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VIP Tickets Now Available for the 8th Annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

1/10/2014 1:42:15 PM

Contact: Brian Craig

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival offers fans a rare opportunity to enjoy a free concert of nationally acclaimed performers. But for those interested in a more VIP experience, reserved seating and limited VIP packages are now available for purchase at

This year’s headlining artists, Robert Cray Band and Vintage Trouble, will both perform on Saturday, Feb. 15, along with Peter Karp & Sue Foley, Marquise Knox, and The Lauren Mitchell Band. On Sunday, Feb. 16, Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds will headline the second day of the festival. Ana Popovic, Eric Lindell, Samantha Fish, and Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats will also perform on Sunday.

The event is held at Clearwater’s Coachman Park at 301 Drew Street. Along with great blues music, festival-goers can feast on some of the region’s best seafood dishes. For more information on the 8th Annual Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival call (727) 562-4700, or visit

2014 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival Artist Lineup and Band Information

Saturday, Feb. 15

Vintage Trouble - A sensational, soulful four-man band whose very essence screams out loud of the late 1950's to 1960's. Vintage Trouble’s single “Pelvis Pusher” recently won the Ryan Seacrest’s Indie Song of Summer. Their highly anticipated second album comes out in spring 2014.

Robert Cray Band – The five-time Grammy Award winning Robert Cray Band will co-headline the festival with a self described rock, soul, jazz, blues, gospel inspired sound. The band is touring its newest album Nothing But Love, the recession. Band leader Robert Cray says he is currently writing songs for a future album which will have an even stronger political edge than previous albums.

Peter Karp & Sue Foley - Supporting their exciting CD: “Beyond The Crossroads” Peter and Sue are high voltage, plank spankin’, piano boogyin’, slide guitar stompin’ blues-rockin’ guitarists. He Said- She Said their previous album hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Blues Charts and was #1 for 6 weeks on the National Blues and Roots Charts.

Marquise Knox - At only 19 Marquise has already released 3 albums and with the release of MANCHILD has received worldwide acclaim, including Living Blues’ Best Debut Artist Award and a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Debut Artist.

The Lauren Mitchell Band - Lauren Mitchell has honed her craft by singing her heart out in hundreds of honky tonks and blues halls along the way. Her brand of full-throttle, all-or-nothing, take-no-prisoners, leave-it-all-on-the-stage performances, will have audiences begging for more!

Sunday, Feb. 16

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds - One of the of the longest, continuously running, blues/rock bands in the world today. Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown have a new album release planned for January 2014 entitled “Going To The Delta”

Ana Popovic - During 2013 Ana has appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar, Guitar Player’s Gear Guide and American Blues Scene. Her album ‘Can You Stand The Heat’ was a “Pick Of The Week” by USA Today. Nearly all of Ana’s albums made it the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts is performing at Clearwater Sea Blues for the second time.

Eric Lindell - An American singer-songwriter is best-known for his 2008 album Low on Cash, Rich In Love and the single from it, “Lay Back Down.” A fan favorite, this is his third time performing at Clearwater Sea Blues.

Samantha Fish - Exploring new sounds in her recently released album “Black Winds Howlin’” Samantha Fish is a must see act! This young Kansas based artist is sure to continue to rise in the blues industry with her unique sound, often called a Blues prodigy at only 21.

Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats – Steve Arvey has recorded all over the world and has worked with many fine musicians and producers. He will be performing with the Delta Swamp Rats whose music contains low down dirty blues of the 20's and 30's mixed with modern Mississippi Delta Funk sounds.

* Event schedules and information are subject to change