What’s On in Sarasota, Ellenton, Bradenton, and Cortez, FL this Week, March 14 – 21, 2020?

We are so lucky to have so much live music here, plus I found a fundraiser and a history lesson this week!

Week of March 14 – 21, 2020


Saturday, March 14

Sarasota St Paddy’s Festival, March 13-15, 2020

Sarasota, FL


JD Hamel Park Main St. & S. Gulfstream Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236

This is a 3-day festival: Friday 4-10pm, today, and Sunday 11am-6pm. Live music from great local bands, dancing, beer, Irish Beef Stew and other authentic Irish food. Bands are performing many different genres including Tahja (Irish dancing, music & singing). So, put on your green (and, maybe a kilt?) and come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
More info on event here! 



Sunday, March 15

Whiskey Joe’s Gives Back!

Ellenton, FL


Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill Manatee River 5313 19th St E Ellenton, FL 34222

Before they officially open, they invite you to a fundraiser! 100% of the profit proceeds will be given to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Make your reservation here.   Whiskey Joes Manatee River FB    More info on event here!


Tuesday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Blessing 

by Anonymous

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.
May God be with you and bless you:
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.
May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you


Wednesday, March 18

81st Annual De Soto Landing Event

Bradenton, FL


De Soto National Memorial 8300 Desoto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton, FL 34209

The De Soto National Memorial living history presents this recreation of Hernando DeSoto’s landing at 10am and 1pm. Learn about the landing and the effects they had on the indigenous people of the Southeastern United States. From their FB page: De Soto National Memorial’s mission is to commemorate Conquistador Hernando De Soto’s 1539 expedition through the Southeastern United States and to tell the history of the Native American tribal societies they encountered.
DeSoto National Memorial FB     More info on event here!



Thursday, March 19

Happy Spring!








Friday, March 20

The Soul Sensations

Sarasota, FL


Primo Ristorante 8076 N. Tamiami Trl. Sarsota, FL 34243

I absolutely love the Motown sound of Soul Sensations! You know they’ll have you up and dancing on the big dancefloor at Primo! The doors open at 6pm with music starting at 7pm. There will be a full menu of Primo’s delicious Italian food offered when doors open. You must RSVP as there is limited seating. Call Primo at (941) 359-3690. Tickets are $20 in advance or $22 at the door.
Soul Sensations FB   Primo Ristorante FB   More info on event here!


Saturday, March 21

AMI Privateers Hosting a Pirate Party

Cortez, FL


Seafood Shack’s Neptune Room 4110 127th St. W. Cortez, FL 34215

Come dressed as a Pirate and have fun with music, food and drink. There will be a Silent Auction and a 50/50 drawing along with other “Pirate Shenanigans.” The cost is $50, and all money raised goes to the Privateers (501c3 nonprofit organization) to help kids & community.
For Tickets and More Info!   AMI Privateers website

Photos from events’ FB or website pages.

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