March 11 – 13

Englewood Shrimp & Music Festival

Come be a part of a weekend of total fun, good food, great music and – relaxation!  Join us March 11-13, 2022 for the premiere of the Englewood Shrimp & Music Festival. Due to construction in Dearborn Street Plaza, the event is to be held at Englewood Plaza. Hours are Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm. Admission is FREE for all ages. 

Enjoy the weekend eating delicious foods, listening to stellar live music performances along with shopping a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products. This year’s performers that will ‘wow’ you are, beginning Friday evening:  the Kara Nally Band (blues, funk, soul), Kettle of Fish (rock, blues) and Albert Castiglia (blues).  Saturday will blow you away with live performances by Mike Tozier (country, folk, Delta blues), the Gas House Gorillas (rock), Magnolia Boulevard (blues, soul, rock), Jonathan “Boogie” Long (Southern-inspired blues) and Damon Fowler (blues).  Sunday will close out this memorable, relaxing weekend with music by the David Chastain Band (blues), JP Soars & The Red Hots (Americana, rock) and Sean Chambers (blues, rock). The website has the most up-to-date Band Performance Schedule in the right-hand column.  Click on the image for an enlarged, easy-to-read version. 

Also on the website are images of many of the arts, crafts and products that you will find in the marketplace. While at the event, come browse, explore and buy – perhaps during the breaks between performances.  Or – just come over anytime!

This event is crafted for YOU.  All the right ingredients to create a masterful weekend of fun and relaxation.  Come be a part of it – you will enjoy every minute!

NOTE: Bands and performance times subject to change.

Please check back as the event nears for updated schedules.

Driving Directions

LOCATION:  Englewood Plaza

GPS Address: 200 S. Indiana Avenue, Englewood, FL

From Venice via Hwy 776 (Englewood Road)

  • From South Tamiami Trail (Hwy 41) in Venice, take Hwy 776 (Englewood Road) southbound
  • Proceed about 7 miles to Dearborn Street
  • Turn right onto W. Dearborn Street
  • Proceed about 0.5 miles west
  • Dearborn Street Plaza is on the left

From Port Charlotte Town Center

  • Proceed westbound on Hwy 776 about 18 miles to downtown Englewood and Dearborn Street
  • Turn left onto W. Dearborn Street
  • Proceed about 0.5 miles west
  • Dearborn Street Plaza is on the left

Coming Southbound on I-75 from Sarasota and points North

  • Proceed southbound to Exit 191 (Hwy 777 – N. River Road)
  • Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Hwy 777 (N. River Road)
  • Proceed about 7 miles south
  • As N. River Road crosses Hwy 41 (Tamiami Trail) it becomes S. River Road
  • Continue on S. River Road about 8 miles to the east side of Englewood and Pine Street
  • At this point, Hwy 777 (S. River Road) becomes Dearborn Street
  • Proceed west on Dearborn Street about 1.3 miles
  • Dearborn Street Plaza will be on the left

Sponsors

Sarasota County
Theatre Odyssey

Dates & Times

  • Friday, 4:00 pm
    – 4:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11:00 am
    – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, 11:00 am
    – 6:00 pm

Location

Entertainment Directory

  • Albert Castiglia
  • Damon Fowler
  • David Chastain Band
  • Gas House Gorillas
  • JP Soars & The Red Hots
  • Kara Nally Band
  • Kettle of Fish
  • Sean Chambers
  • Jonathon "Boogie" Long
  • Magnolia Boulevard
  • Mike Tozier
  • Albert Castiglia

    Albert Castiglia

    Fri FEB 25: 7:30-9pm; Fri MAR 11: 8:30-10pm;

    Miami-raised Albert Castiglia served an apprenticeship while backing legendary blues musician Junior Wells. He later went on to work with singer Sandra Hall. Never content to allow himself to be confined to any particular category, he embarked on a solo career that’s yielded many critically-acclaimed albums and consist kudos for his exceptional instrumental prowess, his searing vocals, and live performances that have dazzled audiences from coast to coast. It’s little wonder that Miami’s New Times lauded him as South Florida’s “Best Blues Guitarist” or that USA Today was inspired to remark “It’s a revelation to discover the thrilling retro-electric blues from this astonishing young guitarist.” M Music & Musicians once noted, “His back-to-basics approach follows in the footsteps of those who fostered the blues in the Mississippi Delta and the smoky late-night haunts of Chicago.” After the highly successful and critically acclaimed release of Masterpiece on Gulf Coast Records, Castiglia was nominated for two Blues Music Awards in the categories of Blues Rock Album of the Year and Blues Rock Artist of the Year and won Blues Rock Album of the Year..

