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Events Calendar

Beer Bands & BBQ
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Music Compound is excited to present and host the fourth annual Beer, Bands and BBQ event. This event was previously held at the Sarasota Polo Fields. Guests can look forward to local and national beers on draft, local BBQ’s eateries including; Smokin Momma Lora’s BBQ, Solid Slab BBQ, and Pizza SRQ, and local bands. This event brings our local community together and open to all ages. The event will feature a different genre each hour. Bands include: The Good Time Groove Band (Jazz), Auto Kania (Punk Psychedelic Rock), Jah Movement (Reggae), Daisy Dukes Band (Country), Steve Arvey (Blues), Fiyah Wata (Reggae, Rock & Pop) and our headliner, Mumbo Jumbo (Blues and Rock Twang).

Tickets are $15 and include admission, music and parking. Kids 10 and under are free. Food and drinks can be purchased. Be sure to bring your chairs, blankets and dancin boots. Save time at check-in by purchasing your ticket in advance at
Beer, Bands, and BBQ will be held on October 6th 2018 at Music Compound, 1751 Cattlemen Rd Sarasota FL 34251. Come on out and enjoy a great day for the entire family!

3rd Annual Porchfest Music Fest
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Check out the 3rd Annual Porchfest music fest with numerous different acts playing on 20 different porches! It’s a grassroots community music fest where front porches become stages. Featuring a variety of music along with food and beverage vendors. Bring your own chair or blanket to sit on.

Giving Hunger the Blues & Jazz on the Bay
Oct 12 @ 3:00 pm – Oct 13 @ 9:30 pm

In its 22nd year, Giving Hunger The Blues & Jazz On The Bay has become Sarasota’s favorite outdoor music festival. Great music from national, regional and local performers, tasty food from the area’s best restaurants and a diverse group of vendors and local organizations make Giving Hunger The Blues one of the most anticipated events on Sarasota’s annual calendar!

With Sarasota Bay as a backdrop there will be live music with16 national musical, regional and local musical acts. Live music for 2 days! Oct. 12’s line up includes: Hot Club SRQ, Synia Carrol with The Phil Magallanes Trio, Fred Johnson and more. Oct. 13’s line up includes headliner, Sarasota’s own, Lauren Mitchell, the Florida Blues Brothers, Brandi Adams, The Koko Ray 5 and more. A selection of the area’s most delicious restaurants and vendors add to the fun. Proceeds benefit the the Mayor’s Feed the Hungry Program and the Generoso Foundation to feed, protect and nurture children and families in our community.