“Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and supporters who made the Timbuctoo Blues Festival come alive. We loved the audience and were honored to be in such stellar company. May this important festival continue to thrive and grow and may its message of healing and unity through blues and fellowship help create a tidal wave of changed minds and hearts in support of racial justice, inclusion and integration in the Lake Placid area and throughout upstate New York.”  ~Sincerely, Eli Yamin

2021 Blues at Timbuctoo- Coming to You Live on September 19th!

Blues at Timbuctoo, is scheduled for September 19, from noon to 5 p.m., at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, NY.

This year’s concert honors the connection between the blues and their origin in the area of Timbuktu (Mali, West Africa ) where many were kidnapped and brought to North America as slaves. Also, Garritt Smith, a wealthy abolitionist and land owner, gave away 120,000 acres of land to 3,000 black New Yorkers and created the community of Timbuctoo in the Lake Placid area.

The event is to be held outdoors at the 270-acre John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid with renowned vocalists, instrumentalists, performers, and storytellers in concert and conversation with the audience.  *Rain or Shine!  Free & Outdoors! Pack a picnic basket and sun umbrella. *Indoor venue in case of rain!

This year’s line up:
Jerry Dugger
Karl Schwarz
Soul Sky Duo with Mark Emanatian and Jeremy Walz
Split Rock Ramblers

View Last Year’s 2020 Virtual Blues at Timbuctoo on YouTube below.