CLEARWATER - Edgar Winter Band takes the stage at Clearwater's Blast Friday, Friday, May 30, 5:30 p.m., in the Cleveland Street district.
This free street festival will feature a variety of vendors, as well as food, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. The street fair begins at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment outside until 10 p.m.
In late 1972 Winter brought together Dan Hartman, Ronnie Montrose and Chuck Ruff to form The Edgar Winter Group, the legendary band that created such hits as the No. 1 “Frankenstein” and the ever popular “Free Ride.” Released in 1973, “They Only Come Out at Night” peaked at the No. 3 position on the Billboard Hot 200 and stayed on the charts for an impressive 80 weeks. It was certified gold in April 1973 and double platinum in November 1986.
Blast Friday was established in 2009 as downtown Clearwater's free, family-friendly street festival. Supported by the city of Clearwater, the Cleveland Street District and the Downtown Development Board and produced by Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road, Blast Friday hosts 10 events per year bringing more than 40,000 people to downtown Clearwater.