Daniel Keith Band brings country to Friday Fest

Friday Fest is Friday March 3, 2017 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square Meet the Band: Daniel Keith Band 2017alogoCome listen to the classic and current country sounds of the Daniel Keith Band featuring Daniel Keith - Guitar & Lead Vocals, JR - Lead Guitar & Vocals, Mike Hughes - Drums, Rick Dobler - Bass, and Jim McManus - Pedal Steel Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – March 3, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, Park’s Rental, and Southern Eagle Distributing

Save the Date for the Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE BEV SMITH AUTOMOTIVE GROUP TASTE OF THE SEA & SANDY SHOES SEAFOOD FESTIVAL Main Street Fort Pierce & Above Average Entertainment will host the Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10 am to 10 pm. The Festival hosts the Treasure Coast Chowder Cup Competition, the Iron Chef Competition, the annual Grapefruit Squeeze-Off Contest, boat loads of seafood, an arts and crafts show, and local musical talent. This event is located  in Veteran's Memorial Park, next to the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, in beautiful Historic Downtown Fort Pierce. Application Photo

MARCH 18 Bev Smith Automotive Group Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival Brought to you by Main Street Fort Pierce & Above Average Entertainment Held at Veteran’s Memorial Park 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

11am - Iron Chef Competition 11am & 3pm Black Beard Pirate Show 12:15, 2:20 & 4:30 pm Wild Rose Country Line Dancing 1pm - Food Demonstrations 1pm Moxie's Dance Studio 10am to 1pm - Chowder Cup Competition 2pm - Citrus Squeeze-off 3pm - Backus Museum Beard Contest 10am to 10pm - Seafood & Food vendors, Arts and Crafts, Kidzone

MUSIC LINEUP 10am - Fort Pierce Jazz & Blues Society 12pm - The Doo Wop Guys 2pm – Present Theme Girls Announce Chowder Winners 2:30pm - Quick Fix 5pm - Felix Moss & the Easy People Band 8pm - Humdingers

Come to the Bev Smith Automotive Taste of the Sea & Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival  sponsored in part by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and VISIT FLORIDA!

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Will Vaughn & the Mixed Notes to Entertain at Friday Fest 2/3/17

Mixed Notes 12-16-14Come to Friday Fest on Friday, February 3, 2017 and enjoy the musical blend of 2 very accomplished musicians Will Vaughn, Songwriter, and Les Paultre, Music Director. These musicians have a combined 80 years of experience in music and have polished their approach to favorite Top 40 songs of the past and presence, memories of good times, and days of old, which mix the genres of music notes that open the joys and the pains of everyday life. Mixed Notes featuring Will Vaughn spreads over 40 years of some of the best music in the history of the industry. Jazz, Soul, R & B, Motown, Reggae, Original, Blues, Funk and Music for all Occasions. For more information on the Mixed Notes - w.vaughbless@yahoo.com or mixednotesentertainment.com/facebook Jeff Brown, from iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, will also be at the February Friday Fest entertaining the crowd with Top 40 music. Billy's Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square.Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Caribbean, barbeque ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – February 3, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Billy's Bounce House,  Southern Eagle Distributing,  iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Coca-Cola, Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center, Park’s Rental, and Gotta Go Green SED LogoFt-Pierce-Buick-GMC-sponsor

Friday Fest – January 6, 2017

Friday Fest is Friday, January 6, 2017 Meet the Band: Anderson Council Anderson Council will be performing at Friday Fest in Fort Pierce on January 6th, 2017, from 5:30-9:00 pm. Come on out and celebrate the New Year with Anderson Council! Anderson Council has played Friday Fest every January for many years. They are a five piece cover band and play a variety of music for all ages. The band members are: Bill Few on Guitar, Diane Few, Vocals and Keyboards, Robert Biegel, Bass Guitar, Joe Cabral, Drums and Vocals, plus Rocky Shampine, Guitar and Vocals. They play classic and new rock music featuring song's by Pink Floyd, Foreigner, Eagles, Collective Soul, Pat Benatar and many more. Anderson Council has entertained the Treasure Coast for many years. Come on out and Let's Rock this New Year in Together! The Band Members are, Bill Few, Guitar, Diane Few, Vocals, Dave Duran, Guitar, Jim Dinsmore, Bass, and Chris Peterson, Drums. Come on out and let's "ROCK" in the New Year! Jeff Brown from iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7 will be entertaining the crowd in between sets. Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – January 6, 2017 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, Park’s Rental, Southern Eagle Distributing, and St. Lucie News Tribune/TcPalm.com

