LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival

Date | Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 6pm to 11pm

Location | Dolphin Street between South Orange and South Pineapple
in Downtown Sarasota


Join SRQ MEDIA as we celebrate 20 years of superlative
coverage, community engagement and living hyper-local at
LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival!

This sparkling street extravaganza will showcase the experiences, arts, entertainment, tastes and libations that make our area so special. Chill under the stars and roast s'mores under the night sky while viewing fabulous clips from the Motion Design students at Ringling College of Art and Design projected on SRQ MEDIA’s “Backlot Wall.”

Stroll Dolphin Street tasting delectable noshes from food trucks such as Fillaburger,  Kona Ice, Bowled Life,  PB & Jelly Deli,  SaraFresh Juice and Kuwai Venezuelan. Indulge in creative dishes from local restaurateurs and cold drafts from Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, Siesta Key Rum, Tamiami Tacos. Dance in the streets and catch up with friends new and old.  

Enjoy captivating performances by Florida Studio TheatreCircus Arts ConservatorySarasota Contemporary Dance and Sarasota High School Theater. Live musical performances include: Bri Rivera, The Divebombers, Jami Gee, Cahoots, and Heather Downie & Friends Band

We look forward to welcoming you to a magical “LOVE LOCAL” evening celebrating 20 years in our hometown!


Advance Online Admission | $10/person, CLOSES 3PM on 10/20/18

Kids 12 and under, free

Door Admission on 10/20 |$15
Kids 12 and under, free

SOLD OUT--VIP Ticket | $45/person, Access to the SRQ STUDIO VIP Space,
featuring exclusive live performances and catered bar and nibbles.

CLOSED--Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street side for the evening



The Divebombers

The Divebombers play the music of George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Non-Fat Elvis, with instrumental virtuosity and an irresistible sense of fun.

Bri Rivera

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Bri was brought up in a musical family. At age 9 she learned to play the cuatro from her grandfather. By age twelve she began to play the guitar and had her first band at 15. Now in the states for 9 years, she has become a standout in the local music scene and recently auditioned for The Voice.


Cahoots is a five piece band playing a wide range of toe tapping tunes and danceable music across the classic rock, blues and funk genres. With dynamic and diverse vocals, hot guitar, sax, and keys leads, and a tightly integrated rhythm section, Cahoots puts out a sound that will get any crowd rocking.

Jami Gee

Jami Gee is a guitarist extraordinaire having reached virtuoso status. Well known as a “finger stylist”, she plays every type of music from Bach, Broadway, Country, Flamenco to Rock.

Heather Downie & Friends Band

This fantastic three piece band covers a range of acoustic rock, country, and CCR covers that will be sure to have you out of your seat, dancing the night away.



Get stuffed at Fillaburger as they puts a twist on this classic cookout essential. Home of the decadent stuffed mac n cheese burger, pulled pork burger and Cali burger, you are sure to leave full and completely satisfied.

Kona Ice

Flavoring your own shaved ice is pretty much the best thing ever. Cool off at Kona Ice and pick as many of mouth-watering flavors that you want.

Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food

Not to be missed, these Venezuelan brothers transport you to their home country with their delicious eats.

SaraFresh Juice

Organic cold pressed juice, superfood smoothies and juice cleanses for every lifestyle!

PB & Jelly Deli

PB & Jelly Deli reinvents a childhood classic with unique flavor combinations that are savory, sweet and remind you of home. For every meal sold, PB & Jelly Deli will give a meal away to someone in need.

Tamiami Tacos

An exercise in delicious simplicity, the Tamiami Taco begins with a four-inch flour tortilla, which can be filled with beef, chicken or pork and layered with any number of toppings sourced locally. 


Circus Arts Conservatory

Join us under the big top as performers flip, fly and soar for a stunning circus spectacular you won’t forget.

Florida Studio Theatre Improv

Taking what is right in front of them, in the form of audience suggestions, FST Improv creates characters and sketches on the spot. No one, not even the performers themselves know what is going to happen next.

Elijah - The Violinist 

Brimming over with talent, dedication and life, Elijah brings magic to life with his solo violin performances at only 12 years old. Elijah has been playing violin since age 4, is currently involved with the Sarasota Youth Orchestra and was promoted as concertmaster last year.

Sarasota Contemporary Dance

Sarasota Contemporary Dances presents cutting edge dance of the highest caliber to the community through performance, education, and collaboration. Don’t miss this one of a kind interactive performance like to no other.

Sarasota High School Theater

Sarasota High School Theater students bring Michael Jackson's Thriller to life as they descend onto Dolphin Street for a spooktacular performance that will have you crawling to join in.


Face Painting by S/ART/Q

Be it lion, tiger, the Flash or unicorn, S/ART/Q's talented artists are sure to delight with their creative face paint masterpieces.

Balloon Art

Local, talented balloon artists will be on site creating unique, balloon animals, flower, toys and more. 

Craft Boxes

Stop by this tent for three different engaging craft projects. The kids get to be creative while parents relax and enjoy the evening. 

Interactive Art by S/ART/Q

S/ART/Q brings art to life in this surprise interactive booth sure to be fun for kids and adults of all ages! 

Legends of Sarasota Scavenger Hunt

Join in the hunt for Florida Studio Theatre Improv performers as they mingle in the crowd dressed as legends in Sarasota's history. This real life 'Where's Waldo' brings history to life! Can you find them all?




Ashley Grant, SVP Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
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Ashley Ryan Cannon, Associate Publisher
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LaStrada: SRQ 2oth Anniversary Street Festival

Saturday, October 20, 2018

6pm-11pm on Dolphin Street, Sarasota
Between South Orange and South Pineapple

Admission: $10/ per person, online ticket in advance
$15/ per person, at the door

Kids 12 and under, Free