Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Suncoast Blues Festival Announced for April 24 & 25, 2015 in Sarasota, Florida - Re-corrected.

Legendary Bobby Rush Headlines Event That 
Features Artists
From Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana
The Suncoast Blues Festival will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, Florida 34237 and will feature artists Bobby Rush, Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Eden Brent, Zac Harmon, Vasti Jackson and Mr. Sipp.  Friday night is a FREE concert and features RJ Howson Band and Lauren Mitchell Band.  Please bring a canned food item to be donated to local charity.

The Suncoast Blues Festival is produced by Jack Sullivan, CEO of Blues Music Magazine, Paul Benjamin, Blues Booking Agent and Founder of the highly successful North Atlantic Blues Festival, 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. 

Bobby Rush, who has been performing for decades, has received numerous accolades throughout his career, including Grammy Award nominations, and many nominations and awards at the Blues Music Awards. Eden Brent is a Blues Music Award Winner in two categories: Acoustic Album of the Year and Acoustic Artist of the Year. Zac Harmon was named Best New Artist Debut at the XM Nation Music Awards and is an International Blues Challenge Winner. Mr. Sipp is the 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner and the 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner.

Gates open at 11:00 AM. TICKETS are $30 (through April 1, 2015). TICKETS will be $40 at the gate on the day of the event.

Buy TICKETS online HERE.

For information:  
Call: (941)758-7585, or

For Sponsorship/Vendor Inquiries and booking RV sites at the Sarasota Fairgrounds contact: 
Greg Herndon at (941)758-7585, or
Melody Ragsdale at sponsors@suncoastblues.com

Friday, April 24, 2015 FREE Performance Schedule*
6:30 PM                  RJ Howson Band
8:00 PM                  Lauren Mitchell Band

Saturday, April 25, 2015 TICKETED Performance Schedule*:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM             Mr. Sipp
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM               Vasti Jackson
2:30 PM - 3:40 PM               Zac Harmon
3:55 PM -  5:05 PM              Eden Brent
5:20 PM -  6:30 PM              Smokin Joe Kubec /Bnois King
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM               Bobby Rush

* Subject to change

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