Five-Time Grammy Nominated Kenny Wayne Shepherd Headlines Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival

Kenny Wayne Shepherd, recipient of five Grammy nominations and two Billboard Music Awards, will headline the 2013 Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival. Tens of thousands of passionate blues fans will enjoy world-class blues to the backdrop of superb Gulf Coast sunsets. Taking place on Feb. 16 and 17, 2013, the Sea-Blues festival will feature performances by nationally recognized blues artists complemented by a spectrum of seafood dishes by local restaurants.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd joins an impressive roster of top artists such as Coco Montoya, Ruthie Foster, Magic Slim, Trampled Under Foot, The Lee Boys, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Hamilton Loomis. Local restaurants will set up shop in downtown Clearwater’s Coachman Park where fans can sample local seafood dishes like grouper, conch fritters, and she-crab soup. General admission to the festival is free with options for reserved seating available at

Now in its seventh year, the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival is traditionally held in February, drawing music lovers in search of sun and fun in a picturesque, easily accessible location. Boaters can also enjoy music from docking spaces at the nearby Clearwater Harbor Marina. One of 2013’s first major events in Clearwater, more information about the Sea-Blues Festival, including complete performance schedules and artist biographies, is available online at

About Clearwater
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.