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!

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, 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

Interested in Sponsoring?

A limited number of sponsorships are available. For more information regarding sponsor benefits, email Johnette@RealizeBradenton.com.

Sponsors, both individuals and businesses, are recognized with many months of printed ads, social media campaigns, public relations, and banners resulting in nearly one-million impressions! In addition, you are invited to the Sponsor Thank-You Party in September, and your recognition culminates on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Bradenton Blues Festival Sponsor Pavilion, with an open bar, passed appetizers, lunch, and dinner catered by award-winning Chef Greg Campbell of Pier 22.