Blues in the Library is back

Blues in the Library is back

Blues in the Library is back

Suncoast Blues Society
Community Outreach Program


Blues in the Library is back! As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the drive-in gathering concept has new life.

We are collaborating with Pasco County Library Association for an outdoor Blues in The Lot concert at the Hudson Library branch (8012 Library Rd, Hudson) on Friday, December 4th.

This FREE event will feature solo/duo performer Shaun Hopper and the Sarasota Slim Band.

Mark your calendar now as attendance will be limited, and reservations will be required. More info to follow next week….

Suncoast Blues Society (SBS) has also reached out to Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota County Library Systems suggesting they consider implementing an outdoor Blues on The Lawn performance.

Sarasota County Library System was the first to accept our offer. So far, we have two outdoor performances scheduled at the Fruitville branch (100 Apex Road, Sarasota):

  • November 17th from 2pm – 3:30pm featuring Steve Arvey
  • December 8th from 2pm – 3:30pm featuring Brian Leneschmidt

To kick start these events, SBS will be underwriting a total of 10 events. Keep watching our website at and your Suncoast Blues News for additional information on forthcoming shows featuring Suncoast Blues Society member musicians.




Special Blues event at The Hideaway

Special Blues event at The Hideaway

Special Blues event at The Hideaway


Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson and The Magic Rockers

with special guest Chris ‘Kid’ Royal.

October 31, Doors open at 6 PM, show starts at 7 PM

November 1, Doors open at 4 PM, show starts at 5 PM

On October 31st and November 1st be part of a special Blues event in St. Petersburg, FL. Blues legend Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson will be performing both nights at The Hideaway Café on Central Ave.. 

Featuring Luther’s authentic style of Chicago blues, you can be a part of a live recording for an upcoming live album. Luther Johnson has been playing the blues for over 60 years and was a mainstay of the Muddy Waters band from 1972-80. He is a Grammy Award winner and a W.C. Handy award winner. Luther played a role in the original Blues Brothers movie and during a long successful solo career has played in Europe, Asia, South America and even the White House. 


Due to COVID19 The Hideaway will practice social distancing and safety protocols, and therefore a limited number of tickets will be available for both nights. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of Blues legend Luther ‘Guitar Junior’ Johnson’s newest album. 

Tickets will be available shortly and are $50.00. Each ticket purchased will receive a special fan club CD signed by Luther. Please visit the Hideaway Café website for tickets.