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The Florida Manatee Competition is the put to go to enjoy excellent musical enjoyment on numerous levels – the Waterfront Principal Phase, the new Pumphouse Stage close to Town Sq., and the Heritage Village Gazebo stage.
Waterfront Major Phase: NW 3rd St at Kings Bay Park
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The Waterfront Principal Stage is the environment for the ideal in large-electrical power bands and vocal performances. Positioned at the south finish of the pageant, the performances throughout the weekend will have you singing together, and when the music moves you, we invite you to get up and dance!
9 to 11 a.m. DJ John DiOrio
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barefoot Bob & The Hope
2 to 3 p.m. DJ John DiOrio
3 to 5 p.m. Fleetwood Max
John, aka “DJ Diorio”, has almost 20 many years in the leisure field. His musical awareness and aptitude for amusement has manufactured DJ Diorio a person of the most well-liked DJ’s in the place.
Barefoot Bob and The Hope, at first The Bob Hope Band, was founded by Bob in 2010. Bob grew up singing in church and school. His “break” into the reside band entire world arrived as a blessed break even though doing the job his way through college as a bartender. When the bar band’s guide singer became sick, Bob was asked to step in and the relaxation is historical past. Bob never appeared again and has devoted his job to performing and entertaining folks all over Tampa Bay and bordering locations. Barefoot Bob and The Hope Band focuses on entertaining, laid-back again beach vibe tunes with some soul and rock & roll from the 60’s by way of these days, done with their have distinctive twist. Bob constantly performs barefoot and puts his heart and soul into his vocal stylings.
Fleetwood Max was fashioned in 2007 by Guitarist / Vocalist and latest Musical Director, David Epperson, Jr. (‘Lindsey Buckingham’) & Vocalist / Artistic Director, Sharon Epperson (‘Stevie Nicks’).
Cast Members are experienced, touring musicians committed to combining their talents to offer the most correct, personal, stay recreation of the Magic that is Fleetwood Mac!
Fleetwood Max is the the United States’ Definitive Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band – an genuine recreation of the audio, magic, and outstanding stage creation of the legendary Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac at the peak of their occupation! From the Rumours album in 1977 to latest touring set lists!
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DJ John DiOrio
1 to 2 p.m. The Locomotion: A Tribute to Grand Funk Railroad
2:30 to 4 p.m. Moonflower: Spirit of Santana
The Locomotion: A Tribute to Grand Funk Railroad
From early 1970 to the 90s Grand Funk Railroad has been the initial American Band! Locomotion is a tribute to the terrific rock and roll new music that Grand Funk Railroad executed all over the Usa! Are you ready?
Moonflower: Spirit of Santana
Moonflower is a tribute to the audio of Santana performed by five musicians whose really like for Santana and the tunes arrives initial!
Moonflower options Mark Barrios on guitar and vocals a prolonged time and well-highly regarded guitarist in the Tampa Bay area. On keys is Brad Trumbull and vocals, Manny Betancourt on percussion and vocals, Howard Kleinfeld on bass and David Nunez on drums. The intent of Moonflower is to reproduce the audio, the emotions, and the enjoyment of the terrific songs of Santana!
Pumphouse Phase – Adjacent to City Sq. off NE 1st Road
Love top-notch entertainers at the NEW Pumphouse Phase adjacent to Art in the Park at Town Sq.. Relax with readily available seating and feast on a variety of delightful cuisine.
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Electric Violinist, Andrew Polo
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The JoJo & Jay Encounter
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dance Get together
Violinist Andrew Michael Polo has been performing all over the Tampa Bay Area for around a 10 years now. His unique blend of electric violin, experimental procedures, and eclectic repertoire of hit songs from the past quite a few many years will have you speaking about him the subsequent day. FFO: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Metallica, David Bowie, Bruno Mars, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Jean-Luc Ponty, and much more.
The JoJo & Jay Knowledge
JoJo Jones is a everyday living-lengthy songs lover as nicely as an outstanding interpreter of the art of vocal song. Her repository of music spans above 6 decades. Her uncanny uncooked expertise paired with her eclectic preferences supply for a refreshing musical journey. Hailing from Mendocino California, she migrated to Florida at an early age. She was most notably affected by Paul McCartney and the Beatles. A late bloomer by Industry benchmarks, she quickly caught up to her friends and mentors. Her effectively-crafted repertoire involves equal amounts of pop, R&B, country, rock and her new-observed like of jazz expectations. She has thrilled audiences in the course of Florida and is on program for about 200 performances this yr. She can be attained at: www.jojojoneslive.com.
