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It's often said that the golden years of your life are the most enjoyable. For most older adults in the U.S., it's a time to unwind, reflect, and live in the comfort of familiar surroundings. And that's how it should be - most senior citizens in America worked hard to build a better economy, serve their communities, and raise their families. Shouldn't they be able to age with grace and dignity at home?

The answer is undoubtedly "yes," but as seniors age, they sometimes need assistance to live independently. Unfortunately, many older adults are unable to rely on adult children for help due to busy schedules, a lack of expertise, or both. That's where Mind & Mobility's home care in Sarasota, FL begins to make a lot of sense.

Our in-home care services cater to those who want to stay in their homes as they age but require ongoing care that their loved ones cannot provide. Nowadays, most seniors prefer to live away from long-term care facilities and closer to their home where they feel most at ease.

If you or your senior loved one wants to thrive in their own house and avoid care facilities, in-home care is an effective, safe way to give family and friends the care they need when they need it the most.

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The Mind & Mobility Difference

Mind & Mobility is a home care agency that takes pride in helping seniors enjoy life at home with grace and comfort. One of the biggest reasons why so many seniors and their families choose us is that our senior caregivers in Sarasota, FL, do more than just change bedsheets and prepare meals. They make it a point to provide compassionate care and connect with patients on a personal level.

Instead of eliminating independence from our senior population in Florida, we believe in maximizing it - a goal that's not always supported by assisted living facilities and nursing homes. In fact, those locations are often overpriced, understaffed, and known for the spread of disease. Senior care from Mind & Mobility provides a more emotionally and financially relieving option, whether you need a little help around the house or more involved services like companion care or dementia care.

While we take pride in providing compassionate caregiving services for seniors at home, we also offer clients free access to our Mind & Mobility Homecare Center in South Florida. Here, your senior can receive treatment from therapists who are experts in physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Our therapists work collaboratively in a supportive environment, taking into consideration the client's needs and concerns. They combine their expertise with the latest research in their fields to deliver cutting-edge, evidence-based services. With unlimited access to one-on-one sessions, our therapists' top priority is to help seniors live and age gracefully at home without having to relocate to an assisted living facility.

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What is Senior Care in Sarasota, FL?

Many older adults in the United States prefer to age at home, as it offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity. According to an AARP report, three out of four adults aged 50 and above wish to stay in their homes and communities as they age.

However, as adults approach their 60s and 70s, some may require assistance around the house, especially when family members are too busy or live far away. The truth is that the natural process of aging can make it challenging to continue living at home. Simple tasks like running errands become more difficult due to mobility issues. Preparing healthy meals and keeping track of medications and appointments can also become a challenge. Safety becomes a concern, and family members may worry about the well-being of their loved ones.

In these situations, in-home care is often a perfect fit. It allows seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

Mind & Mobility provides a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they receive the help they need to remain independent. If you have a senior loved one who needs some extra help to stay happy and healthy, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even from afar.

Some of the most common home care services offered at Mind & Mobility include.

  • Light Housekeeping
  • Nutrition Monitoring
  • Assistance with Technology
  • Meal Preparation
  • Dressing, Bathing, & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Laundry Services
  • Activity Escorts
  • Much More
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Did You Know?

U.S. adults over the age of 60 have a 59% higher chance of being unable to perform daily routines and activities if they're lonely.

Our in-home care services are covered by medical insurance, long-term care policies, and private pay. Members have the freedom to choose their own caregiver and can benefit from unlimited physical and occupational therapy, regular visits from a registered nurse, and care management from a licensed clinical social worker.

Curious if home care in Sarasota, FL is right for you or your older loved one? Contact our office in Florida today for a no-pressure discovery call to learn more. If you or your loved one is ready to live life to the fullest, getting in-home care from Mind & Mobility is a quick, easy three-step process.

1. Speak to a Care Representative

One of our skilled care representatives will speak with you in person or over the phone and help you select the best home care plan to keep your loved one happy at home.

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2. Go Over Your Care Plan

A local care professional from Mind & Mobility will travel to your home and sit with you one-on-one to discuss the details of your care plan.

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3. Thrive from the Comfort of Home

Once your care plan is selected, you will have the pleasure of watching your senior loved one enjoy an independent life at home with the help of a compassionate caregiver.

