Weekend concerts listings



JAN. 25: Sarasota Studio Artists from the Sarasota Opera, 4 p.m., First Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W.; free will offering.

FEB. 10: MCC Faculty Artists Recital, 8 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center at MCC; $10, $5 for students


FEB. 7: Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines, “Imagine That!,” 2 and 7 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center at MCC; matinee $18, evening $20


JAN. 25: Ken Loomer Big Band, 4 p.m., Congregational United Church of Christ; $10. Information: 756-1018.


“Bill Bailey’s 2009 Winter Gospel Music Convention”:

FEB. 2: The Hoppers, Dove Brothers, Down East Boys, Kevin Spencer & Friends; 7 p.m.

FEB. 3: The Spencers’ Reunion! with J.B., Barbara and Kevin; 2 p.m.; Booth Brothers, Karen Peck & New River, Beene Family, Browns; 7 p.m.

FEB. 4: The Diplomats, Les Beasley; 2 p.m.; Gold City, Collingsworth Family, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Lewis Family; 7 p.m.

FEB. 5: The Pfeifers; 2 p.m.; The Perrys, Kingsmen, Greenes, Dixie Echoes, Crist Family; 7 p.m.

FEB. 6: Vintage Quartet Day with Triumphant Quartet and the Perrys; 2 p.m. FEB. 6: Greater Vision, Triumphant Quartet, Perrys, Talley Trio, Tribute Quartet; 7 p.m.

FEB. 7: Singing Echoes, Pickerings; 2 p.m.; The Inspirations, Isaacs, Brian Free & Assurance, Mark Trammell Trio, Whisnants; 7 p.m.

All performances at Manatee Convention Center in Palmetto. Tickets: Adults: $15 per night or $80 for six-night pass; Children ages 3-11: $5 per night at the door only. Advance tickets available at Family Christian Store, the Happy Gospel church office in Bradenton, Living Word Christian Supply and Yoder’s Restaurant & Gift Shop in Sarasota. Information:



Sundays at Neel:

FEB. 1: Tribute to Cole Porter; 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center at MCC; $25

FEB. 8: The New Christy Minstrels, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center at MCC; $25

FEB. 22: The Mills Brothers, 2 p.m., Neel Performing Arts Center at MCC; $25



JAN. 24: Guitarist Ana Vidovic, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church; $20/$15 Guitar Sarasota members/$7.50 students. Information and tickets: 351-8000.

JAN. 25: Piano concert featuring Elaine Rosier, 3 p.m., Allegro Music Academy. Information: 358-8511.


JAN. 26: Golden Apple Jazz presents The Michael Royal Group, 7-10 p.m., Golden Apple Theatre. Jazz Club members $10, nonmembers $15, students $5. Information: 366-5454.

JAN. 27: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; $55-$75

JAN. 30: Dick Reynolds Trio, 2-4 p.m., Bayfront Community Center, 803 N. Tamiami Trail; $9 or $5 for Sarasota Jazz Club members

JAN. 31: Gulf Coast High School Jazz Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sarasota High School Auditorium, 1000 S. School Ave.; $10

JAN. 26: Willie & Lobo, 8 p.m. Players Theatre. $25. Tickets and information: 365-2494 or www.theplayers.org

FEB. 8: “Jazz in the Chapel” presents Terry Myers on saxophone and clarinet; two sessions: 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-730 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 104 Pineapple. No admission charge, but free-will offering taken. Information: 955-0935.


JAN. 25: Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, 9 p.m., Pastimes Pub, 6540 Superior Ave., Sarasota.

FEB. 6: Moon over Myakka, Callie Chappell, 7 p.m. $8 at the ranger station, $6 for Friends of Myakka River; upcoming: Wine and Alchemy on March 6. Information: 316-8139 or www.myakkariver.org/friends/html.



FEB. 4: Dar Williams and Joshua Radin, 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg. $27.50. Information: (727) 906-0811.


JAN. 22: James Hunter and Ryan Shaw, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $25

JAN. 23: Haole Kats, Johnny Zoom Cheerleader Squad, Hollowbody Hellraisers, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $10

JAN. 24: Uncle John’s Band, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $8

JAN. 25: Cope with Christie Lenee, 5 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $6

JAN. 27: Paul Cebar & Tomorrow Sound, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $7/$10

JAN. 28: Dave Matthews Tribute Band with Shane Meade, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $7/$10

JAN. 29: Grateful Dead Night with Uncle John’s Band, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $7

JAN. 29: The Eagles, St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $45-$185

JAN. 30: Damon Fowler CD release party, 8 p.m., Skipper’s Smokehouse; $10/$15

JAN. 30: The Florida Orchestra presents the music of Pink Floyd, 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater; $35 and up

JAN. 31: Chris McCarty with Mark Gaignard, 8 p.m.,Skipper’s Smokehouse; $7/$10



JAN. 25: Florida Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall; $19/$29/$40/$50/$65