Goodness Gracious

Jerry Lee Lewis Brings Throwback Rock 'n' Roll and Country to the Van Wezel

The man behind "Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On," "Great Balls of Fire" and other classics performs on Sunday, Jan. 27.

10:14am By Cooper Levey-Baker

The arts

Director of Concert Series to Retire Next June

John Fischer will retire from the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota in 2019 after serving as the organization’s managing director for 17 years.

12/14/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Pub Crawls, Music Festivals and More Local Dining Events

Including Black Friday brunch and a Thanksgiving cruise.

11/20/2018 By Giulia Heyward

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

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

Arts

Van Wezel Makes Three New Marketing Department Hires

Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall recently hired Stephen Baker, Thomas Gravelle and Natasha Herrera.

08/31/2018 By Staff

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

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

Music

Chorus Names New Business Manager

Key Chorale recently hired Jennifer Williams.

08/16/2018 By Staff

Arts

Classical Music Nonprofit Names New Development Director

The Perlman Music Program/Suncoast recently hired Kurt Rachwitz.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Mic Drop

One Year Later, Open Mic Night is Still Going Strong at The Reserve

Since last summer, The Reserve has hosted an "Open Mic" night every Friday that features a wide range of local talent.

07/25/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Media

Radio Station Shifts Format

The Sarasota radio station WSRQ is changing its programming from talk radio to music beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, June 29.

06/28/2018 By Staff

Arts

Chorus Artistic Director to Take on Business Role, Too

Key Chorale artistic director Joseph Caulkins will expand his role to manage the symphonic chorus' business and administrative functions.

03/02/2018 By Staff

Made in SRQ

Made in SRQ: Super-Sensitive Musical Strings

What better way to compliment that Stradivarius you've got laying around?

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Holy Writ

Brandon Farris Is Rising in the World of Christian Rap

Farris is better known by his stage name, YB.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Strictly von Schmidt

Remembering Longtime Sarasotan Eric von Schmidt

If you’ve loved folk music from the 1960s on, you probably owe a debt to Eric von Schmidt.

01/25/2018 Photography by Kay Kipling

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