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Americana Duo Reckless Saints to Play Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL

Americana Duo Reckless Saints to Play Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL

Fort Myers-based musicians Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield Click here for more info perform an eclectic blend of Americana, Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Country and Reggae music. The duo, known as The Reckless Saints, performs prolifically at venues throughout Southwest Florida and they’ve been featured at festivals and other music venues throughout the country. Schneider is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist providing vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica and percussion. Mayfield is also a multi-instrumentalist who brings tight vocal harmonies piano, mandolin, guitar and percussion as well. Reckless Saints will perform at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Friday, November 16 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 day of show. Advance tickets are available at Click here or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

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Sebastian Bach Rocks Sarasota at The White Buffalo Saloon

Sebastian Bach Rocks Sarasota at The White Buffalo Saloon

On Saturday night, The White Buffalo Saloon was packed to the max for a sold-out show with rocker Sebastian Bach! Bach the lead singer of Skid Row from 1987-1996, has been touring solo with his “Home Away” tour. Baz talked about his first time coming to Florida and opening for Bon Jovi in 1989! He has worked with about everyone in the rock world from Axl Rose to Steven Tyler. He called out to Sarasota several times about how great they came out and sold out the show.

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The Queen of Soul: WMNF’s Tribute to Aretha at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, FL

The Queen of Soul: WMNF’s Tribute to Aretha at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, FL

On Monday night at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, Aretha Franklin was being channeled by some of the Tampa Bay area’s best singers! You can’t duplicate one of the greatest artists ever, but they paid tribute to their idol with some of the most amazing performances seen anywhere. This show was so professionally well done it could have been on Broadway or L.A., but it was at the beautiful Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton. Stone Hall with its superb sound and lighting was completely sold out. Randy Wind from WMNF Community Radio kicked the night off introducing the cast as they hit the stage running with the Blues Brother’s movie version of Franklin’s 1968 hit “Think”. Dr. Randall Morgan from Sarasota was a guest speaker giving the audience a lesson in the accomplishments of Ms. Franklin's life. The show had two acts, starting with some of Aretha’s 1960’s – 1970’s vast catalog of hits.

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