COVID 19 protocols will be followed according to local health guidelines at the time of the event.
The Bradenton Blues Festival will be held at the Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion at Rossi Park.
This is a Sellout Festival!
Bradenton Blues Fest WeekendThe Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks-off on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, and ends on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022.
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022Gates open at 4:00 pm. The concert on Friday Dec. 2, 2022 is from 5:00-8:40pm.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022Gates open at 10am. The main event kicks-off at 11am, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, 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, wine, delicious food, and cool festival merchandise. Purchase your Bradenton Blues Fest tickets here.
Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, from 11 am–2 pm, at Mattison's City Grille. The Blues Brunch is a separately-ticketed event. Come and experience the blues in Bradenton!
Where Is Bradenton?The Bradenton Blues Festival weekend is held in downtown Bradenton, FL, USA. 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.
Where Is The Festival?The Bradenton Blues Festival is held at Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion at Rossi Park.
Where Is The Brunch?The Bradenton Blues Brunch is held at Mattison's Riverwalk Grille. The brunch address is 101 Riverfront Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34205.
The 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.
The 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.
- General Admission (Friday Only) = $20
- General Admission (Saturday Only) = $55
- General Admission (Friday and Saturday) = $65
- Front of Stage (Friday and Saturday) = $135
- Blues Brunch = $90
Yes, the festival is handicap accessible.
Handicap parking is available and you can request a map in advance of the festival.
- A personal bag
- Outside food and drink, including alcohol
- Weapons of any kind
- Illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
- Glass, metal, or plastic beverage/food containers
- Laser pointers
- Roller skates/blades, bikes, scooters, skateboards, and hoverboards
- Pets of any kind (only service animals with appropriate credentials will be permitted; we kindly ask you to bring proper identification for your service animal).
Although we'd really like to meet your furry (or feathered) friends, please leave them at home.
Only service animals with appropriate credentials will be permitted. We kindly ask you to bring proper identification for your service animal.
Check out what there is to do in Bradenton, and where you can stay by clicking here.
Camping and RV parking is available, but not on the festival grounds.
For a list of RV and campsites, please visit the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau website, or call (941) 729-9177.
We are currently not accepting bands for our upcoming festival.
If you would like to be considered for future events, please complete our online band application. Only bands listed on the online band application are selected, we do not select bands who email us.
For more information about downtown Bradenton, visit RealizeBradenton.com.