Coming Up

Bradenton Blues Festival Returns in December, Starring Bobby Rush

The festival has announced its dates and musical lineup.

02/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota Nov. 19-Nov. 25

Sarasota Ballet and Sarasota Contemporary Dance perform, SaraSolo fest returns virtually, walks for chocolate and fitness, and more.

11/19/2020 By Kay Kipling

Music Updates

Sarasota Concert Association and Bradenton Blues Festival Make Some Changes

The blues fest has a new venue, and the concert group is shortening its season, due to Covid-19 concerns.

08/27/2020 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Blues Guitarist Toronzo Cannon Headlines the Bradenton Blues Festival

“I tell stories that make people feel ‘I’ve lived that’ or ‘I know that situation.’”

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Fills Riverwalk Once More This December

The festival weekend offers a full day of music, plus an "appetizer" concert and a blues brunch.

06/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Spotlight

Castro Coleman Headlines This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Coleman won the International Blues Challenge in 2014.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Lineup Announced

The festival takes place Dec. 1 along Bradenton's Riverwalk.

03/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Blues Man

Joe Louis Walker Will Headline This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Walker brings his scorching sound to this year's fest.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

The Countdown Begins

Bradenton Blues Festival 2017

The December event promises a host of blues musicians and more.

06/06/2017 By Kay Kipling

Weekly Planner

Your Top 10 Things to Do: Dec. 1-7

Bradenton Blues Festival, downtown Sarasota’s holiday parade, a Live Art Battle and more.

12/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Weekend Planner

Your Top 6 Things to Do: Oct. 20-26

A free Celebration of the Arts, Mote Circus by the Sea, Jazz Club’s Oktoberfest Pub Crawl and more.

10/20/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Bradenton Blues Festival Announces 2016 Line-Up

The annual festival weekend also includes a free concert and a blues brunch.

06/22/2016 By Kay Kipling

Article

Bradenton Blues Festival Kicks Off on Saturday

In addition to an all-star lineup of musicians, photographer Joseph A. Rosen will be selling and signing copies of his new book, Blues Hands.

12/04/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Top Sarasota Events Picks: December 2015

Our top picks for December.

12/01/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Sarasota Season Preview 2013: Sarasota Dance, Theater, Music, Visual Arts and More

Your guide to the must-see shows, stars and special events for 2013-2014.

11/01/2013 By Kay Kipling