ADDED TO THE
2ND ANNUAL SUNSHINE MUSIC & BLUES FESTIVAL
TO BE HEADLINED BY
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
ALSO FEATURING: GALACTIC; LEON RUSSELL; ACOUSTIC HOT TUNA, STANLEY CLARKE; THE RINGERS FEATURING JIMMY HERRING, WAYNE KRANTZ, MICHAEL LANDAU, KEITH CARLOCK AND ETIENNE MBAPPE; TAB BENOIT*; BOBBY LEE ROGERS;
& OLI BROWN!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18 – BOCA RATON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 – ST. PETERSBURG
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
JJ Grey, described by the New York Times as: “Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul,” has just been added to the line-up at the Second Annual Sunshine Music and Blues Festival. The Tedeschi Trucks Band, winner of multiple Blues Music Awards and a 2012 Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album,” will once again headline this Florida only Festival. Featuring two stages of live bands, a wide array of refreshing craft beers and delectable menus from a wide variety of food vendors, the Festival will kick off Saturday, January 18, 2014, NOON (doors open at 11:30) at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida and then Sunday, January 19, 2013, NOON (doors open at 11:30), at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area.
Tickets for what has become a major annual event for the Sunshine State, the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival, are on sale now at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000. General Admission tickets are $49.50 while Special Reserved Tickets are available for $99.50. Some VIP packages are also available.
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.
While last year was an amazing year for the Tedeschi Trucks Band, or TTB as their loyal prefer to call them, this year has been another strong showing as well. They have just released their second studio album, Made Up Mind. AllMusic.com remarks that: “Made Up Mind is tight; it maintains the gritty, steamy, Southern heart displayed on Revelator, but the growth in songwriting, arrangement, and production is immeasurable.” Since Revelator had won the Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” in 2012 the comparison is awesome. Now, with the release of Made Up Mind there isn’t a shred of doubt that Susan Tedeschi, her husband and creative collaborator, Derek Trucks, and their superb bandmates are on to something — something very big.
Over the course of six albums and a decade of touring, JJ Grey’s grimy blend of front porch soul and down-home storytelling has taken him around the world and back again. Beating the streets on nearly every continent, he has sewn a continuous thread of laying-it-on-the-line shows that move folks to dance.
Also appearing on this year’s bill for the Festival are: New Orleans’ favorites Galactic; legendary Leon Russell; the great acoustic blues of Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady; the incredible jazz bassist Stanley Clarke; The Ringers featuring Jimmy Herring (from Widespread Panic), Wayne Krantz, Michael Landau, Keith Carlock and Etienne Mbappe; New Orleans’ guitarist, singer and songwriter Tab Benoit (Boca date only); guitar virtuoso Bobby Lee Rogers; British blues guitarist and singer Oli Brown (who blew everyone away last year at his FL debut at Wanee Fest); plus a special guest to be announced shortly.
With Great Music, Great Craft Beers and Great Food, the Second Annual Sunshine Music & Blues Festival headlined by the Tedeschi Trucks Band comes only to Florida for two dates in 2014, Saturday, January 18 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida; and Sunday, January 19 at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area. Tickets are on sale now at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
For more information go to www.sunshinemusicandblues.com or www.livenation.com.
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