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The performance area covered by the Sarasota Folk Club is from Bradenton south to Punta Gorda. These events listings are gathered from the FOFF Newsletter, performers, or venues and are offered as a service to fellow folkies. Any area folk performer or folk venue may contact carolyn.dunn@usa.net to have a folk concert or performance listed on this web page or to make a correction in a listing.


June 2017

June 21, Wednesday, Sarasota, DEAN JOHANESEN plays at The Cottage, 153 Avenida Messina, Sarastoa 34242, 6-10pm, www.deanjohanesen.com

June 24, Saturday, North Port, RICK HARDEMAN, JOE BONFIGLIO and ALAN MASKELL songwriters in the round, Common Grounds, 12735 Tamiami Trail. $15 http://rickhardeman.com

June 26, Monday, Sarasota, The Sarasota Folk Club presents MEL & VINNIE at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. Open Mic 7:15pm., Donation of $10.00 greatly appreciated. jvhewitt2@gmail.com 941-377-9256 Mel and Vinnie

June 26, Monday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN plays at The Hub Baja Grill, 5148 Ocean Blvd. Siesta Key, Florida 34242, 12pm - 3pm, www.deanjohanesen.com

June 27, Tuesday, Sarasota, DEAN JOHANESEN plays at The Cottage, 153 Avenida Messina, Sarastoa 34242, 6-10pm, www.deanjohanesen.com

June 30, Friday, Englewood, DEAN JOHANESEN and the 24 Hour Men plays at Mango Bistro, 301 W Dearborn St 34223. 6:45pm. www.deanjohanesen.com

July 2017

July 1, Saturday, Sarasota, The offshore Grand Prix Fan Fest, Centennial Park, 1565 1st Street, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Meet Teams and View Race Boats Up Close, enjoy Live Music featuring the Jimmy Buffet tribute band, The Caribbean Chillers from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Free Admission. www.escape-to-sarasota.com

July 4, Tuesday, Venice, It's the 3rd annual Myakka River Kayak Festival and 4th of July Jam Blast featuring live music and craft beers. Live musical entertainment will take place throughout  the day. Kayak and canoe rentals will be available starting at  8 a.m. or you can bring your own. No cover charge for entrance. Free admission. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Snook Haven, 5000 E. Venice Ave, Venice. www.snookhaven.com

July 6, Thursday, Punta Gorda, BRENDAN NOLAN, Celtic Ray Public House. 145 East Marion Avenue, 7-10pm. (941) 505-9219 http://www.brendannolan.com/

July 7, Friday, Bradenton, DEAN JOHANESEN plays at Darwin's Brewing Co., 803 17th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34205, 7:30pm. 941-747-1970. www.deanjohanesen.com

July 8, Saturday, Sarasota, BEN PRESTAGE plays at The Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, 7:00pm, 941-388-7539, 8pm - 11pm, www.blueroostersrq.com

July 9, Sunday, Venice, The Gator Creek Band, Snook Haven, 5000 E Venice Ave, 1pm-5pm. Join Michael Frank, Heather Frank, John Danaher, Dennis Johnson and Carolyn Dunn for an afternoon of contemporary country music. www.gatorcreekband.com

July 15, Saturday, North Port, CHARLI & the COPPER COILS at Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12737 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34293, 7:30pm, $10, http://commongroundshall.com

July 18, Tuesday, Sarasota, DEAN JOHANESEN plays at The Blue Rooster, 1525 4th Street, 7:00pm, 941-388-7539, www.deanjohanesen.com

July 29, Saturday,Punta Gorda, BRENDAN NOLAN, Celtic Ray Public House. 145 East Marion Avenue, 2-5pm. (941) 505-9219 http://www.brendannolan.com/

July 29, Saturday, North Port, Bill & Eli Perras at Common Grounds Meeting Hall, 12737 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34293, 7:30pm, $10.00. Bill & Eli Perras

July 31, Monday, Sarasota, The Sarasota Folk Club presents Bill & Eli Perras at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. Open Mic 7:15pm., Donation of $10.00 greatly appreciated. jvhewitt2@gmail.com 941-377-9256 Bill & Eli Perras