The Suncoast Blues Festival will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000
Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34237 and will feature artists Bobby Rush, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and
Bnois King, Eden Brent, Zac Harmon, Vasti Jackson and Mr. Sipp. It will also feature a free Blues Teaser
Concert on Friday, April 24, 2015, from 6:30pm until 9:30 with the RJ Howson Band and Lauren Mitchell
Band. Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item which will be donated to Caring for Children
Bobby Rush, who has been performing for decades, has received numerous accolades throughout his
career, including Grammy Award nominations, and many nominations and awards at the Blues Music
Awards. Eden Brent is a Blues Music Award Winner in two categories: Acoustic Album of the Year and
Acoustic Artist of the Year. Zac Harmon was named Best New Artist Debut at the XM Nation Music
Awards and is an International Blues Challenge Winner. Mr. Sipp is the 2014 International Blues
Challenge Winner and the 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner.
Gates open at 11:00 AM. Tickets are $30 (through April 1, 2015). Tickets will be $40 at the gate on the
day of the event.