Enjoy an evening of live music and helping neighbors in need. That’s what residents in central and east Pasco have the opportunity to do when they attend Bexley’s annual Concerts for a Cause.
The Bexley community, located in Land O’ Lakes just off State Road 54 and the Suncoast Parkway, is gearing up for its third season of Concerts for a Cause, which begins on Oct. 6 and runs for four consecutive Saturday evenings through the month. Concerts are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The series culminates with a Fall Festival on Oct. 27, complete with a pumpkin patch, face painting, food trucks, and costume contests for adults, children and pets.
In lieu of an admission fee, concert-goers are asked to bring nonperishable food items, or make cash donations to Feeding Tampa Bay. Donations stay right in the Pasco County area, meaning neighbors who attend the concerts are truly helping their neighbors in need.
Bexley’s concert series isn’t just for residents. The public is always welcome to attend. The community’s popular Twisted Sprocket Café is open until 9 p.m. on concert nights, and offers a variety of food and drink options.
“We enjoy the music, and the kids enjoy running around and playing with each other,” said Graffam. “It’s cute to see all the kids and dogs dressed up for the Halloween costume contest. Plus, we always meet new people at the concerts.”
As a newcomer to Bexley, Graffam credits the Concert for a Cause series for helping her family develop close friendships with fellow neighbors.
“Now, the families meet up with each other for holidays and kids’ play dates,” Gaffam added.
Deirdre Bowman often brings her daughter and grandchildren to the concerts when they visit from California.
“The music is appropriate for all ages and the concerts are a very family friendly environment,” she said. “I’m so glad they offer them.”
“Concerts for a Cause has become one of the most popular events at Bexley,” noted Pam Parisi, vice president of marketing for Newland Communities, developers of Bexley. “Not only is it a great way to bring the community together, but the donations collected help so many people.”
During last year’s Concert for a Cause series, concert-goers donated more than 4,000 meals to Feeding Tampa Bay.
The lineup for this year’s Concerts for a Cause includes some of the most popular bands in the region. From Me 2 You headlines on Oct. 6. The Rhythmics belt out pop, funk and dance music on Oct. 13. The acclaimed band, Frequency, takes the stage on Oct. 20, and Raydio will get the crowd on its feet during Bexley’s Fall Festival on Oct. 27.
Concert-goers should bring blankets and lawn chairs, and get ready for a great evening of music and fun for the whole family! For more information and directions, visit BexleyFlorida.com, or call (813) 425-7555. In case of inclement weather, be sure to check the Bexley Facebook page Facebook.com/bexleyflorida for updates.
Published September 26, 2018