Bluewater Blues Festival
Listen to Live Music at the Bluewater Blues Festival

Bluewater Blues

Brought to you by:

17 Ranch Winery
304 Main Street
Lewellen, NE 69147
(308) 778-5542

17 Ranch Winery, whose vineyards are located on scenic Blue Creek near Lewellen, is the proud host and sponsor of the Bluewater Blues Festival. Owners Ellen and Bruce Burdick invite you to stop by, relax, and enjoy wine tasting and other activities.

Bluewater Blues Festival

8th Annual Blue Water Blues Festival

July 17th and 18th, 2015

Come and hear great Rhythm & Blues at the Bluewater Blues Festival, in Lewellen, Nebraska. Some of the finest and most entertaining blues bands and musicians will converge here to play their blues riffs and soulful sounds!

The evening before, on July 17, an 'Early Bird Jam' at the Winery will be held at 6:00 p.m., NO cover charge, serving "Blues Burgers".

The 17 Ranch Winery is located in the heart of downtown Lewellen Nebraska. The relaxed setting of this event is where you can get together with friends and spend the afternoon and evening listening to the music. Enjoy delicious food, a bottle of 17 Ranch wine or Budweiser Beer.

The evening meal, served by Jimmy L's Catering, which will consist of a Western Nebraska's Finest Barbeque: pulled pork sandwich, brisket sandwich, bratwurst, nachos. Wine tasting, wine, and Budweiser beer will be available for purchase.

This event, sponsored by 17 Ranch Winery in Lewellen, starts at 5:00 p.m. ending around 11:00 p.m. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Handicapped accessible restroom facilities are available on site.
No Pets Allowed please


  • California Cowboys with special guest Erica Brown 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Mojomama 7:00 - 8:30
  • Harper and Midwest Kind 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.


Tickets to the Bluewater Blues Festival are $15 per person in advance (until July 10, 2014). $25 per person after July 10, 2014 and at the gate the day of the event. Advance tickets may be purchased at locations as follows:

Tickets may be purchased with cash or check at:

Lou Kraus Music * 119 N Spruce St * Ogallala, NE 69153 * 308-284-8384

JNB Carports * 1317 Country Club Dr. * Sidney, NE 69162* 308-254-6275

Lincoln Hwy Garage * 2210 Rd 117, Hwy 30 * Sidney, NE 69162 * 308-249-4702

Tickets may also be purchased at 17 Ranch Winery at 304 Main St., Lewellen. For credit card purchases please call (1-308-778-5542).

Winery hours of operation are
Wednesday - Saturday, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.
Or: by appointment anytime

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