Cotee River Seafood Blues Festival & Boat Show 2015

16TH ANNUAL COTEE RIVER SEAFOOD, BLUES FESTIVAL  AND BOAT SHOW

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR APRIL 24, 25 and 26, 2015

Every year, on the fourth weekend in April, GNPRMS is host to the Cotee River Seafood Bluesfest  and Boat Show.  The 2014 event was a tremendous success – scroll through to see what it was all about! 2015 schedule of entertainment will be posted in January – while you wait, see what 2014 had in store……see you downtown!


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APRIL 2014: 15th Annual Cotee River Seafood Blues Festival & Boat Show:

Join Greater New Port Richey Main Street for an award winning event that combines a boat show with a seafood festival, blues concert, arts and crafts, and activities for the entire family to enjoy along the waterfront. New this year, the Cotee River Festival joins up with the Pasco Paddlepalooza in Port Richey, to showcase all the best of what makes West Pasco unique. Scheduled for Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27th the weekend kicks off with the True Oldies Friday night concert on the VOLKSWAGEN of NEW PORT RICHEY stage in Sims Park. The BLUES BY THE RIVER concert series on Saturday and Sunday features local and regional blues legends including TC Carr and the Bolts of Blue, The Steve Arvey Band and the Lauren Mitchell Band. Water and land shuttles will be available for festival attendees between locations all weekend.

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A whole WEEKEND of FUN!

Tasty seafood, beautiful boats, arts & crafts, “It’s Only Natural” Fine Art Show, Mermaids, Pirates and fishing and boating tips from the experts,  along with kid friendly activities makes it a great weekend for the whole family.  There will be a short break in the music on Sunday as the DUCKTONA 500 Duck Race splashes into the Cotee River.  Immediately after the winners are announced, live music wraps up the evening until 5pm on Sunday.

Admission to the festival is FREE

~ Festival Seating ~ No coolers allowed ~

  • Great Seafood and other tasty treats! Refreshing COLD BEER & WINE

  • Boat Show Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm featuring the latest in watercraft from  local dealers

  • Fishing and Boating tips from the experts at the ‘Salty Dog Seafaring Forum’ check the schedule on site

  • Classic Car Cruise-in Saturday 10am to 4pm hosted by Sunset Corvette Club

  • “It’s Only Natural” Fine Art Show Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm in Peace Hall, hosted by West Pasco Art Guild

  • MISS DAISY River Boat Tours Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm with Captain Ray Kelly at the helm.  View the historic homes of silent film stars and other luminaries.

  • “PIRATE MAGICIAN of St. Augustine” Master William Mayhem, a member of the Esteemed Order of Leviathan, performing three shows daily, Saturday and Sunday http://josephlosteen.com/mayhem.html

  • Beautiful Weeki Wachee MERMAIDS on site Saturday and Sunday for meet and greet and photo opportunity

  • Arts & crafts from jewelry to salsa and hand-crafted items nestled in the shade along the river banks Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm (vendors option to open Friday evening

  • KIDS ZONE with bounce houses, pony rides & petting zoo

  • 10th Annual Photography Contest winners sponsored by Pasco Camera Exchange, contest entrees on site Saturday, award presentation Saturday at 4:30 pm Main Stage

  • 1st Annual DUCKtona 500 Rubber Duck Race, Saturday 2pm presented by A.F.I.R.E of Pasco County.   Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and LAST Place winners – $5 Bucks per Duck

  • Blues by the River Concert live music Saturday and Sunday (see separate schedule)

  • Suncoast Blues Society booth on site all weekend

  • Werner Boyce Salt Springs Alliance State Park exhibit on display Saturday & Sunday

  • Sand Soldiers of America will be on site. In addition we will be collecting comfort items for our active duty military serving abroad (Click the link for a printable list of acceptable donation items).

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TRUE OLDIES Friday Night CONCERT on the VOLKSWAGEN of New Port Richey Stage

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm     The BOB HOPE BAND www.facebook.com/thebobhopeband

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm     CIRCLE SKY – www.facebook.com/CircleSky CS will be putting together another tribute show strictly as a musical tribute. They will be honoring the music of 1969, a year that saw some incredible music released –  for most bands of the time, it was either a great beginning, a climb up to the peak or a gracious swan song. 1969 had it all –  great concert festivals like Woodstock and Isle of Wight and some of the greatest music ever produced and performed. Circle Sky will be performing music from The Band, The Beatles, Chicago, The Allman Bros. Band, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Santana, etc and many more. Greater New Port Richey Main Street is very honored to be hosting Circle Sky’s final open air show – come on down and give them a GREATer New Port Richey ‘thank you’ send off!

9:30 pm  – 11:00 pm   U.S. STONES (Rolling Stones tribute band) www.facebook.com/usstones

BLUES BY THE RIVER CONCERT  on the VOLKSWAGEN of New Port Richey Stage

SATURDAY:

NOON – 1:00 pm  FRANC ROBERT “Ride the Iron Road” CD release celebration www.facebook.com/francrobertboxcartourists

1:00 pm  – 2:30 pm  FRESH CATCH BLUES CONTEST Winner:  Woody and The WoodTones

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm THE MIGHTY ONES w/MICHAEL MONARCH (formerly of Steppenwolf)  www.facebook.com/events/230920693760802/

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm TC CARR & the BOLTS OF BLUE w/Josh Nelms www.tccarr.com
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm THE STEVE ARVEY BAND http://stevearvey.com

9:00 pm – 10:30 pm THE LAUREN MITCHELL BAND www.laurenmitchellband.com

BE SURE TO COME TO COCKTAILS NPR FOR THE AFTER PARTY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

WITH GUITAR JOHN WHO WILL BE PERFORMING UNTIL 2:00 AM! http://cocktailsnpr.com/

SUNDAY:

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm FRANC ROBERT and the BOXCAR TOURISTS   http://www.francrobert.com     

2:00 pm BREAK: “DUCKtona 500 Rubber Duck Race”

Immediately following – 5:00 pm THE BLUE LIGHTNING BAND http://www.lightningblues.com/

All times are general & subject to change

*Fresh Catch Blues Contest tryouts were every Thursday at Cocktails NPR

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* Event Applications

Vendors & Boat Dealers here.

Pasco Camera Exchange  (PDF)

Amateur Photo Contest Application (PDF)

Event Staff Volunteer Application (PDF)

CLICK HERE FOR MAPS & DIRECTIONS

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YES, New Port Richey has FREE City Parking! Click here to see where.

Thank you to all of our 2014 Festival Sponsors

 Presenting Sponsors

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Bay News 9

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Beverage Sponsor:

Great Bay Distributors

Blues by the River Concert & Live Music sponsors

 

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Blackjack Media Group

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