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Camping with the Blues October 18-20

By Florida's Original NatureCoaster™ Posted on October 7, 2019

‘Camping with the Blues, for those who love the blues, and the freedom of not having to drive home after the party!’ describes the vision of Greg Herndon, member of the Sertoma Youth Ranch Board of Directors, to create a blues music festival to help fund and continue operating this amazing venue and campground for our youth to enjoy.

Camping with the Blues is back again for its sixth year and, somehow, it just keeps getting better and better! This music festival is not just a camping event; camping is optional. Blues lovers of all ages can purchase single-day tickets for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, or buy a weekend pass.

Set in the rolling hills of Florida, Camping with the Blues is an annual blues music event which benefits the beautiful and rustic Sertoma Youth Ranch, located at 85 Myers Road, in Brooksville, Florida. 

This incredible three day and three-night camping festival is located just off I-75 at Exit 293, and features many well-known acts such as the Bruce Katz Band, the Lauren Mitchell Band, and the Alex Lopez Xpress Band, as well as a covered open-air pavilion. 

The Sertoma Youth Ranch is a beautiful venue in the rolling hills of Brooksville, Florida.

Day and Weekend Music-only Passes are Available for Camping with the Blues

Day passes and weekend passes are available for those who love the blues and a soft bed at night, so when you want to join the best blues event in Florida’s Nature Coast, get your tickets for the groove and then decide if you’re an overnighter or a commuter. We’ve got your back!

If you want to camp and you don’t own an RV or camper, the best option is to call Giant Recreation World RV at 407-656-6444 and mention promo code CWB25 and they will fix you right up!

Camping with the Blues Concerts at Sertoma Youth Ranch

Those who attend know you are in for an amazing weekend of live blues music!

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An incredible lineup of blues acts are available each day of Camping with the Blues at Sertoma Youth Ranch.

With a stellar lineup each day, phenomenal music fans, covered stage and pavilion area for seating, large dance area to see the bands up close and personal, permanent bathrooms and showers, picnic tables, nightly jams around the campfires, family and dog friendly facility, fantastic vendors, oaks trees galore, over 200 water/electric sites and 80 acres of primitive camping, free parking…so many amenities at this gorgeous venue.

Hotel Accommodations are available for Day and Weekend Music Pass Holders

If you don’t want to camp, The Quality Inn is located just up at the next exit from the festival. Be sure to tell them you are attending Camping with the Blues.

Bring your Kids and Grandkids to enjoy the Back to Nature Music Program

We are excited to present a new kids’ program this year at the Youth Pavilion on Saturday, October 19 from 10am5pm; a full day of activities for the kids!  They will enjoy a hayride, face painting, The Simple Seeds “Back to Nature Music’, tie dye shirts and more arts and crafts.  They will love it!

October 19 features a great program for kids as part of the fun at Camping with the Blues.

Bring on the kids and grandkids!  Not only will they get to experience this fun day and enjoy being outdoors at the gorgeous ranch.  There is a playground for them to play on as well.

Camping with the Blues Festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch

SAVE money by purchasing your tickets in advance online or by calling 941-758-7585.  Online ticket sales will end on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at midnight.

This event is Rain or Shine – All Sales are Final – No Refunds or Rollovers. Festival Tickets Do Not Include Camping and All Tickets Will Be Held at Will Call.

Weekend Pass includes all shows Fri-Sun for ages 13+

  • Advanced: $65 – at the Gate: $75
  • Children 12 and Under Free with Ticketed Adult

Day Passes for Music and Fun

  • Friday Advanced:  $25/Gate: $35       
  • Saturday Advanced: $40/Gate: $50       
  • Sunday Advanced: $25/Gate: $35

An array of food, beverage, and merchandise from quality vendors are on-site all weekend long.

Plenty of vendors offer great food, drink and merchandise at Camping with the Blues October 18-20, 2019, at the Sertoma Youth Ranch.

Tickets and available camping will be sold at the gate, October 17-20, 2019. Gates open at 10 AM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  You may camp early for an additional fee.

About Camping with the Blues and the Sertoma Youth Ranch

*Camping with the Blues is produced by GPS Festival, Productions, LLC, partners Greg Herndon, Mojoe Productions and Paul Benjamin, North Atlantic Blues Festival.

This event is held to raise funds for Sertoma Youth Ranch which operates as a 501-3C Non-Profit Organization under Fed. ID#59-2603520 and founded by the Sertoma Clubs in the Tampa Bay Area. It is run by a Board of Directors whose mission is to provide a rustic outdoor recreational area for the children of the State of Florida.

The ranch is funded in part by donations and events held there. Sertoma Youth Ranch will always be available to all supervised groups of children, including the physically and mentally challenged, at no charge. This includes but is not limited to Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girls Scouts, Church Youth Group, etc.