Monday, October 29, 2012

Comedy & Magic at Cody's on 4th in downtown Mount Dora

Sounds of the BIG Bands with the Mount Dora Jazz Orchestra

Monday, October 8, 2012


SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
Contact:  Nancy Howell, Executive Director (352) 383-2627
A Special Tribute Performance During Craft Fair Weekend
Plus Free Music in Donnelly Park
MOUNT DORA: James Taylor fans line up for tickets! The Mount Dora Music Festival proudly welcomes FIRE and RAIN, The James Taylor Experience to the Mount Dora Community Center, Saturday, October 27th, at 7:30 p.m. during the Mount Dora Craft Fair weekend.
This professional touring band features Greg Pitts, a Taylor look-a-like, performing amazing vocals and brilliant guitar work in a tribute concert to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree James Taylor. Since being signed by the Beatles to their Apple Records label in 1968, Taylor’s timeless hits have captured generations of fans for over four decades. The popular singer, songwriter and musician has sold more than 40 million albums including 13 Top Ten LPs, and won more than 40 gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, as well as five GRAMMY Awards.
FIRE and RAIN celebrates Taylor’s music by showcasing his greatest hits such as Something In The Way She Moves, Carolina In My Mind, Sweet Baby James, Fire and Rain, Country Road, You’ve Got A Friend, Don’t’ Let Me Be Lonely Tonight, Walking Man, How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Mexico, Shower The People, and many more familiar tunes.  
Pitts grew up on Taylor’s music and had a fortuitous meeting with the performer at a West Point, New York concert in the early 80’s. This personal encounter led Pitts to spend years learning and perfecting Taylor’s distinctive finger-picking style which he incorporates into his live touring performances throughout the country and abroad. This top-notch musician brings years of experience playing in multiple acts and tribute bands, and he will have you singing along to the songs we have all come to know and love.
“Greg Pitts is a favorite of the Music Festival,” says executive director Nancy Howell. “Those who attended last February’s event may recall the band Alter Eagles – The Ultimate Tribute to The Eagles. They packed the house. They were so impressive and such crowd-pleasers we just had to bring them back for another show. Greg and the band are sure their fans are going to love this show just as much.”
Tickets for FIRE and RAIN are $25 advance, $30 at the door and $35 reserved and can be purchased online at, by calling the festival hotline at (352) 385-1010, or in person at the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce and Donnelly Euro Footwear.
Additionally, the Mount Dora Music Festival and the Mount Dora Craft Fair have partnered to present Free Music in Donnelly Park. This lawn concert beginning at 11 a.m. features Evans Acoustic Trio performing tunes from 40’s swing, 50-60's Motown, popular country, and 60-70's pop. At 1 p.m. from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, Kool Vibes Reggae Band plays the steel drum music of Bob Marley, Mighty Sparrow, Dennis Brown, and the Burning Flames. Performing a selection of toe-tapping bluegrass music, The Florida State Bluegrass Band, a national touring group, wraps up the afternoon entertainment beginning at 3 pm.
For more information on all concert events, please visit our website at or call (352) 383-2627.

29th Annual Mount Dora Fall Craft Fair, 2013 - Parking and Shuttle Information for the Public

Saturday & Sunday, October 26 & 27, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m daily

For GPS use 510 N. Baker St., Mount Dora, FL  32757

Parking at the Mount Dora Craft Fair

Additional transportation/parking:

a. Town Parking:

· Local Churches, Banks & private homes will offer parking spaces in the area within a block or    two of the event area.

· These locals typically charge $5 - $10 to park

* First National Bank of Mount Dora (7th Ave. & Donnelly St.) Click Here for a Map  

* United Methodist Church Parking Area (5th Ave. & Grandview St.) Click Here for a Map

* First Presbyterian Church of Mount Dora (6th Ave. & Alexander St.) Click Here for a Map

Drive the streets around the event area to locate Mount Dora citizens offering parking.

Limited free street parking is available for those that get to town early enough. This parking is available north of 6th Avenue all the way out to 12th Avenue.  Click Here for Area Map of Streets for Parking

 b. Handicap Parking with Proper Credentials:

* Free Handicap Parking in the Mount Dora City Hall Parking Lot (Tremain St. & 5th Ave.) Click Here for a Map

* Free Handicap Parking between 4th Ave. & 3rd Ave. on Baker St. Click Here for a Map

* Paid Handicap Parking Lot on the corner of 5th Ave. & Alexander St. Click Here for a Map

Craft Fair Shuttle Information/General Parking

1. Mount Dora High School Parking Lot (click for map)

-  Bus/Shuttle Service to event area

- Town Drop-off is at Tremain & Fifth Avenue

- Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm (1/2 hour after close of show)

- Large Parking Lot (4 to 5 block walk to the event area)

- Will have 3 - 4 busses running at all times. Busses will fill and go.

2. Golden Triangle Shopping Center – (click for map) Golden Triangle on Old hwy 441

- Town Drop-off is at Alexander & Fifth Avenue

- Time 9:30am – 5:00 pm

- Smaller lot –

- The LAST bus will leave the event area to the parking lot at 5pm

3. Christian Home & Bible School  (click for map) 301 West 13th Avenue

Mount Dora, FL (by cemetery)

- Town Drop-off is at Donnelly & 7th Ave (by post office)

- Fairly quick turnaround – travel time = 6 -7 minutes from school to post office

4. Ice House Theater Unser (click for map) & 11th Ave

- Town Drop-off is also at Tremain & Fifth Avenue

- They typically use Waterman Village shuttles donated by FL Waterman Hospital

- Only 2 shuttles

All shuttles & locations above are the only authorized shuttles for this event.

All shuttles cost $5 for roundtrip

Multiple signs will be posted at pickup & drop off locations. Please be sure to board

the correct bus or shuttle.

Strollers are ok on the shuttles

No dogs unless they are service dogs. No dogs are allowed within the Craft Fair area.

This post was written by regular contributor, Rori Paul. Rori is a travel writer and blogger.

Lakeside Inn Event Calendar - October

Lakeside Inn Events & Happenings for the month of October

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Night for the Scot - A Celebration of Celtic Music & Dance

Get your tickets NOW for what will certainly be a "night to remember" in the Mount Dora Community Building with the Dynamic Celtic Band Seven Nations, Celtic Dancing choreographed by Kathryn Austin of the Centre of Dance & Performing Arts of Winter Garden and the Megan Lightfoot - Caitlin Brown duo know as Violin Squared.

Tickets are only $15.00 in advance online. $20.00 for VIP seating - limited number.

Click here to BUY tickets online NOW

Click the poster for advance tickets

Click to hear the sounds of Seven Nations