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Sea-Blues Festival in Clearwater Feb. 18-19 features Buddy Guy — and lots of seafood

Blues legend Buddy Guy performs Saturday night.
Seafood stars all weekend. 

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Blues legend Buddy Guy performs Saturday night. Seafood stars all weekend. 

CLEARWATER — Consider it an opportunity to satisfy your seafood cravings while enjoying live blues music. The annual Sea-Blues Festival, held in May last year, returns to its regular spot in February. In fact, this weekend.

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Saturday's headliner is five-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, considered one of the greatest Chicago blues pickers ever.

Sunday's lineup concludes with Detroit vocalist Janiva Magness, whose influences include Etta James, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Koko Taylor.

Other attractions include jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish and gumbo.

The concert can easily draw 7,000 to 10,000 fans on Saturday night, said Brian Craig, Clearwater's special events coordinator. The festival has traditionally been held in February. Last year it was moved to May to be part of the annual Fun 'N Sun Festival, but this year it's moving back.

"It seems like we've picked the momentum right back up," Craig said. "People are ready to make a weekend of it."

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

When: noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday

Where: Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater

Admission: Free

Information: or (727) 562-4811


Saturday: Noon, gates open; 12:45, Selwyn Birchwood Band; 2:20, Michael Williams Band; 4:05, Rich DelGrosso/Del Toro

Richardson Band; 6, Curtis Salgado; 8:10, Buddy Guy

Sunday: 1 p.m., gates open; 1:30, Franc Robert; 2:45, Eden Brent; 4:30, Beverly McClellan; 6, Ronnie Baker Brooks; 7:30, Janiva Magness

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