The Village: Music Fest

The Village Music Fest in the Village of the Arts

List of band locations(Map coming soon)

Heart’s Desire
1221 12th St W  Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 302-1069
Carl Wade 530-730
Us Entangled 730-930
The Village Mystic
1017 12th Ave W  Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 744-2424
Puppet 5:0-6:30
Joe B. 6:30-7:30
Phil Anderson 7:30-8:30
The Dancing Crane Gallery
1019 10th Ave W  Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 744-1333
Seventh Avenue Band 6:30-9:30
Sweets Bakehouse
930 12th St W  Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 201-6502
Rick Quimby 6:00-7:00
Leigh & Steve Humes 7:00-8:00
Dropin Pickups 8:00-9:30
Arts & Eats
1114 12th St W  Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 201-6647
Catherine Miller 6:30-9:30
Rawk Shop
1103 12th Street in West
(941) 746-7062
Los Diablos Blancos
Hugh T Williams
The New Graves
Graciela’s Lawn
1001 11th ave w
Steve Arvey 5:30-6:00
Elephant in the Room 6:00-7:00
A gentlemans Army/ The Faceless Bandits 7:00-8:30
Brazos the Rat/Cats in the Basment 8:30-10:00

Event: The Village: Music Fest
Date: Friday March 1st
Time: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Location: Village of the Arts

Description: Support artists and musicians in Manatee & Sarasota county!

The Artist’s Guild of Manatee and VMI Media Group, creators of The Village: Magazine of the Arts are partnering to bring you The Village: Music Fest. 20 bands/musicians will cover the neighborhood in music at various galleries and our center green, during our first Friday art walk on March 1st from 5:30pm-9:30pm. Local bands & musicians include Brazos the Rat, Us Entangled, Steve Arvey, Los Diablos Blancos, Dropin Pickups, The New Graves, Elephant in the Room and more. The full list and band locations will be available online at

Our never ending goal is to continue to make this area known for the creatives who live in and work in our community all year round. All of the music is local and the art is fresh.

The Distillery Tavern, JJ Taylor and Cigar City Brewery have donated craft beer for the event. Proceeds support the Artists Guild of Manatee, and a portion will go to the artists for donating their time. While that is going on inside, the Village of the Arts galleries will be featuring the premium dishes inside. Contact Hector Ferran at or 941-580-8085for more information.What is the Village of the Arts? The Village of the Arts is a residential/commercial community located in downtown Bradenton. A haven for creatives looking to practice their trade, the Village is home to painters, writers, crafters, cooks and creatives of all kinds.What is VMI Media Group? VMI Media Group is a creative marketing/design firm based out of the Village of the Arts. Beyond publishing the regions only niche print arts publication, with 40,000 printed a year, VMI Media Group also specializes in branding, mural work and creative web design.


Media Sponsors:
The Village Magazine
Anna Maria Island Radio
This Week In Sarasota
Sarasota Music Scene
The Bradenton Times


Contact info:
Hector Ferran
Owner VMI Media Group

Tentative Bands(will continue changing):

A Gentleman’s Army
Brazos The Rat
Elephant in the Room

Cats in the Basement

Leugh Humes
Us Entangled
Joe B.
Phil Anderson
Dropin Pickups
The New Graves
Hugh T Williams
Los Diablos Blancos
Rick Quimby
Carl Wade
Joyful Sounds
7th Avenue Band
Catherine Miller

Galleries hosting music:

Heart’s Desire
The Village Mystic
Arts & Eats
Yoga Arts
VMI Media Group
The Dancing Crane
Bits & Pieces
Rawk Shop
The Village Center Green


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