Courtyard Concerts Featuring Big Band Music and Dancing Return to the Ringling Museum this Spring
Sarasota, FL—January 3, 2008— Big band music will fill the courtyard with guests dancing under the stars as the Courtyard Concert series at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art returns for another season. The series takes place every first Thursday of the month beginning Feb. 7, 2008 and continues through May 1, 2008.
Each of the four concerts will feature a musical mixture by local big bands and orchestras. The schedule is as follows:
- Feb.7, 2008— The Bay Band Directed by Bob Edwards
- March 6, 2008 -- The Alan Zahn Orchestra
- April 3, 2008- DeLeon Orchestra
- May 1, 2008- Jerry White Big Band
Doors to the Courtyard will open at 6 p.m. for all four concerts, with the bands
starting at 7 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. Guests may bring their own food, but no beverages will be allowed. Beverages and light snacks will be available for purchase. Coolers will be checked.
Patrons may reserve a seat near the dance floor for $12.50, or bring their own chairs or blankets for lawn seating for $7.50. The Will Call line opens at 5:00 p.m. Ringling Museum members will receive first access into the Courtyard at 5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are strongly encouraged and are available by calling (941) 358-3180.
Any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the event beginning at 6 p.m.
Parking for the concerts will be available adjacent to the museum at the FSU Asolo Performing Arts Center. For more information, please call 941.359.5700 Ext. 5705. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be cancelled. For weather updates the day of the event, please call 941.360.7375.