Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns to St. Pete’s Vinoy Park this weekend

JJ Grey & Mofro, Samantha Fish and Robert Randolph &the Family Band lead this three-day celebration of blues, rock and Americana.

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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.

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Josh Bradley

Josh Bradley is Creative Loafing Tampa's resident live music freak. He started freelancing with the paper in 2020 at the age of 18, and has since covered, announced, and previewed numerous live shows in Tampa Bay, even as the live music industry continues to get back on its feet.
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