Kettle of Fish


A Great Day At The Myakka River!
Photos by Mark Kracker

To quote Steve Arvey-
“After it’s all said and done, it’s really about the beauty of the Myakka River….After everybody left, I sat and I finally got a second to kick back and thank God and all the people that were blessed to be a part of the celebration of this incredible river and how we all shared in friendship, life and music this day…..I sat for a long while and wished so many more people can see this fantastic river one day.  Thank you Snook Haven for believing in me and helping me and the Suncoast Blues Society to put this fest together.”

Karen Klarich


Karen and The Big Bad Wolve’s Open Jam Debut !

What a huge surprise last night.  A last minute invite from Leslie SRQ brought Laurie and I to Holmes Beach and the debut of a new Jam….. Karen and The Big Bad Wolve’s!  The setting was perfect, the views of the Gulf of Mexico were breathtaking, the music was refreshing and the over 200 folks in attendance had an awesome time.  Families that were walking the beach had a special treat last night.

Myakka Blues Festiva


For Immediate Release:

Snook Haven, Florida Ave Ales and The Suncoast Blues Society present the Second Annual Myakka Blues Festival.

The Second Annual Myakka River Blues Festival will be held at Snook Haven in Venice on Memorial Day May 27th from 11-7 pm. This venue is located right on the Myakka River. Kettle Of Fish will be headlining the 2013 festival. George Worthmore, RJ Howson, Bob Dielman, Steve Arvey, Belmont and Jones and Roger Hurricane Wilson will also be performing. This festival will feature a wide variety of blues reaching from the Acoustic sound of the1920’s and 30’s all the way to today’s modern sounds in the blues. This will be a membership drive event for the Suncoast Blues Society.

Sarasota Film Festival


The most exciting 10 day event of the year in our area starts Friday, April 5 and runs through Sunday, April 14.  The Sarasota Film Festival emphasizes the best in cinema alongside exciting programs and events, with more than 180 films screened each year including features, documentaries, shorts, and kid-friendlyContinue Reading


Tuesday, March 26th @6pm. Primo Ristorante! $20.00 Donation (ALL Proceeds to to the Amercian Business Woman’s Association…….Karen Greenley, Lani “C,” Savannah Brady, Meredith Garofalo, Gwen Fogt, Christine Berstling, Rebecca Byrd, Karyn Denham, Lauren Mitchell, Carolyn Davis, Melanie Massell, Kara Nally, Syl Vee, Sudie Brattli, KSue, Professor Michael Hensley & MusicalContinue Reading


Our friend, pal and talented weather lady and newsreporter, Meredith Garafalo has left ABC Channel 7 News in Sarasota.  Watch her farewell!  Meredith will be performing on March 26 at Primo-Ristorante for Ladies Sing the Blues.  We are going to miss you Meredith.  Good luck on your new endeavors andContinue Reading