Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: June 10-16

Florida Studio Theatre rocks out, the Sarasota Music Festival carries on, a new exhibit at Sarasota Art Museum, free hip-hop at Van Wezel and more.

06/10/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Opera Announces 2021-22 Season

After an unusual year due to the pandemic, the company plans its return to grand opera.

06/07/2021 By Kay Kipling

Get Out and Dance

Hip-Hop Artist Olmeca to Perform Live at Van Wezel

Come enjoy the music and cultural immersion of Olmeca's performance on the Van Wezel Lawn June 12.

06/02/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 27-June 2

The Myakka River Blues Festival returns, a Patriotic Pops concert, Savor Sarasota kicks off and more.

05/27/2021 By Kay Kipling

Music

Dottie Kelly Headlines This Year's Myakka River Blues Festival

The party takes places on on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31.

05/25/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

In Conversation

Tihda Vongkoth on Anti-Asian Hate, the Music World and the Risk of Speaking Out

'It is possible to be your authentic self, pursue the music that you really believe in and be anti-racist.'

05/25/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 20-26

The Sarasota Ballet closes its season, downtown welcomes a seafood and music fest, a 10-minute play festival and more

05/20/2021 By Kay Kipling

Listen Up

Bradenton Blues Festival Tickets Go On Sale June 1

The popular festival tends to sell out quickly.

05/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Announces Coming Broadway Series and More

After its long closure due to Covid-19, the hall has been stepping back into presenting live performances. Now take a look at what's coming.

05/17/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota May 13-19

Pink Floyd music live, a free movie, a really big estate sale for good causes, and more.

05/13/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

WBTT Mixes Moods and Memories with Sistas in the Name of Soul

A fast-moving 90-minute revue offers plenty of hits by female vocalists from the 1970s era.

05/12/2021 By Kay Kipling

Listening to Black Voices

EĢtienne Porter on Music, Black Lives Matter and His Humanitarian Efforts in Mozambique

"Real inclusivity is not scrambling to find it, but rather cultivating friendships with people of color in a meaningful way."

05/11/2021 By Heather Dunhill

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: May 6-12

WBTT delivers soul music outdoors, the Sarasota Film Festival continues, Best of Ringling goes online, and more.

05/06/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota April 29-May 5

The Sarasota Film Festival opens, Sailor Circus kids put on a show, two new dance events and more.

04/29/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

The Venice Symphony Plans Return to Live, In-Person Concerts in 2021-22

The orchestra has announced its upcoming season at the Venice Performing Arts Center.

04/29/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: April 22-28

The Suncoast Boat Show returns, WBTT unveils a new production, the Sarasota Ballet presents Ashton, and more.

04/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Sarasota Concert Association Looks to 2022 Great Performers Season

After 2021's season could not take place due to Covid, SCA plans a return to live music.

04/21/2021 By Kay Kipling

Review

Asolo Rep Highlights Evita Star Ana Isabelle and Friends in an Upbeat Outdoor Concert

From Broadway favorites to Tejano pop hits, the cast delivers with oodles of energy and feeling.

04/18/2021 By Kay Kipling

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota April 15-21

An outdoor concert at Asolo Rep, celebrating the circus at The Ringling, BBQ and bluegrass and more.

04/15/2021 By Kay Kipling

Back to the Stage

Sarasota Orchestra Announces Full, Live 2021-22 Season

Five concert series are planned in a return to normal after Covid forced musicians and audiences to mostly stay home.

04/13/2021 By Kay Kipling