Just a quick update to our story about the 2021 Bradenton Blues Festival: Tickets are going on sale June 1.
Realize Bradenton has announced that sales for the 10th anniversary fest, set for Dec. 3-5, will be available at bradentonbluesfestival.org/tickets starting on that date. The weekend event features concerts Friday and Saturday at LECOM Park plus a Sunday Blues Brunch at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille.
Prices include ticketing fees and range from $20-$30 for the Friday concert. For the daylong Saturday performances, front of stage tickets are $135 (early bird, through Sept. 30) or $150 (Oct. 1-Dec. 2). There are also stadium tickets for $55 in advance (kids 5-17 $25) and day of the event for $65. The brunch price is $60.
In the musicians’ lineup Friday are Cece Teneal and Soul Kamotion, Johnny Rawls and Doug MacLeod. The Saturday main event welcomes Terrie Odabi, Jimmy Carpenter, James Armstrong, Dawn Tyler Watson, Bernard Allison and Bobby Rush as the headliner, while the Sunday brunch features Ariella.
Tickets for the festival typically sell fast, so if you are a blues fan, better mark your calendar for Tuesday, June 1 now.