PIRATESON THE PROMENADE
PIRATESON THE PROMENADE
Last year’s event was a great success and we’re looking forward to this year’s Pirates on the Promenade themed event. If you didn’t make it out, check out the gallery and see what you missed. We hope to see everyone there.
What’s The BIG Event?
The BIG Event Lakeland is a free music fest featuring local businesses, makers and delicious food! The event kicks off with the Red Ribbon Run Corporate Award and the Watson Clinic Poster Contest Award, immdediately followed by a special Salute to Veterans by Green Contruction. Then enjoy non-stop entertainment! Celebrate the best of Lakeland at this FREE music fest!
The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce in partnership with InnerAct Alliance and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay present the second annual BIG Event Lakeland – and theme Pirates on the Promenade for 2017. The iconic and historical Frances Ford Langford Promenade at Lake Mirror Amphitheatre is the perfect backdrop for local fun on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM!
November 11, 2017
4PM to 10PM at Lake Mirror Amphitheatre
Free event open to the public featuring live performances, food and a good time.
Live Musical Performances Featuring:
Hailing from Central Florida, Brian Sutherland joins us for a second year performing at The Big Event. He is an eclectic songwriter with a lot to say. His style can be characterized as Americana, Florida-Folk and Alt-Country. Playing several instruments including cello and guitar, Sutherland covers a lot of music ground when performing.
B4U are a high energy cover band, and have been together since 2010 – 5 piece setup, 2 guitars, drums, bass and lead vocal. Our main focus is to engage, get people up, dancing, smiling and hanging out with us. The band is very diverse, and we like to keep the crowd guessing as to what song might come next.
Fount is an 8 piece Americana/Folk band from Lakeland, Florida who began in 2015 as a songwriting project for Jeremy Hearn and Tosh Sargeant. Soon after, Fount included 6 other musician friends; Joel Vislay, Billy Cambers, Yaneiri Tavares, Jonathan Gautier, Joey Cambers and Josh Dampier.
Jazza-Nova plays vibrant Samba and fluid Bossa Nova with a slight jazz flavor. They call this distinctive blend Brazilian Jazz. It sounds familiar when you hear it even if you haven’t heard it before. In the Central Florida region, they are arguably the masters of this genre.
Events, Entertainment & Activities:
4:00 PM - Red Ribbon Corporate / CEO Morning-Run & Award
Red Ribbon Corporate Run / CEO Run in the morning at Lake Mirror. Compete against last year’s winner Allen & Company of Florida, and their team “Phat Assets,” for the coveted traveling trophy! BIG Event kicks off with the presentation of this award.
4:30 PM - Salute to Veterans
Honor our veterans at our Salute to Veterans organized with the help of the Rotary Club of Lakeland North and sponsored by Green Construction with special appearance by Dennis Mason. This special ceremony will honor those who have served in our Armed Services and have fought to protect our freedoms.
BIG Event Poster Contest
Enter the Watson Clinic BIG Event Poster Contest with Pirates on the Promenade theme – open to all ages! The $350 award check will be presented to the winner immediately following the Red Ribbon Run Award.
Explore, learn, shop & eat at the Expo with food, business, makers and non-profits! The Expo will provide an opportunity for face-to-face time with others in the community. Local restaurants will offer lots of great options for food & drink. Come and mingle. Register now!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay in partnership with the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce and the Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally, celebrate our local county-wide food scene and bring awareness to the impact BBBS has for youth and the community. Vote your favorites in our “Little Bites” Challenge! Details at the BBBS Tent!
Pirates on the Promenade Costume Contest
Compete in the Pirates on the Promenade Costume Contest by CPS Investment Advisors! Come claim ye award for donning your finest pirate attire. It’s time for you landlubbers to start thinking about what you’ll wear.
Available throughout downtown Lakeland, including street and garage parking. Lake Mirror is only a short walk from anywhere within the downtown core.
The Big Event
Please clean up after your pet.
Clean and Green
Keep the area clean and remember to recycle.
Weapons are prohibited unless registered with permit to carry.
No Alcoholic Beverages
No alcoholic beverages can be brought into the event. Beer & wine may be purchased at the event and must be consumed within the event footprint. Proper ID required.
To advertise in our Official Program, please contact Rebecca by email or by phone at (863) 688-8551 x 229