Jam Out

Three Musical Acts We Love

Want to update your music catalog? Check out these three local acts.

09/12/2022 By Allison Forsyth and Chloé Cuyler

Up and coming

Singer Aurora Newcomb Discusses Her New Single and Her 'Magical Folk-Punk' Sound

Aurora Newcomb discusses her latest release ‘Far From Fiction’ and her upcoming EP.

04/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

International Music

Historic Asolo Theater Presents 'Sharing Grandmothers'

The multidisciplinary musical event will be on stage for two nights only this weekend, as part of The Ringling’s Black History Month celebrations.

02/10/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Music of Now

ensembleNewSRQ Comes Back, Live

The chamber music ensemble plans a return to presenting new works, in person.

09/15/2021 By Kay Kipling

Smashing Success

A New Kind of Stress Relief Invites Destruction

It's been a tough year and you've earned the right to destroy some stuff.

07/09/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Killing It

Emanne Beasha Wins the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent

The 10-year-old opera singer from North Port gets the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Jay Leno in the Judges' Cut round of the show.

08/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

An American Band

A New Generation of Allman and Betts Teams Up For a Debut Album and Tour

The Allman Betts Band features Gregg Allman's son Devon, Dickey Betts' son Duane, and Berry Oakley Jr., son of the late great bassist Berry Oakley, an Allman Brothers staple.

08/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Class and Sass

Emanne Beasha Lights Up the Stage on America's Got Talent

Ten-year-old opera singer and North Port resident Emanne Beasha is the sweetest "diva" you'll ever meet.

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Show Stopper

Singer-Songwriter Seal Headlines at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

The British-born star is the Van Wezel Foundation Gala performer Feb. 16. He spoke to us about songwriting, the city and love.

02/11/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Blues Man

Joe Louis Walker Will Headline This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Walker brings his scorching sound to this year's fest.

10/30/2017 By Kay Kipling

The Countdown Begins

Bradenton Blues Festival 2017

The December event promises a host of blues musicians and more.

06/06/2017 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

Tribute

Saying Good-bye to Gregg Allman

The late, great rocker had ties to our area, and left behind lots of musical memories.

05/31/2017 By Kay Kipling

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

Preview

Gloria Musicae Takes Audiences On "Musical Journeys" With Coming Season

The performances range from Spanish to French to Hungarian compositions.

08/01/2016 By Kay Kipling

Weekend Planner

Your Top 7 Things to Do: July 14-20

Comedy, bluegrass, a full-moon cruise and more.

07/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Preview

Key Chorale 2016-17 Season Celebrates Artistic Director's 10th Anniversary

The season will present some seldom-heard works, along with a premiere by composer Ola Gjeilo.

07/11/2016 By Kay Kipling

Preview

Ringling International Arts Festival Offers An Eclectic Line-Up

Priority tickets for prime seating are on sale now.

07/06/2016 By Kay Kipling

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

Mr. Chatterbox Remembers Singer Lesley Gore

Mr. Chatterbox remembers his days at Sarah Lawrence with the late singer Lesley Gore.

02/17/2015 By Robert Plunket