2016 Parade Winners

2016 Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade - Parade Winners Sunday, December 4, 2016 Downtown Fort Pierce came alive on Sunday, December 4, 2016 as thousands of people joined the City of Fort Pierce, The Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis and Main Street Fort Pierce for the 28th Annual Sights and Sounds on Second Festival and Parade. Common Ground Vineyard Church started the day with an outdoor service, Santa arrived at the festival at 1:30 and local dance groups performed for the crowd as excitement built for the main event the Holiday Parade. This year’s parade was the biggest yet with 95 entries, 2400 participants and 61 horses. Immediately following the parade Mayor Linda Hudson, and Santa lit the Christmas tree and the Holiday Lights at Marin Square (Holiday Lights will run through January 8, 2017) THANK YOU FORT PIERCE SUNRISE KIWANIS CLUB FOR ORGANIZING THE PARADE! THANK YOU THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, THE FORT PIERCE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT AND THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT, SANTA, TOM KINDRED & GENE SEREG FOR A GREAT JOB AT THE PARADE! Parade Winners 1st Place Float – St. Anastasia Church Juan Diego Centro 2nd Place Float – Ballet “Guadalajara” 2nd Place Float – Treasure Coast Youth Sailing Club 3rd Place Float – Loving Care & Sunrise Theatre Foundation 1st Place Equestrian Group – Turn & Burn 4-H Club 2nd Place Equestrian Group – Midnight Riders 4-H Club 3rd Place Equestrian Group - Spurs & Stuff 4-H Club 1st Place Girl Scout/Boy Scout Group – Cub Scout Pack 479 2nd Place Girl Scout/Boy Scout Group - Girl Scouts of South Florida 3rd Place Girl Scout/Boy Scout Group – St. Anastasia Cub Scout Pack 473 1st Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – Dancing Butterflies 2nd Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – True Crew Dance Company 3rd Place Best Dance/ Cheer Group – M & M Sweeties Baton Twirlers 1st Place Best Commercial Entry – Summerlin’s Marine Construction 2nd Place Best Commercial Entry – ABC Towing 3rd Place Best Commercial Entry – D & D Garage Doors 1st Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Oculina Bank 2nd Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – AE Family Farms 3rd Place Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-float) – Fraternal Order of the Eagles #3582 1st Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – Fort Pierce Central Marching Cobra Band 2nd Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – St. Lucie West Centennial Eagle Regiment 3rd Place Best Music Performance/Marching Band – Fort Pierce Westwood Panther Band 1st Place Best 4H or Youth Club Group - Lasala's Dojo Christ Centered Martial Arts 2nd Place Best 4H or Youth Club Group – Rocking Horse 4H 3rd Place Best 4H or Youth Club Group – Fort Pierce Westwood FFA 1st Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – Fort Pierce Utilities Waste/Water Department - Santa 2nd Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – Florida Forest Service 3rd Place Best Governmental/Public Agency Entry – Fort Pierce Public Works Department with the Fort Pierce City Officials 1st Place Best St. Lucie School Entry – St. James Christian Academy 2nd Place Best St. Lucie School Entry – St. Andrews Episcopal Academy 3rd Place Best St. Lucie School Entry - Golden Rule Academy Downtown Window Display Winners 1st Place - Chaney's House o Flowers 2nd Place – Chic and Shore 3rd Place – Notions & Potions Thank You Sponsors: The City of Fort Pierce, The Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis, iHeartMedia’s WAVW 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Fort Pierce Utilities Authority, Gotta Go Green, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, St. Lucie News Tribune/TcPalm.com, & Waste Management of FL, Inc. Main Street Fort Pierce would like to thank the community for participating in the 28th Annual Sights & Sounds on Second Festival & Parade. Thank you to ALL of the entries in the parade for making this the biggest and best parade ever! Congratulations to the winners! A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FORT PIERCE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. GREAT JOB! Save the Date for next year's 29th Annual Parade Next year’s theme: A Magical Musical Christmas Sunday, December 3, 2017

