Venice MainStreet is proud to announce and welcome Nick Sperry as Events & Partnership Coordinator for the organization. Sperry will be responsible for organizing and conducting not only Venice MainStreet’s scheduled yearly events, such as, Eggstravaganza, Christmas in July, Children’s Halloween Parade and the Venice Blues Festival, as well as seek to expand Venice MainStreet community partnerships.

Sperry brings with him six years of experience in music production and management from his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, where he studied jazz performance at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield and Western Illinois University. He was talent and stage manager with Downtown Springfield and worked with both regional and national acts. He plans to bring national talent to Venice, not only in the capacity of organizing and booking artists for Venice MainStreet’s annual Venice Blues Festival, but by offering professional acts for other occasions. Nick is a prominent musician in Southwest Florida, as well as a touring musician.

Along with Production Management skills, Nick spent the last year with the Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce honing his organizational skills for that local community. “We are excited to have Nick join our team,” says Executive Director, Erin Silk. “He is knowledgeable in creating new and exciting event ideas that bring people, music and joy together. We also look forward to his expertise in increasing relationships with merchants, benefactors and the community at large. We are excited to have him on-staff.”

Since 1987, Venice MainStreet has been a volunteer driven, nonprofit organization working to enhance the quality of life in our community by preserving, protecting and promoting historic downtown Venice. It is part of Main Street AmericaTM, which is made up of people who are passionate advocates, dedicated volunteers, influential stakeholders and community organizers who work every day to turn the tide in their communities – catalyzing reinvestment, creating jobs, and fostering pride of place in our small town communities.