Charlie Souza hits the stage with the Titewad Band Sept. 29 at Seminole City Park.
SEMINOLE – Music in the Park, the city’s annual outdoor music concert series, will continue with a performance by Charlie Souza & the TItewad Band on Friday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole.
Souza has worked and performed with some of the top names in the music industry, including Tom Petty and Gregg Allman. In the 1960s, he was part of The Tropics, one of the most popular pop-rock bands in the Southeastern United States. The band recorded “Time,” their first single, in 1968.
Souza, along with Tropics’ co-founder Buddy Pendergrass, played in the psychodelic/glam rock band White Witch in the early 1970s. He also has toured and recorded with the New Rascals, featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish with Bill Pascali of Vanilla Fudge.
The rock and roll veteran released his solo albums “Live Your Dream” and “9 Ball in the Corner Pocket” on Souzaphone Records. His song “Carry Me Back to St. Petersburg” was selected as the city song for St. Petersburg, earning almost 13,000 votes in an online competition.
Souza is joined by the Titewad Band, featuring guitarist Jaybo Key, drummer Mike Conway and Raymond Hillary on vocals, keyboard and guitars.
The Music in the Park series showcases select Tampa Bay area musicians on six consecutive Fridays. This year’s series will conclude on Oct. 13. Each evening, the music will run 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees may bring a chair or blanket. As part of the Music in the Park series, C&C Auto Repair will host a car raffle benefiting Homes for Heroes. For more information, visit www.myseminole.com or call 727-391-8345.
This year’s event sponsors include Barnhorn Financial; Bluegreen Vacations; C&C Auto Repair;
DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis; First Home Bank; Largo Medical Center; Rotary Club of Lake Seminole; the city of Seminole; the Seminole Beacon; Seminole Title Company; Waste Management and WOW!
The following Music in the Park concerts are scheduled in the coming weeks:
• Sept. 29 – Charlie Souza & the TItewad Band (Sponsored by Thom Barnhorn)
• Oct. 6 – Ellie Lee (Sponsored by the city of Seminole)
• Oct. 13 – Sounds of Soul (Sponsored by the law offices of DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis/Seminole Title Company)
For more information about the Music in the Park series, visit www.myseminole.com or call 727-391-8345.