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Sarasota Folk Festival

Sarasota Folk Festival

| Sande Caplin |

The Sarasota Folk Festival is held at the Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey on March 22 and 23. They run three stages of music all day from 10am to 10pm (Sat) and 10am to 5pm (Sun), with a jam tent for aspiring musicians and a workshop tent for those seeking up-close and personal tips and instructions from their favorite artists. Saturday evening they set the stage for their headliner artists to showcase in the large tent for the evening concert 6pm – 10pm. The gate opens at 10:00AM both days!!

This is the year of the ukulele…several groups include a ukulele in their acts, the Sarasota Sand Flea Ukulele Society will be looking for members, The Rhythm Inlet is offering two workshops for drums and ukuleles, and there is a jam tent where all ukuleles are welcomed!! Bring your uke!!

They have a children’s area with workshops and fun events, right next to the park’s excellent playground and our Family Stage. There are folklife exhibits and quality vendors selling crafts and art as well as plenty of food vendors. Come enjoy this two day community folk event at the best park in the State of Florida!

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