PRESENTED BY WHITELEAF EVENTS

Duran Duran – Private Event

ABOUT THE CONCERT CLUB

Welcome to Whiteleaf Private Concert Club (WPCC), your private, secret celebrity concert series right here in Sarasota. Enjoy a luxury, private “suite” like concert experience specifically designed for your convenience and comfort.  You will enjoy a full evening of entertainment, featuring first class catering, comedy, celebrity concerts, and after-show DJ dance parties.  WPCC provides an opportunity to enjoy the company of friends, neighbors, clients, and business associates while enjoying an amazing evening out! So, say goodbye to the aggravation and logistical complications of trying to see your favorite bands perform, and say hello to WhiteLeaf Private Concert Club, your home for upscale, exclusive, membership only concert and entertainment experiences.

Membership is limited to 275, and by invitation only.  Tickets are not sold publicly; you must be a member or a member’s guest to attend.

Benefits of Membership

• Three concert club events per season (Nov-May)

• A full evening of comedy, music, and dancing in an intimate venue

• Pre-show cocktail party to be catered by your favorite local catering companies

• Membership input on musical acts you want to see

• Meet and greet with the performer (when applicable)

• Attend sound check with performer (when applicable)

• Audience made up of friends, family, business associates, and neighbors

• Professional, clean, and comfortable concert environment

• Short drive or Uber to to the event

• Explore networking opportunities with fellow club members

• Donation to a local charity made at each event

• Host your own private concert event for future celebration

There are 100s of artists that will be considered for the club’s programing. Below is just a small sample of ideas.

There are 100s of artists that will be considered for the club’s programing. Below is just a small sample of ideas.

ALANIS MORRISETTE

BILLY IDOL

BLACK CROWES

BLUES TRAVELER

BUSH

CHEAP TRICK

COUNTING CROWS

CYNDI LAUPER

DARIUS RUCKER

DON FELDER

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS

FITZ & THE TANTRUMS

FOREIGNER

FLO RIDA

GIN BLOSSOMS

THE GOO GOO DOLLS

JACKSON BROWNE

JEWEL

JJ GREY & MOFRO

JOAN JETT

LEANN RIMES

LITTLE BIG TOWN

LYNYRD SKYNYRD

MELISSA ETHERIDGE

MICHAEL McDONALD

REO SPEEDWAGON

ROB THOMAS (MATCHBOX TWENTY)

SAMMY HAGAR

SHERYL CROW

SOUL ASYLUM

SPIN DOCTORS

STYX

SUGAR RAY

TEDESCHI TRUCKS

THIRD EYE BLIND

TRAIN

WALLFLOWERS

WARREN HAYNES BAND

ZIGGY MARLEY

ZZ TOP

Membership

Platinum Members – $7,500 “Founding Members”

• Membership includes 2 members
• Guest passes available on limited basis
• Choose your seats 4 weeks in advance of show
• Attend artist meet and greet (when applicable)
• Attend artist soundcheck (when applicable)
• Valet parking
• Customized Club Credentials


GOLD Members – $5,500 

• Membership includes 2 members
• Choose your seats 2 weeks in advance of show
• Attend artist soundcheck (when applicable)
• Club Credentials


Corporate Members – $17,500

• Membership includes 2 members
• 4 guests per show (12 total for season)
• Choose your seats 3 weeks in advance of show
• Valet parking
• Customized Club Credentials
• Corporate Logo ON Video screen acknowledging you and your guests during reception
• Corporate Logo ON Concert Club Website acknowledging you and your guests

Platinum Members – $7,500 “Founding Members”

• Membership includes 2 members
• Guest passes available on limited basis
• Choose your seats 4 weeks in advance of show
• Attend artist meet and greet (when applicable)
• Attend artist soundcheck (when applicable)
• Valet parking
• Customized Club Credentials


GOLD Members – $5,500

• Membership includes 2 members
• Choose your seats 2 weeks in advance of show
• Attend artist soundcheck (when applicable)
• Club Credentials


Corporate Members – $17,500

• Membership includes 2 members
• 4 guests per show (12 total for season)
• Choose your seats 3 weeks in advance of show
• Valet parking
• Customized Club Credentials
• Corporate Logo ON Video screen acknowledging you and your guests during reception
• Corporate Logo ON Concert Club Website acknowledging you and your guests

Financial Guarantees

Your membership fee will be held in an escrow account until the club announces the first concert of the season

Your membership fee is 100% refundable if club is unable to announce the first concert by December 31, 2024.

Local Charity Support

At each concert, the club will make a charitable $7,500 donation to a designated local charity. The evening will feature the opportunity to bid on silent auction items , but there will be no speeches or presentations, no auctioneer, no paddle raise, and no rubber chicken dinner. Just an opportunity for our club to support a good local cause, and for our members to participate at their own discretion.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Memberships are by invitation only. If interested in becoming a member, please fill out below form and submit. We will respond within 7 days of receipt of application.


Membership payment is due within one week of the application. If you have any questions, please reach out via info@whiteleafevents.com to set up a scheduled phone call. Must be 21 or older to be a member or a guest.

