COVINGTON, La – Covington’s second annual Bluesberry Festival, a full-day celebration of blues music and the arts, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 amid the global health threat posed by COVID-19. It was originally scheduled for May 30, 2020. The festival will still take place in Downtown Covington’s Bogue Falaya Park from 10AM to 8PM with a stellar lineup of regional and national talent.
“The health and safety of our patrons, entertainers and sponsors are our highest priority. We look forward to bringing more award winning, national acts and high quality art back to Covington in the fall. Hopefully we’ll be graced with some cool weather as well!” says Bluesberry Festival Co-founder Sarah Federer.
Headlining this year’s festival is Grammy-nominated artist Cedric Burnside, a Mississippi native well known for his Hill Country blues style. View the full Main Stage lineup HERE.
Bluesberry Festival is a perfect escape for music and art aficionados who want to “experience” the arts amidst Southeast Louisiana’s natural landscape. In addition to a diverse music lineup, the festival features a free interactive art experience, presented by Louisiana State Senator Patrick McMath, where patrons can paint their own work of art guided by an instructor; 35+ talented artists from across the region who will be selling their original work; and a children’s village, presented by Cleco, where children can create their own works of art. Patrons can expect even more arts immersion this year with the addition of the new Pavilion Stage, where there will be cultural performances and activities throughout the day.
Returning to the festival this year is the Gulf Coast Bank Rejuvenation Station, where patrons can cool down from the summer heat and grab a cold drink with a great view of the stage; and the Gallardo Signs Beer Garden, where festival goers can sip on a variety of locally crafted brews from Abita Brewery, including Abita Blueberry Beer, which is not currently available to the public. Patrons will also enjoy some of the region’s favorite mobile eateries at the festival’s food truck alley. Each will serve up their signature dishes, but also put a creative blueberry spin on some of their favorites.
General admission to the festival is $25, and $15 Early Bird tickets have been extended through June 30, 2020. For patrons who like to fest in cool comfort, a limited number of Fidelity Bank-NOLA Lending VIP Package tickets ($65) are also available. General admission is free for children ages 10 and under. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.thebluesberryfest.com.