While the food is the thing at the Taste of Dunedin from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, you won’t want to miss the live music at Pioneer Park that will continue throughout the entire afternoon. It’ll be a rockin’ opportunity to hear some great music, performed by two outstanding groups, The Time Bandits and Alex Lopez Xpress.
The Time Bandits have become known as Tampa Bay’s “Most Wanted” Rock & Roll Band. Lead vocalist Brad Holcomb fronts a six-member Time Bandits unit that plays virtually every type of popular music, creating a versatile sonic presence that’s not necessarily loud, but BIG. They are a favorite on the Tampa Bay festival circuit, bringing lots of excitement and fun whenever they perform. Their full arsenal of guitars, bass, keys and percussion, along with three back-up vocalists will have the Park rocking and a-rolling!
Alex Lopez Xpress is the other Tampa performer who will appear on stage during Taste of Dunedin. After starting his musical career in the heartland of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Cleveland and learning how to play guitar in a style influenced by Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, Alex came to Florida to attend college. He took a break from his music career to raise a family but expanded his musical roots by studying the guitar style of blues greats like BB King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy. He also took time to write and record his own original material.
Now back with his Alex Lopez Xpress, Lopez is taking the music scene by storm with a unique blend of blues and rock and roll that culminated in his first full album, “Back Bedroom Blues.” It is a collection of rocking original blues, filled with passionate guitar work, strong vocal performances and great melodies that have been getting rave reviews.
“Taste of Dunedin” is set for Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. In addition to some delicious offerings prepared by famed Dunedin restaurants, this year’s event will include live music in Pioneer Park throughout the afternoon and arts and crafts booths and demonstrations along Main Street in Dunedin for people to enjoy as they walk in Florida’s “most walkable city.”
Everyone who purchases tickets for Taste of Dunedin, either in Pioneer Park on the day of the event or online at www.TasteofDunedin.com will have an opportunity to register to win some great prizes including a three-day, two night stay in the Penthouse Suite at Beso Del Sol Resort.
All of Dunedin’s fine restaurants have been invited to participate in Taste. Since the event is sponsored by the Downtown Dunedin’s Merchants Association (DDMA), many of Dunedin’s outstanding Boutique Shops will have Taste items available along with information about the restaurants around town that have prepared the delicious foods. Of course, the Main Street Dunedin restaurants will have their own Taste samples available, too. Proceeds of “Taste” will help DDMA produce future events during 2014.
The “Taste” event is a kickoff to a week of culinary excellence as Dunedin’s outstanding restaurants join forces to present the second annual Dunedin Restaurant Week 2014. Diners who visit participating restaurants from the opening day through the following Sunday will have an opportunity to enjoy Dunedin’s famous food and to vote for the city’s Best Restaurant, Best Chef and Best Event Promoter and to win valuable prizes. For more information, visit www.tasteofdunedin.com or www.dunedinrestaurantweek.com.