Visit downtown Sarasota this weekend and you will find the streets filled with an abundance of unique art treasures. This year's Arts & Craft Festival claims to be on of the biggest this year. So much to choose from with everything from jewelry and painting to handmade soaps and gourmet spices. Visit www.artfestival.com to see what you can expect!
Sarasota's own Ed Smith Stadium was all the range over the weekend as performers, vendors, craft enthusiasts and amateur artists drew huge crowds to the 22nd Annual Sarasota Blues and Music Festival. Headlining performers rocked the crowds. With a talent-packed lineup consisting of Pett Crow, Paul Thorn, Curtis Salgado, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ana Popovic and Delbert McClinton, the audience dished on a delight of bluesy, soulful sounds. This year's Sarasota Blues and Music Festivalfollowed in its predecessor's path, which have given the stage over to such artistic legends as Gregg Allman and Friends, Buddy Guy, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jimmy Vaughan, Booker T & the MGs, Jeff Healey, Little Feat and Los Lobos.