Seafood, music festival hits Coquina Beach

BRADENTON BEACH – The inaugural Coquina Beach Seafood and Music Festival will bring live music, food, and arts and crafts to Coquina Beach Dec. 13-15.

Enjoy seafood dishes prepared fresh on site using sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast, or meat or vegetarian options with a variety of side dishes and desserts, with alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks.

Live musical performances will include some of Florida’s top musical talents. On Friday, enjoy The Whole Band featuring Callie Chappell (Americana, rock, variety), RJ Howson (R&B, blues, rock) and Big Night Out (dance, rock, alternative). On Saturday, the bands are Jack’d Up (rock, pop, dance), Kettle of Fish (rock, blues, reggae) the Dr. Dave Band (classic rock, country, bluegrass), Verge (classic rock 70s to present) and Fleetwood Max (Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band). On Sunday, listen to the West Coast Steel Pan Band (jazz, Caribbean), Billy Rice Band (country rock) and Black Honkeys (rock, soul).

Festival hours are Friday, Dec. 13 from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The event is produced by Paragon Festivals with special guest The Humane Society of Sarasota County, which will have their “Big Mac” mobile adoption center onsite during the event, where you can find a new life companion. Please call ahead at 727-542-3000 to confirm their hours onsite each day.