Tag: "Siesta Key entertainment"

Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

August 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

An interview with Rodney Shenk by Mike Sales One of the cool things about writing this article is that it requires me to seek out musicians to write about. I wind up listening to and learning about artists who play when I do and would otherwise never hit my radar. So, when a customer came […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

June 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 personality came bounding in, sat down and proceeded to light up the room. I’d heard […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight

Who’s Playing Tonight

May 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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. Everyone there was cordial and supportive, but the talent pool was deep and every week […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 with vacation revelers, food, drinks, dancing and music…good music, with Derek Decesare playing percussion. I’ve since […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 fixture on marquees from downtown to Siesta Key, Matt was just another local, jogging past […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 view. In this article, every month, I get to take it further, through the stories, […]

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Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 working two jobs and is planning a career in special FX as a make-up artist.  […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

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 a gig, to go listen to music, chat and unwind. The sign outside of the […]

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The Creative World of Kenny DeCamp

The Creative World of Kenny DeCamp

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 involved with the production company that was booking Bruce’s first band, Steel Mill. They brought […]

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Who's Playing Tonight?

Who’s Playing Tonight?

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

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 make everyone feel welcome. Every time I go to see her, like on Thursdays at […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight an interview with “Kettle of Fish” front man, Dana Lawrence

Who’s Playing Tonight an interview with “Kettle of Fish” front man, Dana Lawrence

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

by Mike Sales The promo and reputation of “Kettle of Fish”, was, so well executed and band founder, front man, Dana Lawrence, (AKA The hardest working man in SRQ showbiz) kept his schedule so filled that I was hearing good things long before I finally got to see them, headlining a festival, I MC’d. These […]

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Who’s Playing Tonight…or this morning??

Who’s Playing Tonight…or this morning??

October 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

 Siesta John (Sollazzo) by Mike Sales Two very cool things happen on Sunday mornings in September; I get to sleep in and enjoy another glorious day of summer/fall hiatus and the Siesta Key Farmer’s Market, in Davidson’s Plaza, is once again, open for business. The market features, fresh produce, of course, and a massage chair, […]

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