Tampa Bay Blues Festival's 2020 lineup: Aaron Neville, Jimmie Vaughan, more

Larkin Poe, Mindi Abair and at least one more headliner will round out the bill.
Aaron Neville headlines the 2016 Tampa Bay Blues Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on March 8, 2016. (LUIS SANTANA | Times)
Aaron Neville headlines the 2016 Tampa Bay Blues Festival at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg on March 8, 2016. (LUIS SANTANA | Times)
Published August 5

Say this much for the Tampa Bay Blues Festival: They don't waste any time planning ahead.

Just a few months after their 2019 edition, the blues fest has announced most of its 2020 lineup, coming to St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park on April 3-5. Aaron Neville, blues legend Jimmie Vaughan and St. Pete-bred sax star Mindi Abair are among the headliners of Saturday's festivities; while Elvis Costello-approved Atlanta roots duo Larkin Poe will lead the way on Sunday.

Right now, there's still a headliner slot open on Friday, April 3, but that's about it. The rest of the festival's 25th anniversary lineup, including a Thursday pre-party and Saturday after-party, appears set. Here's the lineup as it stands:

Thursday, April 2: Kickoff party with Christone "Kingfish" Ingram at the Palladium. Tickets are $30 and up. Click here.

Friday, April 3: The headliner is still to be determined, but the rest of the lineup includes Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, Danielle Nicole, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and Jason Ricci. Day tickets are $45 and up.

Saturday, April 4: Aaron Neville, Jimmie Vaughan, the Proven Ones featuring Kid Ramos, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers and Dawn Tyler Watson. Day tickets are $45 and up. There's a free after-party at Ringside Cafe, featuring music from the Proven Ones and Dawn Tyler Watson. Click here for details on that.

Sunday, April 5: Larkin Poe, Rod Piazza Band with Rusty Zinn, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bruce Katz and the Backtrack Blues Band. Day tickets are $40 and up.

Advance three-day tickets are $110 and up. Click here for details.

Contact Jay Cridlin at cridlin@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8336. Follow @JayCridlin.

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