Blues by the Bay Location

The Tawas Bay Blues Society


Blues By the Bay

Information and Frequently Asked Questions

The lineup for Blues by the Bay 2013 is now complete. We have bands lined up beginning in January/February. For consideration, please submit your promo package to Blues By The Bay, 711 Church St., East Tawas MI 48730 by the first of the year.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the hottest event to hit the Tawases, please send us an email at Blues by the Bay is presented by the Tawas Bay Blues Society (TBBS), a non-profit organization operated solely by a volunteer Board of Directors and volunteer members. We have a variety of sponsorship and "in-kind" opportunities available for supporting Blues by the Bay, and we would welcome your contributions. TBBS is dedicated to the promotion, awareness and preservation of blues music and its culture. A variety of blues, cajun, swing, and other blues styles are presented at the festival, as well as other events throughout the year. Please join us in offering quality entertainment to the residents of and visitors to our beautiful Sunrise Side community.

The Iosco County Transit, along with the Blues by the Bay Shuttle sponsors, will be providing a FREE shuttle run for the 2013 Blues by the Bay Festival.  Maps will be available at the various stops, as well as, the front gate of the festival.  Thanks to all of our shuttle sponsors.


1. What is the cost of admission?
A $20.00 souvenir button is your admission to all 3 days of the festival. (Children under 10 are admitted free!)

2. Where IS this festival?
Blues by the Bay is held in the East Tawas Harbor Park at the intersection of US-23 and Newman Street, right next to the State Dock!

3. Where can we park?
Plenty of parking is available in and around the downtown East Tawas area.

4. May I bring a chair?
Yes! Lawn chairs are allowed, they may not be recliners or have foot rests. Chairs cannot be left on the grounds overnight. You will be asked to remove your chair from its bag at the gate.

5. May I bring my own refreshments?
ABSOLUTELY NO CONTAINERS OF ANY KIND WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE. Beer, wine, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase under the Blues Big Top. Security will be checking ID at the gate; 21 and over will receive a special hand stamp.

6. May I bring my beachball?
Sorry, we do not allow throwing of beachballs.

7. How can I get more information?
Drop us an E-mail at or become a fan on Facebook- Blues by the Bay- East Tawas.

8. What time will the festival open?
The gates will open one hour before the first band is scheduled to play.

9. How does Michigan going smoke free affect the festival?
Since we will be serving food and drinks, the festival grounds must be smoke free. The festival is treated like the other bar and restaurants in Michigan.

10. May I bring my pet with me to the festival?
Sorry, we do not allow pets into the festival.

Tawas Blues by the Bay Festival
711 Church St
East Tawas, MI 48730
Tawas Blues By the Bay