TV’s Survivorman in Concert, April 26th, to support SMA’s Project Earth, Tickets on Sale Now!

Don’t miss Suvivorman, Les Stroud, in his 2nd annual live performance of an Evening of Songs and Storytelling at Bayside Community Church East Campus, 8200 Bee Ridge Rd Sarasota on Friday, April 26th, 7:00pm – 9:30pm. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a VIP Kayak Experience with Survivorman on Lido Key through Paradise Adventures on April 25th. Tickets to both events can be purchased at  (There is a discounted price for SMA staff & students.)

Les is no stranger to Sarasota Military Academy. He initially became involved with SMA Prep as part of  The Inspire Project’s Guest Speaker Series where an array of world-renowned scientists, authors, and celebrities speak to cadets about facing challenges and fulfilling their dreams. Last year’s campus-wide initiative, Project Earth, continues in 2019 and is a perfect fit for the seasoned-musician and real-world survivalist. This will also mark the 2nd time Survivorman will be on the SMA Prep campus connecting cadets with nature and teaching survival skills as part of a campus-wide Project Earth Day event.


In concert, Les Stroud inspires with an evening of songs and storytelling through original music and video imagery that creates an intimate and profound call to get back to nature for music and nature lovers alike. This dynamic concert is a culmination of Les’ passions: adventure, nature, music, and performing. His music has influences from roots/blues, folk, and rock. Along with guitar and piano, Les is well-known for his exceptional harmonica playing.


ShelterBox, USA will also be on hand the evening of the concert showcasing their emergency shelter to create awareness about their global effort to provide shelter and tools for those who have been displaced by natural disasters or conflicts. Les partners with ShelterBox in Canada and it is exciting to have connected with such an important organization locally through their Sarasota location.

About Sarasota Military Academy

Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is a public charter, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School with two campuses located in Sarasota, Florida. Combining extraordinary academics with the highest military principles of camaraderie, focus, leadership, integrity, compassion, poise, honor and respect, SMA’s mission is to graduate young men and women who will confidently define their personal and unique goals for success in a multi-cultural and globalized world. Sarasota Military Academy High School is located at 801 N. Orange Avenue and Sarasota Military Academy Prep Middle School, is located at 3101 Bethel Lane. To learn more about SMA, visit

About Survivorman, Les Stroud

Best known as the Canadian Screen Award-winning producer, creator and star of the hit TV series Survivorman (OLN Canada, The Science Channel US, Discovery Channel International, City TV (Rogers) Canada), Les Stroud is the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. With Les known as the original genre creator of ‘Survival TV’, Survivorman is one of the highest rated shows in the history of OLN Canada, the Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US and remains the highest-rated repeat show on the Discovery Channel. Survivorman is licensed for broadcast worldwide, with ratings in the US hitting 2 million on individual episodes. He has been nominated for 24 Canadian Screen Awards (formerly the Geminis) and has won for Best Writer (twice) and Best Photography. Visit for more information.

About Project Inspire Guest Speaker Series

Guest speakers changing student lives 30 minutes at a time…  a simple, individual 30-minute video conferencing session by every age, walk of life and occupation that have followed their dreams and succeeded.  The session will take place one at a time at the choosing of the participant’s availability.  The series derives its strength from the people that provide inspiration for the young students to not only believe in themselves but in their dreams. To find out more visit