Bradenton Blues Events This Weekend at Bradenton Riverwalk

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Bradenton Blues Fest

(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.



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