MUSIC Punta Gorda Woodstock Aug. 16-18 The Bean on 41 Coffee Shop is moving forward with plans to co-sponsor a Woodstock 50th Anniversary Weekend in Punta Gorda starting Friday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. The event is a three-day tribute and trip back to the magical happenings which occurred in upstate New York in August 1969. Over a dozen bands are scheduled to perform ranging from solo & duo acts up to full scale bands for the evening shows. Tiki Tom Entertainment is producing the event in collaboration with local businesses and community leaders to help bring people to Punta Gorda for a weekend of “fun and flashing-back.” “Woodstock itself came down to ‘three days of peace, love, and music,’” said Tom Watson, promoter of the event. “This is chance for all of us to reconvene, 50 years later, mind you, and remember a time when time stood still for 350,000-plus people who showed up in ’69.” “We have created a great event for August. An air-conditioned Woodstock Weekend in Punta Gorda,” Watson says. “We plan to tie in local businesses to really showcase Charlotte Harbor & Punta Gorda.” Watson says having the event air-conditioned and indoors will make it more appealing and easier to enjoy. “The cool comfort of the show is a draw of course, but what we’re most excited about is the music line-up.” The show has bands from Delray Beach, Sarasota, Vero Beach, Cape Coral and of course Charlotte County. Friday’s activities run 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday’s hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday’s activities will run 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Band lineup & ticket info is at www.puntagordawoodstock.com. 32 - August 2019
Paisley Craze is currently in the middle of their 2019 Peace & Love Tour and adding new dates regularly. Photo by Dylan Jon Wade Cox Photography
Paisley Craze spreads
peace & love in Florida
The Peace & Love Tour is coming to a city near you. Paisley Craze is a five-piece band featuring special artists playing all your favorite music from the Woodstock era. Band members include Bob Dielman on guitar, Dave Mankes on keys, Kenny Crawley on drums, Marty Bednar on bass, vocalist Donna Lamoureaux and vocalist Robert Garcia. Having all come out of and through the ‘60s and ‘70s, this group of artists was inspired by the music of the ‘60s and Woodstock. They’ve cut their own records, played thousands of gigs and traveled the world. But now, they are coming together to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a moment that changed history. So whether you want to just relax, sit back, and groove to the music, or get out on the dance floor and party to the break of dawn,
come out and celebrate the music that changed the world. Doors often open early for fans to enjoy awesome pre-show festivities including Woodstock trivia, tie-dye merchandise, photo booths and more. Upcoming Florida tour dates include Fort Walton Beach on July 30, Ocala on Aug. 1, Sarasota on Aug. 2, The Villages on Aug. 6 and Sept. 5 and 12, Punta Gorda on Aug. 16, Tampa on Aug. 18, Lake Placid on Sept. 20, Venice on Oct. 4, 12 and 25, Leesburg on Oct. 20, Ellenton on Oct. 26, Cape Haze on Nov. 1, Summerfield on Nov. 9, Sebring on Nov. 16, Port Charlotte on Nov. 23, Naples on Dec. 4 and more in 2020 (including Labelle in January and North Fort Myers in February). For their complete schedule, visit www.paisleycraze.com.
Spirit of Woodstock in Brooksville Spirit of Woodstock festival will be Aug. 16 - 18 at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville, Florida. Featured musical artists that weekend include The Hummingbirds, Russ Bowers Isn’t Dead Yet, Tony Tyler Trance, Cadillac Cowboys, Bus Fulla Monkeys, LC Williams & the Driver, Kettle of Fish, Alex Lopez Xpress Band, Uncle John’s Band,
Yesterdayze, Moonflower - The Spirit of Santana and Peace of Woodstock. Spirit of Woodstock is a music event which benefits the beautiful and rustic Sertoma Youth Ranch. This is an incredible three day and three night camping optional festival located just off I-75 at exit 293 (north of Tampa). For more info, visit www.spiritofwoodstock.org.
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