32nd annual Springing the Blues Festival returns to Jacksonville Beach, April 5-7, 2024

Saturday, December 9, 2023


Jax Beach Festivals is thrilled to unveil the lineup for Springing the Blues 2024, featuring headlining acts Bywater Call, Joanne Shaw Taylor, and Tab Benoit.

Prepare for a three-day celebration of electrifying blues music, cultural enrichment, and community engagement as Springing the Blues returns for its 32nd jubilant edition. Taking place at the iconic Oceanfront Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, the 2024 festival promises an unforgettable experience for blues enthusiasts and music lovers. One of the festival’s standout features is the presence of two outdoor stages, doubling the opportunity to witness favorite blues artists in action.

The festival kicks off on the Seawalk Pavilion stage at 5:00 PM on Friday with Smokestack, offering a blend of New Orleans groove music and southern old-school roots spirits. The lineup continues with Chris O’Leary and J.P. Soars’ Gypsy Blues Revue Featuring Anne Harris, leading up to Friday night’s headliner, Bywater Call.

Simultaneously, the West Mo’ Blues Stage starts at 5:15 PM with the Mississippi Blues Band, followed by Smokestack, Chris O’Leary, and closing with J.P. Soars’ Gypsy Blues Revue Featuring Anne Harris.

Saturday’s programming at the Seawalk Pavilion Stage includes performances by No Limit, Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers, Deidra & The Ruff Pro Band, D.K. Harrell, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Robert Jon & the Wreck, and the headline act, British blues rock guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor. The Mo’ Blues stage lineup kicks off with Jacksonville Slim, followed by No Limit, Ray Fuller and the Blues Rockers, Deidra & The Ruff Pro Band, D.K. Harrell, Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, and concludes with Robert Jon & the Wreck as the Mo’ Blues Stage Saturday night headliner.

Sunday’s lineup includes the Eric Culberson Band, The Cold Stares, The Nick Moss Band, Shaw Davis & the Black Ties, and Vanessa Collier. Closing out Springing the Blues will be blues guitar heavyweight Tab Benoit.

Sam Veal, the Festival director, expressed excitement about returning to the Seawalk Pavilion for the 32nd year with another stellar lineup of musical artists. Since 1991, Springing the Blues has consistently provided a welcoming festival experience, attracting music fans of all ages from across Northeast Florida and beyond. With two outdoor stages, an Arts Market, eclectic food court, and a family-friendly atmosphere, this festival is set to captivate music enthusiasts of all ages. The blend of discovery and tradition makes Springing the Blues the most anticipated festival event of the year.

The festival will run from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Friday, April 5th, Noon to 10:00 PM on Saturday, April 6th, and from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, April 7th. This family-friendly event is free to attend and includes an entertainment zone for kids of all ages. With a diverse range of vendors, a Kids Area, Foodie fair, and the iconic Ferris Wheel, Springing the Blues continues to celebrate America’s indigenous blues music.

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