Lee Clark Zumpe/Tampa Bay Newspapers
(CLEARWATER, FL) – It’s a tried-and-true recipe for Clearwater: Combine fresh seafood and spicy-hot blues on a placid February weekend.
This year’s Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23, at the scenic Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Gates will open at 1 p.m. General admission is free. VIP tickets also are available. For more information and to purchase VIP or reserved seating tickets, visit Sea-Blues.com.
Event organizers are promising a weekend full of authentic blues music served with a side of fresh, mouth-watering seafood. While enjoying great live performances, attendees also have an opportunity to experience Gulf Coast cuisine as vendors dish up selections such as jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish and gumbo.
Saturday’s performers include Allen Stone, Southern Avenue, Brandon Santini, RJ Howson, Reverend Barry & the Funk, and Someday Honey. Sunday’s lineup features Tab Benoit, Victor Wainwright & the Train, Heather Gillis, Betty Fox Horn Band, and the Broadcast. Doyle Bramhall II was originally slated to perform, but due to personal reasons will not be appearing at this year’s festival.