5 things you need to know about Bluesfest

There are five things you need to know about the three-day Bluesfest opening Friday evening in Thunder Bay.

Information about Thunder Bay's 3-day event at the waterfront

The gate opens for the three-day Bluesfest at 4 p.m. Friday. (City of Thunder Bay)

Tickets: After 2 p.m. Friday, tickets are available at the site.

Weekend passes are $99 and single tickets are $59, plus handling charges.

You can also order online by clicking on the Ticket Info link on the Thunder Bay Blues Festival website: http://www.tbayblues.ca/

Getting There: No public parking is available on the site during the Bluesfest.

Public transit, however, is free if you show the driver your Bluesfest ticket when boarding.

Go to www.thunderbay.ca/transit to use the Google transit Trip Planner for travelling by bus.

And, yes, buses are equipped with bike racks.

A 'Park & Ride' program is available at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium and the Waterfront District Parkade.

A bus will be available every 15 minutes.

Quenching your Thirst: As usual, all kinds of refreshments are available for purchase on site.

But this year you can fill up your water bottle for free at a refilling station.

However, the bottle has to be empty when you you enter the site.

Weather: Keep updated on our www.cbc.ca/thunderbay website because it's looking iffy this weekend.

There's a chance of showers every day, with the possibility of thunderstorms.

Pack a raincoat or waterproof poncho — or at least a green/blue/clear garbage bag with a whole cut out for your head, if that's all you have.

But it could be sunny too, so bring a hat, sunscreen and your sunglasses.

Road Closures: Up until 6 p.m. on Monday, July 8, the following roads are closed:

  • from Marina Park Overpass to Prince Arthur’s Landing
  • Saul Laskin Drive

The Gate opens at 4 p.m. Friday night and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Gate closes at 9:30 p.m. all three nights.

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