| Edgar Winter|
Come out and enjoy the fun at the Punta Gorda Block Party on April 20, 2013. A Family Affair ... Ongoing for 27 years. This year's headliner is national recording star Edgar Winter, an acclaimed singer, musician and songwriter whose music encompasses genres from blues to jazz to rock and pop. He’s been a pioneer in the industry for more than 40 years. Popular local and regional bands will still be playing from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m., including reggae favorite Democracy and local attractions like The BoogieMen and American Made.
The 2013 Block Party will all be located north of Marion Avenue on the old Punta Gorda Mall property and extending west to Sullivan Street and north to Harborside Drive and the Event Center. Marion will have its normal traffic flow, since it won’t be closed off. As always, the children’s area on Sullivan Street will be jammed with youngsters enjoying the games and shows, loads of vendors will serve up low-priced food, and the beer and wine are the cheapest around.
Best of all, you can attend this special community event with your family for next to nothing. Entry will be only ONE DOLLAR; of course more will be accepted. We want everybody to be able to come and have a good time.
Since its inception in 1987 to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary and promote the rejuvenation of downtown, helping charities has been paramount. It’s become a principal or even the biggest source of funding for nonprofits, service organizations, schools, youth and school sports teams, which have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.
Punta Gorda Block Party
April 20, 2013