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

Giving Hunger the Blues 2016 organizer has big plans for new location

Giving Hunger the Blues, one of Sarasota’s longest running annual music festivals, is moving from Hillview Street to the waterfront grounds of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall after being held as a block party ... continue reading

Giving Hunger the Blues is back

Giving Hunger the Blues, one of Sarasota’s most beloved, family-friendly concert events, will return after going on hiatus last year. The relaunch of Giving Hunger the Blues is November 8, back on Hillview Street in ... continue reading