Want to mix up your Friday nights in Sarasota this summer with free events?
One Friday a month in the summer the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall holds a FREE outdoor concert called Friday Fest on the Bay that takes place on their bayfront lawn. 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of this gift back to the community for the support Sarasota gives. Although it is widely known to locals, they are not the only ones that get to take advantage of this event. The bayfront lawn becomes filled with both locals and visitors to watch the sunset and take in the free music rain or shine. If bad weather does hit, the festival will be moved to the Grand Foyer.
On July 25th, August 22th, and September 26th join the free entertainment with a beautiful view. You can enjoy the variety of music from country, jazz, to disco along with food vendors, a full bar, and art displays while relaxing on your lawn chair or dancing by the water. This event can be a great way to start of your weekend visiting the Sarasota or Siesta Key area this summer.
*All Friday Fest evenings take place from 5 – 9 p.m.*
July 25th : Come Back Alice
Enjoy this bands unique sound called southern gypsy funk.
August 22th: SoulRcoaster
Take a ride with SoulRcoaster through an assortment of music genres including classic rock, pop, jazz, country and disco.
September 26th : Adrian Ray
Listen to this cowboy and his band play a mix between country and classic rock (“Heavy Country”) for the last Friday Fest of the year.
Don’t miss out on experiencing the entertainment, food, full bar and art on display for sale this summer
The Van Wezel: 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL
For more information, call 941-953-3368 or ask the knowledgeable staff at Tropical Beach Resorts. They are happy to help you in anyway with your visit to Siesta Key, Florida. Let us help you plan the island get-a-way of your dreams!
Tropical Beach Resorts
6717 Sarasea Circle
Sarasota, FL 34242
Reservations 800-235-3493 -
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