There are quite  a few festivals that involve our members bands and artists!  These include:

Dunedin Wines the Blues 2018: at Pioneer Park, Dunedin, FL on November 10.  The Bridget Kelly Band plays on the Dunedin Merchants Association Stage (East) at 3:30, and the Duffy Bishop Band plays the Blur/Chica Boom/Kelly’s Stage (West) at 5:30.  Also do not miss the amazing Andy T Band with Alabama Mike at the Jack Bataoel Real Estate Stage at 7:45.  Admission is FREE!


Little Jake & the Soul Searchers headline the Venice Blues Festival on November 17  at 05:30 pm at Maxine Barritt Park. Other bands include Super Chikan and Joel DaSilva.

On November 10 is the Ocali Country Days at Silver River Museum (1445 NE 58th Avenue, Ocala).  It will have both of this year’s NCFBS IBC winners.  Ocali Country Days started in 1995 as a fundraiser for the Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center and has become a very popular annual event.

The lineup for the day is:

  • 10:00 a.m. Pasture Prime Bluegrass Band
  • 11:00 a.m. Sweet William solo Blues
  • 12:00 a.m. Sheba the Mississippi Queen and the Bluesmen
  • 1:00 p.m. Pasture Prime Bluegrass Band
  • 2:00 p.m. Sweet William solo Blues
  • 3:00 p.m. Sheba the Mississippi Queen and the Bluesmen

The museum is a program of Marion County Public Schools and is located within the Silver Springs State Park.  Admission is $5.


And don’t forget the big show at the High Dive December 9 with the Danielle Nicole Band, Anthony Gomes, the Bridget Kelly Band and the Mark Telesca Band!