Guitarist Jay Jernigan has been an attained and awarded studio musician & are living sideman for about 50 a long time. He retains an Associate’s Diploma in Audio. Stylistically he is similarly at house undertaking country, rock, jazz and instrumental fusion. His career consists of 25 yrs as guitarist/director with The United States Air Force Band, Washington D.C. as Presidential Aid. He has performed in all 50 states as very well as 24 nations globally. A retired Main Master Sergeant, he currently resides in Citrus County. www.facebook.com/jayroxguitar
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gypsy Sparrow
1 to 1:30 p.m. Celebrity overall look by DJ Trae with 99.9 Fox News Radio & 103.9 The Boot
2 to 2:30 p.m. Artwork in Motion
2:30 to 4 p.m. Ashley Younger
Gypsy Sparrow is the artist name of Mark Smythe, a singer/songwriter, born in New Orleans and hailing from a number of generations of specialist musicians mainly from Louisiana and Southern Mississippi. He was raised in Floral Town and graduated from Citrus Higher.
Gypsy Sparrow generates raw, soulful primary songs motivated largely by deep familial roots but also by business artists like U2, Tracy Chapman and Ray LaMontagne.
Gypsy Sparrow also addresses a broad wingspan of very well-acknowledged artists from Dave Matthews to Prince, Girl Gaga to Patsy Cline, Johnny Income to Ed Sheeran & hundreds of other individuals. Touring regionally and locally, GYPSY SPARROW performs quite a few evenings a week all over Central Florida
MOTTO: “Roam like a GYPSY & sing like a SPARROW.”
DJ Trae/ 99.9 Fox Information Radio & 103.9
DJ Trae has known as Citrus County household for practically 20 years. He’s entertained us all, from Teen Night time in Inverness, Kids Night at Crumps on Wednesday Evenings, and hundreds of festivals on The Nature Coast. In the course of the working day he phone calls 99.9 Fox Information Radio & 103.9 The Boot household. You can see him wandering all over the pageant grounds performing a Reside remote from 12 to 2 p.m., with a distinctive celebrity visual appeal at the Pumphouse Phase from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
AIMCompany is Artwork in Motion Conservatory of Dance’s youth performance corporation. Beneath the route of previous Ballet Nepantla dancer, Bailey Vaughn, younger dancers go to increased educational depths by means of group participation and artistic exploration. Artwork in Movement Conservatory of Dance has revolutionized the standard dance studio product due to the fact opening its doorways in September 2022 with an emphasis on group wellness and higher arts schooling. Enjoy these excerpted dance works from the debut season of AIMCompany
Heritage Village Gazebo Phase – N. Citrus Avenue at Heritage Household
Delight in fun, special entertainers setting the tone for a chill knowledge as you browse artists and eccentric sellers.
11 to 11:30 a.m. Magic Andy
12 to 3 p.m. Ashley Young
Andy Peters was recently named “America’s Major Comedy Magician” by Facebook, is a 4-time World Record Holder, and is very pleased to be a Crystal River Resident. Andy makes use of kindness and Magic to deliver joy and laughter to people’s hearts. His demonstrate is a fantastic combination of comedy and Magic. Andy is happy to be back again performing at the Manatee Competition once more this yr. His present is pleasurable for people of all ages and has executed for dozens of Fortune 500 providers as perfectly as the Planet Well-known Magic Castle in Hollywood, also travelling to Las Vegas commonly to accomplish. Most not long ago, Andy has executed for The Village People today and for his 1st Billionaire.
Andy is the only Magician in the Planet with a Chimera twin who is 30 several years younger than him. They will be accomplishing on America’s Got Expertise quickly.
In addition to Andy’s shows on Saturday and Sunday at the Manatee Competition, he will also be doing shut-up Magic, signing autographs, and promoting Magic Merchandise in the vicinity of the Pump Residence.
The Manatee Festival would not be total with out a Magic display.
Homosassa indigenous Ashley Young grew up in Citrus County and is coming home for the Manatee Competition! Ashley has been singing for most of her younger lifestyle. Following significant faculty, she attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York Metropolis. This younger girl is on her way up as a headliner star! See her now and be in a position to say in yrs to occur, “I observed her when she was finding her begin!”
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Expertise Highlight
2 to 2:30 p.m. Magic Andy
Citrus County is abundant in local expertise. We are very pleased to generally host several of our homegrown artists all through the competition weekend. View for updates on our web-site to see what local entertainment we will host!
Andy Peters was not too long ago named “America’s Top Comedy Magician” by Facebook, is a 4-time Earth Record Holder, and is proud to be a Crystal River Resident. Andy makes use of kindness and Magic to bring pleasure and laughter to people’s hearts. His clearly show is a excellent combination of comedy and Magic. Andy is content to be back performing at the Manatee Competition once more this year. His exhibit is enjoyable for people today of all ages and has done for dozens of Fortune 500 organizations as nicely as the Earth Well known Magic Castle in Hollywood, also travelling to Las Vegas frequently to accomplish. Most not too long ago, Andy has performed for The Village Folks and for his 1st Billionaire.
Andy is the only Magician in the Environment with a Chimera twin who is 30 yrs young than him. They will be carrying out on America’s Acquired Talent quickly.
In addition to Andy’s exhibits on Saturday and Sunday at the Manatee Festival, he will also be accomplishing shut-up Magic, signing autographs, and promoting Magic Goods in the vicinity of the Pump House.
The Manatee Pageant would not be entire with out a Magic present.