The Bradenton Blues Festival sold out on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, earlier than ever, and nearly two weeks BEFORE the event! Tickets will not be available at the gate.

Due to the unique location of the festival, and for the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, there were a limited number of tickets available.

We invite you to attend the FREE ‘Blues Appetizer’ Concert on Friday, Dec. 1, 6–9 p.m.

Realize Bradenton, the nonprofit that produces the Bradenton Blues Festival, directs proceeds raised from the event back into the community to support art and music programs for youth, including Blues in the Schools.

Please check BradentonBluesFestival.org in March, 2018, for ticket purchases for the Dec. 1, 2018, festival.

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, with a free “Blues Appetizer” Concert, brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc.

SOLD OUT: The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 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 all evening long.

SOLD OUT: The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. The Blues Brunch is presented by Urology Partners. 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.

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