RoSFest, Inc is a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to stage live music performances and promote lesser-known modern and classic art rock artists by providing them with a large stage and supportive audience over three days at the beautiful Sarasota Opera House.

The costs involved in organizing an event of this caliber are extremely high and the RoSFest team works tirelessly throughout the year to raise the necessary funds through charitable donations, sponsorship, patronage, and other initiatives, all of which bring people together to create a genuine feeling of community.

The RoSFest vision also involves promoting tourism and working with local businesses in and around Sarasota.

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The mission of RoSFest is to foster innovative live musical entertainment as a means of bringing people together from all walks of life and from all over the globe. We firmly believe that music is an essential tool for boosting social interaction across cultures and generations, creating that sense of belonging and connection that is essential to all human beings.

Music. Culture. Community.


RoSFest Inc. (Rites of Spring Festival) is a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to foster live musical
performances to benefitting Bands and Artists. RoSFest also works with
and in the community to bring tourism and music to Sarasota, Florida.

In 2022, RoSFest celebrates its 17th anniversary, and its second year
at the beautiful Sarasota Opera House following a 15 year run in the
historic town of Gettysburg, PA.

Sarasota is packed on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during RoSFest
with amazing Musicians performing from around the World. Locals and
tourists alike enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather, the dynamic musical
performances during the three day festival, as well as local shops,
beaches, and eateries.

Fundraising happens throughout the year from charitable solicitation,
sponsorships, and planning other events. Such events serve to bring
people together in a unique way and promote local art, activities, and
a community feeling. The money raised from the events goes toward
funding RoSFest and the artists it supports, but also goes back into
the community through the support of local businesses.

The volunteer-run RoSFest Committee works tirelessly throughout
the year to plan and get the festival weekend ready – we live, love,
and breathe Music.