Myakka Blues Festival: the Perfect Memorial Day Party!

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What’s the matter? Got the blues because you don’t have anything to do this Memorial Day? Your best answer is: GET SOME MORE BLUES!

Welcome to the 5th annual Myakka Blues Festival, located on the Myakka River and hosted by Snook Haven in Venice.

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The lineup this year is stacked once again: Packrat’s Smokehouse Band with Packrat Thompson, The IBC 2016 winner solo guitar Bing Futch, local favorite Randy Stephens, Mike Davis with No Money Down, the Duffy Bishop Band, and Gator Nate! With two stages, there is no down time — just blues, blues, and more blues!

Children under 12 free are free. No coolers, please! Plenty of great food and ice cold beverages are available! Do bring your favorite chair. Find more information on the official festival website.

Stage 1

11:00 AM   Randy Stephens

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12.15 PM  Bing Futch

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  2:15 PM  Mike Davis w/ No Money Down Band

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  4:30 PM  Duffy Bishop Band

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Stage 2  (Swamp Stage)

  1:15 PM  Gator Nate

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  3:15 PM  Packrat’s Smokehouse Band with Packrat Thompson

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And the best part is that, in addition to the great music at a beautiful spot on the river, the Myakka Blues Festival supports a wonderful cause. Read more about the Loveland Center:

Established in 1962 by a group of parents who sought to provide a productive and safe place for adults with developmental disabilities.

adults-with-developmental-disabilities Loveland Center serves adults with a wide range of developmental disabilities.

From the outset, the vision was to provide more than just a traditional sheltered workshop. Instead, Loveland Center focuses on offering individualized services, which empower adults with developmental disabilities to make informed decisions about their work, lifestyle and citizenship so that they may become more self-sufficient and interconnected within the community.

Since its founding, Loveland has expanded to offer adult day training, supported employment and volunteering as well as supported living and group home services for adults with developmental disabilities.

The campus currently serves students from Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. Services are offered without regard to race, sex, creed or national origin. There are over 120 individuals enrolled in Loveland’s various programs.

All of Loveland’s dedicated team members believe that all people, regardless of disability, have inherent qualities that can benefit society. We believe our students will attain whatever goals they pursue when given the opportunities and support needed to succeed.

Community involvement is therefore strongly emphasized in our programs. We recognize students as adult citizens with the right to choose their own lifestyles, participate fully in the community, have friendships and relationships and work or volunteer in the community. Our services, programs and passionate staff members focus on providing opportunities and experiences that generate the skills needed to help students live their lives to the fullest.

Loveland Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our Federal I.D. Number is 59-1011392. Loveland Center’s registration number with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is CH633. Loveland Center employs no contracted solicitors and receives 100% of all contributions. A copy of this official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7372 within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

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