Monday, October 1, 2012
Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline new Sunshine Blues Festival in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers, Boca Raton
Winner of four Blues Music Awards and a Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” the Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline the inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival in Florida, playing three dates in the state.
Featuring two stages of live bands, the festival will make its debut at Centennial Park in Fort Myers, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Then, Saturday, Jan. 19, it comes to Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton and finally Sunday, Jan. 20 at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
In February, The Tedeschi Trucks Band's album "Revelator" won the Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album.” Then in July they dominated the Blues Music Awards (formerly the WC Handy Awards) where they won not only Album of the Year, but also took home trophies for Band of the Year, Gibson Guitar Award (Derek Trucks) and Contemporary Blues Female Artist (Susan Tedeschi). Trucks is also the guitarist for The Allman Brothers Band.
The Sunshine Blues Festival is "destined to become a major annual event" for Florida reads the announcement issued this morning by Live Nation.
All tickets are general admission and $49.50; on sale 10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 6 at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
—Publicity photo of Derek Trucks and wife Susan Tedeschi.