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Sarasota Seafood and Music Festival

  • When: Friday, January 14, 2022,  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Location: JD Hamel Park, 199 Bayfront Drive, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: Free Admission

The Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival return for its sixth year on January 14-16, 2022. Join us in JD Hamel Park in downtown Sarasota at Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street. Bring along your family and friends to enjoy fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances. The event begins Friday night January 14 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 Downtown Sarasota Enrichment 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.

This year the outstanding live music performances will include, starting on Friday afternoon: Kara Nally Band (blues, funk), Billy Rice Band (country rock), and Kettle of Fish (rock, blues). Saturday relax and enjoy the live energy and amazing sounds of the Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock, variety), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul), Thunder Beach (classic dance rock), Selwyn Birchwood (electric swamp funkin’ blues), and Damon Fowler (blues). Finish the weekend on Sunday to the amazing talents of Bryan Spainhower & Friends (Musica Eclectica), JP Soars & The Red Hots (Americana, rock, variety), and Ronnie Dee & The Superstars (funk, soul). The Band Performance Schedule is shown to the right. Please check back as the event nears to confirm dates and times as band performances may occasionally change.

The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) will be onsite Saturday from 11am-2pm with their Big Mac Mobile Adoption Center. Please stop by to say "Hi" to their dedicated staff and to the 'friends' they will have with them.


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