The Bridge Street Merchants are hosting an evening of blues music and BBQ.The event will take place on Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island Saturday, September 21, 5pm-10pm.
The event will feature a BBQ and a full bar with beer, wine, and liquor. Entrance is free to the public and promises a Fun Family experience. Melissa Enders, event coordinator explains, “With fewer art and craft vendors, there will be plenty of space for folks to bring their own blankets and chairs and sit back and enjoy the band with a cold beer and tasty BBQ sandwiches and platters provided by “Island Time Bar and Grill and Bridge Street Bistro”.
For those who can’t sit still, dancing, hula hooping, life size Jenga and shopping for handmade crafts are welcome at this family-friendly event. Local Sarasota band, AJ and The Automatics, will be playing Blues, Funk, & Jazz, music from 7-10pm. A powerful force of nature on stage, Anthony J. was born in San Antonio TX, moved to Houston as a kid and started singing in church, where he realized that he had a voice. If you have not heard AJ and The Automatics you will not want to miss this event. Also George Worthmore, a talented local blues musician, will be playing solo from 5-7pm. Both offer an energetic blend of blues music sure to heat up one of the last summer nights this season. The event will take place in the same lot used for the popular Bridge Street Sunday Markets held November-April and the Summer Saturday evening markets on historic Bridge Street, adjacent to the Fish Hole Adventure Golf.
Parking is available at the three piers area just south of Bridge Street with additional parking available at the City Pier or in the city lot behind Bridge Street Bistro but organizers suggest event attendees take advantage of the free island trolley which runs until 10:30pm. With over 80 spots throughout Anna Maria and a stop right at Bridge Street, it is the best way to travel and to not have to worry about parking.
The Bridge Street Market and this event are sponsored by the Bridge Street Merchants; a non for profit 501 c6 comprised of business owners whose mission it is to promote Historic Bridge Street, the Bradenton Beach Community, and all its businesses. For more information on the Bridge Street Merchants www.bridgestreetmerchants.com.