Sights and Sounds on Second Festival & Parade

“A Cattleman's Christmas Parade” Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Sandy Shoes Festivals 28th Annual Sights & Sounds Festival & Parade Sunday, December 4, 2016 ~ 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm Presented by: The City of Fort Pierce, Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis, & Main Street Fort Pierce Schedule of the Events 10:30 am Common Ground Vineyard Church Open Air Service 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Sights & Sounds Festival featuring Arts & Crafts, Children’s Area , Downtown Shopping & Restaurants (Second Street & Orange Avenue in Historic Downtown Fort Pierce) Community Entertainment – MC by Jeff Brown – iHeart Media & Entertainment WAVW 92.7 & OLDIES 103.7 CORNER OF ORANGE AVENUE & 2ND STREET 1:00 pm Moxie's Dance Studio 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Santa Arrives 1:45 pm Dance 4 Life Academy 2:30 pm True Crew Dance Studio 3:30 pm Mrs. P’s Dance & Acrobatic Studio Second Community Entertainment Area SECOND STREET - NORTH OF 2ND STREET BISTRO 1:30 pm Star City Dance 2:15 pm LPA Chorus Group 3:00 pm Starlight Dance 4:00 pm FORT PIERCE JAZZ & BLUES SOCIETY at ROUNDABOUT The Parade is sponsored by the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis BEGINS AT 4:15 pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree – following the parade Holiday Lights Spectacular – following the tree lighting “The Holiday Light Spectacular” will have over 100,000 lights synchronized to holiday music and will play at Marina Square from 6:00 to 9:00 pm until January 8, 2017. Sponsors for this year’s event are: THE CITY OF FORT PIERCE, COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY, FORT PIERCE UTILITIES AUTHORITY, OCEAN CHIROPRACTIC & HEALTH CENTER, PARK’S RENTAL, RELIABLE POLY-JOHN, WASTE MANAGEMENT & ST LUCIE TRIBUNE/TCPALM.COM

Humdingers to kick off the Holiday Season at Friday Fest

Friday Fest is Friday DECEMBER 2, 2016 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square HumdingersMeet the Band: The Humdingers Immerse yourself in the new wave, rock, and surf music of The Humdingers. This local band has performed many venues and is a popular band on the Treasure Coast. You will love their rendition of B52’s “Rock Lobster” a crowd favorite. Billy’s Bounce House has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – December 2, 2016 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, Park’s Rental, Southern Eagle Distributing, and St. Lucie News Tribune/TcPalm.com

Reflections of the Future Art Show

Join much loved local mosaic artist Anita Prentice and friends for her Annual Reflections of the Future Art Show held at the Platts/Backus House, 122 A.E. Backus Ave, on Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you can’t attend on the 10th there will be a Three-Hour-Last-Chance-Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11th. Every year the show is a wonderful event and timed perfectly to start stocking the gift closet for the holidays. This year’s show is going to be incredible, starting with Anita Prentice’s mini mosaic works of art, some of them featuring images of local birds. Prentice has invited the five owners of downtown’s Peacock Clay Collaborative to join her at this year’s Reflections show and sale. Eileen DiTullio, an art teacher at Lincoln Park Academy by day, has been working on a series of handmade working whistles in the shape of Florida wildlife. Think manatee, armadillo and opossum with babies — too cute for words — and they whistle! DiTullio teaches a wheel throwing class at Peacock Clay. Martha Cross, an art teacher at John Carroll High School, will be showing her original Leaf Vessels and an assortment of beautiful clay neck medallions finished with lusciously colored glazes. The problem is going to be deciding which you like best. Cross teaches a Saturday morning Kidz Clay Class at Peacock. Check their website to see when the next classes start. Peacock owner, Victoria Beck, is following her two passions, art and therapy, by working as an art therapist in a children’s inpatient psychiatric facility. For this show, Beck has been working on clay fish reminiscent of the fish in a plastic bag that you won at the carnival midway. Owner, Bridget Abernethy, loves art. Any kind of art and her meticulous nature means that her work in clay is beautifully executed. Abernethy will be showing her hanging clay vessels — perfect to display small architectural succulents to their best advantage. Peacock Clay Collaborative owner, artist and head teacher, Ginny Piech Street, will be introducing this year’s annual collectible Christmas ornament at the show as well as a selection of other new work. Between her imaginative use of characters and flawless color sense, Piech Street’s work is guaranteed to surprise and amuse. She is also an excellent instructor who teaches an Introduction to Clay as well as a Hand Building class series and numerous two-day workshops. The last artist featured in this year’s Reflections Invitational line up is Kate Rotindo. Rotindo channels her love for family and the environment, particularly the ocean, through her work with recycled materials. Her series, “Vessels of Joy,” was inspired by her husband’s purchase of a new surfboard and the pure happiness this simple act provided. Expect a series of small assemblage works incorporating found objects and original linoleum block prints with themes of surfboard fins, swim fins, handplanes, and paipo (bodyboards). Kate’s work is always amazing and the perfect gift for that surfer in your family. Mark you calendar now for the Prentice’s Reflections of the Future Art Show. For more information visit call 772-466-3880. For more information on Peacock Clay Cooperative, 203 N. 2nd Street in Fort Pierce, and their upcoming classes, visit their website www.peacockclay.com. ❖

