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TAMPA BAY PRO-AM HOSTED BY TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING - April 9-15 Homeless Emergency Project (HEP), with funds supporting The Campaign to Bring Our Veterans All the Way Home, will share in the proceeds from the premier Champions Tour event taking place April 9-15 at TPC Tampa Bay. Since 1986, Homeless Emergency Project’s mission has been to provide homeless and very low income individuals and families with housing, food, clothing and support services necessary to obtain self-sufficiency and improved quality of life. Celebrities scheduled to appear include Ronde’ Barber, Derrick Brooks, Craig T. Nelson, John O’Hurley, Joe Theismann, and Lightning Founder Phil Esposito, who will also serve as the Honorary Chairman of the event in 2012. The 2012 Tampa Bay Pro-Am will take place in Lutz, FL. Tickets are available for purchase by calling the tournament office at 813-265-4653 or visiting

GULF COAST RHYTHM & RIBFEST - April 13-15 Make plans to join us for the 6th Annual Gulf Coast Rhythm & Ribfest. Rhythm & Ribfest features a mix of great music, fantastic food from across the U.S., and lots of fun for the entire family. Smoke will fill the air as the top Rib Teams from across the Nation return to serve up their award winning recipes and to compete for this year’s top honors. In addition to the food, music lovers will be entertained by a variety of local, regional and National Recording Artist offering the best mix of Country, Jazz, Blues, Pop, R&B and Rock music. “Greatest Ribs in America”, “Golden Ribs Award”, “Best Sauce in the Nation” and numerous “People’s Choice Awards” are just a few of the Titles and Awards, the attending Rib Masters share amongst them. Last year’s winners of the “Best Ribs” and “Best Sauce” Awards will attend again and are ready to defend their titles. Visit the “Cruise to the Gulf Coast” Car & Bike Show featuring something for everyone including classic, muscle and high performance categories. Families will find plenty to do and will enjoy Games, Rides, Prizes, Thrill Shows, and Live Entertainment in our Interactive Kid’s Fun Zone. Dozens of Arts & Craft and Specialty Item Vendors will showcase their merchandise and round out the activities offered at the Rhythm & Rib Fest. Entertainment lineup includes: Friday April 13: 6:00 PM - MITCH CLARK BAND; 8:30 PM - ERIC DARIUS Saturday April 14: NOON - DR. DAVE BAND; 1:30 PM - KETTLE OF FISH; 3:30 PM WAR; 6:00 PM - THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND; 8:30 PM - MOLLY HATCHET Sunday April 15: 1:00 PM - TBA; 4:00 PM - ACE FACTOR; 6:30 PM - TYRESE

Accent On Tampa Bay #173, March 2012  

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