Blues show #2 – Shaun Murphy Band – Smokin’ In Steele – Blues & BBQ

03 Jun 2023 Owatonna, Minnesota


Time : 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Venue : Steele County Fairgrounds
Address : 18th Street SE and Elm Ave.
State : Minnesota
Zip : 55060
Phone : (507) 279-4015
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#2 - SHAUN MURPHY BAND - Smokin' in Steele: A Blues Music Festival in Owatonna, MN

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Blues music has been a staple of American culture for generations and continues to captivate audiences with its soulful sound and raw emotions. In Owatonna, MN, the annual Smokin' in Steele festival celebrates the best of the blues genre, bringing together musicians and fans from across the country for a weekend of music, food, and fun. The festival, which takes place in the heart of Owatonna, is held in a beautiful park and fairground, surrounded by trees and a small lake. The natural setting provides a perfect backdrop for the music, and the festival has become a favorite among blues fans in the region. The festival features a mix of local and national blues musicians, with a lineup that always includes some of the best in the business. One of the highlights of Smokin' in Steele is the main stage, which features musicians playing all day and into the night. The sound system is top-notch, ensuring that every note is heard clearly, and the stage is set up to accommodate large crowds. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, with fans enjoying the music, food, and drinks while lounging in the grass or sitting at picnic tables. In addition to the main stage, Smokin' in Steele also includes a number of food vendors offering a variety of delicious cuisine, from classic festival fare like corn dogs and lemonade to more gourmet offerings like artisanal cheeses and craft beers. There's also a large beer tent where festival-goers can sample some of the best local brews, as well as a number of other vendors selling unique and interesting merchandise. The festival is not just about the music, though. There are also a number of other activities and events happening throughout the weekend. There's a blues workshop where musicians can hone their skills and learn from some of the best in the business, as well as a number of other educational sessions and workshops. There's also a large art fair, showcasing the work of local artists, as well as a number of other events and activities for kids and families. One of the most popular events at Smokin' in Steele is the jam session, where musicians come together to play impromptu blues music late into the night. The jam sessions are a great opportunity for fans to see their favorite musicians in a more intimate setting and get up close and personal with the music. They're also a chance for musicians to network and collaborate, making new connections and developing new music together. One of the best Blues Festivals around! Due to the extreme efforts of hard working, John Hammer and his entire crew, the Smokin' in Steele festival has become one of the premier blues events in the country and continues to grow in popularity each year. The festival is well-organized and well-run, with a focus on providing a great experience for both musicians and fans. Whether you're a die-hard blues fan or simply looking for a fun and relaxed way to spend a summer weekend, Smokin' in Steele is an event you won't want to miss. In conclusion, Smokin' in Steele is a fantastic blues festival in Owatonna, MN, offering a great lineup of musicians, delicious food, and a variety of other activities and events for the whole family. Whether you're a fan of the blues genre or simply looking for a fun and relaxed weekend getaway, the Smokin' in Steele festival is definitely worth checking out. So come on down to Owatonna and experience the soulful sounds of the blues at Smokin' in Steele!
Also, after missing two years due to the pandemic, the Smokin' in Steele BBQ and Blues Festival came back in 2022, and,  now returns in 2023, and, hopefully, continuously, to the county fairgrounds, this year on June 2 - 3. The event features professional and amateur BBQ competitions, music, a car show, and food vendors. As always, profits benefit the Owatonna Area Special Olympics and other local charities.For further details: