Coming Soon

Talking with Musician Dave Koz, Coming to Van Wezel for Christmas

The Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2018 heads to town Nov. 23.

11/06/2018 By Giulia Heyward

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Spotlight

Castro Coleman Headlines This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Coleman won the International Blues Challenge in 2014.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

The Artful Child

7 Great Arts Experiences for Kids

Got a kid (or grandkid) itching to perform, paint or just discover the artist within? Sign ’em up for one or more of these opportunities.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Spotlight

The Naughton Sisters are Some of the Most Exciting Pianists Performing Today

The 29-year-old identical twins will perform at the Van Wezel from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Celebrating the Arts

Paying Tribute to Arts Leaders with a Special Night

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's annual awards night highlighted the people and organizations who keep the arts strong.

10/23/2018 By Kay Kipling

Tag team

Lyle Lovett Gives Fans a Stripped-Down Performance With Longtime Friend Robert Earl Keen

The duo will be performing at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

10/18/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Arts

Opera Names New Communications Coordinator

Sarasota Opera recently hired Lana Mullen.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Honorable Mention

The Arts and Cultural Alliance Celebrates Those Working Behind the Scenes

On Oct. 22, the Arts and Cultural Alliance will celebrate those bringing arts and entertainment to everyone’s weekend calendar.

10/11/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Preview

Pops Orchestra Season Tunes Up in November

Expect music from the likes of John Denver, George Gershwin, Frankie Valli and more.

10/05/2018 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

What Do Bob Dylan and Liberace Have in Common?

Dylan will return to the Van Wezel Oct. 21.

10/04/2018 By Kay Kipling

Come Together

Arlington Park's Porchfest Turns Strangers into Neighbors

The third annual music festival takes place Sunday, Oct. 7.

10/02/2018 By Ilene Denton

Music and Memories

Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" Farewell Tour

Simon's Madison Square Gardens concerts were reminders of all the songs he's made us love over the years.

09/24/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Key Chorale Season Launches Oct. 27

The coming season blends tango, Christmas classics, circus-related performances and more.

09/14/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Choral Artists of Sarasota to Launch 40th Anniversary Season

Six concerts will highlight the talents of the long-established ensemble.

09/07/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

New Music New College Arrives at 20th Anniversary Season

Expect the unexpected in the sounds of the season.

09/06/2018 By Kay Kipling

Music Behind Bars

Can Music Help Prisoners Dealing with the Stresses of Incarceration?

“A lot of inmates believed they benefited from the performances and look forward to more opportunities," says Sarasota corrections treatment specialist Sandra Goluch.

08/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces More of the Coming Season

In addition to its Broadway, dance and classical seasons, the hall offers plenty of song, thrills and comedy.

08/27/2018 By Kay Kipling

Sonic Youth

Meet Youth Antics, Four Friends Who Make Candy-Coated Indie Rock

The Parrish-based band released their second single, "Resolution," earlier this month.

08/22/2018 By Audrey Warne

Preview

Artist Series Concerts Lines Up Its 23rd Season

Classical and pops music fans will find a range of offerings on the schedule.

08/17/2018 By Kay Kipling