Bradenton Blues Festival
Name: Bradenton Blues Festival
Date: December 6, 2019 - December 8, 2019
“Blues Appetizer” Concert Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 The “Blues Appetizer” Concert is a free event on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, from 6–9 p.m., at the Event Pavilion on the Bradenton Riverwalk. Bring your chairs or blanket and find a spot in the grassy lawn and enjoy music by the Rusty Wright Band and the Duffy Bishop Band. Even though it’s a free event, don’t forget to bring your wallet! Our specialty food vendors will have delicious dinners and tasty snacks available to purchase until the end of the show. Craft beer and wine will also be available. Specialty blues vendors will also be at the festival, so be sure to pick up a t-shirt or gift for a friend. On the same big stage as the Bradenton Blues Festival, this free show is made possible by Mojoe Productions, Inc. and Realize Bradenton. The “Blues Appetizer” Concert is located at the Bradenton Riverwalk Event Pavilion: 452 3rd Ave. West Bradenton, FL 34205. Bradenton Blues Festival Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 The Bradenton Blues Festival, presented by BMO Harris Bank, brings musicians of national and regional acclaim to the big stage on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, from 11 a.m.–8p.m., representing a variety of blues styles. This year’s lineup includes: Kenny Neal who was nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album and also won 2 BMAs – one for Best Contemporary Blues Album and the other for Best Contemporary Male Blues Artist; Toronzo Cannon who was nominated for four Blues Music Awards in 2017; Biscuit Miller won his first BMA in 2012 followed by a second BMA for Best Bass Player in 2017; Duke Robillard was named Best Blues Guitarist by BMAs four years out of five (2000, 2001, 2003, 2004) making him the second most honored guitarist for that award; Annika Chambers received a nomination for BMAs Best New Artist in 2015; John Primer is a Chicago Blues Hall of Famer with 2 Grammy Nominations; Zac Harmon won the coveted BMA for Best New Artist Debut for the Blues; Angela Easley was 2016 Nashville Blues Challenge Finalist and performed in February at Hard Rock Cafe Memphis for Hart Fund Benefit during 2017 International Blues Challenge week. 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 and 2018 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. Bradenton Blues Brunch Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 The Bradenton Blues Brunch is Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, from 11 a.m.—2 p.m., at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, Downtown Bradenton. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. A limited number of tickets are available for $55 each. Enjoy a three-course, seated-and-served brunch created by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison, featuring a complementary Bloody Mary bar, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. Live performance by The Divebombers. Course 1: Southwestern Quiche arugula, roasted corn, charred tomato, chimichurri vinaigrette Course 2: Corned Beef white & sweet potato hash, bacon, confit tri-color peppers Course 3: Blintzes hazelnut cream *Vegan option is available at checkout Kindly note: The Bradenton Blues Brunch is coordinated by Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille, Downtown Bradenton; Realize Bradenton is only offering ticket sales for this event.