When they attended Pasco High School, they were simply David and Howard. Nearly a half-century later, they’re back, but now as the popular country music duo The Bellamy Brothers, all to raise money for their alma mater’s sports programs.
The Bellamy Brothers are the featured guests of Pasco High’s Reunion of the Decades taking place April 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at the school’s W.F. Edwards Stadium. The event is hosted by Pasco’s Class of 1974, and a $45 ticket includes a Chet Taylor barbecue dinner and reserved seating for the concert.
Proceeds cover various costs of the athletic department, including field paint, referees and safety equipment, among others.
For those wanting to eat ahead of time, general admission is $15 and reserved seating is $25. Tickets are available at a variety of places including Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52; Dade City Animal Clinic, 13117 U.S. 301; Olga’s Bakery, 14117 Seventh St.; and the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce, 14112 Eighth St.
The Bellamy Brothers first performed publicly at the Rattlesnake Roundup in Dade City in the late 1960s, and broke into the music scene with “Let Your Love Flow” in 1976. The brothers are currently on a world tour and working on a 40th anniversary album set for release in 2015.
The tour has The Bellamy Brothers in Texas for the beginning of March, but will later head to Switzerland March 21-23. The current tour wraps up Nov. 15 in Wendover, Nev. They continue to own a ranch in Darby, not far from where Interstate 75 and State Road 52 meet in Pasco County.
For more information and tickets, call (352) 524-5500.