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 pm. Paul Anka at the Van Wezel.
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.
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 pm. Courtyard 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
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
Folk Festival Line-up: http://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
March 27 from 7 pm to 11:30 pm. 8th 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 to 30 – Graziano & Taylor at the FSU Center for Performing Arts.