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There’s nothing like seeing an artist play live music from the palm of their hands. Sarasota is known for a variety of different things, from its cultured Opera House to their famous beach bars.

Because the Sarasota locals have such a wide variety of interests, the live music varies in genre and atmosphere. They have performing centers that invite masterful musicians and magicians to wow their audiences and make them feel special. But Sarasota also invites their more young and casual crowd to enjoy live music by the beach as they feel the sand between their flip flops and sip on Coronas by the beach.

No matter what genre of music is your favorite, you'll likely find your jam at one of the best live music venues in Sarasota!

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Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

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777 N. Tamiami Trail , Sarasota FL, 34236
To present a broad spectrum of the world's finest performing artists in order to meet the diverse cultural needs of all of Southwest Florida's residents...

Venice Performing Arts Center

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1 Indian Ave , Venice FL, 34285
To read more about them visit our website.Welcome to the Venice Performing Arts Center- Where Arts and Education Meet. The Venice Performing Arts Center...

Jazz Club of Sarasota

330 S Pineapple Ave Ste 111 , Sarasota FL, 34236
The Jazz Club of Sarasota is the most active jazz club in the United Sates, with over 50 concerts and lectures each year. In addition to supporting and...

Sarasota Opera

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61 N Pineapple Ave , Sarasota FL, 34236
The Sarasota Opera House is an historic theatre, now opera house, located at 61 North Pineapple Avenue in Sarasota, Florida. The vision of a local man...

The Five O'clock Club

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1930 Hillview Street , Sarasota FL, 34239
"The neighborhood bar with a national sound". Live music nightly, happy hour band on Fridays from 6:00-8:00pm Happy Hour Daily from 12-8pm, Ladies...

JD's Jazz Club

1951 Tamiami Trl , Port Charlotte FL, 33948
You are invited to join us for an evening of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Tuesdays through Saturdays offers live Jazz 7-10pm! Soft seating,...

Mattison's City Grille- Downtown Sarasota

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1 N Lemon Ave , Sarasota FL, 34236
Chef Paul Mattison invites you to join him at Downtown Sarasota's award-winning Mattison's City Grille where you will come for the atmosphere and stay...

Mattison's Forty-One

7275 S Tamiami Trl , Sarasota FL, 34231
At Mattison's Forty-One, we're combining fabulous food and wine with an elegant atmosphere and nightly piano shows. Just a short distance away from America's...

White Buffalo Saloon

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5377 McIntosh Rd , Sarasota FL, 34233
Come sit on the back porch and enjoy a complete full liquor bar and four 50″ screen TV’s. Enjoy live music, the hottest DJ’s. We will be showcasing...

The Beach Club At Anna Maria

2201 Gulf Dr N , Bradenton Beach FL, 34217-2282
The Beach Club at Anna Maria has all the amenities of a large resort with the added benefits of a private, uncrowded hideaway. Decorated using clean lines...

The Terrace at Surf Shack

328 John Ringling Blvd , Sarasota FL, 34236
The perfect Floridian venue for small to medium sized events. The Terrace accommodates groups from 20 to 120 in our upstairs space above the Surf Shack...

Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill

4110 127th St W , Cortez FL, 34215
New Florida Flavor, Old Florida Feel! The Seafood Shack Marina, Bar & Grill has been a Cortez landmark since 1971. Accessible by both land and sea, The...