Frequently Asked Questions

The nights will vary, but we will look to book these shows mid-week, so as not to interfere with weekend obligations.

The first season will start in Spring of 2024.

We are currently looking at artists who are on tour and are routed through the Southeast in 2024. In the second season, we will send out a wide list of possible artists ideas and accompany that with a poll of the membership to get your feedback. We will always be interested in what our members would like to experience and look to present artists and musical genres that resonate with our club.

6:00pm – 7:30pm pre-show catered party
7:30pm – Well-known comedian on stage.
8:00pm – Headline performer on stage.
After show will vary based on interest but will always include a coffee and desert bar.

Dates will be announced two to three months in advance of each performance whenever possible.

Yes, you must be 21 or older to be a member or a guest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which nights of the week will these shows take place?

The nights will vary, but we will look to book these shows mid-week, so as not to interfere with weekend obligations.

When does the season start?

As soon as possible, but no later than the Winter of 2024.

How are the artists chosen?

The membership will receive a survey offering a menu of potential artists to choose from. The feedback that the club gets from the membership will direct us towards a smaller group of artists that we will target to hire.  It’s a member’s club, and we will work hard to hire artists that fit with our members interests.

What will the structure of the evening look like?

6:00pm – 7:30pm pre-show catered party
7:45pm – Well-known comedian on stage.
8:30pm – Headline performer on stage.
10:00pm – After party with DJ dance party.
11:00pm – End of evening

When will dates be announced?

Dates will be announced two to three months in advance of each performance whenever possible.

Do you have to be 21 to attend?

Yes, you must be 21 or older to be a member or a guest.

Example Concert Videos

The videos below are examples of small intimate rock concerts recently produced by Whiteleaf Events for our clients.

Entertainment Venues

THE CIRCUS ARTS CONSERVATORY

The Circus Arts Conservatory’s mission is to engage and educate students using unique and innovative learning programs; to measurably improve the quality of life for individuals in care communities; and to advance the extraordinary legacy and heritage of the circus.

The Circus Arts Conservatory’s extraordinary mission underscores its commitment to sharing the entertainment, education, and enrichment that Circus Arts provide.

 

2075 Bahia Vista, Sarasota, FL 34239
www.circusarts.org

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SARASOTA MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM

An icon in the heart of downtown Sarasota’s cultural district, the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium stands out as a premier event space for formal and corporate events. From elegant galas to business meetings, seminars, trade shows, and private parties the auditorium offers 10,000 square feet of unobstructed floor space and excellent acoustics.

801 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
www.srqauditorium.com

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SARASOTA OPERA HOUSE

The Sarasota Opera House plays host to everything from opera, symphony and classical ballet to film festivals, popular music concerts, comedy shows and clowns. In addition to the theater, the Opera Complex includes a Pavilion with a spacious, multi-purpose banquet/performance facility; the Lee and Bob Peterson Great Room, which can seat up to 339 people. Private meeting space, as well as private rehearsal rooms are part of the pavilion. The William E. Schmidt Opera Theatre seats 1,119 (seat map). The building was the vision of A.B. Edwards, the first mayor of Sarasota.

61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
www.sarasotaopera.org

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Circus arts tent seating chart

WHAT IS WHITELEAF EVENTS?

WhiteLeaf Events is a boutique event company specializing in the design, production and management of private and corporate events nationwide. From business conferences and product launches, to galas and exclusive private gatherings, WhiteLeaf brings unique Vision, Creativity, Experience and Star Power to every event.

Barry Weisblatt

An influential veteran of the live entertainment and event business for the past 36 years, Barry Weisblatt founded Whiteleaf Events in 2002 following a long career as a celebrity talent agent. Having hired and produced some of the biggest names in entertainment, Whiteleaf Events is considered one of the premier event production companies in the United States. We have had the great pleasure of hiring and presenting Chris Rock, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, James Taylor, Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Bruno Mars, Jerry Seinfeld, Rod Stewart, Maroon 5, Fleetwood Mac, Sheryl Crow, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Billy Crystal, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Cher, and 100’s of others.

We have produced private events in some of the most iconic and interesting venues in America including; The Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, The Museum of Natural History, Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Bill Graham Civic Center (San Francisco), The Resort at Pelican Hill (Newport Beach, CA), The Phoenician Resort (Scottsdale, AZ), Mar-A-Lago (Palm Beach, FL), etc., etc.

Barry and his family reside full time in Sarasota, FL.

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE

Ian Black • Larry Bowman • Mark Caragiulo • Bill Curtis • Bill Duffy • Mike Evanoff • Minta Getzen
Allison Imre • Les McCurdy • Ron Trytek

Ian Black • Larry Bowman
Mark Caragiulo • Bill Curtis • Bill Duffy
Mike Evanoff • Minta Getzen • Allison Imre
Les McCurdy • Ron Trytek

In the Works

WhiteLeaf is in the design phase of new entertainment space here in the Sarasota market.

Architectural drawings have started for a state of the art concert and music hall to serve the Sarasota / Bradenton community.

Below is imagery in which the venue is being modeled after.