They’re Singing the Blues in St. Pete This Weekend
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival, which runs Friday through Sunday, has a kickoff party scheduled Thursday night.
ST. PETERSBURG – Each year since 1995, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival has been staged at scenic Vinoy Waterfront Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. The park is located directly on the shores of Tampa Bay, with acres of plush grass and palm trees. Vinoy Park is the perfect tropical setting for one of the world’s greatest blues music festivals.
The Blues Festival is an ideal setting to enjoy Florida’s sunshine and warm spring weather. For guests seeking an enhanced festival experience, we offer a special VIP Package with “front” stage seating, a large VIP tent with free food, beer and soda, and beautiful views of Tampa Bay.
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival has established itself as one of the world’s preeminent blues music events, having presented over 250 of the world’s greatest blues performers. This year’s artists include Brandon Santini, Dawn Tyler Watson, Toronzo Cannon, Tab Benoit, Buddy Guy and the Backtrack Blues Band. Samantha Fish will be featured during a kickoff party Thursday (April 6).
A state of the art PA system and lighting will be provided to insure the very best sound and entertainment.
Throughout the festival grounds, you will enjoy tasty food, including seafood, barbeque, Cuban cuisine, and other culinary treats. Festival vendors also include arts & crafts. Premium beer and wine are also available. Proceeds from the event benefit our charity partner, Pinellas Association for Retarded Children.
The official Tampa Bay Blues Fest “Kick Off Party” is returning to the Palladium Theater, at 253 Fifth Ave. N. Tickets are only $20, and are available on the event’s Buy Tickets page. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert runs from 8 p.m until 11 p.m.
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival itself is at Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Drive NE. Friday (April 7) and Saturday (April 8) gates open about 11:30 a.m. Sunday (April 9), gates open about noon. Music will continue until 10 p.m. each evening.
For tickets and other information, go to tampabaybluesfest.com.
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