Siesta Key Crystal Classic offering four-day, all-access music passes for November event

Tickets available online until Oct. 29

Crystal Classic attendees enjoy the amenities in the party tent. Photo by Studio F Productions

Live music is coming to Siesta Beach Nov. 10-13, courtesy of the 2017 Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Festival. Ten bands will perform under “a massive tent on the beach” during the family-friendly festival, a news release says. The lineup will include “an eclectic roster of popular local and Bay area acts,” the release adds.
For the first time, the festival will be open until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, with live music, drinks at the party tent and “a fabulous light display of the amazing sculptures,” the release notes.

All-access, four-day music passes — priced at $30 — may be purchased online until Oct. 29. The headliners will be Reverend Barry & The Funktastic Soul (The Funk), Kettle of Fish, Jah Movement and One Night Rodeo.

Among other festival attractions will be free sand-sculpting lessons, The Learning Curve Art & Science Lab, an amateur sculpting competition on Saturday, Quick Sand speed-sculpting demonstrations, and an array of food, drink and retail vendors.

A chart offers the full musical performance schedule for the 2017 Crystal Classic. Image courtesy of Siesta Beach Festival

Information regarding the 2017 festival schedule, ticket options and parking passes may be found on the website:

The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is owned by Siesta Beach Festival Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The event is produced by the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism, local businesses and the visual arts through a collaborative partnership with other community organizations, including Mote Marine and the Sarasota County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. The event was founded in 2010.