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Downtown Sarasota pub The Shamrock will host its sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party from 2 p.m. to midnight on Monday, March 17, in the pub and under a tent at 2257 Ringling Blvd., the establishment has announced. Proceeds will again benefit the Sarasota Family YMCA Youth Shelter, a news release notes. The event is free and open to the pub- lic. Doors will open at 9 a.m. The all-day party will include live music, live art, food trucks, face painting "and lots of Irish and craft beers," the release adds. Last year, the Shamrock raised more than $7,000 for the YMCA shelter, "which provides safe care for youths ages 10 to 18 who have run away or are experiencing family conflict," the release points out. "We're so thrilled to once again support the Y Youth Shelter while at the same time throwing the best St. Pat's party around," said Shamrock owner Derek Anderson in the release. The headliner for the main stage will be Have Gun Will Travel, the Bradenton-based folk/ pop/rock band whose music has been fea- tured on national television and radio, the release continues. The rest of the lineup fea- tures Andy Thomas, Ship of Fools, Passerine, City of Sarasota Pipe Band, Sons of Hippies, Hail Dale, Big Blu House and RAEF with a DJ and light show between acts after dark. The music will start inside the bar at 2 p.m. and move outside at 4 p.m. "The entertainment schedule is a combina- tion of traditional Irish music fused with local contemporary indie acts — everything from hip-hop to folk to indie rock," said Anderson in the release. At 6 p.m., the Shamrock's annual limerick con- test finalists will take the stage for a chance to win a trip to Chicago for a tour of the new Lagunitas Brewery plus the "Beer Circus" grand opening, the release adds. The pub will also be open before and after the block party, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m., the release notes. For more information, visit shamrocksara- % SHAMROCK ANNOUNCES ITS ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENT The Shamrock pub will host its sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party on Monday, March 17, in downtown Sarasota. Image from Take Your Time You Have All Week Enjoy The News Leader Anytime - Day or Night Sarasota News Leader March 7, 2014 Page 130

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