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Companion Care You Can Count On

Aging in place refers to the practice of aging adults living in their homes as they grow old. Studies show that around 77% of retirees prefer to stay in their homes for as long as possible, and home care can be an excellent way to bridge the gap between receiving elder care and staying at home.

Allowing your aging loved ones to maintain their independence is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. This can contribute to their overall health and well-being, as opposed to a living facility where they may feel powerless and depressed. Unfortunately, these facilities often take away a senior's ability to do simple things like cooking for themselves, scheduling visits with family and friends, and even bathing in the comfort of their own homes.

Home care in Sarasota, FL, including companion care services, is designed to provide both medical and non-medical solutions that your senior needs in order to maintain their independence. That way, your senior doesn't have to destabilize their life or adjust to a new way of living away from home.

Mind & Mobility companion care incorporates a number of different services, including.

  • Spending Time with Your Senior
  • Conversation
  • Homemaking Support
  • Planning Outings
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Help with Nutrition
  • Staying Active
  • Memory Skills and Games
  • Running Errands
  • More

Getting Started with Companion Care from Mind & Mobility

To learn more about our companion care services, you can contact any of our nine locations in Florida to request a care consultation with one of our representatives. During your consultation, we'll assess your needs to ensure that we provide the right caregiver at the right time to meet your specific requirements.

Doing so helps us ensure that we get it right the first time. We'll also be happy to answer any questions you may have and introduce you to the team of senior home companions who will provide you with companion care services in Florida.

Need home care companion services on short notice? As a respected senior care business with more than a decade of experience, we have access to a large pool of senior caregivers in Sarasota, FL who would be happy to provide you or your senior with last-minute support.

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Take a Break with RespiteCare Services from Mind & Mobility

Taking care of a senior loved one can be a tiring and overwhelming task, particularly if the caregiver is employed full-time and has other responsibilities to handle. Taking care of an older adult in such a situation can result in caregiver burnout, which can lead to a decline in the quality of care provided and even illness. To combat this issue, many adult caregivers choose respite care as a solution instead of full-time home care in Sarasota, FL.

According to AARP, more than 53 million adults in the United States provide care to someone aged 50 or older. Unfortunately, many of these caregivers experience stress, fatigue, and even depression.

Respite care services offer a short-term break to family members and unpaid caregivers from their caregiving duties. This is a crucial service that benefits both seniors and their caregivers and can be arranged for a few hours or even several days, depending on their requirements.

What are the Benefits of Respite Care from Mind & Mobility?

Respite care services can have a significantly positive impact on the health of your elderly loved one, as well as your own. Whether it's for an extended period of time or just a few hours a week, respite care can help ease the burden of caregiving.

Taking some time off for yourself may seem selfish at first, but it's crucial to recharge your batteries to be able to continue providing care. Taking a short (or longer-term) break can also improve the overall quality of your care. Plus, professional respite care services offer your senior an opportunity to learn from and engage with a compassionate caregiver from Mind & Mobility.

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Some of the most common caregiving services provided by our respite care professionals include.

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Preparation
  • Help with Dressing and Grooming
  • Bathing Assistance
  • More

Our respite care services in Florida are typically offered on a temporary basis. However, we also serve many clients who require assistance on a weekly or monthly basis, depending on their specific needs. We recognize that care needs and schedules can be subject to change, and we strive to be flexible in our approach to ensure that your and your family's needs are met.

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Three Hurdles That Family Caregivers Face

Caring for your aging parents can be a fulfilling act of love. As you reminisce about the care they gave you while growing up, you now have the opportunity to return the favor. However, providing care for loved ones can be challenging. It's important to anticipate the obstacles you may face and learn how to manage them to protect your own health and well-being.

Here are three of the toughest challenges that family caregivers have to face when caring for their senior parents or loved ones.

Enough Support

Not Enough Support

It's common to feel like you're carrying the majority of the burden when it comes to taking care of your aging parents. However, assuming that you are solely responsible for their care can be overwhelming and cause strain in other relationships. It's important to remember that caring for someone else is not a one-person job. Attempting to do so can lead to burnout, depression, and other serious health issues. It can also negatively impact the level of care your parents receive.

Enough Sleep

Not Enough Sleep

Interrupted sleep can be a problem for older adults whose circadian clock has shifted, leading them to wake up more frequently throughout the night. It can also be a result of stress and worry. If dementia is a factor, you may need to stay alert due to sundowning and wandering. Those tasks can be difficult and require a sharp mind that has had plenty of rest. In fact, getting enough sleep is crucial for your ability to provide the best care for your parents, as well as for your own physical and emotional well-being.

