An overcast sky couldn’t dim the enthusiasm of the record crowd gathered for the fifth annual Pasco Blues Festival at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park.
Blues fans appeared to be enjoying themselves, as they listened to top-notch bands, playing blues tunes, from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Feb. 6.
Featured bands were Memphis Lightning, from Cape Coral; Sean Chambers, of Tampa Bay; and Damon Fowler, of Brandon.
The crowd was clearly pleased during the final few numbers — a jam featuring all three acts.
Besides the music, there were plenty of food and refreshment trucks on hand, plus vendor tents offering T-shirts, jewelry, handmade crafts, and free blue fedora hats for the crowd.
The event was family friendly, with kids under 12 admitted for free. Social distancing was enforced, too.
Parking was free and tickets were $20 on the day of the event, or $15 for advance tickets.
The festival was presented by T-Mobile, with sponsors Morgan Exteriors, WellMed Medical Management, Florida Blue Medicare, and Pasco County Recycling.
The festival, produced by Florida Penguin Productions, benefited the Stano Foundation and the Land O’ Lakes Rotary.
By Randy Underhill
Published February 17, 2021