Santa Claus arrives in Bradenton by helicopter on Saturday for the annual “A Night Before Christmas” celebration at G.T. Bray Park. Family activities and 10 tons of snow will also be part of the festivities.
Grammy-winning singer Melissa Etheridge comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sunday with her holiday show. Besides seasonal music, she’ll play her hits and songs from her new album “MEmphis Rock and Soul.”
Justin Johnson, one iof the country’s l;eading figures in the cigar-box guitar movement, headlines at Fogartyville in Sarasota on Saturday. Before the show he’ll conduct a seminar on playing home-made instruments.