Enough Privacy

Not Enough Privacy

Sharing living space with your parents can compromise both your physical and emotional privacy. This is especially true if one or both of your parents have dementia, which can cause them to feel afraid or disoriented when you're not around. At the same time, your parents may also find it difficult to maintain their privacy while under your care.

That begs the question - how can you conquer the challenges that most family caregivers face on a daily basis?

In-Home Care in Sarasota, FL Helps Alleviate Your Burden

Mind & Mobility's in-home caregivers can be there to help you ensure the best care for your parents and a healthier life balance for yourself. Taking a break from caregiving is not just a great idea; it's essential.

Our respite care services offer you regular breaks from caregiving, which allows you to take care of yourself while enriching your parents' lives. We provide opportunities for socialization and engaging activities, along with the necessary support to ensure safety and comfort. You can rest easy knowing that your parents are in the best of hands while you take a break.


Compassionate Care When You Need It the Most

At Mind & Mobility Home Care, we take pride in our commitment to helping older adults maintain a high-quality life. Our team of senior caregivers cares deeply about the well-being of our clients and works together to craft personalized services that are backed by research and experience.

Our home care services are designed to support clients in various ways. Whether it's recovering from hip surgery, preventing falls, enhancing cognitive abilities through brain training, or pursuing new hobbies, you can rest easy knowing we have your senior's health and happiness at heart.

Of course, every one of our clients has their own unique needs and goals, and we adjust their levels of care accordingly. But one aspect of our home care services never changes - and that's the compassionate care we provide to seniors so that they may remain independent.

Contact Mind & Mobility today to take the first step toward aging gracefully at home. We'll be there by your side every step of the way.

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Sarasota named best date-night city in the US

It’s no secret that in recent years Sarasota has ranked at or near the top of many “best cities” lists — best beaches, best places to retire, etc. — but perhaps the most surprising is a new ranking that declares it the best date-night city in the country.Among 160 cities studied.And it isn’t even close.Sarasota is far and away the nation’s best date-night city, scoring a total of 87.7 on a scale of 100 over 10 categories, far outpacing No. 2 Atlantic City, New Jersey, at 79.5, ac...

It’s no secret that in recent years Sarasota has ranked at or near the top of many “best cities” lists — best beaches, best places to retire, etc. — but perhaps the most surprising is a new ranking that declares it the best date-night city in the country.

Among 160 cities studied.

And it isn’t even close.

Sarasota is far and away the nation’s best date-night city, scoring a total of 87.7 on a scale of 100 over 10 categories, far outpacing No. 2 Atlantic City, New Jersey, at 79.5, according to, a performance marketing business focused on the online gambling industry in North America.

Sarasota came out on top of date-night hot spots, such as fellow top 10 cities Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Orlando and Burlington, Vermont.

“Living downtown, you can make any night an unexpected fun date night,” said Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce President Heather Kasten of the ranking. “Just strolling down the streets of downtown Sarasota with our twinkly lights, warm evenings, passing by fountains that are glowing and hearing every kind of music genre to the quaint sidewalk tables, there is something so remarkably charming about our storybook downtown.

"Throw in all of the options to see a movie, an opera, a comedy show, a play or so many forms of music and you could go a month with a different date night each time.”

The rankings were largely based on the number of date-friendly amenities in each city per 10,000 people, as well as the value of date-night activities with categories ranging from average meal price for two to the number of romantic hotels per 10,000 people.

Reports BonusFinder: “Nestled along the picturesque Gulf Coast, Sarasota sets the stage for a captivating romantic retreat with its coastal beauty and charming cultural attractions. Whether strolling through the magical Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, embarking on a scenic cruise along Sarasota Bay to admire marine life or simply enjoying the beautiful sunsets, Sarasota offers couples a blend of outdoor adventures and cultural indulgences, making it a delightful destination for a sun-soaked, romantic getaway.”

Sarasota was the only city in the top 10 to have a perfect score in four of the categories with perfect 10s in: number of romantic restaurants; number of cafes, bakeries and dessert shops; number of couples friendly attractions; and number of spas — all per 10,000 people. The city also ranked in the top 10 in seven categories.

