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Arts on the Horizon!

Compiled by Jaye Clements
Spring is in the air!  Enjoy the music & shows around town this month!

March 1 to 7 – 35th Annual Jazz Festival ……………………………………………………………….
line-up for the Jazz Fest!

March 1 – Festival Kickoff – Jazz in the Park, 1 to 4 pm. Free admission and parking!

Featuring jazz violinist, Doug Cameron & concerts by the top HS Jazz Bands at Phillippi Estate Park Sarasota.

March 3 – The Sarasota Jazz Project Big Band with bassist John Lamb and vocalist June Garber

March 4 – Jazz Trolley & Pub Crawl.  Hop on and off the trolley and enjoy a fun night of jazz at venues around town.

March 5 – Freddy Cole – “Jazz Meets the Blues” The Freddy Cole Quartet with Freddy Cole-piano-vocals, Herman Burney – bass, Randy Napoleon, guitar and Henry Conerway, on drums.

March 6 – A Tribute to Brubeck – Karla Harris sings the Dave & Iola Brubeck Songbook with the Ted Howe Trio.

March 7 – Dick Hyman & Ken Peplowski with vocalist Kitt Moran.

Evening Concerts on 3/3, 3/5, 3/6 & 3/7 will begin at 7:30 pm at The Riverview HS Performing Arts Center. 1 Ram Way, Sarasota.



March 2 at 8 pmPaul Anka at the Van Wezel.


March 3 at 8 pm – Russian National Ballet: Gala ProgramRussian Natl Ballet


March 5 from 8 to 11 pm.  Ringling Underground – Art, music and fun!


March 6 at 7:30 pm – New Stages – Dusan Tynek Dance Theatre: Camera Illuminata at The Ringling Historic Asolo Theater – 941.360.7399 Tickets: $30, $25, $20 $10 for college Students w/ID

March 7 at 10:30 am – ROAR! The Ringling Order of Art Readers.  Free! Family story time for children ages 4 to 7. Designed to engage children in art & literacy. (Register online prior) http://www.ringling.org/events/roar-ringling-order-art-readers

March 7 & 8 – 14th Annual Downtown Venice Art Classic – West Venice Ave in downtown, Venice.


3 Dog NightMarch 9 at 8 pm – Three Dog Night at the Van Wezel.


March 10 at 10:30am. Collecting Recollections – Victoria Cristiani Rossi

$5 (free with admission) Hear Victoria Cristiani Rossi talk about both her personal and public life of her famous traveling circus family.  Reception & book signing after the program.


March 10, 13, 20, 27 – The Marriage of Figar – Sarasota Opera


March 11 to 15 – Jersey Boys at the Van Wezel.


March 12 – 5 to 8 pmCourtyard Swing at the Ringling – included with Art After 5.


March 12 at 6 pm. Gallery Walk & Talk, Re:Purposed at the Ringling.  Re:Purposed will be on exhibition all month until May 17. http://www.ringling.org/events/repurposed

March 13 – 7 pm National Theatre Live – Of Mice and Men at the The Ringling Historic Asolo Theater. Tickets $20. 941.360.7399


March 19 – 5 to 8 pm. souleRcoaster – Ringling by the Bay – included with Art After 5. http://www.ringling.org/events/ringling-bay-soulrcoaster

March 20 at 7 pm.  3rd Annual Wine Walk to the Ca d’Zan http://www.ringling.org/events/wine-walk-ca-dzan $125/ $110 for Members or $185 for VIP Ticket proceeds will go to the Ringling preservation fund.

March 20, 21 at 7:30 pm – New Stages – Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant (gypsy swing) at The Ringling Historic Asolo Theater Tickets: $30, $25, $20/ $10 for college Students w/ID.  Box office: 941.360.7399


March 21, 22 – The Sarasota Folk Festival 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday & 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday.  3 stages of music at the Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. There will be workshops with personal tips and instructions from artists and a jam tent for aspiring musicians! Saturday from 3 to 5 pm a contest will be help for upcoming artist, people’s choice award.  The winner will have a paid slot at next year’s event!


Saturday Headliner Concert

6 to 7 pm. Lis & Lon Williamson

7 to 8 pm. The New 76ers

8 to 9 pm.  Radoslav Lorkovic

9 to 10 pm.  Roy Schneider & Kim MayfieldRoy Schneider and Kim Mayfield

Sunday Headliner Concert

1 to 2 pm.  The New 76ers

2 to 3 pm.  Lis & Lon Williamson

3 to 4 pm.  Radoslav Lorkovic

4 to 5 pm.  Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield

Headliners: http://sarasotafolkfestival.org/Performer.htm

Folk Festival Line-uphttp://sarasotafolkfestival.org/Sarasota%20Folk%20Festival%20Schedule2015.pdf

March 25 to 28 – New Stages – Holoscenes at the Ringling.  12 pm until close there will be performances on the grounds near the Ca d’Zan.  http://www.ringling.org/events/holoscenes

ChilloungeMarch 27 from 7 pm to 11:30 pm8th Annual BMW of Sarasota Chillounge Night, benefiting Selby Gardens. Chillounge Night and The Circus Arts Conservatory with Nock Productions bring Cirque du Chill – a lively, larger-than-life circus arts performance to Selby Gardens in Sarasota.  Cirque du Chill will feature exciting entertainment by awe-inspiring circus artists.   Chillounge Night is a unique experience, an outdoor party with comfy lounge furniture.  You’ll enjoy this exhilarating event!  http://chilloungenight.com/sarasota-2015/ 

March 27 at 8 pm.  Sarah McLachlan at the Van Wezel.Sara McLachlan


March 27 to 30 – Graziano & Taylor at the FSU Center for Performing Arts.