Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Headline Sunshine Blues Festival

Winner of four Blues Music Awards and a Grammy Award for “Best Blues Album” and now nominated for four more Blues Music Awards for 2013 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, January 18, 2013, with music starting at 12:30PM.  Then, Saturday, January 19, 2013, with music starting at 11AM, it comes to Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida and finally Sunday, January 20, 2013, with music starting at 10:45AM, at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area.  The one and only New Orleans Blues Legend Dr. John also makes a features appearance on the bill (St. Petersburg and Boca Raton only).

Also highlighting the inaugural bill for the Festival are: the one and only New Orleans Blues Legend Dr. John (St. Petersburg and Boca Raton only); contemporary guitar legend Walter Trout formerly with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers; Louisiana slide wizard Sonny Landreth; Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band; The Wood Brothers, featuring Chris from Modeski, Martin & Wood and his well-known singer/songwriter brother Oliver; award-winning British blues guitarist Matt Schofield; the driving force of urban funk, Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Florida guitar favorite Bobby Lee Rodgers; multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award-winner Joe Louis Walker; the no-frills blend of Chicago, Texas, and Delta blues of guitarist Sean Chambers; and At last a real Blues Festival that will become an annual event for the Sunshine State!

The inaugural Sunshine Blues Festival headlined by the Tedeschi Trucks Band comes to Florida for three dates in 2013, Friday, January 18 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers; Saturday, January 19 at Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton in South Florida; and Sunday, January 20 at Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay Area.

Tickets for the all day event are on sale now at www.livenation.com, all TicketMaster outlets or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000