28 Oct 2017 SARASOTA, FL


Time : 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM.
Venue : Van Wezel Performing Arts Center
State : FL
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21st Annual Giving Hunger the Blues & Jazz on the Bay

21st Annual Giving Hunger the Blues & Jazz on the Bay

Welcome to Giving Hunger The Blues, Sarasota’s Preeminent Music Festival. Starting at 12:00 PM (with gates opening at 11:30 so you can grab your spot on the bay) and going through 9:30 PM, rain or shine. Giving Hunger the Blues is proud to present a full day of local, regional and national music on two stages and a selection of the area’s most delicious restaurants and food vendors and retail businesses.

LIVE MUSIC is always the main attraction at Giving Hunger the Blues, which always brings phenomenal talent to please the always happy crowd. Previous artists over the years include names such as AC/DC’s Brian Johnson, The Allman Brothers Band’s Dan Toler, and Rick Derringer, just to name a few.

Our mission is to feed, protect and nurture the kids in our community by providing meals to families in need, especially during the holiday season. Established by the Generoso Foundation in 1996, Giving Hunger the Blues has generated more than $1.6 million with all proceeds of this year’s event going to the Mayors’ Feed the Hungry Program and the Generoso Foundation.

Ticket Pricing:

General Admission: $20.00 (In Advance) $25.00 (At Gate)

VIP Tickets: $75.00 ($65 for Sarasota Jazz Club members)

The VIP package includes exclusive VIP seating areas for both the Blues and Jazz stages including comfortable “chill lounge” seating. VIP’s will also receive special wristbands for 4 VIP beverages (wine, beer and/or specialty GHTB cocktails from our VIP specialty cocktail menu) and a served buffet dinner catered by renowned Mattison’s catering.

Stay tuned for special Giving Hunger the Boos Halloween Party and GHTB general admission and VIP packages.

Come join us Rain or Shine for a full day of fantastic fun for a fantastic cause! To Find out more visit us at