There’s always something going on in Sarasota, and this weekend is no exception. Whether you’re looking to hear some music, appreciate art, or attend a sporting event, this is the weekend for you!

Blue Suede - The Premier Elvis Birthday Bash

Not everyone was fortunate enough to experience the excitement and thrill of following Elvis Presley’s career as it was happening, but don’t despair! This celebration isn’t just to honor the King of Rock n’ Roll. It also provides Sarasota locals with an authentic Elvis experience that allows you to delight in the music that made Presley a legend. Join the party on Thursday, January 10 at 8 p.m. at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall!

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Jumpin Jack Grass Winter Get Down Tour

Featuring drummers, singers, songwriters, and legendary guitarists, this event will not only fill your ears with great music- it will fill your soul with music! The tour comes to Sarasota on Friday, January 11 at The Five O'clock Club. Beginning at 9 p.m., Compass Rose will kick off the concert. Throughout the night, more musicians will follow including renowned guitarists Bobby Lee Rodgers and Larry McRae, who will finish out the night.

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The Betty Fox Band

Taking place on Friday, January 11 at 10 p.m. at Two Brothers Hoodoo Lounge, the Betty Fox Band will be taking the stage for the second time. Head over to this Port Charlotte hangout to enjoy some great music and a good time this weekend.

Sarasota Winter Fine Art Festival

This two-day event is coming back to downtown Sarasota this weekend for its seventh year in a row! On January 12 and 13, this festival celebrating talent and creativity will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everyone is invited to come shop and enjoy the beautiful artwork created by Sarasota locals. Downtown Sarasota on Gulf Stream will be packed with metalwork, woodwork, paintings, sculptures, and more!

Sunday Polo

If you’re looking to enjoy a fun sporting event, head out to the Sarasota Polo Club on Friday, January 13. The doors open at 10 a.m., and the game starts at 1 p.m. Bring chairs and a picnic if you want to extend the fun by tailgating at the club. Stay for the halftime activities and traditional divot stomping for the complete experience.

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Air Supply

True legends are returning to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. This popular band will be playing all the old favorites you know from the radio! The singers have been together for more than forty years and are ready to entertain Sarasota locals with their music this weekend.

This weekend is all about celebrating people with talent in sports, music, and art. Plan to attend one of these events to show your support for Sarasota and the people who make up our history and community!

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