Platinum Membership Tickets Now On Sale!

Platinum Membership Tickets Now On Sale!

The Platinum Membership gives you admittance to three days of the RoSFest music festival with exclusive access to the best seats in the theater, (membership seating will not be available via our online ticketing channels).

Special RoSFest VIP lanyard & pass granting early admittance to the theater with access to select meet and greets and pre-show sound checks (some limitations apply).
Exclusive RoSFest T-shirt plus your name will be added to a designated thank you page here on the website.

Once you have purchased your Platinum Membership, we will be calling you to thank you for becoming a Platinum Membership and to assign seating with you.
Thank you for your support.

Limited Platinum Membership select premium seats are available at $550.00 each for the three-day pass. $200.00 of every Platinum Membership ticket ($550.00) price is gifted as a donation.

Note* The gift donation component of the ticket sale is tax-deductible in the USA.

Music. Culture. Community.

The organizers have announced the following acts to perform at the festival.
Kings X, Robert Berry’s 3.2, Pattern-Seeaking Animals, Ten Jinn, Lobate Scarp & Arc Iris.

More annouancments to follow.

Festival Dates: April 15th, 16th, & 17th, 2022
Location: Sarasota Opera House
Address: 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
https://www.sarasotaopera.org/

RoSFest adds two more bands to the 2022 line-up

RoSFest adds two more bands to the 2022 line-up

California-based, Pattern Seeking Animals, featuring Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan, Dave Meros, and John Boegehold, and art-pop trio, Arc Iris, are the latest additions to the festival’s 2022 Easter line-up. 
Both acts had originally been billed to play at the canceled 2020 edition of RoSFest; “we know the care and enthusiasm for great live music that George Roldan [festival founder and former director] always put into his line-up choices, so it made sense to try and pick up directly from where he left off and rebook bands who should have played at the Sarasota Opera house back in 2020 but lost out due to the pandemic”, says Board of Director member, Octavia Brown, “something already seen when we announced Lobate Scarp earlier this year”

P-SA’s appearance at RoSFest is set to be just one in a series of live shows planned (and the first since the band got together in 2018) to support the release of their as yet untitled third studio album. It also represents a second festival performance for Jimmy Keegan, already part of the festival line-up as a drummer with Robert Berry’s 3.2.

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Website: https://www.psanimals1.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRxMXhPa5fw2InwHD4m49Ow

Arc Iris, on the other hand, will be bringing their own very unique flavor to the festival. Originally the solo project of Jocie Adams, their heavily textured melodies and rhythms will, without doubt, captivate the RoSFest audience.

Arc Iris released its acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014 on ANTI/Bella Union and followed it up in 2016 with “Moon Saloon”, a record which represents a natural progression of the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Produced by the group and mixed by electronic producer David Wrench of FKA Twigs and Jamie xx fame, “Moon Saloon” showcases beat-heavy melodies and textural, groove-riding rhythms. Following the release of their second album, the band toured a complete re-imagination of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’. The band later went on to release their cover version of the classic 1971 album under the name of “Foggy Lullaby” in 2018, a year which also saw the release of their fourth album, “Icon of Ego”. Shortly before the pandemic, the band premiered its most ambitious project to date, “iTMRW: A Sci-Fi Ballet”.

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Website: http://www.arcirismusic.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCty0owdDu8-d6S6uPxhTDyg
Twitter: https://twitter.com/arcirismusic
Bandcamp: https://arciris.bandcamp.com

Robert Berry’s 3.2 makes it four for RoSFest 2022.

Robert Berry’s 3.2 makes it four for RoSFest 2022.

After already announcing three bands for their 2022 line-up (King’s X, Lobate Scarp and Ten Jinn, for any of you who may have missed previous announcements), RoSFest has added another name to the bill: Robert Berry’s 3.2. This new addition seems to suggest that the new Board of Directors is definitely out to make quite an impression in its mission to steer the Rites of Spring Festival forward into the future.

Guitarist, vocalist and record producer, Robert Berry, released the album The Rules Have Changed under the name of 3.2 in 2018. Initially a project embarked upon with Keith Emerson as a follow-up to the 1988 album To The Power Of Three by 3, Berry was, alas, left to complete the album on his own following Emerson’s death in 2016.

The recent 2021 release, Third Impression, albeit considered more of a solo album, ends quite fittingly, with the superb track, Never, the last song Berry wrote with Keith Emerson, a touching tribute to one of the world’s finest keyboard players.

The 3.2 live line-up features Robert Berry on bass and lead vocals, Paul Keller on guitars, Andrew Colyer on keyboards and Jimmy Keegan on drums.

RoSFest add Ten Jinn to the 2022 festival line-up

RoSFest add Ten Jinn to the 2022 festival line-up

Melodic Revolution Records (MRR) outfit, Ten Jinn, are confirmed to play RoSFest 2022.

Formed in 1991 by John Paul Strauss, this neoclassical-progressive rock band has a vast array of sounds and nuances in its musical palette; expertly blended they create wide soundscapes in an extraordinary range of styles combined with careful attention to detail. Their catalogue of five studio albums, including a tribute to the late and great David Bowie, is set to be extended by two new releases in the not too distant future; Aradis, due out late 2021 – early 2022, and Worlds: the Four Worlds of the Hopi (release date still to be announced).

Ten Jinn will be one of four bands playing on Saturday, April 16th at the Sarasota Opera House as part of the 18th edition of this much-loved festival.

Ten Jinn Online
Website: http://www.tenjinn.com/about.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100036867057013
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ten_jinn
Bandcamp: https://tenjinn.bandcamp.com

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Minstrel in the Garden

Minstrel in the Garden

Will you be in Sarasota, Florida April 15-17.

We are accepting submissions from musicians who would like to be a “Minstrel in the Garden” and perform a 1-hour acoustic set in the Sarasota Opera House Beer Garden in between scheduled RoSFest sets. We’ll provide the sound and even a space to sell your merch and add a tip jar.

Interested? Please send us a short bio, photograph, and a link to your music to booking@rosfest.org. In the subject space type “Minstrel”

Please note, this is a volunteer position. You must already be in the Sarasota area, or willing to travel at your own expense.

*The Beer Garden is open to the general public, not just festival patrons.