Hunger burns for Hendrix at the Sarasota Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch

Giving Hunger the Blues celebrates Woodstock’s 50th anniversary at Sarasota Polo Club. by: Jay Heater Managing Editor, The Observer After watching Woodstock through the better part of three days, percussionist Gerardo Velez knew his experience ... continue reading

Giving Hunger the Blues adds Woodstock theme, moves to Lakewood Ranch

The music festival and fundraiser celebrates Woodstock’s 50th anniversary and takes place at Sarasota Polo Club Giving Hunger the Blues: 5:30-9 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday; Sarasota Polo Club, 8201 Polo Club Lane, ... continue reading

GHTB Presents Comedy for a Cause

BRADENTON — Giving Hunger the Blues will kick off its 2019 events with its first comedy show this Thursday. Comedy for a Cause will be held at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch from ... continue reading

Comedy for a Cause

Giving Hunger the Blues presents Comedy for a Cause! Florida’s funniest up and coming comedian, JJ Curry, will headline a special evening featuring the Bay Area’s best comics. After starting his comedy career in Georgia, ... continue reading

At Fogt’s Music, Sarasota’s music community thrives

To area musicians, Fogt’s is more than a store — it’s the best clubhouse, support system, music school, repair shop and social hub in town. by: Marty Fugate Article originally posted on The Observer website ... continue reading

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 GHTB Line Up

12:15 p.m. Foght’s All Stars 1:30 p.m. Ship of Fools 2:45 p.m. Trey Wanvig 4 p.m. RJ Howson & Friends 5:15 p.m. Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio 6:30 p.m. Kettle of Fish 8 p.m. Hendrix ... continue reading

Giving Hunger the Blues music festival returns November 15th and 16th

The 23rd annual Giving Hunger the Blues music festival returns November 15th and 16th at its new home, the Sarasota Polo Grounds in Lakewood Ranch. This year’s theme is a celebration of the music of ... continue reading

Sarasota music fest Giving Hunger the Blues moving to Lakewood Ranch, adding Woodstock theme

Giving Hunger the Blues music festival and fundraiser will move to Polo Club for its 23rd annual event SARASOTA — As Woodstock nostalgia hits a new high thanks to its 50th anniversary, a local music ... continue reading

Sarasota man on playing with Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock in 1969

Hendrix band member Gerardo “Jerry” Velez on 50th anniversary of Woodstock performance that included “Star-Spangled Banner” and “Purple Haze.” (more…)

Giving Hunger the Blues 2018 Returns to Sarasota Bayfront In October

Sarasota’s premier outdoor music festival, Giving Hunger the Blues, will return to the beautiful bayfront of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center on October 12 and 13. The two-day event, which will kick of with ... continue reading