Free Family Music Festival Benefits Charity
LARGO - A free music festival will be held at Largo Central Park Saturday, April 26th, from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 27th, from noon to 9 p.m.
SummerFest is produced by RCS, Inc., a not-for-profit organization and benefits RCS Food Bank, RCS Thrift Store, RCS Grace House and The Haven of RCS Domestic Violence Center in our community. RCS provides basic human needs services of food, shelter safety and clothing to those in need throughout Pinellas County. The festival, in its third year, is co-sponsored by the City of Largo and is an integral part of the City's events at Largo Central Park for the past two years. The mission of SummerFest is to produce an annual fun, family-friendly event with quality music and food supported by both youth and adult volunteers. SummerFest is presented by RCS in partnership with individuals, corporations and other organizations.
Saturday: Tito Puente, Jr. with his band will be taking the stage at 8:15 to 9:45 p.m. Tito has been following in his father's footsteps performing his father's music, which is not only Latin Jazz, but rhythm and blues as well. Tito has also appeared on the highly rated ABC-TV daytime drama "One Life to Live" in performance with his big band. His latest CD, "In My Father's Shoes," featuring the classic Puente favorites, was spun off into a television special tribute by BET Jazz.
Sunday: The Neville Brothers are back, which means be ready for the feel and depths of New Orleans rhythm and blues to hit Largo. The Neville's continue to provoke, entertain and excite audiences around the globe. Their similarity/diversity dynamic continues on its paradoxical path. They play together; they play apart. Each of the four brothers pursues projects of their own. Aaron has forged a highly successful solo career. Art tours with an offshoot group he calls the Funky Meter. For years Cyril has led the Uptown All stars. Charles has recorded a series of critically acclaimed jazz records. Yet the heart of the matter is family. Family brings them together. Family keeps them together. Family is everything. Without family, there is a gaping void. With family, there is the miracle of Neville music, four brothers, bonded by blood, creating some of the funkiest sounds this world has ever heard.
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