Tall City Blues Fest 2017

Downtown Midland, TX | July 14-16, 2017


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.




General Admission

Choose from one of three venues: 

Category 5 Ballroom | MVP Vodka Lounge

Cimarex Outdoor Main Stage


Go for all three with an All-Venue Pass

and get unlimited freestyle admission with re-entry privileges to all three venues from open to close on the day you select.  

Tickets start at $20/person/day.

Average price per concert is $6.64/person.

Very Important People

This year's VIP ticketing includes unlimited freestyle access to any venue to see any of the 24 concerts throughout the weekend,


Valet Parking | Personalized Credentials

VIP Exclusive Check-In Station

Catered Meals | Private Host Bar

Best-in-the-House Seating

Luxury Outdoor Restroom

Midnight Troubadours

Educational Workshops 


All registration proceeds go toward KIDS' College scholarships at Midland College.  


Workshops are available to both Festival attendees as well as those not attending the Festival. 


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. 



Choose from either of these two great properties.

Be right in the heart of the Fest and never miss a thing.  

Special Fest Rate: $114/night  

Group Code: BFA  

Call 432-683-6131 to reserve your room.


Just a short 12 minute drive or Uber ride downtown.  

Special Fest Rate: $79/night  

Group Code: TCBF  

Call 432-520-9600 to reserve your room.

Sunday Gospel Brunch 

presented by Macedonia Baptist Church

Sunday, July 16 | Doubletree Ballroom Brunch 10:30 AM | Service 11 AM  


with Tall City Blues Fest special guest, Guy King

About Vanessa Bell Armstrong Releasing her debut album, Peace be Still, in 1983, this seven time Grammy nominee has released a dozen albums during her career. Her second CD, Chosen, hit number #1 on the US Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart and her most recent release, The Experience, has also met with critical acclaim. 

2017 Food Vendors

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Where is the app for non-food vendors?

Unfortunately, we are not accepting applications this year from non-food vendors. 


Due to the relocation of our Main Stage one block to the south, we do not have any space available for non-food vendors. 

Why did you relocate the Main Stage?

Because Centennial Plaza, where we have always traditionally held the Fest, is under construction and not available.

Festival Founders are a group of 100 individuals, couples and families that ensure the longevity of Tall City Blues Fest.

Founders are helping build a lasting legacy by keeping the blues alive and making it possible for this eclectically diverse and uniquely American form of music to have a presence in West Texas. 

Become a Friend of the Fest

Get a three-year 36-ticket package to multiple events throughout the year, PLUS other exclusive perks and privileges. 

We're gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle

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.

Click HERE for more FAQ's. 

Call the Fest office at 432-262-0034. 

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