The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, December 2, 2016, with a free Blues Appetizer Concert. The main event is on Saturday, December 3, 2016, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to amazing music, our award-winning annual festival features local craft beer, delicious specialty food vendors, and more. The festivities continue with blues after-parties Saturday evening. The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Blues Brunch on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!


Bradenton is located on the west coast of Florida, just 8 miles east of the white sandy beaches of Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key, 10 miles north of the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport, 115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.



The Bradenton Blues Festival is produced by Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to create a vibrant and prosperous downtown area for residents, visitors, and businesses.

The proceeds from the Bradenton Blues Festival support Realize Bradenton’s youth, art, and music programs that are free to the community, including our Blues in the Schools program.

2015 Bradenton Blues Festival Video