With a year-round population of nearly 60,000, the city certainly benefits from the tens of thousands of seasonal residents who bring significant retirement spending here, providing a vast array of upscale dining and entertainment options not typically afforded of cities the size of Sarasota.

“For a city of our size, we have an amazing number of great restaurants that provide the perfect romantic atmosphere for date night,” said Sarasota Mayor Liz Alpert. “Couples can choose from a variety of cuisines, including vegan. Then after, there are many choices for dancing, theater, opera, or just strolling through our downtown or St. Armands.”

More than a retirement destination, the greater Sarasota area now attracts young professionals and families, and the variety of date-night options is expanding with the demographic shift.

Shana Tibi, a concierge matchmaker and owner of Curated Connections, is at ground zero of the Sarasota dating environment. With a clientele ranging in age from 30s to 70s, she said the city offers something for all demographics.

“Sarasota is particularly good for the 55-and-up crowd because it’s a snowbird destination and there are plenty of newcomers,” Tibi said. “Sarasota, due to the nice weather, has plenty of casual and upscale date options. Couples can grab a bite or a drink and then walk around St. Armands or Siesta Village. It’s always fun to go downtown and grab a table for two outside as you dine and get to know each other, and by the second or third date you can up the activity level to comedy clubs, live music shows, water sports, circus attractions, installations at Selby Gardens and more.”

211 helpline shutting down in Sarasota County after commission cut funding

In response to recent funding cuts by the Sarasota County Commission, the 211 referral line that helps thousands of local residents each year find resources during a crisis will be unavailable in Sarasota County ...

In response to recent funding cuts by the Sarasota County Commission, the 211 referral line that helps thousands of local residents each year find resources during a crisis will be unavailable in Sarasota County starting April 1.

United Way Suncoast announced the line’s discontinuation for Sarasota in communications sent Thursday to partnering nonprofits, commissioners and Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis.

The move comes on the heels of a decision by the county commission last fall to stop funding the helpline. It was a decision that went against the recommendation of the commission’s own advisory council, which had proposed a slight increase for 211 in this year’s $2-billion county budget – to a little more than $109,000. Instead, commissioners cut the amount to zero.

Jessica Muroff, the CEO for United Way Suncoast, said the commission canceling support for 211 after 20 years was both “incredibly disappointing” and “concerning.”

“To eliminate one of the most basic services for Sarasota County residents to connect them to the resources they need – I don’t understand that,” Muroff said.

Particularly troubling, she added, was the timing – making the navigation of social services for average residents exponentially more difficult amid ongoing crises in housing, childcare, utilities and food bills.

“People are really struggling right now, more than they have in decades,” Muroff said. “To me this is a critical community service that I never fathomed would be questioned or not funded by the county government.”

The 211 helpline is available around the clock, every day of the week, and answered by trained professionals with access to a massive, up-to-date database of area social service programs.

Depending on their needs, callers receive referrals to nonprofits and agencies where they can obtain help with rent payments, food pantries, homeless shelters, tax preparation, independent living, mental health services and more.

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According to United Way Suncoast, last year 211 helped almost 12,000 Sarasota County callers with nearly 19,000 referrals.

While 211 runs statewide and nationwide through funding partnerships with local counties, every region operates under different agencies. For instance, the nonprofit 211 Suncoast Cares operates the service for Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto counties. In the past, Manatee and Sarasota counties each contributed approximately 30% of the cost of running the program, while United Way Suncoast covered the rest.

Though 211 service will continue as normal for residents in Manatee and DeSoto counties, after April 1 all calls to 211 from Sarasota County residents will be rerouted or redirected to the county’s 311 information line.

But, according to a statement from Sarasota County Administrator Jonathan Lewis, "It is essential to understand that 311 is dedicated to Sarasota County services and not to be utilized as a referral agency."

311 operators won't be able to refer callers to the hundreds of programs offered by area nonprofits. The county's 311 line is also only available 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and not on holidays.

“From my perspective, this could have a major impact,” said Chris Russi, community fiscal agent and liaison with the Glasser-Schoenbaum Human Services Center.

Not only did 211 help steer residents to programs and assistance that they otherwise didn’t know existed, it also collected key data on the most pressing issues facing residents in each county and was an essential resource for the area’s nonprofit caseworkers, according to Russi.

Russi worries most about the impact on vulnerable senior residents, who might lack computer access or experience navigating the Internet in search of resources on their own. Homeless families living in their vehicles in the housing crisis will also be left without a crucial lifeline.

