Mic Check

Local Musician Lesa Silvermore Releases Her First Album

With the release of "Doppelgänger," local musician Lesa Silvermore is going places (literally).

06/01/2017 By Rick Morgan

Education

Professor Picked for Society for American Music Position

The organization brings together scholars, performers and students dedicated to studying, preserving, teaching and creating American music.

03/09/2017 By staff

Jazzy Afternoon

Punta Gorda's Wine & Jazz Festival Returns Feb. 25

Wine, music and more at a Punta Gorda fest.

02/17/2017 By Pam Daniel

Get Into the Groove

Meet Walker Lukens, the Excellent Austin Singer Who Headlines the Next Ringling Underground Concert

"Bands don't go to Florida very often, but it's actually a great place to build a fanbase because of that. Audiences are a little more appreciative of people coming."

02/17/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On Tap

A Brewery Cookout, a Food Truck Rally and the Second Annual Seafood and Music Festival

This week's roundup of great grub gatherings.

01/17/2017 By Riley Board

Off the Clock

Here's How Architect Jerry Sparkman Decompresses

Architect Jerry Sparkman taps into his musical side on the dobro.

12/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Season Preview

24 Shows You Must See This Season

Our top 24 picks (in no particular order) in drama, dance, musicals, opera, art—and more

10/27/2016 By Kay Kipling

The arts

Music Program Picks Four New Board Members

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees.

09/02/2016 Research by staff

In Town

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Comes to Sarasota on Sept. 11 in Celebration of Pet Sounds

We asked Wilson about the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds and his career.

08/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Arts

'How to Make Money in Music' Seminar Set for July 19

The event is intended to offer local musicians important information about the business aspect of music.

07/13/2016 Research by staff

Hotshots

Local Band's Song Featured in Girls Season Finale

Good Graeff's "I Want That" was handpicked by actress Lena Dunham for inclusion in Girls' season finale.

05/09/2016 By Savannah Handerson

Playlist

Listen to the Music Mentioned in Our 24 Great Florida Road Trips Feature

The perfect Florida playlist for your listening pleasure.

03/01/2016

My New Hometown

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Singer John McEuen Settles Down on the Manatee River

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band singer John McEuen recently moved to a five-acre spread on the Manatee River from Manhattan.

03/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

Article

Bradenton Blues Festival Kicks Off on Saturday

In addition to an all-star lineup of musicians, photographer Joseph A. Rosen will be selling and signing copies of his new book, Blues Hands.

12/04/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Sarasota Arts and Entertainment Guide

Your guide to Sarasota arts and entertainment.

12/01/2015 By Sarasota Magazine

Article

Giving Hunger the Blues Returns to Southside Village on Nov. 8

The all-day music fest Giving Hunger the Blues returns to Southside Village on November 8.

11/02/2015 By Kay Kipling

Article

Behind the Scenes with Van Wezel Executive Director Mary Bensel

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall executive director Mary Bensel shares some of her most unforgettable behind-the-scenes memories.

11/02/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Sarasota Culture Collective Kicks Off 2015-2016 Season

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County kicks off its 2015-2016 Culture Collective season on Thursday, Oct. 8.

10/06/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

A Preview of This Season's New Music New College

Here's what to expect this season.

09/21/2015 By Steve Miles

Article

Downtown Sarasota Pianos Strike a Chord

The Arts and Cultural Alliance's Sarasota Keys project goes viral.

09/01/2015 By Megan McDonald