  • Damon Fowler

    Damon Fowler

    Sat FEB 26: 7:30-9pm; Sat MAR 12: 8:30-10pm;

    Tampa’s Damon Fowler, a masterful singer, guitar player and songwriter, has absorbed the best of and furthered the work of the region’s definitive artists.  A hard driving troubadour, his music is steeped with soul and representative of the many styles that make up the roots of American music. He has gained the respect of his peers given his featured slot in Butch Truck’s Freight Train band and his side gig as guitarist in the Dickey Betts Band.  Critics have compared Fowler’s guitar work to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar is reminiscent of the late Duane Allman. Fowler can play fiery guitar runs with the best of them, and his lyrical work on lap steel and dobro makes him a stand out performer among the legions of guitar heroes.  His new release, ALAFIA MOON, combines all the influences that have shaped his distinctive blues career. 

    On the strength of Fowler’s hybrid of roots rock, blues, and sacred steel, the Florida native started wowing audiences with his musical exploits as a teenager, building a reputation as one of the hottest young players on the scene. Adding songwriting and vocal skills to his repertoire over the years has brought him many accolades, with music journalists extolling his originality and maturity as well as his technical guitar expertise. All of these attributes have helped further define Damon Fowler as one of the great Southern artists of his time.

  • David Chastain Band

    David Chastain Band

    Sun MAR 13: 12:30-2pm; Sun MAR 20: 12:30-2pm; SUN May 15: 2:30-4pm;

    Dave has developed a style all his own and has written, recorded, and released three albums, “Rockin’ Roulette” (1980), “Something for the Pain” (1992), and “The Legacy” (2004-2005). The band also has “Live at the Contemporary Arts Center” (2003).  Dave plows a path between the rootsy and the revolutionary.

    Dave is a legendary songwriter who now calls Florida home. He is considered by many to be one of  the best blues guitarist in the industry. It has been said by some that his every performance is a soul stirring, spontaneous healing experience.

  • Gas House Gorillas

    Gas House Gorillas

    Sat MAR 12: 2:30-4pm

    The GASHOUSE GORILLAS are a five piece Female fronted ROCK band out of the Sarasota/Charlotte county

  • JP Soars & The Red Hots

    JP Soars & The Red Hots

    Sat FEB 26: 5:30-7pm; Sun MAR 13: 2:30-4pm

    J.P. Soars is soaring high, touring the world after releasing a new studio album last Fall, LET GO OF THE REINS, produced by Tab Benoit on Benoit’s Whiskey Bayou label. Soars was also nominated for “Blues Rock Artist of the Year” in the 40th annual Blues Music Awards, alongside blues music heavyweights Billy Gibbons, Eric Gales, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Tinsley Ellis, rounding out the Blues Rock category.

  • Kara Nally Band

    Kara Nally Band

    Fri FEB 25: 3:30-5pm; Fri MAR 11: 4:40-6pm;

    5 Piece Band of Friends that loves to see you having as much fun as we are!

  • Kettle of Fish

    Kettle of Fish

    Fri MAR 11: 6:30-8pm;

    Kettle of Fish plays “festiblues”, a term for the kind of festival music that features blues, soul and funk with the energy of rock n’ roll. They make old songs new again, and their originals sound like classics. Kettle of Fish is one of the hottest live acts in Southwest Florida, headlining to thousands, and opening for such acts as Eddie Money, Marshall Tucker, Elvin Bishop, Dickey Betts (three times, who called the band “intimidating”) and many more playing mostly originals and deep track covers.

