Every winter the Suncoast Blues Festival offers a weekend of outdoor live music. The event typically features local artists in a series of free performances leading up to the festival, and the main stage at the festival features a variety of national blues acts. The Suncoast Blues Festival takes place at the Sarasota Fairgrounds and includes a wide variety of music from traditional blues to rock and zydeco. Tickets are available before the festival or can be purchased at the gate. For more information visit suncoastbluesfestival.com.