December 16 – 18

Bradenton Riverwalk Seafood & Music Festival

Join us at Rossi Park in Bradenton the weekend of December 16-18, 2021 for the 2nd Annual Bradenton Riverwalk Seafood & Music Festival. The event will be fun, relaxation, great food and amazing live musical performances along with some shopping for arts, crafts and fine products! Festivities start Friday evening from 4pm-10pm and continue through the weekend with music, food, art and crafts on Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.  

Enjoy foods cooked fresh onsite (seafood, meat, vegetarian) with a variety of side dishes and of course – desserts! For drinks, choose from alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks. Note that all the seafood dishes are prepared using sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast.

While eating, listen to the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents from such genres as R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds.

Come, kick back and relax while partaking of great music and food. We have what you need for a weekend of pure enjoyment – now we just need YOU! The Bradenton Riverwalk Seafood & Music Festival, December 17-19, 2021.

NOTE: Bands and performance times subject to change.

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Driving Directions

Address: 452 3rd Avenue West, Bradenton FL 34205

Bradenton Riverwalk is a 1.5-mile-long public green space located along the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida, between Business US-41 and South Tamiami Trail. The five-acre park opened to the public on October 18, 2012 and features a skatepark, 400-seat amphitheater, playgrounds, and a splash pad.

From St. Petersburg: Get on I-75 W. Take to US-19 in Terra Ceia. Take exit 5 from I-275 S.  Follow US-19 S and US-41 S/S Tamiami Trail to 3rd Avenue West. Take a right on 3rd Avenue West. Take the immedate next right and the destination will be on the left.

From Tampa: Get on FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway. Follow FL-618 Toll E/Selmon Expressway and I-75 S to US-41 S/S Tamiami Trail in Manatee County. Take exit 2 from I-275 N.

From Sarasota: Take US-301 N/N Washington Blvd to Bradenton. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Manatee Avenue West. Turn right onto 7th Street West. Continue straight. Turn left at Manatee Performing Arts Center. Then turn right. The Destination will be on the left.

From the East: Take FL-70 to FL-64 in Manatee County. Take exit 220 from I-75 N. Follow FL-64 W and turn right onto 7th Street West. Continue straight and turn left at the Manatee Performing Arts Center. Then turn right and the destination wil be on the left.

Parking Information

The City Centre Parking Facility is located at 3rd Avenue West between 10th and 12th Streets. The building is more than just a place to park cars — it houses the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, five additional retail spots and is in itself a spectacular piece of public art. The 500-space garage has an eye-catching colorful motif all around and has a Bradenton-specific mosaic on the north side.

The six-foot high, 15-panel, 120-foot long mosaic, called “The Magic River”, was created by Pittsburgh artist James Simon, who came to our area and learned what it is that most defines us as Bradenton residents. The resulting mosaic contains panels that reflect the Manatee River, the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Bradenton Farmer’s Market and many other aspects of our lives here.

The Judicial Center Parking Garage at 615 12th Street West is incredibly beautiful as well. We are proud that a necessary function — parking in our downtown area — can be so lovely. Public Parking is also available at the County Administration Building, located at 414 10th Street West and at the Post Office parking lot, located on Manatee Avenue between 8th and 9th Streets.

Parking Lot Rules:

  • No backing into parking spaces
  • Park between the lines
  • Be observant of all posted signs
  • For lots with pay stations, remember your parking space number. You’ll need to enter it at the pay station.
About Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

In 2011, the City set up eight EV charging stations, which were replaced in 2018.

When using the stations, the fee to customers is $0.03/minute ($1.80/hour) with a minimum of $0.75.

About EVs, the City’s parking ordinance states: “It is unlawful to park any vehicle in any parking space designated as an electric vehicle charging station except for the purposes of charging such vehicle.”

The eight electric vehicle charging stations are located at the following addresses:

  • 615 12th Street West, Judicial Parking Garage (x2)
  • 101 12th Street West & 1st Avenue West, City Centre
  • 1000 3rd Avenue West, City Centre Parking Facility (x2)
  • 100 10th Street West, at South Florida Museum
  • 1450 1st Avenue West
  • 808 3rd Avenue West, Riverwalk

Dates & Times

  • Friday, 4:00 pm
    – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11:00 am
    – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, 11:00 am
    – 6:00 pm




Entertainment Directory

  • Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio
  • Kettle of Fish
  • Selwyn Birchwood
  • Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio

    Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio

    Twinkle has devoted her life to music. She was signed to Warner Brothers for her debut album “Haunted By Real Life” and it gained attention on the jazz / pop charts with the title song. She has a music video titled “Can’t Get Love With Money” that was featured on VH1. Also, her sensual song “Garden of Love,” accompanied a love scene on the daytime soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” Warner/Reprise records featured her on the cover of Billboard Magazine.

    Twinkle is an accomplished career musician and songwriter, well versed in any genre, she is a critically acclaimed and authentic Rock Soul and Blues singer. This sun kissed Florida beach beauty is the total package! Twinkle is a feast for the eyes, ears, heart and soul …

  • Kettle of Fish

    Kettle of Fish

    Kettle of Fish plays “festiblues”, a term for the kind of festival music that features blues, soul and funk with the energy of rock n’ roll. They make old songs new again, and their originals sound like classics. Kettle of Fish is one of the hottest live acts in Southwest Florida, headlining to thousands, and opening for such acts as Eddie Money, Marshall Tucker, Elvin Bishop, Dickey Betts (three times, who called the band “intimidating”) and many more playing mostly originals and deep track covers.

    Kettle has been led by singer and principal songwriter Dana Lawrence since its inception in 2001. Current members include Greg Poulos on guitar (formerly with the Freddie King Band, the Venturas, Rock Bottom), Chris Guertin on bass (Big Kahuna Band), Rick Andre on drums (has toured with the Platters, Ben E King, Chuck Berry) and Robin Swenson on keys (Four Seasons, Aretha Franklin). Other honorary members include Thorson Moore, the rising star Kevin Miller on guitar, Garrett Dawson on drums/percussion, Andy Wallace or Matthew Frost on keys (when available), Jimmie Fadden (nitty Gritty Dirt Band) on drums and harmonicas and other friends of the road.

  • Selwyn Birchwood

    Selwyn Birchwood

    Groundbreaking young blues visionary Selwyn Birchwood calls his original music “electric swamp funkin’ blues,” defined by raw and soulful musicianship played with fire-and-brimstone fervor. His gritty, unvarnished vocals draw his audience deep inside his unforgettable tales of love, passion, pain and pleasure.  Complementing Selwyn’s electrifying guitar and lap steel playing, the other featured instrument is Regi Oliver’s driving baritone sax. The group is rounded out by bass, drums and, for the first time, keyboards.

    Wanting to capture the power of the now larger band, Birchwood wrote and arranged 13 songs. From the rocking opener “I’d Climb Mountains” to the sweet soul of “She’s A Dime” and “One More Time” to the hair-raising “Revelation, Living in a Burning House” the album features some of the most poignant writing on today’s blues scene. Birchwood’s voice and vision are clear, his sound is edgy and compelling, and his stories are memorable and lasting.

    According to Birchwood, “I tell my stories in my own way, with my own voice. You won’t ever hear me on stage telling someone else’s story. Muddy Waters, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker all told their own stories. That’s what I’m doing.  I write and sing what I know.” 

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