|Damon Fowler at Blues Revue open house in Bradenton's Village of
the Arts. Photo by Wade Tatangelo.|
The Bradenton area's two greatest live music exports are joining forces to headline WMNF's 3rd annual Little Manatee River Jam.
The Tampa-based community radio station fund-raising concert is Nov. 17 at the Canoe Outpost in southern Hillsborough County features Bradenton Beach resident and international blues star Damon Fowler as well as the Bradenton natives of Have Gun Will Travel performing their equally acclaimed Americana originals.
The festival’s beginnings go back to early 2010, when the owners of the Canoe Outpost attended a friend’s wedding reception where Talk To Mark were providing the entertainment. A brief discussion with the band during a set break led to the subject of WMNF and the idea of a live music event on the Outpost’s beautiful 5-acre property. With a little coordination between the band, the station and the site owners, the concept quickly began to take shape. Brandon native Damon Fowler — whose roots in the area made him the natural choice — was tapped to headline the show, and a festival was born.
Christy Massey: 1-1:30
Ed Carter 1:40-2:20
Sarah Mac Band 2:30-3:30
Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets 3:50-4:50
Talk To Mark 5:10-6:10
Have Gun Will Travel 6:30-7:30
Damon Fowler 8- 10 p.m.
Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 the day of the event.
To order tickets online visit www.wmnf.org or call the station at 813-238-8001.
For camping reservations, call the Canoe Outpost at 813-634-2228 or visit www.Canoeoutpost.com.