Upcoming Event: Suncoast Blues Festival

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If you love blues music, the Suncoast Blues Festival is a great event for you. It will be held on Saturday, April 25th at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. This event will provide plenty of entertainment with one of the best blues line-ups in the area for 2015.

The Line-Up

Many top blues artists will be take the stage at the festival including:

  • Eden Brent
  • Bobby Rush
  • Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King
  • Mr. Sipp
  • Zac Harmon
  • Vasti Jackson
  • And More!

These artists are some of the top in the blues genre. They will provide all kinds of entertainment throughout the day.

Friday Night Concert

Friday night, you can also catch The RJ Howson Band and The Lauren Mitchell Band before the actual festival. The Friday night concert will be free, but they do ask that you bring a canned food item to donate to Caring For Children Charities.

The Friday Night Blues Teaser concert will start at 5:30pm and run until about 8pm. It will be held at the Sarasota Fairgrounds and both food and craft vendors will be on site.

Host Hotel

If you prefer to stay overnight, the host hotel for the event is Days Inn. It's found in Bradenton near I-75. You can request the Suncoast Blues Festival rate when you make your reservation, which is $64.95.

Event Information

The gates will open at 11am for the event and the music will start at 12pm. You cannot get into the fairgrounds without a valid ticket and the event will happen rain or shine.

Plenty of free parking will be available. You can bring lawn chairs and blankets if you plan to use the open seating, but reserved seating is available. No coolers will be allowed, but merchandise, food and beverage vendors will be on hand.

Tickets can be ordered online at, http://suncoastbluesfestival.com or purchased at Fogt's Music found at 4209 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

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