Downtown Tavares will once again be the festive spot for great food and live music when “Planes, Tunes, & BBQ” returns to Wooton Park on March 10 and 11. The family-friendly event features live music, seaplane competitions, BBQ, vendors, a family fun zone, a drone show, and more. Festivities kick off Friday evening with live music, barbecue, and a variety of food and merchandise vendors. Nashville singer/songwriter, Jess Kellie Adams, will open the show with a concert from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Crossfire Creek Band will headline the night with their one-of-a-kind, unique flair on country music from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Saturday, the savory smell of barbecue won’t be the only thing filling the air -- seaplanes will dot the skies to participate in flying competitions of “Seaplane-A-Palooza’” at 11 a.m., including the crowd-favorite “melon bomb drop” contest. Following the plane contests, live music begins with Jess Kellie Adams at 2 p.m., followed by Dallas Tyler and then Nashville singer/songwriter, Maggie Baugh at 7 p.m. A state-of-the-art drone show and fireworks display will follow.
American Idol winner, Chayce Beckham will cap off the night with a concert starting at 8:30 p.m. Chayce was the first to win American Idol with an original song, his semi-autobiographical track “23” shot to the top of numerous viral charts.
Admission is free to the event and concerts. Friday’s activities are from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday’s are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wooton Park is located at 100 E. Ruby Street in downtown Tavares.