Thursday's event also included the announcement of next year's lineup, which includes Annie Leibovitz, Rick Steves and more.
The North Port, Sarasota and Bradenton region ranked No. 12 in a list of the most unequal metropolitan areas in the country.
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett together now have more wealth than 160 million Americans, or 63 million households.
According to a new study, Sarasota County ranked as the 33rd most unequal county in the nation, with the top 1 percent earning 40.1 times as much as the rest of the population.