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Experience the Bradenton Blues Music Festival

The Bradenton Blues Music Festival will be happening on December 6th, 2019. It is an annual blues festival that bolsters an amazing group of talented international musicians, a wide selection of local craft beer, delectable food vendors, and much more. To end off the weekend of music, the festival hosts a brunch, prepared by award-winning chef Paul Mattison, with which all guests of the festival are invited to come and attend. The Bradenton Blues Music Festival will make a unique addition to your vacation. We offer plenty of Anna Maria Island rental homes near this amazing festival so you won’t miss out.

Picture taken from the Bradenton Blues Music Festival of a guitarist jamming on stage

About Blues Fest

There is more to the festival than food and music though. The festival is put on by Realize Bradenton, a non-profit organization that brings people together to create and brings artistic practices to Bradenton Beach. Tickets purchased at the festival go towards supporting programs put on by Realize Bradenton, as well as some of the local artists backed by the organization.

Billy Biscuit and the Mix will also be there. Noted as the best bass player twice in 2012 and 2017, Billy Biscuit is known for his high energy shows and charismatic music. The festivities are going to be opened by the award-winning organist, singer, and songwriter who combines blues artists and modern lyrics. 

Kenny Neal performer

The Duke Robillard Band will also be at the festival this year. Michael Robillard is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and bandleader extraordinaire. Having won the Blues Music Award for Best Guitarist in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, the Duke Robillard Band is surely one not to be missed at this year’s festival. Next, Annika Chambers is a truly unique artist at the festival. Annika grew up singing at the church, but after two military tours for the United States Army, she understood what gift her voice had. Chambers’s debut record, Making My Mark, was an instant success and climbed up the blues charts in the United States and in Europe. She was nominated for “Best New Artist” the Blues Music Awards in 2015. Her sophomore effort, Wild and Free, debut at number seven on the Billboard blues chart. Annika continues to inspire and support the next generation of blues artists and the legacy of blues music. 

Tickets and Parking

Tickets for the Bradenton Blues Music Festival cost $45 for Saturday general admission and $55 for Sunday Blues Brunch. Purchase your tickets on the Music Festival’s website.

Plan Your Vacation

It is time to save your spot on the beach! Plan your next family vacation to Anna Maria Island. It is the perfect place to leave all your worries behind and enjoy the beach.

Worried about getting to the festival or parking? We have you covered. There are plenty of lots available at City Hall, Manatee City Center, and the Cardiology parking lot, giving you ample space to park around the festival activities. There is also a large number of taxi services available for you to get to and from the festival. If you are planning on having a few drinks at the festival, it is better to be safe than sorry and guarantee yourself a safe ride back to your Holmes Beach vacation rental.

If you are looking to partake in a truly unique music festival and a group of artists while visiting, then The Bradenton Blues Music Festival is the right experience for you. You will hear a plethora of local talent sharing the stage with some great international artists. It is a great way to spend quality time in the winter in Anna Maria Island and is fun for the whole family. Looking to enjoy some great weather and also take in some great art festivals this winter? Then look no further than planning your next vacation to Anna Maria Island for the Bradenton Blues Music Festival.

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