Bellamy Brothers Featured at Florida Folk Festival
Date: May 24 - 26, 2013
Time: See website for details
Place: White Springs, Florida
Price: $25 Adults - Children Under 6 FREE
Howard and David Bellamy continue to prove that the trail they’ve ridden to fame has been as unique as their music itself—music that is now celebrating 30 years of success.
The road that started on the pop music charts in the ’70’s, took a winding turn into country music in the ’80’s, paving the way for other duos to come, such as Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich, and The Judds. Before the road forked into country, the musical odyssey of brothers Bellamy started smoldering in their home state of Florida, before finally exploding nationally amidst the ’70’s pop music culture of L.A.
On the infrequent days off the road, Howard and David head the bus back to their 150-acre family ranch in Darby, Florida just north of Tampa. A working ranch, the spread consists of Purebred Charlois cattle and quarter horses. Amid a land lush with fruit trees, ancient oaks and crepe myrtles, three generation of the Bellamy family, headed by David and Howard’s mother, Frances, populate the homes clustered in the family compound.
About Florida Folk Festival
Florida Folk Festival, is a three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. From Irish fiddle tunes and kumquat pie, to the wide varieties of music brought by immigrants, the state’s cultural heritage reflects the lives of generations of Florida families and communities. Throughout the Memorial Day weekend more than 300 performances give voice and meaning to Florida’s heritage.
Folk artists and tradition-bearers presented each year in the Folklife Area reflect research and field documentation conducted by the Florida Department of State’s Folklife Program. The Folklife Area celebrates the diverse cultures of the Lower St. Johns River Basin. Be sure to visit the Folklife Area to experience the compelling traditions and savor the flavors, sights, and sounds, of some of Florida’s oldest and newest cultural communities.
At the Florida Folk Festival you can sit with the masters who keep cultural traditions alive. In jam sessions, demonstrations and workshops, try your own hand at playing mandolin, telling stories, or making a pine needle basket. Learn how to collect your family’s history, call a square dance, or the importance of native plant and animal species. Take a shopping excursion and visit with Florida’s traditional and contemporary craftsmen. Then dine on collard greens and cornbread, chicken pilau and hoppin’ john, shrimp gumbo, barbecue, curries, gyros and lime fizzes. As the sun sets, settle in for concerts by moonlight or dance the night away at the Heritage Stage. At the end of the day you’ll have discovered new corners of the state from the people who call Florida home.
Celebrate life along the Suwannee River at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, home of the Florida Folk Festival for 60 years. The Festival is presented under the auspices of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Recreation and Parks.
Stay in Comfort
Relax at one of the most convenient Lake City, Florida hotels at Fairfield Inn and Suites Lake City. Located in a city known as the Gateway to Florida, our accommodations are ideal for business or leisure travel.
Discover our Lake City, Florida family-friendly hotel’s free breakfast, wireless Internet, indoor pool & fitness center. A favorite among hotels in Lake City, Florida, we offer spacious rooms and suites with luxurious bedding, in-room coffee/tea service, complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet, 32-inch HDTVs, and free local calls.
While in the area, enjoy shopping, entertainment and numerous state parks.
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11016 Lillian Saunders Drive White Springs, Florida 32096