Kicking off Friday Fest 2019 is Big Night Out – a grooving six-piece dance band performing Latin, R&B and Island dance music! A powerful horn section and Latin percussion add to the commanding vocals of Frank Alverez. Dance the night away with a perfect view of the Sarasota sunset as Big Night Out kicks off our annual summer concert series!
Sarasota’s favorite free outdoor concert series, FRIDAY FEST, returns this summer! The events run from 5-9pm and are located on the Bayside Lawn of the Van Wezel (weather permitting). Each of the four events will feature food trucks, beverage vendors, great live music and summer sunsets over Sarasota Bay!
While blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at all Friday Fest events, please note that outside food or drink, including coolers, are prohibited.
Rebel Heart returns to Friday Fest at the Van Wezel with some of today’s most popular country songs, mixed with a healthy dose of hits from pop, rock, dance and the blues! The 5-piece band puts on a high-energy, powerful and melodic country rock act that you won’t want to miss!
Sarasota’s favorite free outdoor concert series returns this summer! The events run from 5-9pm and are located on the Bayside Lawn
Featuring 3 Grammy®-nominated musicians, this 8-piece band plays a high-energy set of originals and covers of funk & soul music including Earth, Wind & Fire, Commodores, Kool & the Gang and Prince. Sit back and relax or dance the night away as Reverend Barry & The Funk returns to the Friday Fest stage!
Sarasota’s favorite free outdoor concert series, FRIDAY FEST, returns this summer! The even
Rounding out Friday Fest 2019 is the high-energy band, Ari and the Alibis! Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues Soul and Rock, this 5-piece group has earned two Grammy® nods (Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance) and an award for “Best Original Song by a Local Group” in the Bradenton Times “Best of the Bay.” Don’t miss Ari’s powerhouse voice filled with emotion and strength – live