, the “king of slydeco” began practicing his craft, experimenting with new ways to play and discovering new sounds. Using a pinky slide for more freedom of movement, Landreth now incorporates everything from plucks, taps and slaps even while layering in difficult chord fragments above the slide.

“Unbelievably talented guitarist” isn’t his only claim to fame though. Landreth is an accomplished songwriter as well, having collaborated with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Jimmy Buffett, Eric Johnson and Joe Satriani. To date, Landreth has released 10 albums, including the 2009 re-release and expansion of Levee Town and 2008’s From The Reach on which he utilized many of the previously mentioned artists.

Landreth with be playing at the Budweiser Main Stage (700 N. First Street) on Sunday, September 4th, starting at 9:00 p.m. Access wristbands for the main stage are available day-of-show for $10.00 per day or can be ordered online in advance. Visit the Big Muddy Blues Festival Event Page to learn more and order your tickets.

Updated: Main Stage Line-Up Is Finalized

The hot, hot heat of another St. Louis summer is ready to break, and that can only mean one thing – another flurry of entertaining Labor Day weekend events across the region. For the 16th year, Big Muddy Blues Festival is taking to the stages on the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing, with 30 bands, 3 stages and two full days of great Blues music on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

This year’s main stage acts are a tribute to the varied sounds and styles that Blues music continues to pervade and influence. From the California rockabilly/boogie of Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys to the spirited hymns of the Psalms Gospel Quartet, from the passionate and throaty soul singing of Cee Cee James to the classic Blues/Rock mix of Kim Wilson (of the famed Fabulous Thunderbirds), the 2011 edition of Big Muddy Blues Festival brings a different flavor for each performance.

Old and new come together too with closing sets from 73-year-old Bluesman Roy Gaines (Saturday, Sept. 3, 9:00 p.m.), who just last year released his critically-acclaimed Tuxedo Blues, and Ronnie Baker Brooks (Sunday, Sept. 4, 9:00 p.m.), son of famed Blues musician Lonnie Brooks and a talented blues musician in his own right. The rest of the main stage line-up can be viewed below.

Budweiser Main Stage (700 N. First Street)

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

1:00 pm – Kim Massie
3:00 pm – Big Sandy and his Fly-rite Boys
5:00 pm – Cee Cee James
7:00 pm – Kim Wilson
9:00 pm – Roy Gaines

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

1:00 pm – Psalms Gospel Quartet
3:00 pm – Blues City Allstars
5:00 pm – Shawn Pittman
7:00 pm – Ronnie Baker Brooks
9:00 pm – Sonny Landreth