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Weekend Picks June 28-30

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  • Suncoast Superboat Grand Prix races are off Lido Beach Sunday. Staff Photo

    Saturday through July 7; suncoastoffshore.org

    Super Boat Bash

    Let the nine days of fun in the sun featuring 15 events begin! The 29th annual Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival kicks off Saturday with the Aqua Plumbing and Air Grand Prix Golf Classic followed by a car show Sunday at Lakewood Ranch and a boat and personal watercraft "fun run," also on Sunday.

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    7 p.m. Saturday, Joyland, 5520 14th St. W., Bradenton; $10 (advance); $15 (at the door); 756-6060; joylandcountry.com

    Josh Gracin

    Country music singer who parasailed off Anna Maria Island with a couple lucky fans before his last show at Joyland, returns to entertain with hits like “Nothing to Lose,” “We weren’t Crazy,” “Stay with Me (Brass Bed)” and his new single "Drink It Gone."

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    2 p.m. Saturday (June 29), The Cabana Inn, 2525 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5; 955-0195

    Giving Cancer the Blues

    Many of Sarasota and the Bradenton area's top musicians will congregate Saturday at The Cabana Inn for “Giving Cancer the Blues.” Kettle of Fish (singer Dana Lawrence pictured), Twinkle and Berry Duane Oakley are the headliners.

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    6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aces Live, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton; $25; 795-3886; aceslivemusic.com

    Privateers Party

    The Anna Maria Island Privateers are raising money for their annual Pirate Invasion – it’s in November at Coquina Beach – with a bash at Aces Live featuring a dinner buffet with the Privateers, desert, cash bar, "inside the invasion" reports, auctions, raffles, a chance to win a "privateer gift basket" plus a performance by popular country music act Kim Betts and her Gamble Creek Band (pictured).

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    5-9 p.m. Friday, The Historic Downtown Village, 1844 4th St., Sarasota; downtownvillagesarasota.com

    All-American Party

    Visit Historic Downtown Village for what’s being billed as an “all-American party” featuring a performance by the Florida Blues Brothers as well as the grand openings of The Cookie Cottage (pictured) and Everyday Baby.

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