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A Taste of Sarasota
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come Join Us for the 26th Annual
“A Taste Of Sarasota”

15 Terrific Local Restaurants will be serving up Great “Tastes”

Here’s all the Info you need!

When: Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Where: Sarasota Event Center (Shriners Auditorium)
600 N Beneva Rd, Sarasota
Time: 5-8PM
Admission: $10 “Early Bird” Ticket OR $15 at the Door.

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.

Seafood & Music Festival
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – Nov 25 @ 6:00 pm

Come to Lakewood Ranch Main Street on November 24-25, 2018 for the 1st Annual Lakewood Ranch Seafood & Music Festival.

Enjoy exquisite and delectable seafood dishes prepared by local restaurants using indigenous and sustainable ocean resources from Florida’s coastal waters. Be entertained by top local and regional musicals groups performing live on stage in such genre as R&B, jazz, classical, calypso, big band sounds and Caribbean. Also enjoy a marketplace of crafts and fine products.

Enjoy scrumptious meals cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using only the freshest ingredients.  Menu items include grouper, mahi, stone crabs, oysters, shrimp and soft-shell crabs.  Meat entrees include Italian and Polish sausage, steak sandwiches and chicken-on-a-stick. Also, a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes are offered. Seafood dishes are prepared using fresh, local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Both alcoholic (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available.

Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. General admission is FREE.