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Spotted! SRQ Magazine’s La Strada Video on ABC7 – Sarasota

What are you doing Saturday?  SRQ Magazine hopes to see you out on Dolphin Street, Downtown Sarasota from 6:00pm to 11:00pm to celebrate SRQ Magazine’s 20th Anniversary at La Strada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival.

This video can also be spotted on ABC7 Sarasota – WWSB, our new partner!

Bring the family out for a magical #LOVE LOCAL evening celebrating 20 years in our hometown!

LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00PM to 11:00PM
Dolphin Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
(located between S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., South of Ringling blvd.) 


Advance Admission | $10/person online
At the Door Admission | $15/person
Kids 12 and under, free

VIP Ticket | $45/person, includes access to the SRQ Studio VIP space, featuring exclusive live performances, catered bar and bites

Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street-side for the evening

SRQ MEDIA would like to thank 20th Anniversary Season Sponsor Ringling College of Art and Design for its support of this monumental milestone. We would also like to thank LaStrada event sponsors, Sarasota FordSabal Palm BankMarina JackAloft SarasotaAl Purmort InsuranceGold Coast Eagle DistributingChillounge Night and Sir Speedy Printing.

The beer and sangria proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children.

For event questions please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Rebecca Brey at rebecca.brey@srqme.com or 941-365-7702 x221.


Deadline Extended— SRQ’s Annual LOVE LOCAL | Hometown Guide, Now Closing Sept 28

Love Local | Hometown Guide is a carefully curated book of vibrant images and quotes that comes with a powerful social media engine. Love Local | Hometown Guide is SRQ‘s love letter to our local community, featuring pages devoted to the most magical things to see, do, taste and enjoy in our region. Through this publication we invite the reader to celebrate the people and places of our hometown.

SRQ MEDIA will debut this special square collectible, Love Local | Hometown Guide, Saturday, October 20, 2018 at LaStrada, SRQ MEDIA’S 20th Anniversary Street Festival.

Vast Distribution—Love Local  | Hometown Guide will have a print run of 30,000 copies, distributed through 60+ high-frequency locations including hotels, accommodations, venues, the SRQ Airport, rental car locations, and arts and culture organizations.

Powerful Social Media—Advertisers in the Love Local | Hometown Guide will receive significant exposure featured in SRQ MAGAZINE’S LOVE LOCAL Instagram channel. Your gorgeous Instagram images will also appear on the official #LOVELOCAL Reel, on-screen during all events produced by SRQ MEDIA from October 2018 to September 2019.

Don’t miss out on your opportunity to leverage powerful local influence and credibility from the LIVE LOCAL—LOVE LOCAL team!

Space Closing: Friday, September 28, 2018

Materials Deadline: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Contact Associate Publisher Ashley Ryan Cannon at 941-365-7702 x211 or growmybusiness@srqme.com to reserve your space in the Love Local | Hometown Guide.

SRQ MAGAZINE—Live Local. Love Local |  Sarasota and Bradenton

Behind The Scenes: Best of SRQ Local Votes

The 2015 Best of SRQ Local polls are open through midnight, February 14, 2015.

The 2015 Best of SRQ Local polls are open through midnight, February 14, 2015.

We are nearing the home stretch for voting in the annual 2015 Best of SRQ Local Competition! With a month left in the competition, it’s fair to say that anything can happen!

Throughout the competition we’ve been reminding you to vote for your favorite locations, businesses (and even moments in our local history) that inspire you to live local. And you’ve obliged – showing up in record numbers to tell us about the best of the best in our community.

While we can’t share any spoilers of who’s in the lead, we will give you a sneak peek at the hardest-hitting categories.

The way into your hearts is clearly through the stomach, with two of the top three categories simmering away in the food group. Coming in at first place, Best Breakfast. In third place, Best Local Burger. Hungry yet? …And establishing what we already know about the heart of this great community, the second highest hit category: Best Local Non–Profit.

But why stop voting now? With a month left, there’s still time to support your very favorite places around town. Polls are open through midnight on February 14, 2015. Winners will be announced in the April 2015 edition of SRQ Magazine. Visit Best of SRQ Local site to cast your ballot.

Get the word out. Tell your friends. Vote local. Live Local.

BEST OF SRQ LOCAL IS HERE! Cast your votes.


The general election may be over, but it is with great excitement that we officially open the polls to the 2015 Best of SRQ Local Competition! Each year we turn to our loyal SRQ readers and fans to get the scoop on the hottest things to see, do, taste, sip and experience in our great hometown. This year is no exception – we want to hear from you! If you have a local hangout that is your home away from home, support them with your vote. Remember, we are looking for the flavors, charm and experiences that you can only get in Sarasota and Bradenton. Cast your votes at www.srqmagazine.com/BestofSRQ.

If you don’t frequent local shops and restaurants often, now is your chance! It’s time to Live Local.

Vote through February 14, 2015, midnight. Finalists and winners will be announced in the April 2015 Best of SRQ Local Awards edition of SRQ | The Magazine. For more information, contact Mary Darby Guidroz at BestofSRQ@srqmag.com.