Replacement announced for canceled blues festival

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:16 pm | Updated: 5:30 pm, Tue May 7, 2013.

SARASOTA - First it was off, and now a different version is back on. Fans of blues music in Sarasota will be glad to hear another promoter is stepping up to replace the Sarasota Blues Fest this year.

St. Petersburg-based Turnstile Entertainment says it's sponsoring the inaugural “Florida Music and Blues Festival' this fall.

This comes hours after the Houston-based producers said they would take the year off from holding the annual blues fest.

Local blues fans are relieved the tradition will continue. “It was an annual event, people got together, sometimes people you wouldn't see for a year and they would come out, it would be a great event, great music, affordable and we raised money for charity,” says promoter Barbara Strauss.

So no reason to sing the blues after all. The Florida Music and Blues festival will go on at the Sarasota Fairgrounds October 26th. The new promoter expects to announce the line-up later this month.

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.

1 comment:

  • Dan The Web Man posted at 10:06 am on Wed, May 8, 2013.

    Dan The Web Man Posts: 3

    These guys have no right to claim they are in any way replacing the Sarasota Bluesfest. They are just putting on a new event at the same time of year.

     

Right Now

weather

Today

weather
78°
Details

Tomorrow

weather
77°
Details

Today

weather
77°
Details

Today

weather
75°
Details

SUBMIT PHOTOS & VIDEOS | VIEW ALL PHOTOS & VIDEOS

Send your photos & videos to Pix@MySuncoast.com and you could be featured on ABC 7 & our website.