The third Friday of the month and time for music in the greenhouse. Enjoy live music at one of the most unique scenic and historical sites in our county. Sacred Lands is a waterfront botanical garden with peacocks. Come enjoy food and live music in the air conditioned Greenhouse building. Our February featured-artist will be folk troubadour, DOUG SPEARS who will perform at 7:30 p.m. There is a $15.00 admission. A healthy homemade meal is available for purchase separately for $8.00. Gates open at 7:00 p.m.
Popular on the stages of listening rooms, house concerts and folk festivals across the country, DOUG SPEARS is the finest blend of songwriter, musician and storyteller. A seasoned performer and nationally touring troubadour, Spears has invested more than 40 years developing his distinctive craft and audiences are captivated by Doug’s easy, homespun stage presence, quick wit, fascinating stories and lush musical performances. Doug’s fifth generation Florida roots flow through his music revealing the history, experiences and perspectives that have defined his life. His songs reach out like picture postcards that go straight to the heart of audiences of all ages and don’t let up from start to finish. His work has been recognized with awards over the past 25 years by publications and organizations from Billboard to the Will McLean Foundation. Doug’s song, “Break Some Stones,” from his 2007 album of the same name, was published by American Songwriter Magazine in their August / September 2007 issue. The International Acoustic Music Awards selected “Yellow Butter Moon” from his album “Welcome Home” as runner up for the best new Country / Bluegrass song of 2010. His 2010 CD Release, Welcome Home, was heralded worldwide as one of the best acoustic music releases of 2010, appearing on the preliminary Grammy Ballot that year in three categories. Finishing in the top 40 albums of 2010 on the International Folk DJ Radio Charts, Welcome Home continues to receive airplay across the US, Canada, Australia and Europe. Often drawing comparisons to some of the best known and well-established artists of the genre Doug has carved a special niche for himself in the folk and Americana music scene.
For directions and parking info contact us at 727-367- 3592 or 347-0354. Sacred Lands parking entrance via 1700 Park Street N. and Elbow Lane, St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Take Park Street to Elbow Lane. (There is a JP Tavern sign on the corner where you turn.) Turn west towards boat ramp but then turn left before it into the big shell parking lot. For more information about Sacred Lands’ other events and weekly historic tours check the website calendar at www.sacredlandspreservationandeducation.org.