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Lake Wales Live Music Series to Ignite Downtown Lake Wales

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Lake Wales Live Music Series to Ignite Downtown Lake Wales

Lake Wales, Florida. (October 31, 2023) – Get ready for an unforgettable series of evenings filled with community spirit, live music, and entertainment in the heart of Downtown Lake Wales. In partnership with the City of Lake Wales and Lake Wales Main Street, the Lake Wales Arts Council is thrilled to present Lake Wales Live.

These events will be hosted on select Friday evenings and will run from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Orange Avenue between Market Street and Scenic Highway. Lake Wales Live aims to bring an outpouring of energy and vitality to Downtown Lake Wales, making Friday nights in the area livelier than ever. An exciting lineup of various musical acts, local food trucks, and a vendor marketplace, aim to show strong support for beloved downtown businesses.

Outta Hand Band

Event Schedule:

– November 10: Kick-off with the Outta Hand Band

– December 8: An enchanting evening of holiday favorites with the Lake Wales Jazz Connection

– January 19: Groove to the tunes of Black Eyed Soozie

– March 15: Experience the magic with The Jam Band

– April 5: Enjoy the sounds of B. Haven

– May 3: Jam with The Gnarbuckles

As the community comes together to bring the transformative Lake Wales Connected designs to life, Lake Wales Live events will serve as vibrant celebrations of resilience, creativity, and determination. These evenings are an opportunity to unite, enjoy the heart of downtown, and show unwavering support for local businesses during this transformative time.

Tommy Frank, Executive Director of the Lake Wales Arts Council, says, “We’re proud to be part of an event that supports our beloved downtown and brings our community together in the most vibrant way. Lake Wales Live is a reflection of our commitment to the Lake Wales Connected project and promoting a vibrant arts community in Central Florida.”

This redevelopment effort is a crucial element of the Lake Wales Connected design, bringing multiple phases of the Park Avenue project to life. While traffic detours may be in effect as the project progresses eastward along the street, continuous access to downtown businesses is a top priority during this construction period.

Jessica Garrett, co-owner of downtown Lake Wales restaurant, The Ranch Taproom & Coffeehouse, expresses her excitement, “Lake Wales Live is a fantastic initiative that will not only breathe life into our downtown during this period of construction, but also bring our community closer together. We, as local business owners, are thrilled about this event and are prepared to provide top-notch experiences for our patrons.”

Parks and Recreation Manager, Stephanie Lutton, of the City of Lake Wales emphasizes the commitment to maintain accessibility to downtown businesses during the construction phase, saying, “The City of Lake Wales has worked diligently to minimize disruptions for downtown business and visitors during this construction period. Sidewalks will never be shut down during business hours.”

Ronni Wood, Executive Director of Lake Wales Main Street, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to revitalizing Lake Wales’ historic downtown and implementing the Lake Wales Connected vision plan, expresses her excitement, “Lake Wales Live is an exciting addition to our thriving downtown. This event encapsulates our vision for an economically strong and diverse core in Lake Wales. We’re thrilled to see our community come alive with this series.”

Heartfelt gratitude is extended to several sponsors including Duke Energy for providing the generators and equipment needed to power this event, as well as Visit Central Florida and the Florida Division of Arts & Culture.

Join us for Lake Wales Live, and let’s make Downtown Lake Wales the place to be on Friday nights. Save the dates on your calendar, learn more and invite friends at https://fb.me/e/1oExVmHh8, and get ready for some memorable moments. We can’t wait to see you there!

*For more information and media inquiries, please contact:*

**Tommy Frank**

Lake Wales Arts Council, Executive Director

Email: [email protected]

**Stephanie Lutton**

City of Lake Wales, Parks and Recreation Manager

Email: [email protected] 

**Ronni Wood**

Lake Wales Main Street, Executive Director

Email: [email protected]

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