Thursday, February 8, 2018

Suncoast Blues Festival in Sarasota FL March 3, 2018 - Advance Discount Tickets Still Available - 50% More at Gate!

A Blues Festival that is as
A Winning Line Up w/ EIGHT 
Blues Music Award Nominations*!

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter (3)
Album & Band & Traditional Blues Album

Mike Ledbetter (3)
B.B. King Entertainer & Contemporary Blues
Male Artist & Instrumentalist - Vocals

Monster Mike Welch (1)
Instrumentalist - Guitar

Lurrie Bell (1)
Traditional Blues Male Artist

This is an incredible opportunity to 
experience these bands and for ONLY $30!

Buy tickets online or order 
by phone (941)758-7585

4th Annual Suncoast 
Blues Festival 

Bringing great blues and great 
friends together March 3, 2018!

The Lineup:
(Gates Open at 10am)
James Armstrong - 11am
James Armstrong - Soul, blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter who born to play the blues and his songs have been used in the soundtracks of three films; Speechless, Hear No Evil, and The Florentine.

Andrew Jr Boy Jones - 12:15pm
Andrew Jr Boy Jones - A veteran blues bandleader who's put in time with some of the best, including Jimmy McCracklin, Freddie King, Johnnie Taylor, and Katie Webster.

EG KIGHT - 1:30pm
EG is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and entertainer that has a sound that transcends musical boundaries. With a blend of blues, country, americana, southern rock, jazz, gospel, and funk, her music appeals to the masses, no matter their taste. Taylor Guitars, who supplies her with the tools of her trade, wrote in their Wood & Steel Magazine that she has a “…uniquely rural, deeply personal sound and style.” A veteran of the road, Kight has traveled the world, bringing her diverse musical menu to clubs, theaters, festivals, house concerts, fundraisers, and corporate events around the globe. And she’s garnered many accolades along the way. Kight has received various music industry nominations, including six for Female Artist of the Year, three for Song of the Year, and one for Album of the Year.

Thornetta Davis - 2:45pm
Thornetta Davis - Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” and winner of the 2017 Blues Blast Music Award Winner for Soul Blues Album, ‘Honest Woman’.  Her voice is strong, commanding, melodic and smooth. She tells her stories with incredible delivery and leaves her audiences wanting more.

Lurrie Bell - 4:00pm
Lurrie Bell- One of the greatest living Chicago blues guitarists and winner of numerous awards, Bell’s new CD ‘Can’t Shake This Feeling’  was nominated for a Grammy and won the 2017 BMA for Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year and also nominated for a 2017 BMA Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year.

Monster Mike Welch/Mike 
Ledbetter Band - 5:15pm
Monster Mike Welch/Mike Ledbetter Band - A 2017 Blues Blast Awards nominee for Contemporary Album, ‘Right Place, Right Time’, it doesn’t miss a beat as it establishes the Welch-Ledbetter partnership at the pinnacle of the blues world today.  Monster Mike Welch was nominated for a 2017 BMA for Instrumentalist-Guitar.  Mike Ledbetter has earned a reputation for being one of today’s best blues vocalists.  Don’t miss them in performance when they tour together as a new super group.  You won’t be disappointed. The blues will be in good hands as long as these two are on the scene.

*Schedule Subject to Change

Sarasota Fairgrounds
3000 Ringling Blvd, 
Sarasota, FL 34237
FREE Onsite Parking!

Great Music!  Great Food!  Cold Beer!  
RV and camping sites available.  
For more information call:  (941)758-7585 

Gates will open at 10am on Saturday
GA Tickets $30 ADVANCE  - $45 GATE.
The cutoff date for advance online sales is 2/28.
Show times:  11am-7pm

RV sites available $40 per night and includes water,.
30amp power and dump station available on site
Tent camping is available $25 per night.
No Showers-Restroom facility on site.

Free Parking 
Event is Rain or Shine
No Refunds - All Sales are Final 
Reserved Seating Available   
Dog Friendly-Must Be Leashed  
No coolers, outside drinks and food or weapons allowed 
 Food, Beverage & Merchandise Vendors On Site 
Bring Lawn Chairs/Blankets, Sunscreen 
& Money For Vendors 

Hotel Discount - While the festival does offer RV and Tent camping at the fairgrounds, for those wishing hotel accommodations, book your room at the Comfort Suites-Sarasota, located at 5690 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34233. Lots of amenities! When you call, ask for the festival rate and you will receive a 25% discount on your room! Call 941-554-4475 for reservations or book online:

For tickets, information, sponsorship and vendor inquiries: Contact Roseanne Herndon at 941-758-7585 or

Hard tickets are also on sale at these 
two great ticket outlet locations:
 Fogt’s Music - 4209 S Tamiami Trail 
Sarasota 34231 
(941) 929-1595
 Troll Music - 520 E Venice Ave, 
Venice 34285
(941) 484-8765

*Click her to see full list of nominations.

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