Giving Hunger the Blues Returns to Sarasota Bayfront In October

2018-09-17

Sarasota’s premier outdoor music festival, Giving Hunger the Blues, will return to the beautiful bayfront of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center on October 12 and 13. The two-day event, which will kick of with the second annual Jazz on the Bay, will be headlined by blues star Lauren Mitchell. Mitchell first played GHTB in 2012, when the event was still on Hillview Avenue, but her set was rained out after only three songs. The blues diva, who’s in the midst of a big U.S. tour in support of her hit album Desire, says she can’t wait to come back.

Great Seafood and Live Music on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota June 2-3

2018-05-30

If you like delicious foods and great live music, join us for the weekend in St. Armands Circle Park on June 2-3, 2018 for the 2nd Annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival. The event is hosted by the Humane Society of Sarasota County and produced by Paragon Festivals.  Hours are Saturday and Sunday 11am – 8pm.  General admission is FREE.  VIP Tent admission is $130, the price of admission including an array of great foods including an open raw bar of shrimp, crab legs and oysters, open bar serving premium drinks and a dedicated service staff, all in prime view of the live music performances.  Tickets are available thru EventLive.

St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival Returns to St. Armands Circle Park on May 26-27, 2018

2018-05-11

If you like delicious foods and great live music, join us for the weekend in St. Armands Circle Park on May 26-27 for the 2nd Annual St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival.  The event is hosted by the Humane Society of Sarasota County and produced by Paragon Festivals.  Hours are Saturday and Sunday 11am – 8pm.  General admission is FREE.  VIP Tent admission is $130 that includes a array of foods including an open raw bar of shrimp, crab legs and oysters, open bar serving premium drinks and a dedicated service staff, all in prime view of the live music performances.  Tickets are available thru EventLive.

Sarasota Seafood Festival – A Great Catch

2018-01-22

After a cold blast making its way through the Suncoast, the weekend weather was perfect for the 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood Festival! Walking up to the fest, the aroma of fresh seafood was in the air! Shrimp, lobster rolls, fresh stone crab, hush puppies and many other dishes by local seafood restaurants like Sarasota favorite Walt’s Fish Market were being consumed everywhere you looked. There were artists selling their wares and baubles, clowns making balloons for the kids, and tables under the trees just to chill out.

Kettle of Fish

2013-05-28

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.”

RJ Howson

2013-05-10

RJ Howson…An Old Soul in A Young Man’s Body

Resonating, I am actually sitting here listening to RJ Howson sing and play guitar on “Make  A Fool of Me” (one of his original songs) recorded live at a legendary Blues club Chicago called Kingston Mines.  I’m channeling the vibe from yesterday when we sat down with our high test iced coffees and talked.  The problem for me was that this could have ended up being a 5 hour interview because RJ has the gift of gab and the experiences that make him an old soul.  I’m not sure if it’s because he might have been here before or if he’s just taken in so much more than the average person in deep thinking and life studying in his years.