    Kettle has been led by singer and principal songwriter Dana Lawrence since its inception in 2001. Current members include Greg Poulos on guitar (formerly with the Freddie King Band, the Venturas, Rock Bottom), Chris Guertin on bass (Big Kahuna Band), Rick Andre on drums (has toured with the Platters, Ben E King, Chuck Berry) and Robin Swenson on keys (Four Seasons, Aretha Franklin). Other honorary members include Thorson Moore, the rising star Kevin Miller on guitar, Garrett Dawson on drums/percussion, Andy Wallace or Matthew Frost on keys (when available), Jimmie Fadden (nitty Gritty Dirt Band) on drums and harmonicas and other friends of the road.

  • Sean Chambers

    Sean Chambers

    Sun MAR 13: 4:30-6; Fri MAR 18: 8:30-10pm; Sat APR 23: 2:30-4pm; FRI May 13: 8:30-10pm;

    Florida-born Sean Chambers is an American blues rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Sean began his career in 1998 when he toured with the legendary Hubert Sumlin as his guitarist and band leader until 2003.  During his time with Hubert Sumlin, Sean was named by Britain’s Guitarist Magazine as “one of the top 50 blues guitarists of the last century.”

    His main guitar playing influences are the work of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his early professional music experience was gained while touring for four years backing Hubert Sumlin. Chambers has worked with a variety of amazingly-talented blues musicians.

  • Jonathon “Boogie” Long

    Performances: Sat MAR 12: 6:30-8pm

    Jonathon Long:  lead guitar, vocals

    GENRES:  Southern-inspired Blues – Rock

    Jonathon Long hails from Baton Rouge and at 29 years old, he has established himself regionally in an area rich with blues legacy tracing to Buddy Guy, Kenny Neal, Tabby Thomas, Lightnin’ Slim and others. Yet, Long doesn’t try to emulate any one of them.  Long has been growing his fan base non-stop. Playing festivals the world over, including his yearly spot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has honed his skills to a razor’s edge.

     

    Jonathon has released two CDs to the critics delight on Louisiana Red Hot Records under the name Jonathon “Boogie” Long. He has performed many festivals and venues around the world including New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Grolsch Blues Festival, Telluride Blues and Brews, and on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise. Jonathon’s blues continues to evolve without any barrios and without any restraints. His style, tone, and the way he delivers the song lyrically with the dynamics and soul that make him and his guitar a great story teller and an exciting Artist.

  • Magnolia Boulevard

    Performances: Sat MAR 12: 4:30-6pm
    • Maggie Noelle:   vocals, guitar
    • Ryan Allen:   keyboard
    •        :  drums
    • Gregg Erwin:   guitar
    • John Roberts:   bass

    GENRES:   Soul – Blues – Rock

    “When we’re onstage we play with a lot of emotion.” Noelle says.  “And then we feed off the crowd’s emotional reaction to us and we git it right back to them.”

    Central to the Magnolia Boulevard experience is a sound that flows easily and seamlessly from a multitude of stylistic tributaries.  There’s plenty of blues, soul and rock ’n roll in the mix, but also elements of funk, jam band, folk, country, bluegrass and psychedelia.  It’s all fueled by the rhythm section’s elastic grooves. shot through with Erwin’s expressive and incisive slide guitar licks and topped by Noelle’s soul-stirring, powerhouse vocals.

    “I think it was Gregg Allman who once said, ‘If there’s 10,000 people in the audience and they have one-and-a-half problems each, that’s 15,000 problems out there,” says Erwin. “So if you can put your heart into something and get onstage and help the audience forget about those problems for a couple of hours, then, you know, your job’s done. That’s the greatest satisfaction one can achieve, I believe.”

  • Mike Tozier

    Performances: Sat MAR 12: 12:30-2pm

    GENRES:  Blues – Rock – Variety

    Mike Tozier is one of the longest-running acoustic musicians in the Bay area.  Mike plays with a barrelhouse-style reminiscent of John Hammond and guitar prowess to spare on his dobro and acoustic guitar. A Best of the Bay award-winning artist, Mike remains a down-to-earth, salt-of-the-earth fellow that puts on a heck of a show merging country, folk, Delta Blues and Americana.

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