With umbrellas and ponchos in hand, blues fans braved the rainy weather to enjoy live music and walk around Old Town, Lansing. The Old Town BluesFest took place on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. Although the festival originated in 1994, the music fest was restyled into Old Town BluesFest in 2002. During early evening on Friday, two stages were active with bands as another tent housed guitarists answering fan musicians’ questions. Food vendors sold delicious elephant ears and shredded pork as retail vendors sold photographs and tribal drums. But laughing, dancing attendees and little dogs in rain jackets were my favorite photo opportunities at the music festival. Maybe the best part about this fest was its price: free for all to experience!