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2017 Tampa Bay Blues Festival lineup: Buddy Guy, Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more

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If you're booking blues legends, they don't come much bigger than Buddy Guy.

So expect another huge turnout for the 2017 Tampa Bay Blues Festival, which returns April 7-9 to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.

Guy is one of next year's headliners, along with Tab Benoit, Ana Popovic, Coco Montoya and the Rides, a blues supergroup featuring Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Barry Goldberg.

The lineup by day:

Friday, April 7: Buddy Guy, Ana Popovic, Albert Cummings, the Jordan Patterson Band, Doug Deming with Dennis Gruenling

Saturday, April 8: The Rides (Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Barry Goldberg), Coco Montoya, Toronzo Cannon, Samantha Fish, Matt Schofield

Sunday, April 9: Tab Benoit, Dawn Taylor Watson, the Lee Boys, JW-Jones, Backtrack Blues Band

Early-bird tickets (through Dec. 31) start at $30-$40 per day and $100 for the weekend. Montoya will headline a kickoff party on Thursday, April 6; tickets are $20. Details on each night's after party are still in the works. About 30,000 fans pack the festival each year.

Click here for all the details about the 2017 Tampa Bay Blues Festival.

-- Jay Cridlin

[Last modified: Thursday, August 25, 2016 11:56am]


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