Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Night in Downtown Sarasota

What a beautiful evening. Perfect temperature, a gentle sea breeze, and live music everywhere in downtown Sarasota. John Howard and Captain Matt offered a an enthusiastic rendition of familiar tunes and originals at O'Leary's Tiki Bar on the Sarasota Bayfront from 5 to 9PM. Captain Matt's left-handed musical artistry on various string instruments is always a pleasure to admire. John Howard's songbook is packed with tunes both rollicking and sweet.

At Mattison's City Grille, the busy outdoor bar/restaurant that anchors the corner of Lemon Avenue and Main Street, T.C. & The Troublemakers got the crowd going -- and not stopping -- on the dance floor and on the street. With a date, with your friends, or by yourself, it's a friendly free-for-all in front of the bandstand, and this band is a great way to spend a fun Saturday night.

There were other bands here and there on Main Street tonight, but these are two of my favorites. Enjoy them whenever you can.