In Tampa Bay, reggae fans have Reggae Rise Up, jazz fans have Clearwater Jazz Holiday, and those looking for something new have Gasparilla Music Festival. There’s gotta be something for blues fans too, right?
Every year since 1995, Vinoy Park has hosted the annual Tampa Bay Blues Festival,
featuring some of the biggest names in the genre, from Buddy Guy to Jonny Lang.
After two years off, due to you-know-what, the festival is finally back with its three-day lineup.
On Friday, JJ Grey and Mofro, along with Samantha Fish headline. On Saturday, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Jimmie Vaughan—both of whom opened for Eric Clapton during his last two visits to Tampa—are on the bill.
As for Sunday? Larkin freaking Poe, and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Yeah, you don’t wanna miss this year’s edition.