The Flat Natural Band to Play at Friday Fest

Friday Fest is Friday November 4, 2016 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fort Pierce City Marina Square Meet the Band: The Flat Natural Band "The Flat Natural Band", is a spinoff of "Out on Bail". The Band plays music with the focus being geared toward traditional country and rock. Bruce Hunter, a Gary Stewart protege', leads most of the songs with vocals and rhythm guitar. Bill Smith plays lead guitar along with guitar whiz Keith Whalen, and Neil Santel on drums and Steve Hansen on Bass make up the rhythm section. David Williams solos on harmonica and vocals. Billy's Bounce House, has teamed up with Main Street Fort Pierce to provide children’s activities during Friday Fest. The children’s activities include a Giant Slide and a bounce house. Have your face painted by Masquerade Expressions. Arts & crafts vendors will line up in front of the Indian River in Marina Square. Make sure you bring your appetite when you come to Friday Fest. The food variety includes Greek, Latin, BBQ ribs & chicken, seafood, Americana, and various snack items. Admission is always FREE at Friday Fest and there is always plenty of food, music, and activities for all ages! Parking Garage is open and free for your parking convenience! DINE, SHOP, AND ENJOY BEAUTIFUL, HISTORIC, DOWNTOWN FORT PIERCE FRIDAY FEST – November 4, 2016 – 5:30 to 9:00 PM Fort Pierce City Marina Square Melody Lane and Avenue A, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Yearly Sponsors of Friday Fest includes: Garber Buick/GMC of Fort Pierce, iHeart Medias WAVE 92.7 and OLDIES 103.7, Billy’s Bounce House, Coca-Cola, Gotta Go Green, Macaroni Kid, Ocean Chiropractic & Health Centers, Park’s Rental, Southern Eagle Distributing, and St. Lucie News Tribune/TcPalm.com

4th Tour added to Annual Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tours

GHOSTS OF FORT PIERCE PAST - HISTORIC WALKING TOURS Every historic building or site has a past. The people who occupied these spaces lived lives full of stories. These stories are the inspiration behind The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Walking Tour. Every year around Halloween, Main Street Fort Pierce organizes walking tours in downtown Fort Pierce that bring alive the past – literally with live actors performing the parts of general or specific people from the past. New this year is the addition of a 4th tour and the expansion of the event to encompass two evenings instead of one. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, October 26th and Thursday, October 27th. The tours start at 5:30 p.m. with additional tours leaving every 15 minutes until 7:30 p.m. There are approximately 10 stops on each tour and each tour is 1 to 1.5 hours in length. There is a $5 per person donation (children under 5 are free) per tour. The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past historic walking tour sells out every year and reservations are required. For more information or to place a reservation, please call Main Street Fort Pierce at 466-3880. Participants need to arrive 15 minutes before their tour and wear comfortable walking shoes. The Ghosts of Fort Pierce Past Historic Walking Tour is fun for the entire family. If you miss the Ghost Walking Tour you can still learn more about Fort Pierce by taking a Historic Trolley Tour. Scheduled tours will start again in November. Private tours are available. For more information call Sue Dannahower (772) 618-0155. The 4 tours are as follows: img_4527The South Tour (Wednesday, October 26) starts from the City Hall Plaza (between the new parking garage & the City Hall building) This tour will enter the Sunrise Theatre where you may encounter one of the many ghostly ushers who still roam the building. Then it will wander through the haunted 111 Orange building where spirits move to greet you. You will encounter an authentic blacksmith reenacting his early profession. Other stops include Mr. Miley, reporter and editor for the Fort Pierce News and Mr. Klopp, the courthouse architect who was crushed by a 10-ton safe. img_4536The North Tour (Wednesday, October 26) starts from the City Hall Plaza (between the new parking garage & the City Hall building) and includes a stop at Fee’s Hardware & Mortuary where the notorious Ashley Gang's bodies were laid out “dead” on the sidewalk. Throughout the evening you will hear the explosion of cannons detonated by a squadron of soldiers reenacting wartime. Other stops include pioneer rancher Henry Flagler and the “Night Train” and Zora Neale Hurston, former folklorist and author. img_4581The Edgartown Tour (Thursday, October 27) leaves from the Platts/Backus on 122 A.E. Backus Avenue. This tour features Lucinda Lagow, the wife of Edgartown founder, Alford Lagow. She shares the gossip of the early settlers and life as it was in the 1890’s. You will encounter a rugged old fisherman mending his nets reminiscing about his life on the river. The Coral and Yellow houses, sit side-by-side, boast of ghostly souls who wrap on windows and slam doors. Meet Mr. Hill, the official photographer for Henry Flagler and Mrs. McCarty, grandmother of Dan McCarty, whose husband was gunned down in the streets over a land deal. img_1420The NEW West Tour (Thursday, October 27) will start from the Historic Arcade building on the Northwest corner of US1 and Orange Avenue. This tour features the builder of the Arcade building, which was a popular shopping destination since 1926. Other stops along this tour include: the wife of a cattleman, a postmaster, an Irish priest, a Sandy Shoes Festival Theme Girl, and more.