Ellie Lee plays Oct. 6 at Seminole City Park as part of the Music in the Park series.
SEMINOLE – Music in the Park, the city’s annual outdoor music concert series, will continue with a performance by Ellie Lee on Friday, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole.
Winner of numerous awards, Lee plays and sings like there’s no tomorrow. The blues guitarist, singer, songwriter is known for her soulful voice and ripping guitar solos.
According to her website, Lee grew up playing in rock, blues, funk and show bands. She traveled extensively in the southern states honing her skills as a blues musician. After a 25-year hiatus to raise a family, she’s back in the spotlight.
“I want to present an eclectic collection of old, new and original tunes with a focus on variety, energy and dynamics,” Lee said on her website.
Lee formed her band to satisfy the need to play the music she loves and have fun doing it.
“Our excitement and enthusiasm on stage are infectious to the crowds we play to,” she said on her Facebook page. “Time and time again people have told us how much fun we seem to be having during our performances. For us, it’s an itch we must scratch.”
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:
• 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.
C & C Cars to announce raffle winner at concert
C & C Cars, a family owned and operated business in Pinellas Park, has partnered with Building Homes for Heroes, a nonprofit organization.
This year, C & C Cars will be raffling off a 2012 Kia Soul with 80,000 miles. All proceeds will go to Building Homes for Heroes to help fund its next project. Tickets cost $5 each and may be purchased at various locations throughout Seminole including the recreation center.
Ticket sales will end Thursday, Oct. 5. The winner will be selected live on stage Friday, Oct. 6, during intermission, at the Music in the Park concert at Seminole City Park.
Building Homes for Heroes runs on volunteers. These loving, dedicated, passionate people work hard to help provide veterans with homes once they come back from serving with injuries of all different types.
The organization builds or modifies homes, and gifts them, mortgage-free, to veterans and their families.