Presented by Outback Steakhouse

TAMPA BAY BLUES FEST "KICK OFF PARTY" -- Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 8:00pm, with TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers are one of California's top blues bands and enjoy an international reputation as one of the tightest and most entertaining blues bands in the world . Tommy Castro has received multiple Blues Music Awards for "Best Blues Band" and "Best Blues Album " and more. Tommy Castro won the BMA's most prestigious Award for "Best Blues Entertainer of the Year" in 2008 and 2010.

This year was an incredible period for Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, as the band was recognized in 2022 as America's top blues act, winning an amazing 3 Blues Music Awards for" BB King Entertainer of the Year", "Best Blues Album" and" Best Blues Band" .

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience the music of Tommy Castro in the intimate setting of the historic Palladium Theater. See one of America's top blues performers and kick off your festival experience with a bang! It's the perfect way to meet up with blues lovers from around the world and buy festival merchandise early.

Buy Kick Off Party Tickets

2022 BB King Entertainer of the Year

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tommy Castro & The Painkillers on stage at 8:00 p.m.

The Palladium Theater

253 Fifth Avenue North

St. Petersburg, Florida

Blues by the Bay 2020

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