Tampa Bay Blues Festival to Rock Vinoy Park

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The Tampa Bay Blues Festival is this weekend! This soulful festival features music from world-renowned blues artists and delicious local food. Taking place at Vinoy Park on April 12, 13, and 14, the Blues Festival is the ideal warm weather festival experience. 

Since 1995. over 250 artists have gone on stage in the history of the Blues Fest including blues legends such as George Thorogood, Koko Taylor, and Los Lonely Boys. 

This year, the Blues Festival will feature music from artists like Dickey Betts & The Great Southern, Johnny Lang, and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, plus much more.

The amazing music isn't the only thing the Tamp Bay Blues Festival is offering. Tasty treats ranging from seafood to Cuban cuisine to barbecue will be available for purchase from several local vendors. Arts and crafts will also be for sale, as well as premium beer and wine.

For those looking to enhance this experience even more, VIP packages are available to take you to the next level. Single day packages include entry to the VIP tent to enjoy front-row seating and complimentary food and drinks. Three day VIP experience packages offer guests front and side stage seating for all three days of events, access to the VIP tent with complimentary food and drinks, and a Champagne Party on Sunday with complimentary champagne and mimosas for VIP guests.

For fans who can't get enough, After Shows will be held at the Palladium Theater on April 12 and 13, and will feature intimate performances by artists like Dave Fields, Curtis Salgado, and Sugar Ray & The Blues Tones. Each artist will perform an entirely different set than they presented at the festival. These tickests cost $20! 

Head on over to the Tampa Bay Blues Fest website to purchase tickets and save $5 when you buy in advance! Or try your luck here and enter for the chance to win one of two pairs of FREE tickets to the Tampa Bay Blues Festival! The 10th and 20th to submit the correct answer will win. Winners will be notified by email. 

Q: Which musician was thought to have sold his soul to the Devil, in exchange for the ability to play blues music? 

A: Robert Johnson

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