What better way to celebrate Earth Day than relaxing on a beautiful waterfront? Add some amazing blues and that's just a big bonus.
Legendary blues man Mac Arnold & A Plate Full O' Blues will headline a benefit concert in downtown's Evans Park on April 16.
Mac Arnold was nominated for Best Traditional Blues Male Artist at the 2012 Blues Music Awards in Memphis. It was the third consecutive time the awards gave a nod to Arnold.
Although the band just released a new album, Arnold has a long, respected history in blues. His first band included James Brown on piano. In his twenties, he joined the band Muddy Waters and later co-produced "Soul Train" with Don Cornelius. Arnold also played bass for blues legends Otis Redding and B.B. King.
When Arnold isn't on stage, the South Carolina resident stays busy on his organic farm or operating his Greenville restaurant and music venue, Plate Full of Blues.
Local musician, T. Scott Walker is scheduled to kick off the concert with his Americana Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues is scheduled to play from 8-10 p.m.
Admission is $10 and the proceeds are designated for planting trees in Mount Dora
Prior to the concert there will be a free Earth Day Celebration at Donnnelly Park from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. that will also feature live music, in addition to exhibits and live demonstrations.
For over twenty years, Mount Dora Friends of the Environment, has hosted an Earth Day celebration in the city. The organization was founded in 1994 to preserve, protect and promote the area's natural resources through education, community outreach, and local projects including a tree planting program.
Volunteers are needed to help with the event. Anyone with an hour or two to spare during the day or evening event can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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