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Time for Springing in the Blues at Jacksonville Beach

Oceanfront festival celebrates 28th year of blues music

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JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. – If you like blues music, you may want to head out to Jacksonville Beach for the 28th annual Springing in the Blues Festival.  It kicks off Friday, and lasts through Sunday at the Seawalk Pavilion.

Twenty-one artists will perform on two stages during the three-day oceanfront festival which attracts thousands every year.

This year’s lineup includes Blues Music Award winners and nominees. Eric Gales, Larkin Poe, Jonn Del Toro Richardson, Sugaray Rayford, Victor Wainwright, Selwyn Birchwood, and others will perform.

The Springing the Blues Festival is free to attend; however, you can purchase VIP/premium wristbands that provide access to stage-front seating, covered dining and bar area and exclusive, private bathrooms.

Wristbands are $20 for Friday only, $35 for Saturday only, $20 for Sunday only or $60 for a three-day pass.

Streets will also be closed starting Friday. 1st St. North between Beach Blvd. and 2nd Avenue North and 1st Avenue North between 1st St. North and 2nd St. North will be closed starting Friday morning. They'll reopen late Sunday into early Monday.

First Avenue North between 2nd and 3rd streets and 2nd St. North to 2nd Ave. North will be closed at 5 p.m. Friday and will reopen at 10 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday, First Ave. North between 2nd and 3rd Street and 2nd St. North to 2nd Avenue North will be closed from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

All roads wll reopen by 2 a.m. Monday.

All tickets can be purchased at the will call tent throughout the weekend.

Click on the following link for more information. "2018 All About Events Springing the Blues Festival"