In the gentle winter, beneath the sheltering arms of live oaks, the Florida Winter Music Festival, presented by Foggy Longbritches, is set to unfold from December 14-17th. Hosted at The Florida Sand Music Ranch in Brooksville, Florida, country music, zydeco, bluegrass, and blues together as effortlessly as voices in a sunset chorus, each adding its unmistakeable tone to the energy of the festival. In this serene setting, bluegrass finds a new voice, each fiddle tune reflecting Florida’s wide cultural landscape. Every act on this stage shares a story through their songs, connecting the roots of tradition with the creative evolution of Florida culture. This festival, where music’s heartbeat aligns with Florida’s winter beauty, offers an experience as enduring as the live oaks themselves.
Brooksville and the surrounding communities are invited and encouraged to enjoy a special kickoff party on December 13th at the Florida Sand Music Ranch, setting the stage for the official start on December 14th. This complimentary evening features the compelling talents of Grant Peeples and The Currys, offering a blend of thought-provoking lyrics that will stay with you for hours. Grant Peeples, with his wit and ability to connect, alongside The Currys with their impactful music, create the perfect introduction to the festival’s lineup.
The kickoff party is more than a concert; it’s a celebration of the community spirit that defines the Florida Winter Music Festival. Enjoy the music at no cost, and for those interested in enhancing their experience, optional tickets are available at FloridaWinterMusic.com. These tickets not only include the delightful mullet fry but also provide access to pavilion seating.
The festival proudly features Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, known for their lively performance, and Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, who play the splinters off their instruments in their brand of Bluegrass. The Applebutter Express stands out with their ukulele-infused funk-inspired show. Adding more flavor, regional icons like the Oak Hill Drifters and Bob Patterson grace the stage, alongside over 50 acts spanning genres from rockabilly to reggae. This mix not only highlights the evolving nature of Americana music but also showcases the rich musical heritage of the region, catering to a wide range of music tastes.
Alongside the music, attendees can indulge in a variety of other experiences. A selection of food vendors will be on-site, offering a diverse range of culinary delights to cater to all tastes. In addition, the festival will feature a range of local artisans and vendors, showcasing everything from handcrafted jewelry to unique clothing items – perfect for those seeking to take a piece of the festival home with them.
For ease of movement around the festival grounds, golf carts will be available for rent from Wednesday through Sunday. Additionally, ticket holders can enjoy a comfortable stay with specially discounted room rates at the nearby Quality Inn.
Amid all the music and festivities,The Florida Winter Music Festival also offers a chance to unwind and find your inner zen. Join Supriya every morning from Thursday to Saturday at 10 AM behind the West Stage for some gentle yoga sessions. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a breather, relax, and connect with the peaceful atmosphere of The Florida Sand Music Ranch.
And for all the families out there, Saturday is a day for the kids to shine. Children’s Activities start at 10:00 AM and promise a day packed with creativity and pure fun. Young ones of all ages can enjoy tie-dyeing bandannas, getting artsy with rock painting, making dream catchers, crafting holiday ornaments, joining a cookie painting party, creating flower crowns, and even hopping on a hay ride through the festival grounds. It’s a day full of imagination and unforgettable moments for our little festival-goers.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of the excitement! The Florida Winter Music Festival is happening at The Florida Sand Music Ranch in Brooksville, Florida, from December 14th to 17th. It’s your gateway to a thrilling experience. Secure your tickets and find all the essential details at FloridaWinterMusic.com. Join us in celebrating music and community! Get your tickets now and let the music sweep you into an unforgettable adventure!