Tall City Blues Fest 2017 is presented by Downtown Midland Management District.

July 14-15, 2017

Our Mission

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.

Be a part of this summer's soundtrack and soak up the sounds from award-winning performers who are authentic, soulful and inspiring.


Midland, Texas – October 18, 2016, Tall City Blues Fest announced that its 2017 Fest will take place again in downtown Midland on July 14-15, 2017 and will be presented by Downtown Midland Management District.

“With the construction of a new Midland Center and the redesign of Centennial Plaza on the horizon, it was time for us to consider alternate plans for where we could hold the Fest. It is very important to us to...[click HERE to read more]

So how 'bout an amazing weekend of summer indulgence in the blues?

Are you ready?

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As a bonus for joining our list right now, you'll get a personal email from the Producer of the Fest with a private link to recommend a performer for us to evaluate. 

Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to tell us why you love a performer you want us to consider while we are working on putting the 2017 line-up together. 

We're gonna pitch a Wang Dang Doodle

What in the world is a Wang Dang Doodle, you might be wondering? 

It references a Saturday night soirée and was a song written by Willie Dixon, then popularized by Howlin' Wolf and later Koko Taylor. As the chorus says "We're going to pitch a Wang Dang Doodle all night long."

Our Translation: Let's party!

Take a listen to this vintage video of Howlin' Wolf and you'll likely recognize the tune. 

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.

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.  

See a complete list of our Founders HERE.

Become a Friend of the Fest

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

Performers & General Inquiries

Performer Submission

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 BMA, Living Blues and Blues Blast awards and nominations, International Blues Challenge placements and awards, radio airplay and chart placements. 

If you have what we are looking for, please use the button below to complete our performer submission form. 

For all other inquires, please us the Contact Us form below.

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