Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

January 17-19, 2020, JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main, Sarasota, FL 34236

Come share in the festivities of the 4th Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival on January 17-19, 2020 in JD Hamel Park at the intersection of Gulfstream and Main St. The event is produced by Paragon Festivals and hosted by the Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association with the Humane Society of Sarasota County a special guest.

 

Bring family and friends to enjoy fresh seafood and outstanding live musical performances.  The event begins Friday night January 17 with festivities running 4pm - 10pm. The event continues Saturday from 11am - 10pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm.   General admission is FREE!  VIP Tent admission is $75 that includes an open bar serving premium drinks, tented seating area with linens on the tables and a dedicated service staff, all with optimal viewing of the live onstage musical performances.

 

This event will offer a variety of seafood items, cooked fresh on site, all prepared fresh onsite using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Meat and vegetarian dishes, along with a diverse menu of side dishes and of course - tantalizing desserts  - are all available!  Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks are offered.  In the breaks between performances, explore shopping in a marketplace of fine arts, crafts, and select fine products and food items.

 

While savoring your meal, relax to some of Florida’s top musical groups from genres such as R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Caribbean sounds. Performers and the Performance Schedule will be posted here as the event nears.  Musicians performing at the 2019 event were: the  Freecoasters (reggae, soul), Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (rock, soul), the US Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute Band), Kettle of Fish (rock), CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion (blues, soul, roots), Reverend Barry & The Funk (funk, soul), The Bob Marley Tribute Band featuring Yvad, former lead singer of the Wailers (reggae), Endless Summer (Beach Boys Tribute Band), the Sarasota Steel Pan Band (calypso, reggae, Latin, Brazilian), Big Night Out (Latin funk, Motown, R&B dance music), Billy Rice Band (country rock), and the Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band). 

 

While at the event, the Humane Society will have their "Big Mac" mobile adoption center onsite. Please take a few moments to stop by and say “hi” to the dedicated staff and meet their extended family of friends awaiting adoption.  Find a new companion and lend support to a wonderful and compassionate organization.

 

Some come enjoy, relax and leave refreshed.  We will lay the table, all you need do is come and partake! 

Dates
January 17-19, 2020
Times
Friday 4pm - 10pm; Saturday 11am - 10pm; Sunday 11am - 6pm
Admission
Event admission is FREE; VIP tent (open bar) admission $75
Driving Directions

GPS Address:  JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main, Sarasota, FL 34236

 

Driving Directions to the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

 

1) from St. Armands Circle:  take John Ringling Blvd (SR-789) across rt. 41 to the intersection of Cocoanut and Gulfstream (~4 min / 2.33 mi).  Turn right and proceed South on Gulfstream.  The show is in JD Hamel Park that begins at the intersection of Gulfstream and Main St.

 

2) from North or South of downtown Sarasota:  take Rt. 41 towards Marina Plaza and Main St.  Turn East on Main St. and continue to Gulfstream - JD Hamel Park and the seafood & music festival are to your right.

Parking Information

The Palm Avenue Garage (1289 Palm Ave.)

Garage parking is available at the Palm Avenue Garage, located one block from Main Street on North Palm Avenue, only steps away from Five Points intersection in downtown Sarasota. The Palm Avenue Garage is a newly designed and LEED Certified facility utilizing the latest technology in equipment and design.  The garage has spaces for 729 vehicles with handicap parking located on each floor close to the elevators.  The city provides four reserved electric car-charging stations on the ground floor. The Palm Avenue parking garage is a perfect location to park short or long-term visits to downtown Sarasota.  

 

State Street Garage (1538 State Street)

The parking garage bilateral entrance and exit points will provide excellent access from both State Street and Ringling Boulevard.  Parking spaces are located on levels 2 through 6, with motorcycle, bicycle and  handicap van access on the ground floor.  With downtown parking demands so high, parking time limits will ensure there is always a parking spaces available in either the 2-hour parking "shopper zone", or the 4-hour time restricted area on levels 4 through 6. 

 

2nd Street Garage (1400 Block of 2nd Street)

The 2nd Street Garage is located between First and Second streets, directly across from Whole Foods.  Ground floor parking is intended for customers of Whole Foods,  while the second and third level of the garage are open to the public (except where posted).  The public parking access ramp is located on Second Street, near the corner of Central Ave.  There are time restrictions in the facility that are monitored by the City Parking Division and for which citations are issued for time violations.  The time restrictions are as  follows:

Ground level:  2 hours              Levels 2 and 3:  4 hours


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