The Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival return for its fifth year on January 17-19, 2020.

12/15/2019
Ron Mellot

The event begins Friday night January 17 with festivities running 4pm - 10pm. The event continues Saturday from 11am - 10pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm. General admission is FREE!

The event, hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association with the Humane Society of Sarasota County a special guest, offers a diverse menu of foods cooked fresh on site. Seafood items are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Meat and vegetarian offerings also are on the menu, along with a variety of side dishes and of course - tantalizing desserts! Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks are available along with a selection of sodas and bottled water. In the breaks between performances, explore shopping in a marketplace of fine arts, crafts, and select fine products and food items.

While savoring your meal, relax to some of Florida’s top musical groups from genres such as R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Caribbean sounds. Performers on Friday night are: RJ Howson (R&B, blues, rock), JP Soars & The Red Hots (soul, blues) and the Black Honkeys (rock, soul). Performers on Saturday are: The Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock, variety), The Verge (classic rock 70’s to present), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul) and the Billy Rice Band (country rock). Sunday performers are: Big Night Out (dance, rock, alternative), Kettle of Fish (rock, blues, reggae) and Fleetwood Max (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band). See the Band Performance Schedule in the column to the right. Click on the Performance Schedule to see a larger version.

The Humane Society of Sarasota County will have their "Big Mac" mobile adoption center onsite during the event. Please call ahead (727-542-3000) to confirm onsite hours for the Big Mac adoption center. Take a few moments to stop by and say “hi” to the dedicated staff and meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption. Perhaps find a new loving and loyal life companion while lending support to a wonderful and compassionate organization.

Come enjoy, relax and leave refreshed. We will lay the table, all you need do is come and partake!

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