Rounding out Friday Fest 2019 is the high-energy band, Ari and the Alibis! Infusing Funk, Jazz and Samba with Blues Soul and Rock, this 5-piece group has earned two Grammy® nods (Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance) and an award for “Best Original Song by a Local Group” in the Bradenton Times “Best of the Bay.” Don’t miss Ari’s powerhouse voice filled with emotion and strength – live at the Van Wezel’s Friday Fest! 


Sarasota's favorite free outdoor concert series, FRIDAY FEST, returns this summer! The events run from 5-9pm and are located on the Bayside Lawn of the Van Wezel (weather permitting). Each of the four events will feature food trucks, beverage vendors, great live music and summer sunsets over Sarasota Bay!

While blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at all Friday Fest events, please note that outside food or drink, including coolers, are prohibited.

Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

Park. Dine. Delight.

Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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