“The idea of having this type of service available at all hours of the day and night for someone who perhaps has never had to call before for help becomes a very vital element in the community,” Russi said. "It’s very very hard for the average person to understand where they need to go and who they need to turn to, to get the help they need.”

Those concerns area also on the mind of Sarasota County Commissioner Mark Smith.

Smith opposed his fellow commissioners’ decision to cut monies for 211 and other programs during budget hearings last fall – stating then that he supported following the funding recommendations provided by the board’s own advisory councils, which had placed 211 as one of the highest-ranked social service programs up for funding.

“When 311 begins getting these calls it might trigger county staff to want to request that the county commission reconsider,” he said. “It’s not only the number of calls, it’s the type of calls. We have a great staff at 311, but I don’t know if they are trained to take the type of calls that 211 handles.”

Smith had hoped that United Way Suncoast might find a way to keep the line going for Sarasota County residents despite the loss of county funding and remained disappointed in his colleagues for cutting it.

“I just think it was such a necessary program,” Smith said.

This story comes from a partnership between the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. Saundra Amrhein covers the Season of Sharing campaign, along with issues surrounding housing, utilities, child care and transportation in the area. She can be reached at

Top 10 concerts this week in Sarasota, Bradenton, Palmetto, Englewood, Punta Gorda

The top concerts taking place in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties this week. Jimmy GeurtsSarasota Herald-TribuneMarch and its lengthy lineup of...

The top concerts taking place in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties this week.

Jimmy Geurts

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

March and its lengthy lineup of local events, including plenty of concerts, kicks off this week. A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted vocal duo still featuring one of its original singers will be among the performers visiting our area, along with multiple Blues Music Award and Latin Grammy-nominated musicians.

Some of those BMA-nominated performers will be playing two separate Sarasota County music festivals this weekend, both spanning three days and featuring free admission. And a concert series featuring up-and-coming artists is set to make its return, headlined this month by a comedic musical group whose fans include Jack Black and his band Tenacious D. Here are this week's highlights. Event details are subject to change.

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Renesito Avich and Friends

Cuban-born, Sarasota-based musician Renesito Avich, who is known for playing the Cuban-originating tres and has been nominated for two Latin Grammys, will return to Fogartyville for two shows this weekend. Avich earned his latest Latin Grammy nod last year in the Best Instrumental Album category for his 2023 full-length "Tres." His other Latin Grammy nomination came the year before in the Best Traditional Tropical Album category for 2022's "Café con Cariño." 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show Friday and Saturday; Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota; $30, $26 members, $15 students ages 13 and up; 941-894-6469;

Sean Chambers Red Hot Blues Festival

The three-day blues music festival will kick off Friday with its namesake, former Hubert Sumlin band member and solo artist Sean Chambers, performing with the Savoy Brown Rhythm Section. Saturday will feature Sarasota-based bluesman RJ Howson with special guest Les Dudek, who played on the Allman Brothers Band's classic 1973 album "Brothers and Sisters" and its famed tracks "Ramblin' Man" and "Jessica," as well as Sarasota blues-rock prodigy Trey Wanvig and Blues Blast Music Award-nominated Bradenton band Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones. The festival will close out Sunday with Damon Fowler and J.P. Soars, two Blues Music Award-nominated solo artists who also play together in the supergroup Southern Hospitality. 7 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Big Top Brewing Company, 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota; free, $30 reserved seat all three days; 941-371-2939;

Englewood Food Truck Rally & Music Festival

Some of the same musicians playing Sean Chambers Red Hot Blues Festival will also perform this weekend at this other three-day Sarasota County music festival, organized by the locally based Paragon Festivals. Damon Fowler, J.P. Soars and Sean Chambers will all perform Saturday, with Fowler headlining, along with All Fired Up and The Whole Band. The lineup also includes Memphis Lightning, K-Luv and the United Funk Foundation, and Prodigal Sons on Friday and Grateful Dead tribute act Dead Set Florida, Yaya Diamond and the Dream Chasers and Kara Nally Band on Sunday. 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; Pioneer Park, 348 W. Green St., Englewood; free admission; 941-487-8061;

