Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend 2017

Bradenton Blues Festival

Bradenton Blues Weekend 2017

The Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend kicks off on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, with a free “Blues Appetizer” Concert.

SOLD OUT! The Bradenton Blues Festival is on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, 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, delicious specialty food vendors, and more. The festivities continue with blues after-parties all evening long.

The weekend wraps up with a tasty and soulful Bradenton Blues Brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017.

Come and experience the blues weekend in Bradenton!

When & Where


Dec. 1 – 3, 2017


Dec. 1 – "Blues Appetizer" Concert: Free!
Dec. 2 – Bradenton Blues Festival: Buy Tickets
Dec. 3 – Blues Brunch: Buy Tickets


Riverwalk Event Pavilion
Downtown Bradenton, FL
452 3rd Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205
Click here for a map

Presenting & Hosting Sponsors

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Bradenton Blues Fest Musicians

Brody Buster
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • Between Sets

Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”

Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 2:45–3:45 p.m.

Chubby Carrier is undeniably “The World’s Premier Zydeco Showman.” Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band are turning heads around the world and bringing Louisiana flavor to the masses.

Curtis Salgado
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 5:15–6:30 p.m.

With a career spanning forty years, award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonicist/songwriter Curtis Salgado is a one-of-a-kind talent whose music is as compelling as his story.

Damon Fowler & Matt Walker
Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 • 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Damon Fowler & Matt Walker have toured together in Damon’s Trio, Southern Hospitality, with Butch Trucks, and the Freight Train.

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 • 6 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones play traditional blues, West Coast and Texas swing, and early 50’s roots rock. This is real deal rocking’ rhythm & blues!

Joe Louis Walker
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 6:45–8 p.m.

A Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album Everybody Wants A Piece cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues.

Nick Moss Band
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 1:30–2:30 p.m.

A conversation with guitarist and blues aficionado, Nick Moss, is never dull. The 16-time Blues Music Award nominee is one of the top draws on the blues circuit and one of the most exciting, dynamic performers working today.

Sean Chambers Band
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”

Sugar Blue
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 4–5 p.m.

Sugar Blue incorporates what he has learned into his visionary and singular style, technically dazzling yet wholly soulful.

TC Carr & Bolts of Blue
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 • 7:45–9 p.m.

He has long earned a reputation as one of the premier harmonica players in the United States and Europe. He is a Florida native and passionate singer songwriter.

Vanessa Collier
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 • 12:15–1:15 p.m.

A multitalented blues vocalist, saxophonist, and songwriter, hailing from the world-renowned Berklee College of Music where she earned dual degrees in Performance and Music Production & Engineering.