About Suncoast Blues Festival
The 3rd Annual Suncoast Blues Festival will be held Friday & Saturday, January 27 & 28, 2017 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34237. On the day of the event, enter on the east side of the fairgrounds, on Pompano Avenue, then turn into the first gate behind Robarts Arena. The Friday night lineup features Balkun Brothers, Kat Riggins and Chris Duarte. The Friday night lineup features Balkun Brothers, Kat Riggins and Chris Duarte. Saturday lineup features Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Charles Wilson, Tommy Z, Studebaker John, Annika Chambers, and Selwyn Birchwood.
The Suncoast Blues Festival is produced by Paul Benjamin, Blues Booking Agent, Founder of the highly successful North Atlantic Blues Festival, and Chairman of the Board of the Blues Foundation; and Greg Herndon, President and Owner of Mojoe Productions, Inc., an interstate all event production company which supplies sound, stage and lighting for countless events all over the eastern USA. Between the two partners, there is over 75 years of combined experience in the entertainment industry and festival production and are paid consultants at various festivals throughout the year.
Paul and Greg also produce the very successful, CAMPING WITH THE BLUES, which benefits the Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville, FL. This is a three day/three night camping and blues event held at the beautiful and rustic Sertoma Youth Ranch. Even if you are not a camper, you will want to attend this exciting event! Our host hotel is a great place to stay while you attend this incredible music festival. The 3rd Annual Camping with the Blues is October 21-23, 2016. Our lineup: DieDra Ruff, Jeff Jensen, Lisa Mann, RJ Howson, Gina Sicilia, Tullie Brae, Lionel Young Band, Eliza Neals and The Narcotics, Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames, Sari Schorr and The Engine Room, Johnny Long, R B Stone, Ghost Town Blues Band and Little Mike and The Tornadoes! For details, visit: www.campingwiththeblues.com/
Gates will open at 5pm on Friday; tickets $15 ADVANCE - $20 GATE. Show times: 6:00pm-10:00pm* Gates will open at 11am on Saturday; tickets $25 ADVANCE - $30 GATE. Show times: 12pm-8:45pm. Two Day Passes are $35 ADVANCE - $45 GATE. Purchase now and save! To order by phone call 941-758-7585. Reserved seating (only available as a two day pass) are $60. RV sites available $40 per night and includes water, 30amp power and dump station on site. Tent camping (dry camping with no water and electric) is $25 per night. There are no shower facilities on site.
*Times are subject to change - NO coolers or weapons allowed inside the festival*
DO bring blankets, sunscreen, chairs and money for Vendors! Pets are allowed as long as they are on a leash and you clean up after them! If your dog is a nuisance to others or you are not following the rules you will be asked to remove them from the festival grounds with no refund.