12th annual VillageFest 2014 – eat, browse, shop, enjoy
at the Dan Ruskiewicz Field (Carrollwood Village Soccer Fields)
(13420 South Village Drive, Tampa, FL 33618)
Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10am to 4pm
Hosted by Carrollwood Village Phase I, II & III Homeowners Associations.
Featuring live music, arts & crafts, unique gifts, plants, animals for adoption, beer & wine, a variety of local restaurants, activities for kids, and much more… at over 125 booths!
The event is free and open to the public.
Park at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Parking donation $2 per car.
No coolers. Rain or shine. Pets welcome.
Print media and online sponsor is Creative Loafing.
For more information visit www.carrollwoodvillage.com or call 813.842.7066.
Fall is here…
November 22nd, Carrollwood Village again celebrates the season at our 12th annual VillageFest, and it is still all about eat… browse… shop… enjoy!
Ride your bike or stroll over from home. There’s also plenty of parking at the Carrollwood Cultural Center. Enter at Lowell Road. Only $2 per car, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the CCC. The event is open to the public. Pets welcome. Sorry, no coolers please. Rain or shine.
We invite everyone to celebrate with family, friends and neighbors by listening to live music, tasting a delicious variety of food and treats by local restaurants, and by strolling the fields, browsing an abundance of displays by talented artisans, crafters, gift shops, plant growers, and more. VillageFest is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping, then grab a cold beer or a glass of wine and enjoy the entertainment from seating in front of our stage. Animal rescue groups will be onsite with pets available for adoption. Santa is expected to make a visit, and numerous free activities for kids, including pony rides as well as inflatables to crawl and bounce, round out the event.
Be sure to also stop by all our business sponsors onsite, view their products, find out about their services, and grab one of the many giveaways. This event would not be possible without their support!
Major Sponsors signed up at press time were: Budweiser; Carrollwood Country Club; CENTURY 21 Elite Locations; Crunch Fitness; Donovan Audio Designs; Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa/Ed Morse Fiat; Florida Hospital Carrollwood; i9 Sports; LEE Electric; Morgan Exteriors and Newsom Eye. Our print media and online sponsor is Creative Loafing.
Live entertainment featured all day!
10:30am: Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy – For over 35 years, Mary Jo’s Performing Arts Academy has been a leader in the bay area specializing in dance, acting, voice, and musical theater education. It’s known for offering top of the line education and instruction and being a place for children to develop friendships and a lifetime appreciation of the arts.
The Academy is the home of the Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theater, the Universal Movement Performing Arts Company and the Classical Ballet of Tampa, which all offer a variety of disciplines and levels for all ages from recreational to those wanting to pursue the arts as a career.
Tampa Bay Triple Threat Theater will be presenting two productions this December – The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, December 6th and The Wizard of Oz on Saturday, December 20th.
12:00pm: Uptown Players – perform a great mix of tunes from standards to Motown, and blues to Top 40.
The group is made up of Dave Toro on guitar, Arnie Martinez on drums, Bud Grudnik on keyboards, Nelson Cimo on bass, and features lead vocalist (Lu Lu) Olufunke Owiku-Johnson.
All the musicians in the Uptown Players have performed in various bands throughout the Tampa Bay area (and beyond!) and were searching for the perfect combination of “players” to share their passion of providing crowd-pleasing music. Thus, the band Uptown Players was created.
1:30pm: Liz Hollister – is an esteemed performer in the Tampa Bay area for over 20 years. She is considered by her fans and peers as a “musicians” musician.
She is known for her energetic song styling, eclectic song choices and rock solid guitar playing. Whether with a band or solo, Liz engages her audience with her humor, statuesque presence, and then holds them with her captivating voice. She is comfortable channeling all genres of music from jazz standards to funky blues to country, as well as original songs and current hits. She has the rare capacity to seduce her audience with her repertoire of songs that will lead them inside themselves to a warm, special place.
Liz shares her ardent love for music creating intimate moments that capture the hearts and minds or her fans. You definitely will want to hear what she has to sing
2:30pm: The Lint Rollers – Your Everyday Household Band. The Lint Rollers is a “garage band for indiscriminate grownups, playing music that won’t stick to your clothes.”
The group is Mike Cusumano on drums, George Valaes on bass, Joey Donovan on guitar and usually Dennis “Torpedo” on Hammond B3 organ (though he’s kind of like D’Artagnan…. sometimes he’s one of the Musketeers, sometimes he’s been called into action elsewhere.) Those extra singers and musicians that are often joining us? That’s the Rolling Lint Revue!
Pretty much anything goes with the Lint Rollers… got a request? Be prepared to sing it with us, because we don’t know the words! Got a sax in your trunk? Come on up!
Donovan Audio Designs returns to our event providing the PA system as well as our event MC, and will keep us entertained during set changes with musical favorites.