Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Rocks Florida's Gulf Coast

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Rocks Florida's Gulf Coast

February on the Gulf Coast offers so many fun things to do! Escape the winter blues and come on down to sunny Florida where the only blues you'll experience are in the waters, skies and the annual blues festival held locally.

Speaking of Blues festivals, the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival is a must-do if you love blues, seafood, local festivals—or all of these. It's one of the signature February events on the Gulf Coast, and it's easy to see why.

Here's what you need to know about locally-loved and wildly popular event.

Clearwater Sea-Blues FAQs

Where does the Sea-Blues Festival take place?

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Seafood

The festival happens at the beautiful Coachman Park. Coachman Park is located in sparkling Downtown Clearwater behind the main library. This waterfront, open-air venue provides a magnificent backdrop for concerts, festivals and exhibitions throughout the year. Listen to some of your favorite national recording artists perform on the Charles Wharton Johnson Pavilion while you take in waterfront views and stroll along brick paved walkways.

When is the 2016 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival?

The Blues Walk kicks off the festival on Friday, February 19. The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival runs Saturday, February 20 through Sunday, February 21.

What is the Sea-Blues Festival all about?

Presented in Coachman Park, this yearly festival has become one of Clearwater’s most beloved signature events, and appeals to thousands of visitors during February each year. After a record-breaking 2015 festival weekend, the 2016 event promises Florida’s freshest seafood and the best local blues festival around.

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Performers

Who is performing at the 2016 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival?

You can expect some of the best blues performances in the business. This year's Clearwater Sea-Blues performance lineup includes big names including Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Davy Knowles, Patrick Sweany, KG & The Girls, Franc Robert, Beth Hart, Nikki Hill, Grady Champion, Flow Tribe, Nate Currin, and TC Carr & Bolts of Blue.

They are just some of the hottest blues artists you can expect to see, hear and enjoy this year.

How much is admission to the Sea-Blues Festival?

General admission is free-of-charge! Lawn seating costs you nothing, but for comfort be sure to bring a comfy chair, blanket or even a towel. Chair rentals are available, if you so desire. Reserved seating and VIP upgrades are also available. You can read more about Clearwater Sea-Blues ticketing options and decide what best suits you.

What else do I need to know about this Florida favorite Gulf Coast event?

Ample public parking and limited metered parking is available nearby. Downtown parking meters are not enforced after 6p.m. on Fridays and all day Saturdays and Sundays.

Pets, coolers, glass containers, tents, umbrellas, audio/video recording devices, fireworks, and littering are not permitted at the festival. For a full list of Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival things you need to know, check out the link.

Where To Stay During the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

Your best bet for any Florida Gulf Coast stay is a vacation rental. You get to customize your stay with all of the amenities you want, the location you desire, and the type of property that best suits you. Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores vacation rentals are conveniently located to Clearwater, Tampa, and all of your favorite Gulf Coast towns without the hassle of the crowds and traffic.

See which Florida gulf beach vacation rentals are available during the festival time frame or any time you need a Gulf of Mexico getaway!

Are you going to the 2016 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival this weekend? See you there!

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