About Us

About Blues on the Hill

Blues on the Hill is an annual concert series that features national and international Blues Music Artists.  The event has been a family oriented cultural event in Harlingen for the last 12 years. Blues on the Hill was started in May 2000 as a collaboration between Tom Wilson, the late Parks and Recreation Director, Jeff Lyssy and Mike Jaramillo from Harlingen Parks and Recreation, and Chris Maley from Public Radio 88.1FM. Blues on the Hill is FREE to the public.  The event is supported by the generous donations from local businesses and volunteers.  In the past, there was three shows a year in May, June and August.  Due to public demand, a fourth show in November was added in 2012.

Location and Parking

Blues on the Hill is held at McKelvey Park in Harlingen, Texas.  McKelvey Park is located at 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, across the street from the Valley Morning Star. From Tyler, take a right on S. Commerce towards S. 77/Sunshine Strip. Take a right at Worthwood (side street running in front of Pizza Hut and Valley Morning Star) just past the Taft intersection. Proceed on Worthwood past the Elk’s Lodge towards the gate entrance that leads to the parking area. Get Directions

Occasionally events will be held at Lon. C Hill park in Harlingen, Texas. Lon C. Hill Park is located On L Street, across from the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium Complex. From Tyler, take a left on N. Commerce, then a left onto Fair Park Boulevard. Lon C Hill Park will be on the left side, at L st, across from the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium Complex. Get Directions.

In the event of inclement weather, Blues on the Hill will relocate to the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium at 1204 Fair Park Blvd. Seating is limited; approximately 1,500 seat capacity.

Food and Beverages

Food vendors are always on site selling BBQ, Fajitas, Hot Dogs, Nachos, funnel cakes, cotton candy, kettle corn, tacos, etc. Bottled water, sodas and beer are also available.

These concessions finance future shows. No outside food and beverages are permitted.

Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.