Sarasota, Florida Music & Entertainment

Tap your toes to the rhythmic beats of Sarasota music. The Sarasota music scene offers something for everyone, from rock and roll to the Sarasota Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra.

Artist Series of Sarasota
Presenting live concerts and recitals for the enjoyment and cultural enrichment of audiences in Sarasota and beyond while providing a showcase for rising national and international musical artists.

Gloria Musicae
Featuring the highest quality chamber choral works performed by professional singers with piano, organ, and orchestra.

Jacobites Pipe & Drum Band
Florida’s premier performing pipe band, with classes available in piping, drumming, and Highland dance.

Jazz Club of Sarasota
This Jazz Club presents more than 50 Sarasota music events each year.

New Music College
A five-concert series of contemporary music performed by national recording artists and local professional musicians, held September through May on the New College of Florida campus and adventurous local venues.

Sarasota Choral Society
Sarasota’s oldest and largest community choral organization presents the area’s traditional holiday kick-off of Handel’s Messiah each year.

Sarasota Concert Association
Internationally known classical artists and symphonies are presented at the Van Wezel, January through March.

Sarasota Concert Band
Featuring a series of concerts of symphonic band music from great composers of the past to the best composers of our area, under the direction of William J. Barbanera.

Sarasota Opera
Producing outstanding opera true to the vision of the composer. This year’s season runs March 1-April 13, with works by Verdi, Puccini, and Mozart. See Festivals.

Sarasota Pops Orchestra
Presenting the best in contemporary and timeless orchestral music from Broadway to the British Isles and beyond at Church of the Palms in Sarasota under the direction of Kenneth Bowermeister.

Smooth Jazz on St. Armands
Free jazz concerts in Circle Park on St. Armands, 6:00 - 9:00p.m., every fourth Friday, January through May.

Venice Symphony
Featuring classical and pops concerts, a small ensembles series, “Music Outside the Box,” an annual “Pops in the Park” concert, and the Venice Summer Music Camp.

Area Activities

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