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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.


January 2018

January 11, Thursday, Sarasota, JOHN RINELL is performing 6:30 - 9:30pm at Amore Restaurant in Burns Court, 466 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 http://www.amorelbk.com

January 11, Thursday, Brandenton, STEVE ARVEY, Bridge Tender Inn, 135 Bridge St, Bradenton Beach, 7pm, http://www.bridgetenderinn.rocks/, http://stevearvey.com/blog/

January 11, Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

January 12, Friday, North Port, BRIAN SMALLEY at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Ticket Link

January 12, Friday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 13, Saturday, Punta Gorda, STEVEFEST, History Park, 501 Shreve St, STILL FRIENDS with Summerlin Williams opening, 7pm, $15.00 donation, Bring a chair and beverage, Peace River Piza onsite. Still Friends are releasing their new cd and all money goes to scholarships, www.musicbystillfriends.com

January 13, Saturday, North Port, 4~PLA at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 13, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

January 14, Sunday, Venice, THE GATOR CREEK BAND, Snook Haven, 5000 E Venice Ave, 1pm-4pm. Join Michael Frank, Heather Frank, John Danaher, Dennis Johnson and Carolyn Dunn for an afternoon of contemporary country music. www.gatorcreekband.com

January 14, Sunday, Sarasota, EMORY LESTER AND MARK JOHNSON, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 7pm, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org

January 14, Sunday JOHN RINELL is performing 5 - 9pm at Anna Maria Oyster-bar Land side, 6906 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207. Out on the deck. http://www.oysterbar.net

January 14, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

January 15, Monday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 16, Tuesday, Sarasota, JOHN RINELL is performing 6:30 - 10pm at Salute! Restaurant, 23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 https://www.salutesarasota.com

January 17, Wednesday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 18, Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

January 18, Thursday, Sarasota, JOHN RINELL is performing 6:30 - 9:30pm at Amore Restaurant in Burns Court, 466 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 http://www.amorelbk.com

January 18, Thursday, North Port, THE HARPER AND THE MINSTREL at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 19, Friday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 19, Friday, North Port, BILL and ELI PERRAS at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 20, Saturday, Sarasota, ANDREW COLLINS TRIO, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 8pm, $15 adv/$20 door, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org

January 20, Saturday, North Port, RIC & ROMAN - Blues Therapy 101 at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 20, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

January 21, Sunday JOHN RINELL is performing 5 - 9pm at Anna Maria Oyster-bar Land side, 6906 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207. Out on the deck. http://www.oysterbar.net

January 21, Sunday, Sarasota, TOM LUMEN, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 7pm, $12 adv/$15 door www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org

January 21, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

January 22, Monday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 23, Tuesday, Sarasota, JOHN RINELL is performing 6:30 - 10pm at Salute! Restaurant, 23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 https://www.salutesarasota.com

January 24, Wednesday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 25, Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

January 25, Thursday, Sarasota, JOHN RINELL is performing 6:30 - 9:30pm at Amore Restaurant in Burns Court, 466 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 http://www.amorelbk.com

January 25, Thursday, North Port, HOUSE OF HAMMIL at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 26, Friday, Sarasota, ELLIS PAUL, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 8pm, $15 adv/$20 door www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org

January 26, Friday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 26, Friday, North Port, BILL MIZE at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 27, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

January 27, Saturday, Sarasota, BRENDAN NOLAN, Sarasota Highland Games and Celtic Festival, Sarasota Fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota,  http://www.brendannolan.com/

January 27, Saturday, North Port, DESERIE & JIM (Deserie Valloreo and Jim Gilmour) at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

January 28, Sunday JOHN RINELL is performing 5 - 9pm at Anna Maria Oyster-bar Land side, 6906 14th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207. Out on the deck. http://www.oysterbar.net

January 28, Sunday, Punta Gorda, BRENDAN NOLAN, Celtic Ray Public House. 145 East Marion Avenue, (941) 505-9219, 7-10pm, http://www.brendannolan.com/

January 28, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

January 29, Monday, Sarasota, The Sarasota Folk Club presents BRENDAN NOLAN at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. Open Mic 7:15 (sign up at 7:00pm), Donation of $10.00 greatly appreciated. jvhewitt2@gmail.com, http://brendannolan.com/

January 29, Monday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

January 30, Tuesday, Sarasota, JOHN RINELL is performing 6:30 - 10pm at Salute! Restaurant, 23 N Lemon Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236 https://www.salutesarasota.com

January 31, Wednesday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

February 2018

February 1, Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

February 2, Friday, North Port, BILL & KATE ISLES at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

February 2, Friday, Bradenton, CAPTAIN DAN MOBLEY at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St W. Playing 5pm to 9pm, weather permitting. (941) 758-7880 https://www.reverbnation.com/captaindanmobley

February 3, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 3, Saturday, North Port, JENNINGS & KELLER at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

February 4, Sunday, Sarasota, RUNA, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 7pm,  $15 adv/$20 door, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org

February 4, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 8, Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

February 8, Thursday, Sarasota, CHARLIE HUNTER, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 7pm,  $15 adv/$20 door, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org https://charliehunter.com/

February 9, Friday, Sarasota, SETH GLIER, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 7pm,  $15 adv/$18 door, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org http://sethglier.com/ media/

February 9, Friday, North Port, CHAKULLA and ME at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

February 10, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 10, Saturday, Port Charlotte, JOHN McCUTCHEON, six time Grammy nominee and master folk singer/storyteller in concert 7:00 pm at the Riverwood Community Center - 4250 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte.  The concert is being presented by The Murdock Rotary Club (a 501c3 organization) and is a fundraising effort.  Proceeds will primarily be used to benefit children in Charlotte County through scholarships, a dictionary program for third graders and prevent drowning programs (Just Against Children Drowning and Josh the Otter).  Reserved seating $35, General Admission $25.  A cash bar will be available.  For tickets call 941-624-2353 or email halliepowers@msn.com

February 10, Saturday, North Port, ELLEN BUKSTEL at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

February 11, Sunday, Venice, THE GATOR CREEK BAND, Snook Haven, 5000 E Venice Ave, 1pm-4pm. Join Michael Frank, Heather Frank, John Danaher, Dennis Johnson and Carolyn Dunn for an afternoon of contemporary country music. www.gatorcreekband.com

February 11, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 15 Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

February 16, Friday, North Port, RON RENNINGER at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

February 17, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 17, Saturday, North Port, GLEN ROTH at The Common Ground, 12735 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL, 7:30pm, BYOB, tickets are $10.00 Tickets

February 18, Sunday, Sarasota, BILL SCHUSTIK and JAMES HAWKINS, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 7pm,  $10 adv/$12 door, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org

February 18, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 22, Thursday, Osprey, Open Song Circle with Bill & Kate Isles, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 3pm-6pm, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer

February 24, Saturday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 24, Saturday, Sarasota, AZTEC TWO-STEP, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 8pm,  $25 adv/$30 door, www.wslr.org www.sarasotapeacenter.org https://aztectwostep.com/

February 25, Sunday, Osprey, BILL & KATE ISLES Concert in the Park, Oscar Scherer State Park, 1843 South Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229. 2:30pm - 4:00pm, sometimes with special guests, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Oscar-Scherer, www.billandkateisles.com

February 26, Monday, The Sarasota Folk Club presents GREG O'HAVER at the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. Open Mic 7:15 (sign up at 7:00pm), Donation of $10.00 greatly appreciated. jvhewitt2@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/greg.ohaver.1