The Bradenton Blues Festival is SOLD OUT!

The Bradenton Blues Festival sold out on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, 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, Nov. 30, 6–9 p.m. No tickets required.

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.

The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, with a free “Blues Appetizer” Concert, brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc.

The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 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.

The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!

This is a Sellout Festival!

Buy your tickets before planning your trip! The festival has sold out every year, and tickets to the 2017 festival sold out weeks before Thanksgiving. Due to the unique location of the festival and brunch, and for the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, there are a limited number of tickets available.

Where is 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 (SRQ), 40 miles south of the Tampa International Airport, 115 miles southwest of Orlando, and 240 miles northwest of Miami.


More Than a Festival

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.

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.

Each purchase of tickets includes a one-year bonus subscription of Blues Music Magazine, a $12.95 value. Blues Music Magazine is delivered in January, April, July, and October each year.

Experience the Bradenton Blues Festival

Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Remain!

A limited number of sponsorships are available. For more information regarding sponsor benefits, click here to learn more.