ST. PETERSBURG, FL (January 18, 2013) - More than 10 Florida bands perform live on two stages in Vinoy Park Sunday, January 20, for St. Petersburg's
first-ever Sunshine Blues Festival, a Florida traveling music showcase featuring favorite blues performers including the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Dr. John.
Following stops in Boca Raton and Fort Myers, the festival pulls into St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on Sunday at 11 a.m.
The festival features music from
Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Sonny Landreth, Walter Trout, Dr. John, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Sean Chambers, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Wood Brothers, Matt Schofield, and Joe Louis Walker. Food and beverages, including a special sampling of local craft and import brews, will be available. Tickets are available at www.sunshinebluesfestival.com and
www.ticketmaster.com until Sunday, when tickets will be available at the gate.
Concert-goers are encouraged to park in the BayWalk garage, located at 117 Second St. N., for a $5 flat rate. Because there is no event shuttle, spectators may hop aboard the Downtown Looper, which has stops located near BayWalk, for only .50 per adult and .25 per person for those disabled or 65 and older. Children age five and under ride free. The shuttles feature handicapped accommodations, including wheelchair lifts. The shuttle will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For information and a route map, visit www.loopertrolley.com.
If parking on-street, festival-goers are reminded to only park in legally-designated parking spaces and avoid blocking entrances to businesses, driveways, alleys or other rights-of-way. Parking on-street in surrounding neighborhoods is discouraged.
While concert-goers may bring blankets, umbrellas, and low-profile lawn chairs to the event, pets should left at home. For more information, visit