(BRADENTON, FL) – The eighth
annual festival returns with some of the best and brightest names in modern
blues. The Saturday Dec 7th main event is headlined by Grammy-nominated
guitarist Kenny Neal, who also won this year’s Blues Music Award for
Contemporary Blues Male Artist, with numerous other Grammy nominees and Blues
Music Award winners on the lineup.
Saturday’s festival is sold
out, but there’s a free “Blues Appetizer” concert Friday Dec 6th headlined by
Portland, Oregon’s Duffy Bishop Band plus the Rusty Wright Band. The “Bradenton
Blues Brunch” is on Sunday at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille.
The weekend festivities
continue with blues after-parties all evening long. Some festival performers
will also play separate Sarasota-Manatee shows, including Toronzo Cannon on
Friday at The Blue Rooster.
The weekend wraps up Sunday,
December 8th with live music and a tasty and soulful “Bradenton Blues
Brunch presented by Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille in downtown Bradenton and prepared
by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison.
Bradenton Riverwalk is at 452
Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Admission is free on Friday, Saturday is sold-out, and
Sunday’s admission is $55.