Friday Fest is BACK!

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Friday Fest events are our outdoor concert series that provide the community with 4 entertaining and FREE events from June to September, showcasing the best of local bands from Sarasota and Bradenton. Friday Fest brings together a wide variety of talented artists along with food trucks and drink stations on the Van Wezel lawn along the beautiful Sarasota Bayfront.

Share your favorite Friday Fest memories on social media using the hashtag #VWFridayFest.

Our Friday Fest lineup includes:

Yesterdayze - June 17
Kettle of Fish - July 15
Big Night Out - August 12
Jah Movement - September 16

Presenting sponsor: Gettel Automotive Group

Others: Karen Sweat PLLC-EXP Realty, Cool Today, Van Wezel Foundation, ABC 7, Michelob Ultra Gold, 107.9 WSRZ, Mattison’s, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Ronto Group, Inc., Sweet Sparkman Architecture and InteriorsBright HealthCare and SRQ Media Group.





Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

Park. Dine. Delight.

Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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