Moon Over Myakka Concert - Oak Hay
Apr
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Moon Over Myakka Concert - Oak Hay

Oak Hay

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When: Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 7:00pm 

Oak Hay is a folk and bluegrass string band from Tampa Bay. These talented artists know how to put on a great mu-sical performance perfect for a night out under the stars. Oak Hay has been entertaining audiences all over Tampa Bay for years and has played live on Tampa Bay’s own WMNF radio station. So come on out, enjoy the music, support the park and support our local bands! Oak Hay? 

Cost: $20 per person ($15 for Friends members). You can now purchase tickets directly using the order form below! Please remember to print out your ticket to bring to the concert. Due to no wifi and limited cellular access the Eventbrite app will not work at the park. Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. 

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Moon Over Myakka Concert - Uproot Hootenanny
Mar
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Moon Over Myakka Concert - Uproot Hootenanny

Uproot Hootenanny

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When: Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm 

This band was so much fun last year we had to bring them back! According to their website, Uproot Hootananny is “the perfect accompaniment to a good ole’ fashioned time”. Banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass will provide the tunes you’ll be dancing and singing to all night. Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled night!

Cost: $20 per person ($15 for Friends members). You can now purchase your tickets by using the order form below! Please remember to print out and bring your ticket to the concert. Due to no wifi and limited cellular access at the park the Eventbrite app will not work. Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more info call 941-361-6511 or 941-316-8139. Bring a chair and a picnic! 

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Moon Over Myakka Concert - One Mile Final
Feb
10
7:00pm 7:00pm

Moon Over Myakka Concert - One Mile Final

One Mile Final

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When: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm 

According to ReverbNation, One Mile Final crafts tex-tured anthems that incorporate the styles of rock, hip-hop, country, jazz and blues. Their energetic live perfor-mances offer dynamic original songs as well as innova-tive renderings of popular tunes. Treat yourself to an enchanted evening under a star-filled sky, and let the music take you away! 

Cost: $20 per person ($15 for Friends members). You can now purchase and print out your tickets using the order form below! Please print out your ticket. Due to lack of wifi and limited cellular access the Eventbrite app will not work at the park. Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more info call 941-361-6511 or 941-316-8139. Bring a chair and a picnic! 

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Jan
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Another Strange Evening with Tim Dorsey

Friends of Myakka River Present

Another Strange Evening with Tim Dorsey

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Come and spend an evening with  New York Times best selling author, Tim Dorsey  as he takes us deep into the turbulent and ever creative mind of Florida’s own one-man vigilante, Serge Storm.

Tim is a great author and an incredibly entertaining speaker. His adventures in Florida often rival those of the books’ protagonist, Serge A. Storm. Come hear what both of them are up to now.

Myakka River State Park, South Pavilion

Saturday, January 21st, South Pavilion 6:00 PM

No charge to all curious and adventurous souls.

Questions 941-361-6511 or 941-373-7839

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Moon Over Myakka Concert - Jonnie Morgan Band
Jan
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Moon Over Myakka Concert - Jonnie Morgan Band

Jonnie Morgan Band

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When: Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 7:00pm

In 2015, The Jonnie Morgan Band had the opportunity to open for acts like Sammy Hagar, Better Than Ezra and Cheap Trick. They also headlined the Florida Music Festi-val twice and have played at festivals across the nation. Described as a jam band with a Singer-Songwriter twist, JMB is a must see this concert season. 

Cost: $20 per person ($15 for Friends members). Now you can purchase and print out your tickets using the order form below! Please remember to print out your ticket. Due to a lack of wifi or cellular roaming at the park the Eventbrite app will not work. Park entrance fee waived for concert if you arrive after 5pm. For more info call 941-361-6511 or 941-316-8139. Bring a chair and a picnic! 

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Friends of Myakka River Annual Meeting & Picnic
Dec
10
3:30pm 3:30pm

Friends of Myakka River Annual Meeting & Picnic

Friends of Myakka River Annual Meeting & Picnic

WHERE: Myakka River State Park, South Pavilion

13208 State Road 72 – Sarasota FL 34241

WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2016 – 3:30 – 6:30 pm

$20 for Friends members, $25 for non-Friends members

RSVP by December 5th – 941-361-6511

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Hors d’oeuvres and Live Music by Sparky Baxley will be available.

Jim’s Whine Bar will offer a selection of beer and wine (dinner price includes two drinks. Additional drink costs will be donated to Friends of Myakka River).

Darrell’s Restaurant will be serving a wide variety of fancy, southern cuisine including signature blend smoked chicken, pulled pork, avocado wraps, Down in the Keys Mac ‘n Cheese, traditional mac ‘n cheese, cucumber salad, coleslaw and banana pudding. Iced Tea, Lemonade and Arnold Palmers are also included.

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header image above by Nancy Dobias

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Myakka River Jam State Park Rally 2016
Dec
4
12:00pm12:00pm

Myakka River Jam State Park Rally 2016

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Stomp in the Swamp at Myakka River State Park

Featuring the madness and mayhem of bestselling Florida author, Tim Dorsey. Books and Serge swag available for sale and signing.

Food, wine, domestic and craft beers for sale by Myakka’s own Pink Gator Café. No coolers please.

Sunday, December 4th, noon until dark, South Pavilion

Vehicles $6     Motorcycles $4     Bicycles and Pedestrians $2

Live music all afternoon by some of Florida’s finest folk music stars including:

Bonefish Johnny, Florida Boys, Raiford Starke James Hawkins, and Fiddlin’J. Robert.

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2nd Annual Myakka River Half Marathon
Nov
21
6:45am 6:45am

2nd Annual Myakka River Half Marathon

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The 2nd Annual Myakka River Half Marathon / 5K Run for the Memories

The Inaugural Myakka River Half Marathon / 5K, was run in the beautiful Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida on November 21, 2015. It was a tremendous success. The 2nd annual “Run for the Memories” will be even more amazing.

It will be run on Saturday November 12, 2016.   The race is being hosted by Tracy and Kim Hussey’s foundation, Florida Compassion Foundation. The FCF helps the families of alzheimer’s patients with expenses not covered by insurance and helps with funding to find a cure. Working closely with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, they team up to show compassion when it seems there is no hope. Your entry or donation to this race will really make a difference for a family in need.

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This race will benefit Florida Compassion Foundation.

The FCF is very passionate about helping the families of people fighting this atrocious disease. On April 1, 2015 Kimberly Hussey, co-Race Director, lost her mother to Alzheimer’s. She was only 68 years old.

With your entry fee or donation you will be helping these families and helping to fund the research to find a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association truly feels that they are within 10 years of finding a cure. Run this race in memory of someone you love that is fighting this disease now or a loved one who has already lost their battle to Alzheimer. Once again, we are hosting the event in loving memory of Kim’s mom, Charlene Corniel.

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