County Parks and Recreation has hosting their successful Summer Stage and
September Stage Open Mic Nights since June inside Central Ridge Community
Center. Now that it’s getting cooler, the big news is that the Open Mic event
is moving to the outdoor stage, “Stage Under the Stars!” will be held
Wednesdays, October 30 and November 27, across the street at Central Ridge
Community Park, at 952 Lake Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, Fl. 34465. Make
sure to bring a chair, cushion, or blanket for seating! Local food vendor, Java
and Vine, will have their trailer there with coffee and snacks for purchase.
attended open mics all my life, and was excited to create this new program for
Citrus County Parks and Recreation,” said Andrea Cuccaro, the Division’s
Recreation Program Specialist. “I couldn’t be happier with the community’s
response over the summer. It’s amazing how many talented local performers there
are and through open mic events we can give them a voice locally,” she added.
summer events started with a crowd of thirty and just six performers in June,
and now we have triple the performers and triple the crowd just four months
later,” said Manny Coimbre, Sports and Events Coordinator for the division.
“It’s been really satisfying to take Open Mic a step further and extend offers
to local talent to open for our concert series acts,” he added.
Local singer Presley Lawson
will be opening for the presentation of The Doors of Perception this
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 6:30pm at the Citrus Springs Community Center,
1570 West Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. “I want to thank the Citrus County Parks and Recreation team for putting
on the Open Mic nights, which have given me and some of my singer/songwriting
friends a place to showcase new songs. Citrus County has so many talented
musicians and songwriters, the Open Mic provides opportunity for local talents
to showcase their new songs and new covers in front of an audience,” said
singer/songwriter Presley Lawson.
Chris and Rob, a talented Homosassa band
duo, will be opening for Absolute Queen Saturday, November 16, 2019 at
the Citrus Springs Community Center, 1570 West Citrus Springs Boulevard in
Citrus Springs. “Open Mic has been an awesome
experience for me, introducing me to over ten different local artists in just
the three short months. In this business, it is important to network with other
artists. Providing me with the opportunity to open for the “Doors of
Perception” tribute band, allows me to gain exposure to not only another
artist from out of town but also their followers and residents of the community
that did not make it out to the Open Mic nights. I appreciate the investment
that the Citrus County Parks and Recreation is putting into the local music
scene, with so much talent around this is a great way to showcase some of our
local musicians as well as broadening the entertainment scene for Citrus
County,” Lawson concluded.
Check out Citrus County Parks and Recreation’s
concert series by following the Citrus County Facebook page. For more
information, call (352) 527-7540