it’s cowboy cutie Adrian Ray and his blue collar, in-your-face, country music band, July 13th The release of his self titled album, which has been described as “Heavy Country”, truly bridges today’s Country Music with Classic Rock, a little bit of Southern Rock and a whole lot of Soul. You will be amazed at the show he puts on! Check him out and you will see why: http://www.adrianray.com/index.php/music
Bring your blankets or lawn chairs, take in the music and the sunset, and enjoy food and beverage from local vendors. FridayFest takes place in rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to the Grand Foyer of the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Bringing in food and drink from outside the Fest is prohibited; coolers and weapons of any kind are also prohibited.
Additional sponsors are Comcast, Bright House Networks, Budweiser, Van Wezel Executive Director’s Council, ABC 7, The Observer Group, The Van Wezel Foundation, Boar’s Head, Cliff Roles, Mattison’s ,Waste Management, InterMedia Productions, Cameresi Designs, WSRZ 107.9 ( June & August) WCTQ 106.5 (July) and Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (September). The concert series is paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenues.
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The Van Wezel Seating Chart
Student Rush Tickets
For this performance, can be obtained through the Box Office by the following:
- Students (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- Teachers (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- City Employees (LIMIT 2 EACH WITH ID at the Box Office)
- Ushers (LIMIT 1 EACH)
- Active Military Service Personnel (LIMIT 1 EACH WITH VALID ID AT BOX OFFICE ONLY)
*Based on seating availability*
Curtain Calls are your opportunity to learn more about the creative process with our visiting artists. These informal pre- or post-performance discussions, all held at the Van Wezel, are FREE and open to the public. No tickets are required. Please join us!
Sorry, group tickets are not available for this event.
The Van Wezel strives to ensure that all people, regardless of ability, can enjoy our programming and our facility. Both the Main and Bayside lobbies are now completely accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a special request for accessible seating or special assistance materials, please contact the Box Office at 941-953-3368 at least three weeks in advance of the event. Elevators in both lobbies provide easy access to all levels of the Hall, including the Grand Foyer and Auditorium. In the auditorium, wheelchair seating is available in Sections A and C. Wheelchair patrons can be accommodated in restrooms off both lobbies.
For the Hearing Impaired
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is the first theater in Sarasota to install the revolutionary Hearing Loop System for those who suffer from hearing loss, thanks to financial support from Sertoma Sarasota. The hearing loop is the only system that transmits performersâ€™ voices from a microphone directly into a hearing aids or cochlear implants equipped with telecoils, allowing wearers to use hearing aids as wireless loudspeakers. This system complements the existing Sennheiser Infrared Listening System. Wireless headsets can be used at any seat in the auditorium and are available in both the Main and Bayside Lobbies.
Patrons in Wheelchairs
Patrons in wheelchairs may enter through automatic doors in both Main and Bayside lobbies on ground level (no stairs). Only disabled patrons with tickets in wheelchair section may use the free parking facilities on the circle outside the Main Entrance. Your cooperation is requested. Additional free parking for handicapped is provided in the regular parking area. Cars must have necessary identification to qualify for these special arrangements. Wheelchair patrons can be accommodated in restrooms off both lobbies. There is a wheelchair on the premises for emergency use, thanks to the generosity of Easter Seals.