(ST. PETERSBURG, FL) – The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is an internationally renowned, three-day music festival that has been staged for the past 25 years on the sunny shores of Tampa Bay. The event features spectacular waterfront views, a tropical atmosphere, and the finest in blues music. Join us Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 3-5, 2020 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tampa Bay Blues Festival when it returns to Vinoy Waterfront Park in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Palladium Theater will host the Official “Kick Off Party” on Thursday, April 2, with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. Tickets available at here. The After Show on Saturday, April 4, at the Ringside Café has no cover and will feature The Proven Ones, with Kid Ramos, and Canada’s Dawn Tyler Watson.
Proceeds from the Tampa Bay Blues Festival will benefit our charity partner, PARC. PARC has been our primary charity for the past 25 years, and its work is critical to the welfare of the Tampa Bay community.
The festival draws visitors from throughout the United States and Europe and is regarded as one of the best blues festivals in the world. In 2011, the Festival received the prestigious Blues Foundation’s “Keeping the Blues Alive” award for best U.S. Blues Festival.
The 2020 artist line-up is as follows:
Friday, April 3, 2020
8:30 pm J.J. Grey & Mofro
6:30 pm Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
4:30 pm Danielle Nicole
2:30 pm Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
12:30 pm Jason Ricci
Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:30 pm Aaron Neville
6:30 pm Jimmie Vaughan
4:30 pm The Proven Ones featuring Kid Ramos
2:30 pm Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers
12:30 pm Dawn Tyler Watson
Sunday, April 5, 2020
8:30 pm Larkin Poe
6:30 pm Rod Piazza Band with Rusty Zinn
4:30 pm Ronnie Baker Brooks
2:30 pm Bruce Katz
1:00 pm Backtrack Blues Band
Gates open at approximately noon. Music until 10 pm each evening.
The festival will feature a large concert stage and state of the art P.A. system. Multiple food vendors will be providing Florida foods, seafood, Cuban foods, and a variety of festival treats. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are also sold on site, together with sodas and other beverages. Patrons may not bring outside food or drink to the event. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged; Children 12 & under are free.
General Admission Ticket Prices: Friday: $50 – Saturday: $50 – Sunday: $45 – All Three Days: $120
Tickets available online at here.
Purchase tickets on or before December 31 and enjoy discounted pricing!
Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of show (cash only).
Three Day Blues Club VIP packages (includes festival admission; access to the Transamerica VIP Tent with food presentations by Outback Steakhouse from 4 pm until 6 pm; front of stage seating; complimentary Sunday champagne party; free food, beer, wine & soda. VIP passes available at here for $550 for all three days (discounts are available through December 31, 2019). Single day (Friday, Saturday, & Sunday) VIP passes include festival admission, access to the Transamerica VIP Tent, front of stage seating (chairs provided), and free food, beer, wine & soda. Discounts are available through December 31, 2019.
Free Shuttle service on First Street North from city parking garages (South Core and Sundial St. Pete).
Official “Kick Off” Party/After Shows. The Palladium Theater will host the Official “Kick Off Party” on Thursday, April 2, with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. Tickets available at here. After Show on Saturday, April 4, at Ringside Cafe.
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival has earned a strong reputation for hosting one of the most scenic and best blues music festivals in the world. We look forward to seeing you in Florida this spring for three great days of blues by the bay!