Swisher, Iowa

Bourbon and Blues began in 2010 to celebrate Cedar Ridge’s first release of bourbon in Iowa. The event features the brand’s locally produced spirits and local, regional, and national blues musicians highlighting a range of talented artists. Annually, nearly 8,000 people come to Swisher, Iowa to celebrate.

NEW FOR 2021

In addition to the free music all day at Cedar Ridge, this year Bourbon and Blues is expanding to include two, ticketed shows at DanceMor Ballroom in downtown Swisher. Dubbed, “Barn Jams After Dark” will feature Kris Lager Band on Friday, July 2, and Mike Zito with Special Guest Kevin BF Burt on Saturday, July 3.


Friday, July 2

Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free)

4 p.m. Kris Lager (Solo)

6:30 p.m. FunkDaddies

Barn Jams After Dark at DanceMor Ballroom BUY TICKETS

9 p.m. Kris Lager Band

Saturday, July 3

Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free)

12 p.m. Billy Heller

3:30 p.m. Joe & Vicki Price

6:30 p.m. Rev. Raven & Chain Smoking Altar Boys

Barn Jams After Dark at DanceMor Ballroom BUY TICKETS

9 p.m. Kevin Burt

10 p.m. Mike Zito & His Big Blues Band

Sunday, July 4

Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free)

1 p.m. Tanya English Band

5 p.m. Tony Holiday Band

Monday, July 5

Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free)

1 p.m. Craig Erickson


Do I need a ticket to see the blues bands at Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery?
No. Music will remain free to the public at Cedar Ridge.

When will tickets go on sale for the two shows at DanceMor Ballroom?
Tickets will go on sale on May 13.

Is there parking available for the show at DanceMor Ballroom?
Street parking is available around the venue.

Will Cedar Ridge Bottled-in-Bond be on sale at retail during the festival?
Yes, Cedar Ridge’s annual release of Bottled-in-Bond will continue to be available, while supplies last, throughout the weekend.

Can I bring lawn chairs?
Yes, lawn chairs are permitted in certain areas of the grounds. See Bourbon and Blues Fest map below.

Bourbon and Blues Fest Map


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