STAGE SET FOR RINGLING’S ART AFTER 5 2012 LIVE MUSIC SCENE
Sarasota, FL – Jan. 25, 2012 – The stage is set for Ringling Underground – and – Ringling by the Bay, the Ringling Museum’s Art after 5 live music vibe and scene for distinct audiences on select Thursdays.
The Ringling Museum is a great gathering place where people can socialize and dance to great music by local artists in an unforgettable setting. The Ringling hopes to create a loyal following for Ringling Underground and Ringling by the Bay, making each a staple of people’s overall art experience at the Ringling.
Ringling Underground is a new series of events featuring a mix of live music, art and pop-culture in a block party atmosphere. Aimed at the college and young professional crowd, but open to all, Ringling Underground will be held in the Museum of Art Courtyard from 7-10 p.m. on the first Thursdays of February (Feb. 2); March (March 1); and April (April 5).
The February 2 event will feature music by Sons of Hippies, Red Feather and Physical Plant. The new James Turrell Skyspace, Joseph’s Coat, and the exhibition Sculpting Sound, featuring the work of Swiss artist Zimoun, will be open throughout the evening. Both food and cash bar will be available.
Tickets to Ringling Underground are $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-17 and college students w/ ID, and free for students from Florida State University, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida and the University of South Florida.
Ringling by the Bay returns with a variety of local bands playing a mix of genres from the 60s through today, including rock, blues and folk, at the Bolger Campiello by Ca’ d’Zan, making it ideal for people in their mid 30s through baby-boomers. Ringling by the Bay takes place on select, third Thursdays of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. with live music on the bayfront.
Ringling by the Bay kicked off with Kettle of Fish performing a mix of original blues-rock compositions, covering songs, like Junior Wells’ Little by Little, the Neville Brothers’ Yellow Moon, and the Zombies She’s Not There, on Jan. 19.
On February 16, Yesterdayze plays top 40 hits from the sixties, like Hey Jude, Dancing in the Street, and Louie, Louie.
On March 15, Boneshakers blasts a variety of classic rock favorites.
On April 19, soulRcoaster runs through sets of beautiful melodic standards to funky disco dance tunes to hard driving classic rock and roll.
On May 17, Dr. Dave Band strums a mix of alternative country rock, new country, and classic rock, covering hits from Keith Urban, Sweet Home Alabama, Mustang Sally, and the Orange Blossom Special on the Fiddle.
On June 21, The Venturas feature musical favorites from past to present with music from the 1930s to current hits, including covers of Journey’s Sentimental, Janis Joplin’s Piece of My Heart, and Fleetwood Mac’s Gypsy.
Tickets to Ringling by the Bay are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 6-17; Museum Members are free. No advance tickets. Limited seating provided. Guests are not permitted to bring their own chairs. Food and bar available for purchase. For further information, please contact 941-359-5700 x5705.
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Ringling’s Art after 5 program enables visitors to experience the permanent collection of the Ringling Museum of Art and Circus Museum after hours every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. After hours discounted admission is $10 for adults; $5 for children age 6-17; children age 5 and under are free; Museum Members free.