Bradenton Blues Festival, Florida

The sell-out Bradenton Blues Festival is back with an all-star line-up for 2015.

The Beautiful Riverwalk


Head to Bradenton, for December 5 and join in the fun at the Bradenton Blues Festival, one of the most popular events in Florida’s entertainment calendar; drawing in crowds of more than 3000 people each year.

The family friendly event invites festival goers of all ages to enjoy live music, local cuisine, craft beers and shopping, all in the warmth of the Floridian sunshine, at the Riverwalk Park – a 1.5 mile linear park, along the shores of the historic Manatee River.

The acclaimed lined-up includes: Janiva Magness, hailed by critics as one of the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today; harmonicist and songwriter Rick Estrin with his band, The Nightcats; guitarist and vocalist Joanna Connor; multi-Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito and his acclaimed band, The Wheel; Bluesman of the Year, guitarist-songwriter Larry Garner; the celebrated Mississippi vocalist and guitarist, James “Super Chikan” Johnson; “Girls With Guitars”, and the teen brother-and-sister duo, Cole and Logan Layman, collectively known as In Layman Terms.

Gates open at 10 a.m. The music starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 8 p.m.
Tickets cost around £20 per adult and £7 per child and are available to purchase online at

For more information on Bradenton go to

Getting there: Fly from London Gatwick with British Airways on December 3 and stay for seven nights self-catering at the Shorewalk Vacation Villas from £795 per person, based on two adults sharing. 0208 742 8299.

To read The Cultural Voyager’s report on Bradenton click here…