Music has a unique way of refreshing the soul and residents of Southwest Florida will soon get a powerful dose of spiritual uplifting with the return of the Port Charlotte Family Fall Music Festival.
The two-day event will be held on November 15 and 16 in the heart of Port Charlotte at the spacious grounds of Edgewater United Methodist Church. The first day of festivities will kick off on Friday night from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and the program concludes the following day with a full Saturday of entertainment from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Organizers anticipate thousands to take advantage of this great opportunity for budget-friendly family fun during a time of year when the weather in Florida is typically perfect.
Further tempting attendees with free parking and free admission, the festival will be highlighted by performances from 16 different recording artists, covering an array of genres to please all tastes. From the main concert stage, the sounds of rock, country, jazz, soul, bluegrass, gospel, and more will fill the air of the busy Murdock section of Port Charlotte.
One popular attraction is sure to be the soulful tunes of singer R. Anthony, who is currently competing on this year’s edition of the NBC reality show “The Voice.” Anthony hails from nearby Tampa and was selected to work with Grammy-Award winning vocalist Cee Lo Green on the popular program.
Other performers of note include “The Glenn Cummings Band,” whose 2008 song “Big” was widely heard on country radio and GAC television.
Returning from a successful appearance at last year’s Port Charlotte Family Fall Music Festival is Miami-based artist Luis Alas. The diverse musician plays saxophone and his jazz styles are capably showcased in his debut single “You’re My Everything.”
Other featured singers include Ashleigh Ashton, J.D. Danner, Joshua Price, The Band Guy Franklin, and several other acts known for their contributions to the Southwest Florida music scene.
While music may best mark the festival, visitors can look forward to many additional forms of entertainment. Children will enjoy multiple large bounce houses, a double-lane tropical slip and slide, a wrecking ball demolition game, an appearance by a clown, and more. These attractions are offered free of charge by the festival in the spirit of giving back to the local Charlotte County community.
Vendors will be selling food, beverages, crafts, and other diverse goods at reasonable prices to ensure guests can continue to enjoy the fun.
The festival is provided as an outreach of Edgewater UMC, which is located at the intersection of Tamiami Trail and Cochran Blvd., and visitors are invited to learn more about the church while in attendance.
For more information about the 2nd Annual Port Charlotte Family Fall Music Festival, visit the event’s website or check out its Facebook page for the latest updates.
Jeff Briscoe is a radio host and writer from Port Charlotte, Fla.