The Tampa Bay Blues Festival returns to Vinoy Waterfront Park , St Petersburg, Florida on April 8, 9, & 10, 2022

Enjoy a fabulous weekend of blues music, featuring JJ Grey & Mofro, Jimmie Vaughan, Larkin Poe, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Eric Gales, Samantha Fish, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, The Nick Moss Band, Mindi Abair, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Jason Ricci, Danielle Nicole, Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, Backtrack Blues Band, Bruce Katz Band and more. Please make plans to join us on the shores of Tampa Bay for great music, foods, drinks and fun!

Day One: Friday, April 8th, 2022

JJ Grey & Mofro 8:30p.m. - 10p.m.

Samantha Fish 6:30p.m. - 8p.m.

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters 4:30p.m. - 6p.m.

Mindi Abair 2:30p.m.- 4p.m.

Jason Ricci 12:30p.m. 2p.m.

Artist and times subject to change

Day Two: Saturday, April 9th, 2022

Jimmie Vaughan 8:30p.m.- 10p.m.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - 6:30p.m. - 8p.m.

Eric Gales 4:30p.m. - 6p.m.

Danielle Nicole 2:30p.m. - 4p.m.

Sugar Ray & The Bluetones 12:30p.m. - 2p.m.

Artist and times subject to change

Day Three: Sunday, April 10th, 2022

Larkin Poe 8:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Ronnie Baker Brooks 6:30p.m.- 8p.m.

The Nick Moss Band 4:30p.m. - 6p.m.

The Bruce Katz Band 2:30p.m. - 4p.m.

Backtrack Blues Band 1:00p.m. - 2p.m.

Artist and times subject to change

Kick Off Party: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters 8:00p.m. - 9:30p.m.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

The Palladium Theater

253 Fifth Avenue North

St. Petersburg, Florida

Artist and times subject to change

2022 Lineup
VIP Passes

VIP packages usually sell out each year. Don’t be disappointed – buy your VIP passes early!

2011 "Best U.S. Blues Festival"

Keeping the Blue Alive Award Recipient
Blues by the Bay 2020

If you purchased tickets or VIP passes which were to be honored at our 2020 or 2021 Tampa Bay Blues Festival, your credentials will be fully credited to the festival currently scheduled for April 8, 9, and 10, 2022 in Vinoy Park, St Petersburg, Florida. Your purchases will be protected and no further action is required on your part. Replacement credentials will be furnished to you well prior to the 2022 festival. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend in April 2022, we will also extend your tickets and VIP to the 2023 festival, at no additional expense to you.

We appreciate your cooperation. The governmental restrictions placed on large gatherings in St. Petersburg , as a result of the Covid -19 crisis , give us no other alternative. Thank you for supporting live blues music.


Pinellas County, with jurisdiction over the City of St Petersburg, has just enacted an Emergency Covid-19 Order which places strict limitations on all special events, including the Tampa Bay Blues Festival. The Emergency Order was enacted in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and places stringent limitations on total attendance, gives the County the right to shut down the event in its sole discretion, and imposes civil and criminal penalties on any attendee or organizer who violates the Order. These restrictions require us to reschedule the festival for a new date of April,8, 9, and 10, 2022.

While our dates were approved by the City many months ago, this new Emergency Order makes proceeding with the festival in April 2021 a practical impossibility. We deeply regret this development, and all current ticket holders and VIP customers will automatically transfer to April, 8, 9, and 10, 2022. If those dates are inconvenient, we will also honor your credentials in 2023. The health and safety of our blues family is our utmost concern, and current national virus conditions are trending negatively. Health officials warned recently that the latest UK Covid - 19 variant, which is even more contagious, is likely to surge in Florida by March. Despite our full CDC compliance planning, this would render the festival too hazardous to proceed.

The rescheduled festival will give everyone a chance to receive the Covid vaccine, if desired,and will also give us the necessary time to present an enjoyable and safer festival. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused to you, and we thank you for your understanding and support. We are strongly committed to bring this show to St. Petersburg when conditions improve, and your purchases will be fully protected.