Brought to you by the Lebanon Optimist Club

Make Some Noise at the Lebanon Blues Festival!

Save the Date! July 31 & August 1, 2020, Come join us for Live Music, Good Food, Deluxe Beer Garden, Kids Activities, and Fun!

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Two Days of Great Live Blues Music, Food, Drink, and Fun!

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Parking

Downtown Lebanon has on-street parking.  Some local churches allow parking in their lots with a donation.  Handicap parking and Uber drop-off is on Mechanic St from Main St.  There are fewer than 20 handicap spots available, and they go early.  Be prepared to park and walk and please be respectful of residents by not blocking driveways or access points.

About Our Festival

Come Join Us!

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In historic downtown Lebanon, Ohio between Cincinnati and Dayton.! Enjoy 10 incredible Blues Bands (2 on Friday night and 8 Saturday), your favorite foods, and a deluxe beer garden, and our KidsRow. In addition to our live blues music, gaze at over 150 classic cars in the Blues, BBQ, and Bumpers Car Show on Broadway Street!


The Best Bands

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Live Blues Music is provided by 2 different bands on Friday night starting at 6 pm 

Our first of 8 incredible Blues bands takes the stage Saturday at 11am, and the live music continues until 11pm.

Our Lebanon Optimist Club is are proud to bring some of the best blues bands of Southwest Ohio to historic Downtown Lebanon for our Blues Festival.

Great Food

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Two blocks on Lebanon's Mulberry Street of your favorite Festival Foods including award winning BBQ, pork chops, homemade desserts and a deluxe Beer Garden.

Things to See and Do

Deluxe Beer Garden

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Ohio Eagle Distributing supplies our Beer Garden with some of their finest beverages. Domestic and Craft beers are available as well as few non-beer adult beverages. 

Classic Car Show

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Love classic cars? 

Car Show Saturday 11 am to 5 pm 

Take a stroll through the streets and admire more than 150 classic cars. 

  Own a classic car?  Join our show! 

No Pre-Registration.  Enter from the corner of Mulberry and Sycamore Streets.

Red Hot Blues Run and KidsRow

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NEW TIME - This year the Kids Run is at 4:30.  Adult Run begins at 5:00 pm.

Register at  https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Lebanon/RedHotBluesRun5k10k15k  

Start of Adult Run is at 125 S Sycamore St, Lebanon OH 45036


Our Lebanon Blues Festival KidsRow is open 11am until 6pm on Mechanic Street. Come enjoy lots of free family fun provided by local youth-serving organizations.

Gregg Clark

It is with a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of our dear friend Gregg Clark.  He was our Music Coordinator for 10 years, and brought to our Lebanon Blues Festival the great bands you have come to expect..  His band, The Royal Blues, has played our blues festival since the beginning.  We will miss his passion for blues music, his laid back style, his great personality and his laugh.  Rest in Peace Gregg.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost?

Our Blues Festival is free!!  There is no cost to enjoy the music.  Festival Food, Beer and other drinks available for purchase.

Where do I park?

Our Blues Festival is held in  historic downtown Lebanon with on-street parking.  There are a few lots available in town, but asour crowd grows, you will be parking and walking.   Please be respectful of Lebanon residents and don't block their driveways.

Can I bring a lawnchair?

Please bring your own chairs to our Blues Festival.  The Lebanon Optimist Club provides some seating and tables, but because our Blues Festival is extremely popular and well attended, there is not enough seating provided for everyone.

Can I bring a cooler?

Small coolers are permitted, but carry-in alcohol is not.  Coolers will be checked upon entrance and can be re-checked at any time.  Our Blues Festival is free, but the Lebanon Optimist Club gives 100% of the proceeds back to the community in grants to Lebanon and Warren County youth-serving organizations. We appreciate your support of our mission in your purchase of food and drink at our Blues Festival.

Are pets allowed?

Be kind to your pets and leave them at home. The hot pavement and crowds at our blues festival create an unpleasant and unsafe enviroment for your fur babies. 

What if it rains?

This is a rain or shine blues music festival in downtown Lebanon and will not be rescheduled.

Help Our Cause

The Lebanon Blues Fesitval is brought to you by the Lebanon Optimist Club. 100% of the proceeds earned at this festival are given back to our community through grants to Lebanon's youth-serving organizations and programs. Help us support the kids in our community by making a donation to our Lebanon Optimist Club

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