BRADENTON, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 5, 2012) - As the official Palmetto, FL hotel of the Bradenton Blues Festival, the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront offers guests and festival-goers a convenient location to the festivities and a comfortable place to call home at the end of the day.

The festival, taking place on December 1, 2012, just minutes from this hotel in Bradenton, will feature a stellar lineup of blues artists including Ruthie Foster, Kenny Neal, Dave "Biscuit" Miller, Johnny Sansone, Southern Hospitality, Homemade Jamz, Ben Prestage and Steve Arvey Horn Band featuring Henry Lawrence. In addition to live music, the Bradenton Blues Festival will include food, drink, art and a wide array of vendors.

The festival kicks off at 10am at the city's redeveloped Riverwalk, overlooking Manatee River and just a few minutes' walk from this Lakewood Ranch, FL hotel. To learn more about the festival and to purchase tickets, visit

Guests of this Bradenton, Florida hotel can explore other area attractions while they're in town, too. Relax on white sand beaches just 7 miles away, or have a day of family fun at Mixon's Fruit Farm, Parker Aquarium, Bishops Planetarium, Manatee Players Theatre, South Florida Museum or McKechnie Field. To take in the breathtaking Florida scenery, don't miss the Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island or Long Boat Key.

To learn more about the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront, the official hotel of the Bradenton Blues Festival, visit the hotel's website at

About the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
A stunning waterfront location on the Manatee River is the just the start of what you'll love about the Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront. With a mix of modern and island-inspired styling, this upscale hotel is the ideal home away from home for vacationing families and solo corporate travelers alike. Spacious guestrooms at this Lakewood Ranch hotel offer business-friendly amenities including a large desk with ergonomic chair, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, wet bar and coffeemaker. When it comes time to relax, a refrigerator, sofa bed, pay-per-view movies and luxurious bedding will make you feel at home. More than 150 rooms also offer private balconies with courtyard or river views. If fitness is at the forefront of your mind while you're on the road, this hotel offers a fitness center, large outdoor pool and whirlpool. If you just want a quiet moment, sit amongst sparkling fountains in this hotel's lavishly landscaped courtyard. If you want to explore the area surrounding this downtown Bradenton hotel, you'll find white sand beaches just 7 miles away and a number of nearby attractions including Bishops Planetarium, Parker Aquarium, South Florida Museum, Long Boat Key, Gulf of Mexico, Manatee Players Theatre, Mixon's Fruit Farm, Anna Maria Island and McKechnie Field. Before or after a day out, The Bistro at this hotel will keep you fueled with healthy choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus evening bar service and Starbucks coffee beverages. Those looking for beautiful event space can do no better than this waterfront hotel's more than 6,000 sq. ft. of function space, ideal for meetings, weddings and receptions.

Contact Information:

Courtyard Bradenton Sarasota/Riverfront
100 Riverfront Dr. West, Bradenton, FL 34205