Tampa Bay Blues Festival announces 2019 lineup eight months before show

Samantha Fish, Boz Scaggs, Jonny Lang and Tab Benoit among artists headed to St. Petersburg.


In researching festivals for Creative Loafing Tampa's upcoming Newcomer's Guide, we realized something odd: a lineup... for a festival not happening for another eight months.

Yep, the enterprising folks at the Tampa Bay Blues Festival just wrapped their 2018 party this April and have already announced artists for the 2019 iteration set for April 12-14 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay Bluesfest 2018 scored record attendance with Samantha Fish, Buddy Guy, The Rides and more

Many are Blues Festival alumni, but CL favorite Samantha Fish (who played in 2017), Tab Benoit ('98, '02, '05, '08, '11, '13, '15 and ''17) , Jonny Lang ('01, '06, '11, '13) and Boz Scaggs ('15) are among the highlights.

More information, and the full daily lineups are available below. See the entire lineup and get more information on pre/after-parties via tampabaybluesfest.com.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival w/Boz Scaggs/Jonny Lang/more. April 12-14. $35 & up. Vinoy Park, 701 Bay Shore Dr. NE, St. Petersburg. tampabaybluesfest.com.

Friday, April 12
Jonny Lang
Samantha Fish
Curtis Salgado
J.T. Lauritsen and the Buckshot Hunters
Spoonful of Blues

Saturday, April 13
Boz Scaggs
California Honeydrops
Welch Ledbetter Connection
Mr. Sipp
Vanessa Collier
Blackburn Brothers

Sunday, April 14
Tab Benoit
Kenny Neal
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band
Mike Zito
Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

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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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