SARASOTA MUSIC

The Bradenton Blues Festival Showcases Bradenton-Area Businesses to Visitors

The Bradenton Blues Festival Showcases Bradenton-Area Businesses to Visitors

The annual Bradenton Blues Festival is only seven weeks away and has created quite a name for itself in the blues community. Known for consistent sellout crowds and stimulating the local economy, the festival draws thousands of attendees from across the state, country, and globe. The blues weekend kicks off with a free Blues Appetizer concert on Friday, Nov. 30, the Bradenton Blues Festival on Dec. 1, and the Blues Brunch on Dec. 2, 2018. Now in its seventh year, the Bradenton Blues Festival has put Bradenton on the map as a hub for the blues. Blues musicians, like Doug Deming from Detroit, MI, are moving to the area, Blues Music Magazine is located in Bradenton, and blues live-music venues like Blue Rooster are at capacity nearly every evening. 

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New Orleans Jazz Vipers to Play Fogartyville

New Orleans Jazz Vipers to Play Fogartyville

For over eighteen years The New Orleans Jazz Vipers have been an institution of Swing music on Frenchmen Street, the jazz mecca of New Orleans. The Jazz Vipers have been regarded by many as pioneers of the “Frenchmen Street Swing Renaissance.” With infectious rhythm, spirited horns, and a diverse line-up of vocals, they are all that is swing and all that is New Orleans. The Vipers will bringing all that energy to Sarasota when they perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Friday, October 19 at 8pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

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