Rebekah Reid of Seminole makes her Pow Wow debut Sunday, March 10, at 4 p.m.
SEMINOLE - A variety of live music is the highlight of every year's Pow Wow Festival and 2013 is no exception. Bands scheduled to play this year include Slickside, Panakolada Steel Drum Band, The Outpatients, The Troy Duncan Band, Exit 28 and solo performer Rebekah Reid.
Friday, 8 p.m. - Slickside
Slickside is a group of career musicians who have played just about everywhere from Key West to Los Angeles. From resorts to festivals and clubs to concerts, Slickside brings a high energy show to the stage. The group is featured on CDs by the Marshall Tucker Band, Rick Derringer and the Mojo Gurus.
Members of Slickside are Billy Sandlin on lead guitar and vocals, Miss Jenna on vocals, Michael “Monkey” C. on drums, and Joe Lala, who played in earlier years with the Bee Gees, Crosby Stills, Nash and Young; and Blues Image.
The band is expected to perform an array of rock hits, in addition to many of the tunes made famous on its 2011 CD “Random Acts of Relevance.” Slickside can be seen locally on a regular basis at the Island Outpost in Dunedin, Thirsty Marlin, Palm Harbor; and Whiskey River, Port Richey.
Saturday, noon - Panakolada Steel Drum Band
Want to feel like you’re in the islands for a couple of hours? Then pull up a beach chair and relax while you listen to Panakolada Steel Drum Band. Etsuko and Ric Shirvis have been performing live steel pan Calypso-style music for over 15 years.
Their relaxing sound will be a great way for tropical music buffs to kick off the longest day of the festival.
Saturday, 2 p.m. - The Outpatients
The Outpatients formed in high school and played throughout the 1990s, reunited in 2010 and made a successful comeback in 2011. Their influences range from R.E.M. to U2 to Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The current lineup of the Clearwater group includes lead singer Ken Jewell, Steve McNulty on rhythm guitar and vocals, Pat Edwards on lead guitar, drummer Jim Wasenda and Tori Lewis on bass guitar.
Saturday, 5 p.m. - The Troy Duncan Band
Area music fans might remember The Troy Duncan Band from last year’s Pow Wow Festival or the fall of 2011 when the group played at Music in the Park. The band features Troy Duncan on vocals and guitar, who is supported by Jeff Strickland (lead guitar), Robert Burns (bass) and Pat Ranieri (drums).
The group is known for performing a wide range of music – anything from Matchbox 20 and Three Doors Down to Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban. They are truly Florida’s “Rockin’ Country Band.”
Saturday, 8 p.m. - Exit 28
According to its Facebook page, Pinellas County-based Exit 28 is known in the Tampa Bay area as an energetic, fun, cover band that takes great pride in getting the crowd involved and on the dance floor.
“So if you are looking for that special band to make your event, just take Exit 28!” a listing on the page proclaims.
Gary Hartog performs lead vocals and plays guitar … Hartog said the name of the band came about as he and another band member were exiting Interstate 275 at Gandy Boulevard and decided to go with that … Exit 28.
Sunday, 4 p.m. - Rebekah Reid
Rebekah Reid, a 14-year-old student at Osceola Fundamental High School, will be making her first major stage appearance on the final day of the festival.
“I’m really lucky and honored to be asked to do this,” she said. “I’m really excited.”
Reid, who sings and plays the guitar, will perform some of her own material and some tunes we’ve all heard on the radio.
“My music is kind of all over the place,” she said, “and the stuff I write kind of has a country vibe.”