Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, brings musicians of national and regional acclaim to the big stage on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, from 11 a.m.–8p.m., representing a variety of blues styles.
This year’s lineup includes the Welch-Ledbetter Connection, who are combined seven-time Blues Music Award (BMA) winners; Mr. Sipp, winner of 2016 BMA Best New Artist Album; Shakura S’Aida, International Blues Challenge runner-up; Chris Cain, nominated for four W.C. Handy Blues Awards; Harper and Midwest Kind, winner of 14 separate awards in four different countries; Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, 2015 R&B Hall of Fame Robert Johnson Rising Star Award winner; and Kelley Hunt, who’s commanding, passionate stage presence and superior vocal, keyboard and songwriting skills she has earned the respect of critics and fans across North America and Europe.
Buy your general admission ticket, and bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket and find yourself a set on the grassy lawn near the big stage, or reserve yourself a front-of-stage chair! Either way, you’re going to have an amazing view, and you’re going to hear the best sound coming from the big stage.
Bring your appetite! Our specialty food and drink vendors will be have lunch, dinner, and tasty treats for you to purchase until the end of the show. Imports, domestics, and locally-brewed craft beer will be available, as well as red and white wine. Specialty blues vendors will also be at the festival.
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.
The Bradenton Blues Festival is located at the Bradenton Riverwalk Event Pavilion: 452 3rd Ave. West Bradenton, FL 34205.