The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is returning for another year of enjoyment among musicians, fans, and families. Dubbed the “Best U.S. Blues Festival,” the festival is back at Vinoy Park for another festive celebration. This year’s blues performers will be unlike any other and are some of the top names in the business. Enjoy the captivating beauty, warm weather, and great music this year in the backdrop of a large public park and along one of the world’s finest beaches. Don’t be too overwhelmed because the lineup is just getting hotter with top performers such as Grace Potter, Beth Hart, Tab Benoit, Blood Brothers (Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia), Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Altered Five Blues Band, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Coco Montoya, Bernard Allison, Ally Venable, Cash Box Kings, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets, Southern Avenue, King Solomon Hicks and Bywater Call.
“Festival-goers are treated to world-class music in a gorgeous setting with beautiful palm trees, white sand, and clear water.” – Outdoorsy.com
“Fans continue to return to the Tampa Bay Blues Festival year after year to experience world class blues in beautiful tropical setting.” – Elmore Magazine
The tropical shores of Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg have been home to The Tampa Bay Blues Festival since its inception. If there’s anyone we could thank for the great blues vibes brought to use every year, it’s the vision of Charles Ross, the dream to put together and gather the most talented blues performers every year in a celebration of culture and beauty. It was in 1997 when they held the first-ever Tampa Bay Blues Festival, and now the famous get-together remains compelling and much-awaited. The rapid-fire succession of hot blue artists every year and on every show never fails to create the festive reincarnation of the blues. It’s a collaboration of the up-and-coming family of blues artists that revisits and celebrates the beauty of the art form.
Enjoyed by family and friends, the festival envisions a safe and relaxed atmosphere for a diverse crowd ready to party and chill out. Blues has been a home of influence for many popular music today. The electric guitars and broad freestyle licks accompanied by a flaring cool voice will take you to a wave of sublime peace. No wonder this festival is visited every year, packed, and tickets sold out. People enjoy the sunlit views, umbrella-silhouetted sceneries, and a variety of tasty, wholesome food and delectable culinary treats. They’ve catered for this festival with much ease for almost three decades, so get ready for more surprises this year because they never serve to disappoint. The services, bike rentals, merchandise booths, and PowerAde are crowd favorites each year. It is packed with people to enjoy and experience the music and vibes. So don’t miss out on the much-awaited dates in Tampa Bay: April 12, 13, & 14, 2024.
“The Tampa Bay Blues Festival represented an excellent combination of music, food and weather.” – MNBlues
The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is produced by the Tampa Bay Blues Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. Proceeds from the event benefit the charity partner, Parc Center for Disabilities. Services are provided with the utmost consideration of guests’ safety and entertainment. The venue is secured, safe, clean, and available for all ages. You can enjoy a night worry-free and relax to the music and cool scenery to your heart’s content. If you’re looking for a getaway and a little break from the busy streets, this festival offers premium enjoyment and relaxation.
This year, the festival will be highlighted by the “LA Song” hitmaker Beth Hart. Famous for her powerful and soulful voice, Beth Hart will surely make the audience gasp in excitement as she performs her greatest hits through her raw and raspy vocals. Grace Potter, the voice behind the hits “Stars,” “Paris (Ooh La La),” and “Something That I Want,” among many others, will also be performing at the festival. Known as the lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for the rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, the addition of Grace Potter to the festival lineup brings a dynamic and rock-infused element that will perfectly complement the diverse range of musical experiences. Joining them is the American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit. He is sure to give a good show by showcasing his powerful voice and guitar-slinging skills. With his distinctive styles that blend Delta blues, Louisiana blues, and Cajun influences, audience members will surely be treated to a show that is one for the books.
Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the decades as fourteen national blues musicians and musical groups perform at the 28th Annual Tampa Blues Festival. Blood Brothers (featuring Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia), Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Robert Jon & The Wreck, Coco Montoya, Altered Five Blues Band, Cash Box Kings, Bywater Call, Bernard Allison, Anson Funderburgh, Southern Avenue, Ally Venable, King Solomon Hicks, and many more notable acts round out the diverse lineup. This weekend is full of sound exploration and appreciation for the rich tapestry of the blues — thanks to each artist’s unique perspective on the genre. With these artists completing the lineup, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival is set to deliver a weekend of unparalleled musical diversity, showcasing the richness and variety of the blues genre.
“Whether you are a blues fanatic or just a lover of music, The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is a perfect weekend date idea for all.” – Tampa Bay DateNight Guide
From blues legends to talented upcoming musicians, the festival will surely give an atmosphere and music that everyone can enjoy! Make it a night to remember and create memories that will surely last for a long time. Enjoy the cool breeze, sunset views, and fabulous music for an unforgettable summer experience. This is one for your calendar because it’s hard not to miss out on this get-together. The festival caters not only to blues-minded individuals but also to people willing to relax, enjoy, and party throughout the night.
Vinoy Park serves as the perfect venue to enjoy various showcases of blues and performance. Bring the blues heart within you and get ready to stir up applause, sing-along, and a standing ovation for the live bands and performers. The festival reassures encore after encore of superb musicians for your enjoyment and blues-hungry ears. Get your tickets now!