Bradenton Blues Festival

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020

The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, brings musicians of national and regional acclaim to the big stage on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, from 11 a.m.–8p.m., representing a variety of blues styles.

This year’s lineup includes: Billy Branch has been Nominated for 2020 BMAs which include Album of the Year & Traditional Blues Album for Roots and Branches, The Songs of Little Walter, BB King Entertainer, Instrumentalist – Harmonica, & Traditional Blues Male Artist. In 2018, Lucky Peterson was nominated in the UK for Best Blues Act Award. Mud Morganfield won the Living Blues Album of the Year Award and was nominated for the Best Album and the Traditional Blues Male Artist Album of the 2013 Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards. Selwyn Birchwood won Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Terrie Odabi is 2020 BMA Nominee for Soul Blues Female Artist. Marquise Knox’s debut album MANCHILD was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. The release also received worldwide acclaim, including Living Blues’ Best Debut Artist Award. The Jimmys won 2018 MAMA Awards for Keyboardist of the Blues Performer of the Year.

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; tickets to the 2017 and 2018 festival sold out weeks before Thanksgiving and in 2019 before Halloween. 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.