November 9 2019
We have four stages on Main Street, Downtown Dunedin, Florida. Scheduled performance times are estimates. The event opens to the public at noon, and our first performance of the day will be at 1:00 PM. You will also be able to find the performance schedule on the Main Street signs.
Thank you to our opening act sponsors and our stage sponsors. Sponsors help us make this event free to the public.
2019 Opening Acts Sponsors
Crown & Bull Stage
Rusty Wright Band
“Over the past decade, Michigan hasn’t produced a more compelling rock-infused blues outfit.” John Sinkevics, LocalSpins.com
"Rusty Wright gained a whole slew of new fans with his smokin’ hot guitar and great blues songs. His stage manager Bob Willie said it ranked in his Top 10 acts of all-time at the Unum Stage [20+ years]." Bob Payne, entertainment editor, The Chattanoogan (Riverbend Music Festival)
Joey Gilmore's love affair with the guitar began in his teens. “In the town that I lived in, there was a barbershop,” Gilmore reminisces. “And the barber that owned the shop was a sanctified preacher.
Nashville Recording Artist Colleen Orender's new music is a sultry jazz dream with pop sensibilities and a touch of James Bond. A touring jazz and blues artist for decades, Orender turns your hometown venues into smoldering 1930's Mississippi juke joints.
Doug south is a bluesy pop musician out of st Pete beach, fl. influences include the doors, cage the elephant, John Mayer, John Coltrane, fatts waller, red hot chili peppers and many more. Doug's biggest guitar influence is contemporary blues artist Eric gales.
Gypsy Elise & The Royal Blues
Gypsy Elise is the rarest form of vocalist, a beautiful female contralto~ With her 4 octave range, and silken, throaty lower range, often, Milady Gypsy is mistaken for a male vocalist. That is until you see her... Gypsy Elise is a force of nature, a super-charged rose to be reckoned with!
Caliber Home Loans Stage
Ghost Town Blues Band
Recently headlining the blues stage at The Montreal Jazz Festival, Beale Street’s latest success story, 5-time Blues Blast Music Award Nominee and International Blues Challenge Runner-up is Ghost Town Blues Band.
Not your grandpa’s blues band, their live show has been captivating audiences in the U.S., Canada and Europe with their "second-line horn entrance," cigar box guitars and electric push brooms to Allman Brothers style jams and even a hip-hop trombone player. The band's stage show and energy is unparalleled and has been called the best new live blues show in the world.
Betty Fox Band
With an extensive background in gospel and a lifelong passion for soul music, Betty Fox has come a long way from her southern roots to headlining festivals and captivating thousands with her raw swagger and unwavering talent.
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties
"The next generation of pure, unadulterated blues rock...this is only the beginning for this remarkable trio." - Rock & Blues Muse
"Shaw Davis & The Black Ties are one of the most explosive contemporary Blues-Rock trios to emerge on to today's music scene." - Ink 19
Amanda Fish is an Indie Blues artist from Kansas City who scratched her name into the scene as a solo artist before teaming up with slide guitarist and Stone Cutters Union frontman Sean McDonnell to form the Amanda Fish Band in May 2014.
The powerful and sultry vocals of singer Bridget Kelly and the incendiary lead guitar work of Tim Fik forge a signature hybrid sound that combines classic urban blues with riff-driven rockin' blues guitar; held together by a dynamic rhythm section comprised of Alex Klausner on drums and Mark Armbrecht on bass.
A Top-10 charting Blues album June 2018 -- February (2019)
#3 RMR "Blues Rock" chart
Pisces Sushi and Global Bistro/ The Living Room on Main Stage
Sean Chambers began his career in the Blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003. During Sean’s tenure with Mr. Sumlin, Britain’s own Guitarist magazine named Chambers as “One of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”
Julie Black & Her Band
“Julie is a Tampa Bay Area treasure – a soulful singer-songwriter with an upbeat approach to earthy blues” – Postmodern Hootenanny WMNF 88.5 FM
“Black’s nimble, jazz-inflected delivery in a vernacular that can be challenging to sing belies her abilities as a songwriter. Black holds back just enough; as a songwriter and as a performer, she shimmies with a knowing restraint….” – Gainesville 365
Kid Royal Band
Chris "Kid" Royal has been wowing audiences for over 20 years. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as Ronnie Earl and Jeff Healey. He has opened for countless others including Eric Burden and Peter Frampton. With a soulful and authentic blues feel Kid's style is novel and refreshing among modern guitarists. Joined by Taylor and Ashley Galbraith the band is making waves. With a highly anticipated recording in the works get ready to hear exciting things from the Kid Royal band.
Brody Buster is a blues and rock musician from Lawrence, KS. He's a former child prodigy and was featured on countless TV shows growing up including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dateline, Crook & Chase, and the Jon Stewart Show. Even Baywatch Nights and Full House showcased Brody's talents.
There are many young players on the current international blues scene and Tony Holiday is one that stands out amongst the finest! Tony Holiday, a vocalist and harmonica player hailing from Memphis TN, has been recognized by peers such as Charlie Musselwhite and James Harman as a rising star in the community.
Skyla Burrell Band
"The Skyla Burrell Band is tight. They don’t just lay it down; they knock it down and kick it. It’s blues, it’s rock, it’s swinging good time Saturday night fist fight low down hoe down get down and boogie music. "Blues Biscuit”
Big Kettle Drum
Ten years of being “on the cusp” and “the band you should have seen” can wear a band down. Having played over 800 shows from Boston to Austin to Cheltenham, England, Big Kettle Drum (BKD) founding members Brant Christopher Menswar and JT Keel certainly have earned the right to kick off their boots and call it a night. But instead they continue to dive head first into writing and performing their genre-busting “Americana Soul" in living rooms, clubs and music halls across the country.
Cottondale Swamp hails from west central Florida. We are a band that revels in the old Florida vibe that is found on the back roads, small towns and swamp lands of this state. Our music is Southern Americana rock 'n roll with solid old school classic country and honky-tonk sensibilities.