Cabaret by the Bay



Comprised of Nic and Ari from Ari and the Alibis, the soulful, enigmatic pair called Ariella will combine distinctive songwriting and stunning melodies for an evening of authentic live music. Ariella McManus matches her elegant vocals and charisma with the talented guitar maestro, Nicolaas Kraster. The two have performed throughout Canada, the USA and the UK, including a show at NYC’s iconic venue, Blue Note. Their recent releases, “Joy” and “Terrified,” embody their interpretation of the human condition with plenty of poetic imagery. To learn more about Ariella, visit

“Wildly unique and accessible, with a hint of cultural authenticity.”
–American Songwriter

“Powerhouse voice filled with emotion and strength.”
–Broadway World

“A memorable ear-catching sound.”
–The Suncoast Post

Cabaret by the Bay is an ongoing a series of intimate performances held in the Grand Foyer. Doors open at 7 p.m., and very limited seating is available. Patrons are encouraged to reserve tables early, as previous events sold out well in advance.

Two-top tables are $30 for and four-top tables are $60. Tables will be spaced out to ensure proper social distancing while patrons enjoy an evening of live music and a Sarasota sunset. Temperatures will be taken upon arrival and hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the facility in easily accessible locations. Drinks and light appetizers by Mattison’s at the Van Wezel will be available for purchase in advance and at the event. These items are not included in the price of the table reservation.

(limited quantities available)

Charcuterie Plate ($18)
Olives, prosciutto, salami, pepperoni, imported Italian cheeses, fresh and dried fruits and nuts. Served with fresh breads and flatbreads.

Gourmet Cheese and Wild Berry Plate ($16)
Imported and domestic cheeses, mixed fresh berries, nuts, assorted crackers and flat breads.

Hummus and Vegetable Plate ($12)
Hummus, raw vegetable mix (carrots, cucumber, celery), pita points.

Dessert Tray ($10)
Bite size morsels of our famous desserts. Varying from key lime tart, macnut tart, cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries.

All beverages are served tableside.

Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

Park. Dine. Delight.

Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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