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The performance area covered by the Sarasota Folk Club is from Bradenton south to Punta Gorda. These events listings are gathered from the FOFF Newsletter, performers, or venues and are offered as a service to fellow folkies. Any area folk performer or folk venue may contact carolyn.dunn@usa.net to have a folk concert or performance listed on this web page or to make a correction in a listing.

June

June 9-14, Tuesday-Sunday, Sarasota, WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE is showing at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. It's a show featuring four musicians who play a lot of Guthrie’s tunes and share a brief glance at his life. The songs range from his more popular to a lot of songs many not familiar with his work have heard. The show runs from May 30th – June 21st. It plays Tuesday – Sunday and every Sunday we’re going to have a jam on the mezzanine balcony with the actors. Any and all musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and have a good time! http://asolorep.org/shows/woody-sez-the-life-and-music-of-woody-guthrie/2014-2015

June 10, Wednesday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN is playing at the Cottage, 153 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, 34242. 7pm - 10pm. www.deanjohanesen.com

June 10, Wednesday, Sarasota, SUITCASE FULL OF BLUES performing at the Blue Rooster, 7pm - 10pm, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jimmie Fadden brings his suitcase kick drum, snare, cymbols and harp, and joins forces with longtime Sarasota bluesman Al Fuller to become Suitcase Full of Blues. A great night of acoustic blues music, with J.P. Coley on bass.www.blueroostersrq.com

June 13, Saturday, Bradenton, THE JOURNEY FINALE CONCERT, featuring artists like Dean Johanesen, Steve Arvey, Joe B., Jimmy Lally and Karen Klarich, Rudy Cox and many more, Tarpon Point Grill & Tiki Bar, 801 Riverside Drive East, Bradenton, 1p to 6p, http://www.tarponpointegrill.com  http://www.deanjohanesen.com

June 15, Monday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN is playing at The Hub Baja Grill, 5148 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 34242. 12pm - 3pm.

June 16-21, Tuesday-Sunday, Sarasota, WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE is showing at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. It's a show featuring four musicians who play a lot of Guthrie’s tunes and share a brief glance at his life. The songs range from his more popular to a lot of songs many not familiar with his work have heard. The show runs from May 30th – June 21st. It plays Tuesday – Sunday and every Sunday we’re going to have a jam on the mezzanine balcony with the actors. Any and all musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and have a good time! http://asolorep.org/shows/woody-sez-the-life-and-music-of-woody-guthrie/2014-2015

June 17, Wednesday, Sarasota, SUITCASE FULL OF BLUES performing at the Blue Rooster, 7pm - 10pm, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founding member Jimmie Fadden brings his suitcase kick drum, snare, cymbols and harp, and joins forces with longtime Sarasota bluesman Al Fuller to become Suitcase Full of Blues. A great night of acoustic blues music, with J.P. Coley on bass.www.blueroostersrq.com

June 18, Thursday, Punta Gorda, BRENDAN NOLAN, The Celtic Ray, 145 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, 941-505-9219, http://www.brendannolan.com

June 20, Saturday, Sarasota, Under the Covers: A Night of Originals & Covers: featuring Dean Johanesen, Eduardo Correa, and Jamie Z, Gator Club, 1490 Main St, Sarasota, 7p to 9:30p, http://www.thegatorclub.com  http://www.deanjohanesen.com

June 23-28, Tuesday-Sunday, Sarasota, WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE is showing at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. It's a show featuring four musicians who play a lot of Guthrie’s tunes and share a brief glance at his life. The songs range from his more popular to a lot of songs many not familiar with his work have heard. The show runs from May 30th – June 21st. It plays Tuesday – Sunday and every Sunday we’re going to have a jam on the mezzanine balcony with the actors. Any and all musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments and have a good time! http://asolorep.org/shows/woody-sez-the-life-and-music-of-woody-guthrie/2014-2015

June 24, Wednesday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN is playing at the Cottage, 153 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, 34242. 7pm - 10pm. www.deanjohanesen.com

June 29, Monday, Sarasota, MICHAEL RENO HARRELL, Sarasota Folk Club concert at the Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Open Mic 7:15pm, concert 8:30pm, $10 or more donation requested, Info, Jean 941-377-9256 or vhewitt2@verizon.net

June 29, Monday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN is playing at The Hub Baja Grill, 5148 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, 34242. 12pm - 3pm.

July

July 8, Wednesday, Sarasota, DEAN JOHANESEN, The Cottage, 153 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, 7p to 10p, http://www.cottagesiestakey.com  http://www.deanjohanesen.com

July 12, Sunday, Bradenton, Songwriter In The Round w/ Doug Burns and Wendel, DEAN JOHANESEN, Ace's Lounge, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd, Bradenton, 5p to 9p, http://aceslivemusic.com  http://www.deanjohanesen.com

July 13, Monday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN, The Hub Baja Grill, 5148 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, 12pm to 3pm, http://cottageonthekey.wix.com/hubbajagrill  http://www.deanjohanesen.com

July 15, Wednesday, Sarasota, Bradford Lee Folk & the Bluegrass Playboys, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct Rear, Sarasota, 7p, $12/$15, http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/

July 16, Thursday, Punta Gorda, BRENDAN NOLAN, The Celtic Ray, 145 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, 941-505-9219, http://www.brendannolan.com

July 18, Saturday, Lakewood Ranch, DEAN JOHANESEN, Polo Grill and Bar, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch, 8p to 11p, http://www.deanjohanesen.com

July 19, Sunday, Sarasota, Helping Hand Benefit Show for Carl Wade, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct Rear, Sarasota, 5pm, w/ Larry Mangum, Lauren Heintz, Brendan Nolan, Gypsy Wind, Passerine, Bill Shustik, Carolun and Jim Dunn, Dan Stevens and many more, http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/

July 22, Wednesday, Sarasota, DEAN JOHANESEN, The Cottage, 153 Avenida Messina, Sarasota, 7p to 10p, http://www.cottagesiestakey.com  http://www.deanjohanesen.com

July 24, Friday, Sarasota, Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours, Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Ct Rear, Sarasota, 8p, $15/$18, http://www.sarasotapeacenter.org/

July 27, Monday, Sarasota, JACKSON CREEK, Sarasota Folk Club concert at the Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Open Mic 7:15pm, concert 8:30pm, $10 or more donation requested, Info, Jean 941-377-9256 orjvhewitt2@verizon.net

July 27, Monday, Siesta Key, DEAN JOHANESEN, The Hub Baja Grill, 5148 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, 12pm to 3pm, http://cottageonthekey.wix.com/hubbajagrill  http://www.deanjohanesen.com