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SURVIVORMAN - Les Stroud 2019



APRIL 26, 2019


If you think Les Stroud is amazing in the wild... wait until you see him on stage!

VIP Kayaking Experience Available April 25, 2019

*limited registration for VIP

**Proceeds to benefit Sarasota Military Academy and ShelterBox, USA


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Thursday, April 25th


~ Kayak mangrove tour with Les Stroud begins at 4:30 pm on Lido Key with Paradise Adventures

Due to limited parking availability on Lido Key, we will have a Bus service departing SMA high school at 3:30pm to take you to your destination.  If you prefer, meet us at Ted Sperling Nature Park, 190 Taft Drive, Lido Key.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to prepare for an amazing event with Les Stroud himself!


Friday, April 26th:

Concert to be held at 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Bayside Community Church, East Sarasota Campus

8200 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota


Les Stroud

Stroud has appeared in and/or produced numerous television specials including hosting the 20th Anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark WeekI Shouldn’t Be AliveThe Science of SurvivalSurviving SharksExpedition EverestSurviving Urban DisastersThe Mad TrapperSurviving AlaskaThe True Story of Robinson CrusoeShark Feeding FrenzyAfter the ExperimentDeadly Waters and the documentary feature Off the Grid with Les Stroud. He was also featured in the series Extraordinary Lives. In 2010 and 2011, Les was Executive Producer/Host of the hit kids’ TV series Survive This (YTV, Cartoon Network) and made celebrity guest appearances on Extreme Makeover Home EditionTop Chef and MTV Cribs. He Executive Produced/Hosted the NHL celebrity survival series Survival Challenge (OLN/Rogers), and the Discovery Channel series, Les Stroud; Beyond Survival earned top ratings on both Discovery Channel US and OLN in Canada and on at least one occasion during prime-time viewing was the highest rated show among men 24 to 59 in all categories on TV. He is currently signed for many new productions with Rogers Canada, The Science Channel US and Discovery International.


A celebrated keynote speaker, musician and author, both his books Survive! – Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere–Alive! (Harper Collins) and Will to Live have made the New York Times bestseller list. Nominated for Best Travel Writer at the Canadian National Magazine awards, Les' third book Beyond Survivorman launched into stores Jan 2014. Les took home Best Writer in Non-Fiction at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards as well as the Executive Producers Award for Excellence at the Lewiston Film Festival.


Musically, Stroud has shared the stage with the top in the business, including Slash, Journey, Jonny Lang, James Cotton, Steve Stevens, Alice Cooper, Steven Stills, Tommy Shaw, Robbie Krieger, Blues Traveler, Tesla, Jakob Dylan, Randy Bachman, Chicago, Montgomery Gentry, Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Roots. Revered worldwide for his iconic harmonica playing, Les’ songwriting style runs an eclectic gambit, from art-folk-roots rock to contemporary art rock. He has written all the theme songs for his TV series and scored several independent films. He has won numerous regional music festivals, recorded four CDs (one in collaboration with the Canadian hit makers the Northern Pikes).  His third CD, Wonderful Things, and fourth CD, Off.


The Grid, include feature documentary films entitled The Barn Sessions, produced by long-time collaborator Barry Farrell. He is currently recording his fifth and sixth albums. Mother Earth is an art rock genre album and is being produced by none other than rock legend Mike Clink and includes a solo from Slash of Guns N’ Roses fame on the lead single “One Giant Farm” as well as a feature solo from Steve Vai on the song “Mother Earth”. In 2013, he performed at the prestigious Green Ball in Washington, DC where he met Vice President Joe Biden and was the MC for the inaugural Oceana Ball in New York with Susan Rockefeller.


Stroud has made numerous talk show appearances including The Ellen DeGeneres ShowThe ViewLate Night with Jimmy FallonCraig FergusonLarry King LiveThe Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC), and Q with Jian Ghomeshi to name a few. Stroud was featured in the now famous Geico Gecko commercial and referred to by David Letterman, Howard Stern and numerous other media personalities. He has been parodied on the hit TV sitcoms The Office (segment officially titled, “Survivorman”), King of the Hill and most recently Modern Family. During their 2010 Royal Tour of Canada, Les was invited by the Prime Minister of Canada to meet the Queen of England and the Duke of Edinburgh.

A proud member of the prestigious Explorers Club, Les received Fellow (highest rank) of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. Les has received both the Distinguished Alumni award and was nominated for the Premieres award for excellence for work in his field. He contributes to dozens of charities and benefits, is an ambassador for Shelter Box, and is an advanced survival trainer for the Canadian Military Armed Forces as well as sits on the board of advisors for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Organization.


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