In honor of its 100th Anniversary, Morton Plant Hospital Presents Clearwater’s Blast Friday, in partnership with Brighthouse Networks. This family-friendly food and craft vendor festival from 5:30-10pm will feature a free live concert on the Tampa Bay Times Cleveland Street Stage. Food trucks and vendors will be selling a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. In addition to free activities for the kids, the first 100 children 12 years and under will receive a free Winter plush toy, courtesy of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure will be open with free admission form 6-8pm.
|January 29||Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Special Guests Shaun Hopper and Fire & Ice
|5:30pm - 10:30pm|
|February 26||5:30pm - 10:30pm|
|March 25||5:30pm - 10:30pm|
|April 29||5:30pm - 10:30pm|
|May 27||5:30pm - 10:30pm|
Friday, February 26
David Cook With Special Guest Tony Lucca
Singer-songwriter and American Idol winner David Cook returns to Clearwater on tour in support of his latest album release Digital Vein, which includes the rocking new single Criminals.
Friday, March 25
Atlanta Rhythm Section With Special Guests Ellie Lee & Blues Fury
Atlanta Rhythm Section has been part of the southern rock scene for more than 30 years with hits like So Into You, Champagne Jam, Imaginary Lover and Spooky. With 15 albums of outstanding songwriting and performances, Atlanta Rhythm Section represents all the good things the phrase “classic rock” implies. Some of southern rock’s biggest names have gone on to record their covers – Travis Tritt, Wynonna Judd and Charlie Daniels, among others.
Winner of numerous awards, Ellie Lee & Blues Fury are an exciting rockin’ blues group with a dynamic stage performance. Ellie is a blues guitarist/singer/songwriter that fronts the band with her soulful voice, ripping guitar solos and her obvious joy in performing. Ellie's guitar virtuosity has been compared to Jeff Beck, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix just to name a few. People enjoy the fact that Ellie plays and sings like there's no tomorrow.
Friday, April 29
Home Cookin’ Starring The Greg Billings Band, The Black Honkeys, Betty Fox and more to be announced!
The Greg Billings Band
The Greg Billings Band is a continuation of a phenomenon that began when popular ‘80s Florida band Romeo signed to Epic Records and released its first album after a name change to "Stranger".
The Black Honkeys
Known for their soul, funk and rhythm ‘n’ blues music, The Black Honkeys have won awards in multiple categories for three years running in Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Reader’s Choice Awards.
Betty Fox Band
The 2015 representative of the Suncoast Blues Society, an International Blues Challenge Finalist and 2-time winner of Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay, Tampa Bay’s Betty Fox is truly proving herself to be a force to be reckoned with.
Friday, May 27
Here Come The Mummies With Special Guest Noah Guthrie
Due to overwhelming demand, Here Come The Mummies return to Clearwater for the first time since their sold-out show at the Capitol Theatre in October. Since their discovery, the band has opened for P-Funk, Al Green and Cheap Trick, rocked Super Bowl Village 2012, become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show and made themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North America.
Upgrade your experience with VIP and SUPER VIP Tickets!
$25 VIP ticket includes:
Seat in reserved general admission seating in front of the stage
2 complimentary beers
$45 Super VIP ticket includes:
Seat in first 3 rows of reserved general admission seating in front of stage
2 complimentary beers
Access to Super VIP tent with snacks
Blast Friday was established in 2009 as downtown Clearwater's free, family-friendly street festival. Supported by the City of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road.
Be a part of Blast Friday! Read more on how to become a vendor at Clearwater’s premier street festival.
Blast Friday has festival seating. Personal blankets and chairs welcome. No outside food or beverages permited.