Things to Do: Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival | January 14-16 2022
Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival
January 14-16, 2022, JD Hamel Park, Sarasota, FL
The Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival returns for its sixth year on January 14-16, 2022. Join us in JD Hamel Park, located in downtown Sarasota at the intersection of Gulfstream Avenue and Main Street. Bring along family and friends to enjoy fresh seafood and outstanding live music performances, along with shopping for arts, crafts and fine products. The event begins Friday night (January 14) with festivities from 4pm-10pm. Saturday the fun continues from 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. General admission is FREE!!! The event is hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Enrichment Association with the Humane Society of Sarasota County the event's Special Guest.
Each year the festival offers a diverse menu of foods cooked fresh onsite. Seafood items are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Meat and vegetarian offerings also are on the menu along with a variety of side dishes and of course - tantalizing desserts! Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks are available along with a selection of sodas and bottled water. In intermissions between performances, explore shopping a marketplace of fine arts, crafts and fine products. Samples of the artwork, crafts and products that will be at the event are shown below to the right.
As you sit back to enjoy your meal, relax to some of Florida’s top musical talents in such genres as R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Caribbean sounds. This year the outstanding live music performances will include, starting on Friday afternoon: Kara Nally Band (blues, funk), Billy Rice Band (country rock), and Kettle of Fish (rock, blues). Saturday relax and enjoy the live energy and amazing sounds of the Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock, variety), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul), Thunder Beach (classic dance rock), Selwyn Birchwood (electric swamp funkin’ blues), and Damon Fowler (blues). Finish the weekend on Sunday to the amazing talents of Bryan Spainhower & Friends (Musica Eclectica), JP Soars & The Red Hots (Americana, rock, variety), and Ronnie Dee & The Superstars (funk, soul). The Band Performance Schedule is shown to the right. Please check back as the event nears to confirm dates and times as band performances may occasionally change.
NOTE: The Humane Society of Sarasota County (HSSC) will be onsite Saturday from 11am-2pm with their Big Mac Mobile Adoption Center. Please stop by to say "Hi" to their dedicated staff and to the 'friends' they will bring with them. Perhaps finding a new Life-companion! If you have questions, please call Christine at: (727) 542-3000.
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