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Tag: Siesta Key entertainment

Who’s Playing Tonight

An interview with Ari By Mike Sales One night, about three years ago, I’d just sat down to have coffee with a group of friends and was settling into what was bound to be the usual conversation, when an electric Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight

An interview with Tony Tyler By Mike Sales About 5 years ago having just picked up the guitar myself I would go to the open blues jam at Ace’s Lounge in Bradenton, FL, to practice in front of friendly peers. Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with Derek Decesare by Mike Sales When I came to Siesta Key for the first time; I naturally gravitated to the village and wound up at SKOB, where I found an open air party on the porch, bustling Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with Matt Gerhardt by Mike Sales Talented, laid-back and personable; Matt Gerhardt is the quintessential island musician, living it up in paradise. Before I ever saw him play and put the face with the name that was a Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

By Mike Sales This column borrows its title from a song I wrote about being a full-time island musician. It provides a snapshot of the person you see at your favorite island bars and restaurants, from the entertainer’s point of Read More

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With the sub-zero weather and mountains of snow blanketing much of the country, we find many visitors taking refuge here.  Our island girl for February is Ashley, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  This is Ashley’s first trip to Siesta Key visiting family.  She’s currently Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with “Democracy” lead singer Damie Caines by Mike Sales About six or seven years ago, when I was still fairly new to the area, I’d met up with some of my restaurant friends on Anna Maria Island, after Read More

The Creative World of Kenny DeCamp

By Diana Colson The creative life of Kenney DeCamp is one that is truly unique. In the 1970’s while working as an orthopedic Physician’s Assistant (PA) at Patterson Army Hospital in New Jersey, Kenney met Bruce Springsteen. He soon became Read More

Who’s Playing Tonight?

An interview with Kara Nally by Mike Sales The first time I heard Kara Nally, was at SKOB. She was guest hosting the open mic, with Sandi Grecco, singing a little, introducing the various participants and making the rounds to Read More