Kenwood Dennard's Grateful Groove

Local Grateful Dead fans will also want to be sure to take note of this show at Birdrock Taco Shack, featuring jazz drummer Kenwood Dennard and other musicians bringing their interpretation of the Dead songbook. Dennard has worked with numerous notable musicians including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Jaco Pastorius, and is a retired professor from Berklee College of Music. He'll be joined by other performers including Gent Treadly, aka Greg Koerner, who has played with musicians such as late Grateful Dead member Vince Welnick and Dark Star Orchestra. 7 p.m. Saturday; Birdrock Taco Shack, 1213 13th Ave. W., Bradenton; $20 advance, $25 day of; 941-545-9966;

Kat Riggins

Meanwhile, Birdrock Taco Shack's sister establishment Cottonmouth in the same Village of the Arts neighborhood will feature a show by blues singer-songwriter Kat Riggins on Saturday. Hailing from Miami, Riggins has become a rising star in the blues scene, recently earning a Soul Blues Female Artist nomination at this year's upcoming Blues Music Awards. She was nominated in the same category the previous two years, as well as Soul Blues Album for 2022's "Progeny" and Contemporary Blues Album for 2020's "Cry Out," her debut on Mike Zito's Gulf Coast Records. 7 p.m. Saturday; Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen, 1114 12th St. W., Bradenton; $12 advance, $17 day of; 941-243-3735;

Have Gun, Will Travel

Bradenton alt-Americana act Have Gun, Will Travel, whose music has appeared on the TV shows "The Good Wife" and "The Ranch" and covered by outlets such as NPR and No Depression, will play a Manatee County show this weekend. The group recently released "Pharaohs and Kings," a cover of a song by the band The Chase Theory that featured HGWT members and was included on the 1999 compilation "The Emo Diaries, Chapter 3." HGWT previously released the 2022 EP "Silver Sounds" featuring songs including "Our Fair City," which pays tribute to Bradenton with lyrical references to the Riverwalk, Village of the Arts and other local landmarks. 5 p.m. Saturday; Waypoint Bar & Grill, 11000 U.S. Highway 41 N., Palmetto; 941-212-6600;

The Righteous Brothers

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted vocal duo the Righteous Brothers — still featuring original singer Bill Medley, now performing with Bucky Heard following fellow founding member Bobby Hatfield's death in 2003 — return to Van Wezel this week. The Righteous Brothers are known for songs such as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and their rendition of “Unchained Melody," which were both hits during their initial release in the 1960s and found a revival in popularity after appearing onscreen in 1986's "Top Gun" and 1990's "Ghost," respectively. Around that same time, Medley had an Oscar and Grammy-winning No. 1 solo hit with "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," a duet with Jennifer Warnes that was the theme to the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing." 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $40-$80; 941-263-6799;

Igor & Red Elvises

"Siberian surf rock" band Igor & Red Elvises will return to our area this week with shows at Englewoods on Dearborn and Celtic Ray Public House. The group is fronted by Igor Yuzov, who grew up in the former Soviet Union, seeking out the forbidden sounds of rock 'n' roll. He later moved to America and formed the Red Elvises, which has released albums including 1996's "Grooving to the Moscow Beat" and 1997's "Surfing in Siberia," and is still going strong today. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood; $10; 941-475-7501;; 8 p.m. Thursday, March 7; Celtic Ray Public House, 145 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda; 941-916-9115;

J.P. Soars and the Red Hots

In addition to his festival appearances this week, South Florida guitarist/singer-songwriter J.P. Soars and his band the Red Hots will play a headlining show at Englewoods on Dearborn. The group received four Blues Music Awards nominations in 2022: Band of the Year, B.B. King Entertainer and Instrumentalist — Guitar for Soars, and Instrumentalist — Drums for bandmate Chris Peet. Along with leading his own band, Soars also performs in the supergroup Southern Hospitality with Damon Fowler and Grammy-nominated pianist Victor Wainwright. 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Englewoods on Dearborn, 362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood; $7; 941-475-7501;

Ringling Underground

The concert series held in The Ringling's courtyard, also featuring up-and-coming artists and free admission for students, returns for its latest installment. March's headliner will be comedic musical group Wolves of Glendale (from the namesake California city), which released its self-titled debut album earlier this year and has opened for acts including pop-rock band Jukebox the Ghost, comic David Cross and fellow music-comedy melders Tenacious D, with Jack Black saying "they sound f---ing fantastic." Treedomm and House of I will also perform. 8 p.m. Thursday; The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota; $15, free students with ID/members; 941-359-5700;

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