Jamming for the Gulf. Mack Black of The YaHoos, the band that opened the three-day Save The Gulf concert at Holmes Beach City Hall field Nov. 19. Bands took the stage to raise money for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage. Islander Photos: Lisa Neff
Mike Delaney plays sax during the first day of the three-day Save The Gulf concert in Holmes Beach.
Mark Skey of The YaHoos covers a Bob Dylan tune and broadcasts a message.
Henry Lawrence, formerly of the Raiders, is ing the spotlight at Save The Gulf Nov. 21 with the closing band Dakota Rose.
Jimi G’s Junior All Stars Rockin Jazz Band kicks off Sunday’s Save The Gulf lineup.
Island-grown Razing Cane closes out the Saturday night bill for Save The Gulf.
The Island Rockers earned an encore at their Saturday night Save The Gulf show.
Winners in the Save The Gulf raffle, held at the Holmes Beach City Hall field Nov. 19-21 can collect prizes at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Three guitar prizes — donated by Sarasota Guitar Co. —were won by Wayne King, the Shark guitar; Mark Brewer the Luna guitar; and Troy (no last name) of Anna Maria Island won the acoustic guitar that was autographed by the Save The Gulf performers.
Concert organizers were contacting prize-winners by telephone as The Islander went to press.
The three-day event, featuring nearly two dozen bands, food and beverage sales, crafts and other vendors, raised money for the Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage. The amount of the benefit for FISH will be announced at a later date.
Organizers vowed the concert would be an annual event. “We’ll have our Woodstock on the Island,” said singer and Save The Gulf founder Loretta Lynn James.