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Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Anna Maria, Florida  -- Alongside some of the biggest names in music at the 78th Strawberry Festival this year - Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins - will be 11-year-old Jake Castro from Manatee County.

The local musician is a premier member of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation in Manatee County. Castro started playing guitar when he was just 6-years-old and has a special place in his heart for 50's and 60's Rock and Roll, Blues and Latin Rock.

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Local musician to perform at Strawberry Festival

Anna Maria, Florida -- Alongside some of the biggest names in music at the 78th Strawberry Festival this year -- Martina McBride, Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins -- will be 11-year-old Jake Castro from Manatee County.

The local musician is a premier member of the Del Couch Music Education Foundation in Manatee County. Castro started playing guitar when he was just 6 years old and has a special place in his heart for 50's and 60's Rock and Roll, Blues and Latin Rock.

Watch Sundance Film Festival movie in Bradenton

Watch Sundance Film Festival movie in Bradenton

Bradenton, Florida -- You have the chance to see the Sundance Film Festival entry "Coral: Rekindling Venus".

The South Florida Museum will present the limited-run Planetarium show at the Bishop Planetarium Theater through Sunday, Feb. 17.

You also have the chance to discuss the movie and explore coral conservation issues with local researcher, Dr. Kim Ritchie. She will offer insights into coral reef conservation issues like climate change, invasive species and the important role these animals play in the oceans.

See Monster Trucks for free this week!

See Monster Trucks for free this week!

Tampa, FL-- Hey monster truck fans! Before you see Monster Jam's massive machines wreck one another at Raymond James on January 19, you may want to see them up close and personal, and for free!

The stars of the show will be spending time at various stores throughout the Tampa Bay area on Friday, January 18, and you're invited to check out the trucks and meet the drivers.

Tickets on sale now for the 2012 Bradenton Blues Festival

Tickets on sale now for the 2012 Bradenton Blues Festival

Bradenton, Florida -- Bradenton's getting ready for the blues. On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Realize Bradenton will host the 2012 Bradenton Blues Festival, a family-friendly day of inspired blues music, food and art at the redesigned Riverwalk, along the Manatee River in downtown Bradenton.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.BradentonBluesFestival.org.