Calusa Palooza 2020, a daylong, family friendly, water-themed festival culminating with a double-header rock show from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 22, (save the date) in Centennial Park in downtown Fort Myers.
During the week prior to the Calusa Palooza festival and Concert for Clean Water, Keep Lee County Beautiful, in partnership with Calusa Waterkeeper, will spearhead the largest-ever cleanup of our waterways in our region’s history, from March 14-22. For more information on the cleanup call 239- 784-0880 or go to: www.signupgenius.com/go/805094aaaaa2ca4f49-calusa
The music headliner is an original national touring Eagles tribute band, 'Hotel California'. They have been playing Eagles hits since 1986, Also performing will be St. Petersburg favorites Elly and Company.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day starts in Centennial Park with a family friendly, educational activities themed around clean water fun, including a nature workshop, kayak and paddleboard races, paleontology exhibit, master naturalist
exhibit, boating safety training, fishing tutorial for kids, Calusa Waterkeeper Ranger testing demo, rowing demonstration (on-land), musical entertainment, even a live mermaid show. There will be vendors, food trucks and more.
Then at 4 p.m., the Concert for Clean Water will begin, a ticketed music festival 'Calusa Palooza' Elly and Company will play a plethora of country, rock, blues, ’60s surf and R&B music on the main stage from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the headlining Hotel California performing from 7 to 9 p.m. with food trucks, vendors and beer sales.
“Calusa Palooza has something for everyone,” said Calusa Waterkeeper executive director and event producer KC Schulberg. “We’re thrilled to bring the entire community together for fun activities and a rock concert along the waterfront, all to support clean water.”
Early bird tickets for the Concert for Clean Water featuring both rock bands are currently available, starting at $18 for general admission. The early bird $35 VIP tickets include access to front-of-stage seating. Chairs will be provided. The early bird $50 VIP Plus parking tickets include premium parking within 400 feet of the stage, plus front-of-stage seating and chairs. There is free admission for children under 10 years of age. To purchase tickets or for more information on the event: www.calusawaterkeeper.org. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.