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Memorial Day outdoor concert in Sarasota

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Phillippi Estate

Crowd enjoys a concert on the grounds of the Phillippi Estate Park. HERALD-TRIBUNE ARCHIVES

The Sarasota Concert Band performed its first Memorial Day concert at Phillippi Estate Park in 1992. This tradition has continued every year since. The Memorial Day Observance Concert is now a major annual event drawing as many as 3,000 attendees.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair or sit on the lawn Monday while listening to the inspirational words of youth speaker Whitney Stewart (Winner, Youth of the Year Sarasota County, Boys and Girls Clubs) and soaking in the sounds of Jeanette LaVoy sing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic." There will be plenty more patriotic music, light classics and popular tunes performed. Food and drink vendors will be there, too.

5 p.m. Monday (May 27), Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5 (free for 12 and younger); 364-2263; sarasotaconcertband.org
Last modified: May 20, 2013
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