DeSoto Seafood Festival moves to Palmetto

Travis Tritt, Vanilla Ice headline three-day festival April 4-6

mclear@bradenton.comFebruary 26, 2014 

Grammy-winning country star Travis Tritt and one-hit pop-rapper Vanilla Ice are the headliners for this year's DeSoto Seafood Festival.

The seafood fest, the biggest and one of the most popular elements of the month-long DeSoto Heritage Festival, is April 4-6.

Don't look for it at its long-time location in downtown Bradenton, though. This year the festival will be in Palmetto, along 10th Street between Fourth and Sixth avenues.

Besides the live music acts -- and there's live music all through the weekend, with lots of local bands in addition to the headliners -- the festival also features all sorts of food -- tons of great seafood, but also everything from barbecue to ice cream -- and a children's area.

The complete lineup of bands should be announced soon.

Tritt has had a long career in country music, dating back to the late 1980s.

Vanilla Ice was one of the first successful white rappers, and at one time among the biggest-selling rapper in the world, thanks to his hit "Ice Ice Baby."

Admission is $3 for everyone age 12 and older. (That's $1 more than last year.) Children younger than 12 get in free.

For information, go to the DeSoto Seafood Festival Facebook page or or call 941-747-1998.

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