Music fest returns to Land O’ Lakes

Get ready for some sounds of music — at the fourth annual Land O’ Lakes Music Festival. The event is set for March 23 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event. Live performances will be provided by Bearded Brothers, Stonegrey, Peace of Woodstock and Solar … [Read more...]

Music, food and fun mark Land O’ Lakes Music Festival

Festival-goers were dancing, relaxing and generally just enjoying a day of continuous entertainment at the third annual Land O’ Lakes Music Festival, held March 24 at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park. Some there, including April Genter, of Land O’ Lakes, were obviously having a good time — grooving to tunes performed by a band called the Actual Bank Robbers. Four-year-old Morgan Keith, of Lutz, … [Read more...]

Music to fill the air in Land O’ Lakes

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its third Land O’ Lakes Music Festival. The event will be held March 24 from noon to 8 p.m., at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, formerly known as the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. This year, musicians will be able to use Heritage Stage — a community stage that was completed last year, following years of … [Read more...]

Lending sinkhole victims a hand

Penny Foote felt the need to help families — after the largest sinkhole in Pasco County history opened July 14 on Ocean Pines Drive in Land O’ Lakes. “When I saw the two homes go in, my heart hit the floor,” Foote said. “I knew we had to do something and try to pull people together because it could’ve happened to anybody, even me.” That same day, Foote created the Lake Padgett Families … [Read more...]

Land O’ Lakes festival offers music, car show, food

Things didn’t go exactly as planned. The permanent stage event organizers had hoped to use remains under construction. There were also some pre-event traffic snarls. And, electrical problems threw off the schedule, precluding Stonegrey, the first musical act, from being able to perform. Those at the festival had the chance to hear performances by The Higgins Brothers, Shalyah Fearing, … [Read more...]

Revving up for a good time in Land O’ Lakes

Live music, interesting cars, corn dogs and kids’ activities — those are just a few of the offerings expected at the second annual Land O’ Lakes Music Festival set for March 11. The festival, presented by the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce, is being held at a new venue this year. David Gainer, event chairman and president-elect of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce thinks the new … [Read more...]

SwampFest gearing up for community-based fair

SwampFest, hosted by the Land O’ Lakes High School Athletic Booster Club, gives kids and adults a chance to have fun — but also helps raise money to benefit the high school and other local organizations. This year, the event will feature a new carnival company, said Doug Hutchinson, SwampFest coordinator. “It’s going to be Arnold Amusements. They’re a family oriented, family owned, … [Read more...]

Festival seeks to become signature event

The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is launching a new event aimed at giving people an annual music festival they can enjoy, while area businesses showcase their goods and services. The festival is a new take on the chamber’s annual business expo that has been held for two decades at the Land O’ Lakes Parks and Recreation Complex. The event, slated for March 11 and March 12, will be at the … [Read more...]

Rock lives again as Stonegrey takes local stage

Guns N’ Roses. Pearl Jam. Nirvana. For music lovers in their 30s or 40s, these were bands that helped define a generation, and continue to influence rock to this day. And that’s precisely where the members of the local rock revival band Stonegrey draw their inspiration. Except there’s one thing the musicians behind Stonegrey may have forgotten to mention: Those inspirational bands had … [Read more...]