The city wanted to have a blueberry day with all the restaurants in downtown Norcross doing blueberry dishes and drinks. Mike Holley worked at The Iron Horse Tavern in downtown Norcross and figured why not add blues music to the combination and call it Bluesberry. His friend Tixie, who worked for the city of Norcross, backed him on it. Tixie told Mike you get the bands, I’ll set up the day … so they did.
Mike also plays drums and did 3 bands one year and then 4 the next as crowds grew larger the fun began with all the restaurants joining in and doing special dishes The Iron Horse craft beer selection grew as well every year. Mike has been doing the festival for 7 years now and has full reign of the event and makes all decisions. The festival is held every fathers day weekend in June. “Who knows maybe it will grow to two days? Its a special weekend to bring family and friends, I love the little park its intimate.”
Bluesberry is also about the local bands in Atlanta, bands featured: The Cazanovas, Stoney Brooks, IBC winner Little G Weevil, The Breeze Kings, Mudcat, T grease Johnson, Frankie Lee, Joe Clover, Mary Raindrop band, Cody Matlock, Uncle Sugar band, and a host of great players around Atlanta. So please join us! Its gonna be fun 🙂 Stay tuned for this years line up!!