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Treasure Island, Florida’s sand sculpture capital, hosts 9th Annual Sanding Ovations

All it takes is several tons of sand, plenty of water, and lots of imagination to build a masterpiece – at least for ten master sculptors who return to Treasure Island for the 9th annual Sanding Ovations Masters Cup Sand Sculpture Competition and Music Festival November 15-19, 2017.

The beach food court, and arts and crafts marketplace and three days of live music make Sanding Ovations a must-see event while visiting Treasure Island.

Entertainment on the Ka’Tiki stage offers the following lineup

FRIDAY, November 17th

5pm, Sarasota Slim
6:45pm, Box Car Hollow
8:30pm, Holey Miss Moley

SATURDAY, November 18th

12noon, Voices of Jazz
2pm, Charlie Souza & the New Tropics
3:45pm, Twisty Chris and the Puddin’ Packs
5:45pm, Bath Salt Zombies
7:45pm, Pirate Flag

SUNDAY, November 19th

WMNF Florida Folk Show with Pete Gallagher and Pat Barmore
2pm, Railway Kings
3:30pm, Motel Funk
5pm, Railway Kings & Motel Funk Jam

Produced by the City of Treasure Island Parks and Recreation Department, Sanding Ovations is free and open to the public. For event and music schedules, parking information, sand sculptor bio’s and other Sanding Ovations info, visit or call (727)547-4575, ext 237.

*From media release

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