The Free Press, Mankato, MN

July 27, 2013

Belgrade Avenue has the blues

Blues on Belgrade music festival fills North Mankato's downtown

By Pat Christman

---- — Belgrade Avenue filled with blues fans Saturday during Blues on Belgrade despite a fall-like chill in the air.

Blues on Belgrade, now in its fifth year, was started by the Business on Belgrade Assocation to bring people to North Mankato's business district to see what area businesses had to offer. Since then the event has grown to fill a block of Belgrade Avenue with food vendors, craft booths and music.

Area blues staples, such as the City Mouse All Stars, Funktion Junction, and Smokin' Joe Kubek filled the intersection of Range Street and Belgrade Avenue into the evening.