After a successful first year, the St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival is returning to Sarasota. Top local and regional musical acts will perform while attendees taste some of the freshest seafood around May 26 and 27. 

Each day, the festivities run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park. The best news about the St. Armands Seafood & Music festival is that general admission is free!

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For $130, festival-goers can purchase VIP admission that includes access to an open raw bar with raw oysters, steamed snow crab, and steamed peel-and-eat shrimp. VIP pass holders also have an open bar that serves premium drinks under a private tent. 

All food entrees at the festival are prepared by local restaurants and independent chefs, who will make seafood dishes using Florida's rich resources of indigenous and sustainable ocean life. 

The live musical performances will be from a diverse group of genres including R&B, jazz, rock, and reggae. In addition to the great music and food, there will be a marketplace featuring arts and crafts, gourmet foods, and specialty products for sale. 

While the St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival is packed with two days of fun, it also serves a great cause. Event co-sponsor the Humane Society of Manatee County will have their mobile pet adoption center on site!

Paragon Fine Arts Festivals has created several similar events around the area in recent years. St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival proved to be one of the biggest standouts in its first year, and another great party is expected this time around. 

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