Van Wezel event begins at 5 p.m. Aug. 16
The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall’s free Friday Fest event will continue on Friday, Aug. 16, “with one of Florida’s rapidly-rising bands, Reverend Barry & The Funk,” the Van Wezel has announced.
“The eight-piece band plays a high-energy set of originals and covers of funk & soul music,” including hits by Earth, Wind & Fire, the Commodores, Kool & the Gang and Prince, the release adds. “Reverend Barry & The Funk includes four Grammy®-nominated musicians and features three horn players,” the release points out. The group’s latest single, LoveShine, is being played on 28 KISS-FM stations around the country, the release notes.
Each Friday Fest features food trucks, beverage vendors and more, the release notes. “Dance the night away to live music as you enjoy a summer sunset over Sarasota Bay with Reverend Barry & The Funk!” the release adds.
While blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at all Friday Fest events, outside food and drink, including coolers, are prohibited, the release stresses.