BRADENTON – (Nov. 5, 2013) – The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce Symphony on the Sand, a musical and gourmet event featuring the award-winning Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Symphony on the Sand will take place on Nov. 9, 2013, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the beach at Coquina Gulfside Park at 2650 Gulf Drive.
Symphony on the Sand will feature a full 45-piece orchestra, chorus and professional soloists performing the sounds of Broadway, classic music and patriotic American songs. Al Ruechel, senior anchor for Bay News 9, and Russell Gant or Bethany Cagle of WSMR 89.1 will co-emcee the event.
“Symphony on the Sand is another way to experience all at once the different things this area has to offer – great music, delicious food, and of course, our spectacular beach,” says Debbie Meihls, executive manager of the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Attendees can enjoy small plates created by top local restaurateurs. Such offerings include:
· Colorato Lamb Chops with bitter cherry bread pudding & port rosemary Demi-Glaze from Beach Bistro
· Shrimp & Grits from Anna Maria Oyster Bar
· Red Curry Swordfish from Beachhouse Restaurant
· Filet Mignon tips from Coquina Café
· Chocolate Brownie & Triple Berry Glaze dessert from Euphemia Haye
Sponsorship tables of 10 are available for $1,000 and up. Sponsor tables will include small plates, as well as complimentary fine wine and select beers. People may also purchase a seat with food and drink for $100 or $35 without food and drink. A cash bar will be available.
Visit SymphonyOnTheSand.com or call the Anna Maria Island Chamber at
(941) 778-1541 for sponsorship opportunities and event details.
About the Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key area is located on Florida’s gulf coast between St. Petersburg and Sarasota. It is bordered on the north by Tampa Bay, and to the west by the Gulf of Mexico. Easy to get to, but off the beaten path, filled with “Old Florida” ambience brimming with opportunities to experience Florida at its most real and authentic, the Bradenton/Anna Maria Island/Longboat Key area is a part of the state worth discovering and exploring again and again.
The Bradenton Area Convention & Visitors Bureau promotes tourism to Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key area and the rest of Manatee County, including Palmetto, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach, Cortez, Ellenton, Myakka City, Ft. Hamer, Lakewood Ranch and Parrish, through domestic and international advertising, public relations and marketing efforts. For more information on the Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key area, please visit www.bradentongulfislands.com.