Winter Event Series
NAPLES, FL (February 5, 2021) – The United Arts Council of Collier County, in partnership with Paradise Coast Sports Complex, announce a duo of Winter Events featuring live music from local and regional musicians, an art exhibition with local artists, as well as festival-inspired food and beverages.
The first of these events, inspired by Mardi Gras, will take place on February 20, 2021 from 3 to 9 PM. The event will include local jazz musicians including Gerald Augustin, Dan Miller, Lew Del Gatto and more. Dan Miller built his reputation touring and recording with Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Maynard Ferguson, Woody Herman and Tom Jones. Lew Del Gatto was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band from 1975-2006 and toured and recorded with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Rich.
Just a few weeks later, on March 13, 2021, a St Patrick’s Day-inspired event will feature bands like West of Galway, as well as traditional Irish dance by Kellyn Celtic Arts. West of Galway’s Bernie Green takes the stage with his vocals and guitar, along with Stephen Stadler on fiddle, bringing an undeniable Irish sound to Southwest Florida. Guitar, banjo, mandolin and bagpipes can also be heard from this local band.
Whether you prefer a low country boil or a pint of your favorite brew, you’re sure to have a great time at these events. Tickets are limited and can only be purchased online:
- Mardi Gras (February 20, 2021) | bit.ly/PCSCMardiGras
- St. Patrick’s Day (March 13, 2021) | bit.ly/PCSCStPatricksDay
“Paradise Coast Sports Complex is thrilled to partner with the United Arts Council, providing an outdoor space to safely celebrate local musicians and artists while helping our community,” said Amy Fouty, General Manager of Paradise Coast Sports Complex. “Collier County has created the perfect venue to host events like these for the local community. An outdoor music festival and art exhibit, along with culinary treats that pay homage to the individual festivals, create a perfect way to indulge all of your senses in paradise.”
A portion of proceeds from these events will benefit the United Arts Council of Collier County, serving the residents of Collier County and providing arts education for underserved children and adults in our community.
The UAC currently serves over 400 members and regularly curates gallery spaces for the Friends of Rookery Bay, the Norris Center at Cambier Parks, the Village Shops on Venetian Bay, and the Marco Island Executive Airport. Incorporated in 1981, the Council is designated by the State of Florida as the Local Arts Agency for Collier County. In 2020 the United Arts Council of Collier County celebrated 40 years of arts enrichment in Collier County. Our longstanding relationship with our community has brought growth and opportunity to our members and students.
About Paradise Coast Sports Complex
Paradise Coast Sports Complex powered by Sports Force Parks is the premier sports complex in southwest Florida, providing athletes and their families with an amazing tournament experience. Once complete, the facility will feature more than 20 synthetic turf multi-sport fields for soccer, football, lacrosse baseball and softball. The complex will also offer training and fitness areas, along with a championship stadium. “SPORTS. FAMILY. FUN.” is incorporated into every guest experience through amenities such as the climbing wall, lakefront beach, The Cove bar and food truck pavilion, in addition to multiple events like family movie nights, beach volleyball and yard games on The Great Lawn. Paradise Coast Sports Complex is Collier County’s newest amateur sports and entertainment complex and is operated by Sports Force Parks, a part of the Sports Fields Inc. family of companies.
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