Free Friday Fest concerts to resume on June 21

Events take place on Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall grounds

Image from the Big Night Out website

Big Night Out will kick off the free 2019 Friday Fest events at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, the Van Wezel has announced.

A “grooving six-piece dance band” performing Latin, rhythm and blues, and island dance music, Big Night Out features a “powerful horn section and Latin percussion,” along with “the commanding vocals of Frank Alverez,” a news release says.

“Dance the night away with a perfect view of the Sarasota sunset,” the release adds.

Each Friday Fest runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on the bayside lawn of the Van Wezel, the release notes. Friday Fest also features feature food trucks and beverage vendors, the release says. While blankets and lawn chairs are welcome at Friday Fest, outside food and drinks, including coolers, are prohibited, the release points out.

The Van Wezel is located at 777 N. Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

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