Springing the Blues Festival 2020

Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s almost Springing the Blues Festival time! The free, 3-day, outdoor, oceanfront, blues music festival is held the first weekend of every April in Jacksonville Beach, Florida – just a half-hour’s drive from Club Continental!

Springing the Blues is the largest free, oceanfront blues festival in the world. It is also one of the East Coast’s oldest, having been first held in 1990.

The festival is highly anticipated, drawing national, regional, and local blues legends, emerging artists every year. Performances see traditional blues fused with rock, funk, soul, swing, gospel, hip-hop and more.

The festival features three days and two stages of live music – but that’s not all. You can also shop as you bop at the Artisan Marketplace, which sees a fine selection of art, clothing, jewelry, furniture, and other unique items. You won’t go hungry at the festival, either. Not with the Food Court and its wide range of tasty offerings. There’s even a family-friendly area with activities to keep the kiddos happy.

Best of all, we’re so close by, you can spend the day jamming to good tunes on the beach, then easily retreat back to the quiet comforts of your Club Continental guest room.

This year’s event marks the festival’s 30th anniversary, so you can be sure it will be a stellar event!

2020 Festival Schedule

The beach crowd at Springing the Blues Festival

Friday, April 3rd
Seawalk Pavilion Stage –
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties – 5pm to 5:45pm
Dawn Tyler Watson – 6pm to 7pm
John Primer – 7:20pm to 8:20pm
The Proven Ones – 8:40pm to 10pm

Mo’ Blues WestFest Stage –
Wildfire Rising – 5:15pm to 6pm
Shaw Davis & The Black Ties – 6:20pm to 7:20pm
Dawn Tyler Watson – 7:40pm to 8:40pm
John Primer – 9pm to 10pm

Saturday, April 4th
Seawalk Pavilion Stage –
The Gabe Stillman Band – 12:15pm to 1:15pm
David Julia – 1:35pm to 2:35pm
J.P. Soars Gypsy Blues Revue – 2:55pm to 3:55pm
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials – 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Vanessa Collier – 5:35pm to 6:35pm
Victor Wainwright & The Train – 7pm to 8:15pm
Larry McCray – 8:35pm to 10pm

Mo’ Blues WestFest Stage –
Hat and Matching Suitcase – 12:15pm to 1:05pm
The Gabe Stillman Band – 1:35pm to 2:35pm
David Julia – 3:05pm to 3:55pm
J.P. Soars Gypsy Blues Revue – 4:25pm to 5:15pm
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials – 5:45pm to 6:45pm
Vanessa Collier – 7:15pm to 8:15pm
Victor Wainwright & The Train – 8:45pm to 9:45pm

Sunday, April 5th
Seawalk Pavilion Stage –
John Miller Blues Experience – 12pm to 12:50pm
Matt O’Ree Band – 1:10pm to 2:10pm
AJ Ghent – 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Betty Fox Band – 3:50pm to 4:50pm
James Armstrong – 5:10pm to 6:25pm
Lee Boys – 6:45pm to 8pm

Springing the Blues Festival 2020

Mo’ Blues WestFest Stage –
Snacks Blues Band – 12:15pm to 1pm
John Miller Band – 1:20pm to 2:20pm
Matt O’Ree Band – 2:40pm to 3:40pm
AJ Ghent – 4pm to 5pm
Betty Fox Band – 5:20pm to 6:30pm
James Armstrong – 6:50pm to 8pm

Springing the Blues Festival 2020

April 3rd – 5th, 2020
at the Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, FL

Learn more and get your tickets at the festival website. You can also follow the festival on Facebook.