Tall City Blues Fest is the signature summer event in downtown Midland, TX and the best blues fest in Texas.
More than just a concert, Tall City Blues Fest is a bona-fide music festival complete with an entire weekend of indoor and outdoor performances, interactive workshops, vendors and more all nestled in the heart of downtown Midland.
Tall City Blues Fest 2017 is presented by Downtown Midland Management District, an organization created to support projects that promote, preserve, maintain and enhance economic health and vitality in downtown Midland.
Tall City Blues Fest
Where the Magic Happens
Be a part of this summer's soundtrack and soak up the sounds from award-winning performers who are authentic, soulful and inspiring.
Are you an musician and would you like to be evaluated to perform at Tall City Blues Fest?
We are looking for award-winning performers with Blues Music Awards, Living Blues and Blues Blast awards and nominations, International Blues Challenge placements and awards, radio airplay, chart placements and teaching abilities.
If you have what we are looking for, please use the button below to complete our performer submission form.
Tall City Blues Fest hosts anywhere from 14-24 performers a year depending on programming and venue availability.
This year's Fest will host 24 performers featured in eight themed showcases. Our headliner this year is boogie woogie piano player, Victor Wainwright, followed by our finale act, Santini-Jensen Project, a collaboration between harmonica player, Brandon Santini, and wildman guitarist, Jeff Jensen.
Past headliners have included Roomful of Blues, Tab Benoit, Ana Popovic, Zac Harmon, Tommy Castro and James "Boogaloo" Bolden.
We pitch Wang Dang Doodles three times a year usually in February, May and November.
Think mini-fest and it's all indoors.
These are a ton of fun and usually a full house because we bring in new performers that we've discovered since the last Fest and/or performers that have played Tall City Blues Fest and were crowd faves.
Click below to browse our upcoming line-up of Wang Dang Doodles and the talent that will be coming to town.
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Got a question for the Fest?
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the 2017 Fest take place?
With the help of Downtown Midland Management District, Tall City Blues Fest 2017 will remain in downtown Midland.
So where will the main stage be?
The Cimarex Outdoor Main Stage will be located to the south of the Doubletree hotel at the intersections of Loraine and Missouri.
What are the three venues advertised for this year's Fest?
The Cimarex Outdoor Main Stage, the Category 5 Ballroom located inside the South Tower of the Doubletree and the MVP Vodka Lounge, which is the first floor bar inside the Doubletree.