The Bay 2 Beach Music & Arts Festival Presented by Coors Light features multi-genre music from a variety of top-rated national recording artists sharing the spotlight with an immersive art experience, all connecting Clearwater from bay to beach. It’s the vision behind Clearwater’s newest Music & Arts Festival taking place April 26-29 at various places including Coachman Park, Clearwater Beach and Downtown Clearwater. There will be a variety of local and national musicians performing, as well as local artists selling and showcasing the arts and culture of Clearwater.
This electrifying weekend gets kick-started at America’s No. 1 beach at 6:30 p.m. with a beach party featuring live music and the Sunsets at Pier 60 festival. Friday night continues with Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Blast Friday on April 27 in Downtown Clearwater. Performing on the Cleveland Street stage will be 10,000 Maniacs, one of the most enduring bands from the early “alternative rock” movement. The night’s activities will also include food trucks and vendors serving a variety of food and beverages including wine and beer. Other local artists will also be performing to keep the crowd jamming out and pumped up for the weekend festivities.
On Saturday, April 28, the action moves to Coachman Park along Downtown Clearwater’s beautiful waterfront, where visitors will be treated to live music and an art walk. Andy Grammer is headlining along with top support bands LOCASH and Parachute.
LOCASH – County music duo made up of singer/songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston best known for hits like “I know Somebody,” “I Love This Life” and more. The duo was nominated for Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, Country Music Television (CMT) award for Duo Video of the Year and Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.
Andy Grammer – Singer, songwriter and record producer with well know hits like “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me” and “Honey, I’m Good.” Six of Grammer’s hits are certified gold or better.
On Sunday, April 29, the musical entertainment will be headlined by Hunter Hayes with supporting artists including Jerrod Neimann, Stephanie Quayle and Aubrey Wollett
Hunter Hayes – An American country music singer/songwriter is also multi-instrumental, being proficient at more than 30 instruments. Hayes’ self-titled debut album reached No.7 on the Billboard 200 and No.1 on the Top Country Albums. He is best known for hits like “Wanted,” “Invisible,” and more. Hayes has been nominated for five Grammy Awards and won the CMA Award for New Artist of the Year in 2012.
Jerrod Neimann – An American country music singer and songwriter, Jerrod Neimann has had 10 Top 40 entries on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. Known for hits such as “Lover, Lover,” “What Do You Want,” “Drink to That All Night,” and more, Neimann has sold more than 20 million albums and downloads.
Stephanie Quayle – Singer/songwriter is known for hits like “Drinking with Dolly,” which topped the CMT Music and Billboard charts, and “Winnebago.” Quayle has also been named “Top 10 Artists to Watch in 2017,” by Rolling Stone Magazine.
Nate Currin – Described as an artist and a storyteller, Nate Currin has been nominated for an Independent Music Award and four International Music Awards. Currin took home three of those music awards, including “Songwriter of the Year.” Currin is best known for hits like “You and I Are Ghosts,” “Birmingham,” and more.
Don’t miss out on seeing these artists at one of the best venues in Tampa Bay. Tickets start at $20 per day, $30 for the weekend, $40 for pit access and $100 for VIP Seating. Purchase tickets by visiting B2BFestival.com, and get more information on this festival and other events by visiting myclearwaterevents.com.