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Elementary school to hold Sock Hop

Elementary school to hold Sock Hop

Bradenton, Florida -- Gene Witt Elementary School will turn back the clock for an upcoming event.

The school's PTO will host its annual Sock Hop on Friday, Sept. 28.

The event will include swing tunes, a costume contest, and face painting.

The activities will run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sarasota Slim and Nitro Bozeman to perform at 'Countdown to the Blues'

Sarasota Slim and Nitro Bozeman to perform at 'Countdown to the Blues'

 

Bradenton, Florida -- The popular “Countdown to the Blues” concert series continues Sunday, August 19, with a performance by internationally acclaimed blues guitarist Sarasota Slim and seasoned blues harmonica player Nitro Bozeman.

The musicians are billing their concert as “front porch harmonica and guitar duo style blues with both delta and Chicago influences”.

The free concert will be held at Sarasota Guitar Company, 2111 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

New Bradenton Riverwalk to host two big events

New Bradenton Riverwalk to host two big events

Bradenton, Florida -- As Bradenton’s $6.2 million Riverwalk project nears its grand opening and official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 5 p.m., Realize Bradenton is gearing up for two large festivals – ArtSlam and the inaugural Bradenton Blues Festival.

Palmetto 4th of July celebration planned

Palmetto 4th of July celebration planned

Palmetto, Florida -- The Palmetto Community Redevelopment Agency plans an Independence Day celebration at Sutton Park.

The event starts at 5 p.m.

A concert from Three Dog Night begins at 7 p.m., with fireworks getting underway at 7 p.m.

The event is free.

Sungirl Comes Home: An Interview with Twinkle

Sungirl Comes Home: An Interview with Twinkle

“Every great thing that has ever happened to me has happened in Sarasota.” Twinkle said, as she, her brother Tony LeClerc (bass player) and I sat down to lunch in her living room. 

If you knew the restless Florida native, you’d know that she hasn’t always felt this way.

“I spent my whole life thinking I wanted to be in some big city in California or New York only to realize that this has always been my home.”

Rhythm & Ribfest to be held this weekend

Rhythm & Ribfest to be held this weekend

Palmetto, Florida -- The 6th annual "Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest" starts Friday at the Manatee County Fairgrounds.

Confirmed musical guests include War, The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, and Eric Daruis.

The event concludes Sunday evening at 6:30 when Grammy nominated R&B star Tyrese takes the stage.

World-class Blues artists to headline 2012 Bradenton Blues Festival

World-class Blues artists to headline 2012 Bradenton Blues Festival

 

Bradenton, Florida -- The inaugural Bradenton Blues Festival, slated for Dec. 1, 2012, will feature some of the top blues acts in the country, says Johnette Isham, executive director of Realize Bradenton, the festival's organizer.

Photo Gallery: Headliners for 2012 Bradenton Blues Festival