Throughout the year there are many recurring events in Sarasota that feature live music, food and culture of the area. If you're looking for something to do for an evening, Sarasota has several options for you to choose from:
The Ringling Museum hosts Ringling Underground on select nights throughout the year. Band schedules are announced on their website. There will be a mix of local and regional live music and art in the courtyard from 8 pm to 11 pm. Some of the upcoming dates are: September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, 2016, February 2nd, March 2nd and April 6th, 2017.
Music on Main is a free concert series and block party hosted on the first Friday of every month. This event takes place on Main Street on Lakewood Ranch from 6 pm to 9 pm. There will be food vendors, beer trucks, sponsor booths and kid-friendly rides and activities.
Live from Downtown occurs every Friday night in downtown Sarasota from 6 pm to 9 pm. There will be live street performances: live music, dancing and more. Many businesses will be open extended hours so visitors can continue shopping during the event. Admission is free.
Art Walks on Palm Avenue happen every first Friday of the month from 6 pm to 9 pm. Local galleries will be open for the public to admire and talk with the artists. There will also be dining, antiques, specialty shops, refreshments and live performances.