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Tampa Bay Blues Festival Apirl 2013

Monday, April 1st, 2013

this rhythm them blues tattooThe Tampa Bay Blues Festival is one of the best blues festivals happening at Vinoy Waterfront Park on the shores of Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida on April 12, 13, & 14, 2013.  The Blues Festival is an ideal setting to enjoy Florida’s sunshine and warm spring weather.  With mild temperatures and nice weather year-round, St. Petersburg, Florida is one of the best areas for festivals of all types.  The Tampa Bay Blues Festival prides itself on providing the very best in blues entertainment, in an ideal tropical setting. Proceeds from the event benefit our charity partner, Pinellas Association for Retarded Children.

Since 1995, the Tampa Bay Blues Festival has been staged at scenic Vinoy Waterfront Park , with acres of plush grass and palm trees. Vinoy Park is the perfect tropical setting for one of the world’s greatest blues music festivals.

The line up for Friday, April 12, 2013 is Dave Fields, Lucky Peterson, JANIVA MAGNESS, ROD PIAZZA & THE MIGHTY FLYERS, DICKEY BETTS & GREAT SOUTHERN.  On Saturday, April 13, 2013 you can see Marquise Knox, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES, CURTIS SALGADO, JONNY LANG and celebrate “New Orleans”  on Sunday, April 14, 2013 is A Fabulous Day of New Orleans’ Blues  Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD FEATURING:
CYRIL NEVILLE, DEVON ALLMAN, & MIKE ZITO, TAB BENOIT ,TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE

The Tampa Bay Blues Festival has established itself as one of the world’s preeminent blues music events, having presented over 250 of the world’s greatest blues performers. The festival has truly become a destination event, with friends from all over to enjoy Florida’s beautiful weather and this magnificent celebration of music.

Throughout the festival grounds, you can enjoy good food, including seafood, barbeque, Cuban cuisine, and other culinary treats. Festival vendors also include arts & crafts. Premium beer and wine are also available.

In addition to great music and warm weather, you can also enjoy visiting downtown St. Petersburg, with its many restaurants, clubs, and art museums, including the world famous Dali Museum. From St. Petersburg you may also wish to travel 20 minutes to the beaches of St. Petersburg Beach, Treasure Island, and Pass-a-Grille. The area’s Ft. DeSoto Beach offers a large, public park and was recently named one of the world’s finest beaches.

There are several Bed and Breakfast Inns in downtown St. Petersburg to relax and rest your head after a fabulous day of listening to great blues music.  You can choose from the Dickens House Bed and Breakfast or LaVeranda Bed and Breakfast in downtown St. Petersburg, or Sea Breeze Manor in Gulfport, a few minutes away, or The Peninsula Inn & Spa or Park Circle in St. Petersburg.

Northeast Florida Scottish Highland Games, Green Cove Springs, Florida February 13, 2013

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Northeast Scottish Highland Games, Green Cover Springs, FL

Celebrating 18 years of bringing Scotland to you.  Grab your kilt and come to the Clay County Fairgrounds in Green Cove Springs for the NE Florida Scottish Highland Games on February 13, 2013 from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm.   Enjoy the competitions and all the Scottish traditions that include instruments like bagpipes and harps, traditional animals like dogs and sheep and games like the javelin toss.  While there explore your heritage with the many Scottish clans people in the arena.  Bring your kilt or not, you don’t really have to wear the kilt unless you want to.  Northeast Florida Scottish Games and Festival is a gathering of athletics, music, food and fun games. The Games continues to grow and reflect the deep connections and effects the Scots and their descendants have had on the United States as well as Northeast Florida in particular.  The Clay County Fair grounds, in beautiful Green Cove Springs, Florida is located at 2497 State Road 16 West.  Competitions will include Scottish Athletics, Bag Pipes & Drums, Fiddle Competition and Highland Dance.

The history of the Highland Games can be traced back for well over a thousand years. The biggest gatherings were those of the military where the commanding officers, like the Clan Chiefs of old, saw the advantages of encouraging sports and past times which kept their men fit, agile, and strong for war. Piping and dancing in particular were practiced as a form of relaxation wherever the regiments went. To this day some of the best pipe bands can be found in the armed forces.

Area Bed and Breakfast Inns include River Park Inn in Green Cove Springs and nearby Club Continental in Orange Park, Fl.

 

Flagler Beach

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Flagler Beach is a quiet town on the Palm Coast of Northeast Florida, 30 minutes north of Daytona Beach and 45 minutes south of St. Augustine. There are just under 20 miles of pristine beaches here, and few crowds. People visit the area and stay in Flagler Beach bed and breakfasts because of the beautiful natural surroundings, strong arts and culture, and outdoor recreation. Surfing is particularly popular here, for some of the biggest waves in Florida hit this stretch of the Palm Coast.

Swim with the dolphins at Flagler Beach.

Flagler Beach may be best known for its 800′ long pier – a paradise for fishing. No matter the weather, intrepid anglers may be seen dangling their lines off the pier. If you like to fish, consider booking a room in a Flagler Beach bed and breakfast; you’ll want a big, healthy breakfast in you when you battle a big one.

If you can tear yourself away from the Pier, browse the many shops and restaurants along the waterfront, and consider a trip to the Flagler Beach Historical Museum. It provides a thorough history of the region- from the Stone Age to the present. See prehistoric bones, dehydrated astronaut food and much, much more. (more…)

St. Augustine Historic Attractions

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

St. Augustine sits on the coast of Northeast Florida, about an hour south of Jacksonville and an hour north of Daytona Beach. A lovely old town, first settled in the mid 1560s, St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the country. Today, there are several fascinating historic sites in St. Augustine, including Florida’s oldest house and the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the state. (more…)

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