Batter up! Venice MainStreet, Atlanta Braves Spring Training and the West Villages have teamed up to bring you Braves on Miami (Ave) Block Party! On February 9th from 5 to 10pm West Miami Avenue will close for a block party Atlanta Braves style. While the Braves team will be away preparing for Spring Training, Braves Alumni, Bob Horner and Brian Jordan, will be in attendance for a meet and greet. Bring the family for a fun evening under the lights.

The City of Venice Mayor, John Holic will start off the event a proclamation to the Atlanta Braves Spring Training Organization. The event MC’s Maverick and Lulu of 92.1 CTQ will kick off the fun onstage and keep it going all night. Two bands will play at the corner of West Miami Avenue and Nokomis Avenue. The Johnny Holiday Band, will be on stage from 5:30 to 7:30pm and Sugar and Spice Revue will headline from 8:00 to 10:00pm. There will be fun, baseball themed activities for the kids. Adults can visit the Braves bar for beverages for purchase, along with vending and non-alcoholic beverages from the Braves food truck.

Admission is free and parking is within comfortable walking distance. Lucky participants will receive a free event t-shirt donated by Gulf Breeze Apparel Company. A special thank you to our sponsors Budweiser, the Venice Gondolier Sun, Venice Sign Shop and Dockside Waterfront Grill. This event is sure to be a Home Run! For more stats find Venice MainStreet on Facebook or go to

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