September 17 & 18, 2016

Jamestown Beach Event Park

2205 Jamestown Road

Williamsburg, VA 23185


Q:  Where is the best place to stay?

A:  There are no hotels in the vicinity of the festival site. We have arranged for discounted rates at the following hotels:

 ~ $79 rate, which includes breakfast, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel located at 201 Water Country Parkway. Reservations can be made between 9am and 7pm, 7 days a week by calling 757-253-6444 and asking for the Reservation Center and mention "Big Bluesy".

 ~ $138 - $168 at the Woodlands Hotel & Suites located at 105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Reservations can be made 8:30 - 5PM Monday through Friday by calling 1-800-261-9530 and mentioning reservation code: 44153.

 ~ $191 at the Williamsburg Lodge located at 310 S England St, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Reservations can be made 8:30 - 5PM Monday through Friday by calling 1-800-261-9530 and mentioning reservation code: 44153.

Q: Are there any shuttle services available.

A: No, but Uber estimates approximately a $9 fare to the hotel from the site. We will also have a list of local taxi companies.

Q: What is The Big Bluesy?

A:  The Big Bluesy is a 2-day music festival celebrating the best of Virginia blues.  There will be continuous live music, local craft beer and wine, and food trucks.


Q: How can I buy tickets to The Big Bluesy?

A: Tickets are on sale to the public for weekend passes or single day passes. They may be purchased through If tickets are still available, The Big Bluesy will have onsite ticketing at the gate.  Please note that there will be escalated pricing and all ticket types may not be available.


Q: Who will be performing at The Big Bluesy?

A: The Big Bluesy will feature a great lineup of some of Virginia’s best musical acts - see the lineup here.


Q: Where will The Big Bluesy be performed?

A: The Big Bluesy will be performed at the Jamestown Beach Event Park, located at 2205 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185.  Please note that the performance stage is not on the beach.


Q: What are the dates of The Big Bluesy?

Saturday, September 17, Gates open at 10:00 AM, Performances begin at 11:00 AM

Sunday, September 18, Gates open at 11:00 AM, Performances begin at 12:00 PM


Q: Are blankets and chairs allowed?

We highly encourage blankets and chairs for lawn seating only. All chairs and bags will be inspected upon arrival. Chairs are only permitted on the open lawn. Chairs with legs no taller than 17” and total chair backs no higher than 32” off the ground.


Q: Are coolers allowed?

Coolers and outside food and beverages are strictly prohibited. Food and beverage vendors will be on site for purchase. Free water will be provided.


Q: Child Policy

One child under the age of 14 will be admitted free per each paying adult. Children 14 and older will require a ticket. No children under 14 are allowed in the VIP area.


Q: What items are not permitted at The Big Bluesy?

The following items are not permitted:

No umbrellas unless rain is forecasted

No pets, service animals only

No weapons of any kind

No flammable lanterns, candles or fireworks


Q: Where do I go if I have questions during the show?

Stop by the information tent. The staff and volunteers are available to answer questions and assist in other ways as needed.


Q: Where is the lost and found located?

If you lose an item, please contact our guest support tent. You can also call our offices after the event at 757-592-4289 to see if we have your item.


Q: What is the smoking policy?

The Big Bluesy located on the lawn of the Jamestown Beach Event Park will have a designated smoking area. All smoking in tented areas is strictly prohibited - including the use of e-cigarettes.



Refund and Cancellation Policy: Purchaser agrees that all sales are final. No refunds will be issued for any reason.


Event attendees consent to the use of his or her image, likeness, action and statement with any recorded form of media including, without limit, audio, photograph or video.


Wristband Policy: Upon arrival and check-in, each attendee will be given a wristband to wear for the entire event. Wristbands are not transferable.


Limitation of Liability: Attendees voluntarily assume all risks incidental to the event including injury and death, whether occurring prior, during or following the event. Attendees release the event organizer and affiliates, partners, employees, service providers and representatives from any claim related to, arising out of or incidental to the event or the attendee’s presence thereat.


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All artists, dates, performance times, venues are subject to change. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.