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SARASOTA, FL: On Saturday, September 26 – National Family Day – Music Compound will present an outdoor event, “Family Day,” featuring live music performed by Music Academy students, “Hamlet’s Eatery” food truck, Q&S Cool Cups, 30 vendors, tabling by Music Academy partners, and plenty of fun activities for families to enjoy together. Family Day takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Music Compound’s downtown location, in the courtyard at The Bazaar at Apricot & Lime (821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota).

Some of the student bands slated to perform include Los Rojos, Intelectuals and Unspoken.

“We’re thrilled to present our inaugural Family Day for the community,” said Jenny Alday Townsend, Music Compound owner. “Not only will this event provide a safe and fun opportunity for families to spend time with each other, it also offers our students the chance to perform in front of an audience. This is critical to developing confidence as well as the ability to think on their feet; it also gives parents the opportunity to be very proud of their rising stars!”

Admission is free but pre-registration is requested at For more information, visit

PHOTO ID: Music Compound instructor Carolos Silva with students during a recent event at the Bazaar on Apricot & Lime