Highlands Hammock announces March Blues Concert

Posted 3/19/24

The Backtrack Blues Band will bring their original, upbeat electric blues...

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Highlands Hammock announces March Blues Concert

The Backtrack Blues Band
The Backtrack Blues Band
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SEBRING — The Backtrack Blues Band will bring their original, upbeat electric blues to Highlands Hammock on March 23 when they play the Music in the Park concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Formed in 1980, Backtrack has played blues festivals all over the world. Founder Sonny Charles delivers great harmonica and vocals together with Kid Royal on lead guitar and a solid rhythm section featuring Little Johnny Walter on rhythm guitar, Stick Davis on bass and Joe Bencomo on drums. Musical influences include Paul Butterfield and early classic Chicago urban blues blended with a hearty mix of Texas roadhouse. The Backtrack Blues Band has performed with blues legends B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Greg Allman and Robert Cray. After this performance, the California Toe Jam Band will close the Music in the Park series when they play the final concert on April 20.

Concert admission is $10 per adult. Accompanied children 12 years and younger are free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and flashlights and enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Food and refreshments are provided by food vendors and the Hammock Inn concession. Pets are not permitted, so please, no dogs. Music in the Park concerts are sponsored by the Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park. Concert proceeds benefit park improvements. Park entry fees are waived after 6 p.m. Highlands Hammock State Park is located at 5931 Hammock Road in Sebring.

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