Venice Seafood and Music Festival Band Line Up & Information On The Event




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Venice Seafood Interview with Mavrick (CTQ) and Erin (Venice Main St)

This is Francesco Abbruzzino – The Scoop. I am live at the Venice seafood Festival. This festival runs today and Sunday. Lots of beer, lots of food, lots of music, and a ton of fun.Dog friendly, buy tickets first before you get your food, bands play all day.I have put both video's from the Seafood Festival on my website, if you want to share it with your non FB friends. Send them to: MainStreet, Inc. 92.1 CTQMaverick Johnson

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Venice Seafood and Music Festival Band Line Up & Information On The Event



 This event wraps up today in Venice, FL.  on the Island.  It is dog friendly.  Buy your tickets, prior to standing in line for your food.  There is a bar, a ton of food, and vendors.


Today’s band lineup is:

11:30 am – 1 pm: Act 3
ACT 3 creates a high-energy performance with silky-smooth vocals that will have you on your feet. Performing everything from Motown and Disco to Top 40. Some of the artists we specialize in are the Temptations, Four Tops, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Supremes, Teddy Pendergrass, Rick James, Neil Diamond, Rose Royce, Lionel Richie, Barry White – and so many others. Once you’ve seen ACT 3 you will not forget this masterful blend of talent and blending of sounds. Also visit us on our Facebook page at:

1:30 pm – 3 pm: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’ Blues
Mac Arnold’s first band included James Brown on piano. Mac moved to Chicago and Muddy Waters hired him on the spot. He toured and recorded with the Muddy Waters Band and recorded LPs with Otis Spann and John Lee Hooker. Mac moved to Los Angeles and produced Soul Train with his friend Don Cornelius. He even played bass on the Sanford & Son television show when he wasn’t playing bass for Otis Redding and B.B. King. He retired from show business to be an organic farmer. Mac is back with his own band and a “plate full” of CDs, building a new foundation in blues, soul and funk.

3:30 pm – 5 pm: Ari and the Alibis
Ari (pronounced R.E.) and the Alibis is comprised of five members playing music infused with funk, jazz, samba, blues soul and rock. Their music is vibrant, at time inspiring you to get up and dance while at other times, taking you on a journey through Blues and Soul. Their talents create a unique recipe of multicultural sound. Ari and the Alibis is comprised of the musical talents and mastery of Arielleh “Ari” McManus on vocals, Nicolaas Kraster on guitar, James Dabone on trombone, David Whittaker on bass and John “Princess” Walker on drums.

5:30pm – 7:30 pm: Reverend Barry & The Funk
In a very short time, Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns have enjoyed a rocket-ride of success. This super-tight 8-piece funk & soul band has been packing dance floors in SRQ since their very first gig on Halloween of 2013. This high-energy dance band only plays the most popular dance hits by well-loved artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, James Brown & more. Yaya Diamond’s award-winning vocals and magnetic stage presence keep the audience spellbound. Reverend Barry belts out Stevie Wonder, James Brown and more on vocals while holding down the groove on the bass. 22-year old virtuoso Chet Gass not only plays lead guitar, keyboards & talk box…but also sings lead, backing vocals and raps. “The Hellacious Horns”, a super-tight 4-piece horn section brings these great songs to life in the way they were meant to be heard. Long 90-120 minute sets, filled with back-to-back medleys of the most popular dance songs has local audiences and area nightclub owners begging for more. In their first year, Funktastic Soul garnished a large, rabid fan base who religiously pack every show at the area’s best live venues, like Beach Club Siesta Key and The 5-O’Clock Club. The band has quickly become a popular choice for private parties & corporate events.