Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Tampa Bay Blues Fest lineup: Boz Scaggs, Jonny Lang, Tab Benoit and more

Some festivals keep you waiting for months to find out their lineups. And then there's the Tampa Bay Blues Festival.

The long-running festival, which returns April 12-14 to Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg, has unveiled its 2019 lineup a good eight months in advance.

Boz Scaggs, Jonny Lang and Tab Benoit will headline the three-day festival, alongside Samantha Fish, Curtis Salgado, the California Honeydrops, Kenny Neal and more. Advance tickets are on sale now starting at $35-$45 per day and $105 for the weekend. Click here for details.

Here's the full lineup by day:

Friday, April 12: Jonny Lang, Samantha Fish, Curtis Salgado, J.T. Lauritsen and the Buckshot Hunters, Spoonful of Blues

Saturday, April 13: Boz Scaggs, the California Honeydrops, Welch Ledbetter Connection, Mr. Sipp, Vanessa Collier, Blackburn Brothers

Sunday, April 14: Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Mike Zito, Rosie Ledet and the Zydeco Playboys

In addition, the festival will once again bring back its annual kickoff party on Thursday, April 11 at the Palladium, with Salgado headlining. Tickets to that show are on sale now starting at $25.

And once again, Blues Fest will be hosting after-parties at Ringside Cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. The Friday party will feature Welch Ledbetter Connection and the Blackburn Brothers; Saturday will feature Kenny Neal and Vanessa Collier.

Click here for all the details on the 2019 Tampa Bay Blues Festival.

— Jay Cridlin

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