Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee

#19 of 65 in Nightlife in Florida Panhandle
Nightlife · Bar / Club

2010 Keeping the Blues Alive Award from The Blues Foundation

Site of the Mississippi To Florida Blues Trail Marker

Five Time Winner of the Tally Award for Tallahassee's Best Night Life and Entertainment

2012 Downbeat Magazine selection as one of world's best 212 music venues

Open Friday and Saturday nights with occasional weeknight shows.

The Bradfordville Blues Club experience is like no other. It combines a truly unique location and atmosphere with the best the Blues has to offer. Hidden in a rural part of Tallahassee, the experience begins when you travel down the winding dirt roads and up the hill that lead to the Club. Surrounded by fields of tall stalks of corn and old majestic oak trees dripping with moss, the one room cinder block "jook joint" has hosted an impressive list of nationally renowned Blues acts. The more than 50 original portraits autographed by the "Kings and Queens" of the Blues, which serve as table tops and wall hangings, attest to the quality of our entertainment. The Club is open on Friday and Saturday nights only and offers a good selection of ice-cold bottled beers and wine. For the serious Blues fan the BBC has a different artist each weekend, usually with different touring acts on Friday and Saturday nights. Club appearances in the past have included such notables as James Cotton, Bobby Rush, Carey Bell, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Honeyboy Edwards, Magic Slim, Charlie Musselwhite, Bob Margolin, Johnny Winter, Maria Muldaur, Duke Robillard, Kenny Neal, Tommy Castro, Tab Benoit, Big Jack Johnson, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Mark Hummell, Kim Wilson, Lee Roy Parnell, The Amazing Rhythm Aces, E.C. Scott, Eddie Kirkland, Johnnie Marshall, and a host of others.

The bonfire burns nightly under the large oaks and provides a warm romantic atmosphere. You can usually meet the artists as they too enjoy the rustic surroundings out by the fire or you can just sit back and relax during the set breaks. If you are hungry, try some of Ms. Ernestine's southern fried catfish or mullet. Its something to write home about! Please join us for a memorable Blues experience at the Bradfordville Blues Club. Just follow the tiki torches down the dirt roads till you reach the juke joint under the stars. We'll keep the bonfire burning, the beer ice-cold and the music hot!


Opened in March 2002.

Recipient of the 2010 Keeping the Blues Alive Award from The Blues Foundation

2010 Site of the Mississippi To Florida Blues Trail Marker

Winner of the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 Tally Award for Tallahassee's Best Night Life and Entertainment .

2010 Resolution by the Leon County Board of County Commissioners as "an essential cultural resource"

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  • The REAL DEAL. PERIOD. Great folks who know what it's all about. The night I spent there enjoying the fabulous ( late ) Col. Bruce Hampton ( Ret. ) is one that could never be forgotten. Also caught...  more »
  • As you drive back you will wonder is this the right way? It then you come to a clearing. We have been several times. We enjoy it. If you want white tablecloths this isn’t for you. If you want...  more »
  • Gorgeous setting of huge oak trees with gobs of Spanish moss hanging all around. Inside atmosphere is of musicians cover the walls and tabletops. Band is the BEST.!!! 21 Blue. Mid-evening bonfire outside with best catfish!!!. Most fun!!! Staff included in Best catehory. Loved this adventure.
  • The music is great there. The the catfish in the sausages from Miss Ernestine little shack are also awesome everybody that was there was having a great time I enjoyed myself. Hoping to get back there very soon.

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