Sharon Jones, St. Paul & The Broken Bones to play free fest in Clearwater this February

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival has upped its game

click to enlarge Sharon Jones, St. Paul & The Broken Bones to play free Tampa Bay show on Feb. 20 - Chelsea Kornse via
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Sharon Jones, St. Paul & The Broken Bones to play free Tampa Bay show on Feb. 20

It’s a bummer to see bands like St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Sharon Jones (plus her Dap-Kings) pass over the Sunshine State. That won’t be happening this year.

The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival (Feb. 20-21, Coachman Park) announced its lineup yesterday and while Sunday has some heavy hitters (powerhouse vocalist Nikki Hill and songwriter Beth Hart), it’s Saturday’s agenda that will have fans of next-gen soul music reeling (h/t Tampa Bay Times).

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings headline in support of 2014 instant classic Give The People What They Want, and another great new soul outfit — St. Paul & The Broken Bones — warm the stage before them. The Bones, led by charismatic, banker-looking frontman Paul Janeway, have been hard at work on a follow-up to their own 2014 LP, Half The City, which peaked at No. 56 on the Billboard 200.

A new album from St. Paul & the Broken Bones is due sometime this year.

General admission for the Clearwater Sea-Blues Fest is free (towels, blankets and chairs are allowed). Advance passes for reserved seating and VIP options go for $25-$130. Details are available at

Watch St. Paul & the Broken Bones be amazing in their acoustic NPR Tiny Desk Concert below, then check out another recent NPR spot by Sharon Jones & Co.

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Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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