Are you ready for the blues? To help gear up for the fourth annual Bradenton Blues Festival, Realize Bradenton is re-launching the “Blues Bar Buzz,” a concert series showcasing top blues artists performing at local music venues. This “buzz” event features Janiva Magness at Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, in Sarasota on Saturday, October 10th at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and at the door. To purchase tickets in advance, contact 941-388-7539.
At each “buzz” event, festival tickets will be available for $5 off the advance ticket price of $30 (for a cost of $25) and festival hats, t-shirts and limited-edition posters will be for sale. In addition, free raffles will take place between sets for general admission tickets and t-shirts.
This Blues Bar Buzz concert showcases Janiva Magness, Saturday, October 10, 8 p.m. Hailed by critics as one of the “premier blues and R&B singers in the world today,” Janiva Magness is an artist of raw power, emotional complexity and seemingly endless technical ability. Blues Revue calls her “a bold and potent artist of the highest order, with a powerful, soulful voice…impossible to forget.” Whether performing her own songs or covering classics from her expansive repertoire, this 2009 B.B. King Entertainer of the Year leaves no stone unturned. Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse who can sing just about anything. With a life story that reads like a Greek tragedy, Magness has channeled her hardscrabble childhood into a decades-long music career that includes 11 critically acclaimed albums, over 23 nominations and numerous awards. Her latest CD, “Original,” has garnered her three more nominations for the Blues Foundation’s 2015 Blues Music Awards, including Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Song, and Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist, a title she’s won twice before. On the road, Magness and her world-class road band are renowned for charismatic and electrifying performances that deliver “blues and soul with show-stopping authority,” (Los Angeles Daily News).
1525 4th St
Sarasota, FL 34236
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