Bradenton set to be filled with holiday spirit

December 3, 2013 by  

The seasonal festivities are plentiful in Bradenton this week and most likely banner printing is being used throughout the community to encourage as many people as possible to attend the numerous events around town.

Coming up this Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 is the monthly art walk in the Village of the Arts, which always has original crafts, artwork, and food, but will adopt a holiday theme this month. The cottages in the village dating back to the 1920s will be lit and people can stroll through the community accompanied by performances of popular Christmas tunes by the Key Tones Barbershop Quartet and the Southeast High School Chorus.

The Bradenton Blues Festival will also be in full force over the weekend as Old Main Street features three blues duos on Friday night and Sarasota Slim, who is one of the most well-known blues guitarists in the area, on Saturday night. There will also be many local vendors selling their merchandise and food trucks with local delights.

Also on Friday night, Selwyn Birchwood and Steve Arvey will be at the Riverwalk Pavilion with a Blues Appetizer concert. Chris Duarte, a blues rocker from Texas will be at the Tarpon Pointe Grill & Tiki Bar on Saturday night and a Gospel Blues Bunch will fill Old Main Street with their concert on Sunday. Food trucks and eateries from downtown will be selling refreshments to the accompaniment of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe.