It’s going to be a fabulous weekend in December. National and regional musicians will be heading to Bradenton, Florida for one of the biggest Blues Festivals of the year. Every year the event is sold out, so purchase your tickets early!
From the Blues Festival Website: Saturday, December 7, 2019- The musicians performing this year include 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.
Tickets can be purchased at bradentonbluesfestival.org
There is a “free” Blues Appetizer Concert on Friday night featuring the Rusty Wright Band and the Duffy Bishop Band. The evening is brought to you by Mojoe Productions. On Sunday, December 8, The Divebombers will be performing at the Bradenton Blues Brunch at Mattison’s on the Bradenton Riverwalk.
Additional Information: Tickets are nonrefundable. Rain or shine, we enjoy the blues. 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 Brunch is coordinated by Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk; Realize Bradenton is only offering ticket sales for this event.
For more information including dates and times of the event go to bradentonbluesfestival.org
Photos from Bradenton Blues Festival Website