They’re Singing the Blues in Clearwater This Weekend
Seafood. Blues music. Craft beer. Need we say more?
CLEARWATER – With more than 1,000 VIP tickets already sold, and many top-rated blues artists set to perform; this year’s Sea-Blues Festival is expected to be one of the biggest ones to date.
The Clearwater Seafood and Blues Festival (Sea-Blues) will transform Coachman Park into a music and foodie paradise Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 18-19). Visitors will dine on some of the area’s best seafood while listening to some chart-topping blues music, and top it all off with a world class selection of craft beers.
Headlining Saturday’s day of music, fun and food will be JJ Grey & Mofro. This Southern rock, funky, blues band is no stranger to entertaining thousands, playing at some of the largest festivals worldwide, including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock in Japan and more. Jamming out on stage that day will also be the Record Company, nominated for a Blues Music
Award for Contemporary Blues Album. The Congress, The Sheepdogs, Bear & Robert, and local favorite, the Ries Brothers, will also entertain the crowd on Saturday.
American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter Walter Trout, also nominated for a Blues Music Award, will headline Sunday’s entertainment. Trout is a three-time winner of the Overseas Artist of the Year title at the British Blues Awards, and a three-time Blues Music Awards nominee. American blues musician and slide guitar legend Sonny Landreth and American guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter Mike Zito will also jam out on Sunday. Completing Sunday’s lineup will be Selwyn Birchwood, a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter; The Souliz Band, recently taking second place out of 121 bands at the International Blues Challenge; and the popular regional performer the Betty Fox Band rounds out the lineup.
Keeping up with tradition and staying true to its name, the 2017 Sea-Blues Festival will feature mouth-watering seafood dishes from the area’s best restaurants, and some of the area’s most famous craft beers.
General admission to the festival is free. Reserved seating starts at $25 with two-day passes available. VIP packages start at $70 and include a reserved seat, dinner, two drink tickets, access to the VIP bar and executive restrooms. All prices are subject to taxes and fees.
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will offer a free shuttle to and from the event from a “Park & Ride” location set up at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, 2450 Drew St. Shuttles will leave the lot at the top of every hour beginning at 11 a.m. each day.
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