Great blues and more at Sunshine Music Festival in January 2017

Derek Trucks

By Chyrisse Tabone, Rock At Night Tampa Correspondent

Sunshine Music Festival 2017I am so looking forward to attending the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival at St. Petersburg, Vinoy Park on  January 14th. Last year the weather was perfect–sunny and in the 70s. It was a wonderful way to start off the New Year!

The Tedeschi-Trucks Band, husband and wife dynamo duo, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, will be hosting the festival which is featuring a star-studded line-up such as  Bruce Hornsby, Mavis Staples, Dave Mason,and more!  Apparently they are re-playing the festival the next day (January 15th) at the Mizner Park Ampthitheatre in Boca Raton. So, if you are really hardcore, truck across Alligator Alley to catch their second Florida event.

Since Tedeschi -Trucks live around Jacksonville, we are fortunate to have them at “home” in January. In the Spring they are touring Europe.

As always, Tedeschi-Trucks will have their top notch blues band with quite a horn section  and the back-up singers alone can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any headliner themselves.  Top shelf voices!  I have seen them at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak was well as Ruth Eckerd Hall in the past. I am always wowed by Tedeschi’s perfect raspy and soulful voice as well as Trucks impeccable guitar licks.

In the past I’ve seen ticket discounts through Groupon and Living Social. Let’s hope they do it again this year!

A few photos from January 2016

Chyrisse Tabone, Ph.D.
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