The 2020 Festival is Proceeding

Your safety is our number one priority. We have taken many steps to make it possible for you to experience live music in a safe manner. Here is a link to our complete health and safety guidelines for your reference.

We are closely monitoring current COVID conditions, at this point, the 2020 Bradenton Blues The Festival is still proceeding as scheduled. In the case of cancellation, you will receive a notification sent to the ticket purchaser’s email. Information will also be available on the website and through social media.

We are truly grateful for your understanding and cooperation during this unprecedented time.

The 2020 Festival is Moving to LECOM Park

Proceeding with care, the festival is reducing the number of attendees and moving to a site twice at large. General Admission attendees will be seated in assigned stadium seats and Front of Stage attendees are directly in front of the stage with seats provided in the outfield. Limited tickets are available.

The Blues Sound Better in Bradenton

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, with a “Blues Appetizer” Concert, brought to you by Mojoe Productions, Inc.

The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, is on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, with an outstanding lineup of talented blues musicians on the big stage. In addition to amazing music, you can purchase local craft beer and wine, delicious food, and cool festival merchandise.

The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. 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.

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, your recognition culminates on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Bradenton Blues Festival VIP area, with an open bar, lunch, appetizers, and dinner.

Please Note

Due to COVID, bands may change.