The fifth edition of Sunshine Music Festival will return to Mizner Park Amphitheater in downtown Boca Raton on Jan. 15, a carnival of blues, rock and soul led by the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Mavis Staples, Bruce Hornsby, Dave Mason, Joe Russo and others.
A limited number of early-bird, general-admission tickets for the noon Sunday concert will be on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, through 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, and cost $45 (plus fees) at LiveNation.com and all Ticketmaster locations, including Ticketmaster.com, and at 800-745-3000.
Tickets at the standard entry cost go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, with prices of $59.95 for general admission, $99.95 for reserved seats, $129.95 for balcony seating and $229.95 for VIP (fees extra on all prices levels). The VIP package includes the best available reserve seating, a commemorative T-shirt and laminate, lunch, private restrooms and a private wine tasting.
The Sunshine Music Festival is again a two-city affair, with the same lineup performing Saturday, Jan. 14, at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg.
Grammy-winning husband and wife blues guitarists Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks started the Sunshine Blues Festival in 2013 and, along with a diverse array of food and craft beer and wine, it is known as a consistent source of top rock, blues and Americana acts typified by the 2017 lineup.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band, which released the well-received album “ Let Me Get By” this year, again puts the emphasis on 2017 performers with a rich history and something to say.
Staples is, simply, an R&B icon, and spent the summer touring with Bob Dylan. An alum of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, Hornsby is a singer and keyboardist who made some of the most popular songs of the mid-‘80s (including “The Way It Is”), but is a musician’s musician who defies easy categorization.
Guitarist and singer Dave Mason, with a rich, decades-long solo career, began his rock odyssey with the supergroup Traffic. Joe Russo, drummer for the Bob Weir-Phil Lesh band Furthur and one-half of the exotic Benevento/Russo Duo, will bring his Grateful Dead tribute band Almost Dead to the festival.
Also on the bill will be the energetic North Mississippi Allstars, the “souped-up string band” Railroad Earth and the soulful Austin duo the Greyhounds.
For more information on the festival, visit SunshineMusicFestival.com.