COVID 19 protocols will be followed according to local health guidelines at the time of the event. 

For additional ticketing questions, call (941) 747-3031.

The Bradenton Blues Festival will be held at LECOM Park, the spring home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the full time home of their Class-A affiliate, the Bradenton Marauders, in historic downtown Bradenton, Florida.

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 festivals sold out weeks before Thanksgiving and the 2019 festival sold out before Halloween! For the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, there are a limited number of tickets available to all three events.

Festival Address

The festival address is 1611 9th St W, Bradenton, FL 34205.

Bradenton Blues Fest Weekend

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks-off on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, and ends on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021.

Friday, Dec. 3, 2021

The concert on Friday Dec. 3, 2021 is from 4-7:45pm.

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021

Gates open at 10am. The main event kicks-off at 11am Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, 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. 5, 2021

The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch Sunday, Dec. 4, 2021, from 11 am–2 pm, at Mattison's City Grille. The Blues Brunch is a separately-ticketed event. Purchase your Blues Brunch ticket here. 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 LECOM Park.

The festival address is 1611 9th Street W, Bradenton, FL 34205.

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.

You bet! We were rated the Best Blues Festival in the United States for 2015 by Blues411.

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.

Friday = $20 - $30 Saturday = $55 - $150 Sunday, Blues Brunch at Mattison's Riverwalk Grille = $68
Children 4 and under do not need a ticket. Ages 5–17 must purchase a Youth ticket.
We encourage you to purchase your tickets early since the festival has sold out every year: two weeks before the event in 2017 and 2018, and before Halloween in 2019.
Online ticket sales begin at noon on June 1, 2021.

Yes, the festival is handicap accessible.

Handicap parking is available and you can request a map in advance of the festival.

Will Call is available for a nominal at the festival's main entrance at the corner of 9th St W & 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205. Tickets are available for free on your mobile device.
No, re-entry is not allowed. Sorry, no exceptions.
The following items ARE permitted:
  • Blankets
  • Cameras
  • Sunscreen
  • A personal bag
  • Medically-required items (crutches, wheelchair, medications, etc.)
Kindly note that all bags and purses will be inspected by police or security upon entry.
The following items are NOT permitted and may be forfeited during the bag check:
  • Outside food and drink, including alcohol
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Illegal drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
  • Glass, metal, or plastic beverage/food containers
  • Flasks
  • Laser pointers
  • Coolers
  • Roller skates/blades, bikes, scooters, skateboards, and hoverboards
  • Umbrellas, tents, and chairs
  • 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).
Kindly note that all bags and purses will be inspected by police or security upon entry.

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.

An ATM is located within the festival, but we recommend you bring cash and a credit/debit card with you. Using touchless credit cards is highly encouraged. You can purchase local craft beer and wine, delicious food, and cool festival merchandise with your credit/debit card, or cash.

Unpack your bags in a renovated Roaring 20s hotel, on your yacht at the marina, in a quaint bed and breakfast, or in a hotel less than a 5-minute drive from the festival and steps to the Riverwalk.

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.

No, smoking is not permitted inside the event and re-entry is not allowed.

Tickets will be available on your mobile device and do not need to be printed. If you would like to pick up printed tickets, they are available at Will Call for a nominal fee.
Bradenton Blues Festival tickets are NOT refundable. We enjoy the Blues rain or shine.

For more information about downtown Bradenton, visit RealizeBradenton.com.