Sanibel Blues & Jazz fest 2016
The Sanibel-Captiva Optimist Club announces the 2nd annual Blues and Jazz Fest on November 5, 2017. Attendees will hear outstanding, live Blues and Jazz music.
2017 LINE UP

ELVIN BISHOP’S BIG FUN TRIO is among his very best musical ideas ever. The music is rootsy, spirited and soulful, performed by serious musicians hell-bent on having a good time.

The Chicago Sun-Times enthusiastically declared, “It’s impossible not to like Bishop. He’s always singing something lowbrow and uplifting.” Bishop is ready to share his happy-go-lucky vibe with his fans around the world.

Though he holds a British passport and is an inductee of the British Blues Hall of Fame, Matt Schofield has been making his mark globally as one of the top players in the new class of six string wunderkinds.

The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, ‘ In Schofield, the UK has produced the best Blues guitarist from any country in decades… head and shoulders above the herd’, while Guitar & Bass Magazine rated him in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time ranking him with icons Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

Marty Stokes was originally raised on Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Florida and has been playing different variations of Blues Music since he was a kid. Raw and melodic, original, and reaching to the emotional core, Stokes will not disappoint a good blues audience. . A group of long-time friends, the band ‘delivers the goods’ with tasteful grooves over Stokes’ originals, alongside creative arrangements of covers.

The location

The backyard at Bailey’s

At the center of Sanibel Island, hidden behind the Bailey’s General Store, you will find a backyard that for this day, is transformed into a cozy festival garden.

Time: 12 PM to 7 PM
Bailey’s General Store

How to get there


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