Bonita Blues Fest returning March 11 & 12

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After a long break due to the pandemic, the Bonita Blues Festival is returning in March.
The long-time annual event will take place Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 in Riverside Park on Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs.
Headliners this year are The Nighthawks on March 11 and Shaun Murphy on March 12.

The Friday music schedule includes David Julia Band at 1:30 p.m., Scott Holt Band at 3 p.m., Annika Chambers & Terrie Odabi with JP Soars and Paul Deslauriers at 4:30 p.m., Damon Fowler and Jonathon Long at 6 p.m. and The Nighthawks at 7:45 p.m. The Friday After Hours Jam hosted by Levee Town will be at Maria’s Restaurant, 27080 Old 41 Road (festival wristband required for entry).

Shaun Murphy (photo by Gary Eckart)

Saturday’s music lineup includes Joe Connors with the Howell Brothers at 11:30 a.m., McKinley James at 1 p.m., King Solomon Hicks at 2:30 p.m., Honey Island Swamp Band at 4:15 p.m., Mike Zito’s Big Band with Albert Castiglia and Kat Riggins at 6 p.m. and Shaun Murphy at 7:45 p.m.
Tickets for Friday are $40, while tickets for Saturday are $45. A weekend pass is $60.
The festival will feature food and craft vendors as well as beer and wine vendors. For tickets and all the details, visit online at


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