November 16-20, 2016
on the beach at 104th Avenue & Gulf Boulevard

Now in its 8th year, SANDING OVATIONS is Treasure Island’s Master Cup Sand Sculpting Competition and Music Festival, a four day competition of ten sand sculpting masters from throughout North America, Europe and Asia, who create astonishing works of art using nothing but sand, water and lots of their own imagination. Sanding Ovations is a free event held on the weekend before Thanksgiving at the Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida, Treasure Island.


8am-5:30pm Sculptors begin work today with the “pound-up,” where tons of sand, combined with water, is molded into forms, which are then removed for the sculpting. At 7pm, join the sculptors at a meet ‘n’ greet at the Cystal Sands Ballroom at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 Gulf Boulevard. $10 gets you everything: munchies from Sloppy Joe’s and beer from Great Bay Distributors. Purchase your tickets at TI City Hall.

8am-5:30pm Sculpting begins today. Most vendors set up today.

8am-5:30pm Sculpting
10am-10pm Vendors open
6:00pm – 8:00pm — Sarasota Slim & Friends Blues Jam (Blues)
8:30pm – 10:00pm — Selwyn Birchwood (Blues)

8am-2pm Sculpting
10am-10pm Vendors open
2pm-6pm Voting for People’s Choice Award
2:00pm – 3:15pm — Motel Funk (Rock)
3:30pm – 4:45pm — Railway Kings (Country)
5:00pm – 6:00pm — Railway Kings/Motel Funk Jam
7pm Masters Cup Sand Sculpting Awards – Hosted by Event Organizer Meredith Corson
8:00pm – 10:00pm Pirate Flag Band (Kenny Chesney Tribute Band)
10pm Fireworks Show – Go boom

10am-7pm Vendors open
Noon – 1:30pm — Florida Folk Show with Pete Gallagher and the Florida Boys
featuring Gypsy Wind and Capt. Dan Mobely (Folk)
2:00pm – 3:00pm — Rev. Funky D & Porkupine (Rock)
3:00pm – 4:00pm — Screamin’ J’s (Piano Boogie Woogie)
4:15pm – 5:15pm — Holey Miss Moley (Funk Rock n Roll)
5:45pm – 7:00pm — Copious Jones (Original Jam Band)


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