Organizers of the 3rd Annual Bradenton Blues Festival have announced the line up for this year's event. Judging by the artists on the roster, and the fact that last year's festival in sunny Florida sold out, they are hopeful for another large influx of blues fans to the Bradenton Riverwalk in December.
Taking to the outdoor stage will be:
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials
Bill Branch and the Son of the Blues
and numerous local talents
The Bradenton Blues Festival will also include a wide range of food vendors featuring Southern cuisine, craft beverages, and many events sponsored by the local Realize Bradenton organization. A large part of their work deals with youth art and music outreach programs, including a concert at Manatee High School by festival artist EG Kight. Organizers note that attendees last year hailed from 30 states and they hope to add to that number this year. Check back for more updates as we near the festival.
Complete information about the Bradenton Blues Festival, including tickets, directions, and schedules, can be found at www.BradentonBluesFestival.org