Enjoy weekly music nights at Babcock Ranch
Submitted by Caffrey & Associates
BABCOCK RANCH — Babcock Ranch, the solar powered town being built by Kitson & Partners in Charlotte County off State Road 31 north of the Lee County Civic Center, is inviting the public to enjoy twice a week free live music performances at the band shell at Founders Square, the 13-acre lakefront green in the heart of the new town’s downtown district. Everyone is welcome. Tuesday Night Live every Tuesday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the Saturday Concert Series every Saturday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. offers a mix of performers and musical styles in a setting that is ideal for family members and friends of all ages to enjoy time together.
In addition to the band shell, Founders Square features a boardwalk on the banks of Lake Babcock, a children’s splash pad, picnic tables, and shady areas for relaxing. Menu and beverage specials will be available at the lakefront Table & Tap restaurant on the western edge of Founders Square. With its indoor and outdoor dining, beer garden, relaxed outdoor conversation areas set around fire pits, a selection of craft beers, a farm to table menu by Chef David Rashty, and friendly service, Table & Tap has quickly become a preferred destination since opening at the end of February. An 80-year old oak tree transplanted from the Babcock property provides a backdrop for the restaurant’s beer garden.
This coming Tuesday, April 25, soloist Harry Havery will enliven the evening with acoustic renditions of classic hits, rock, and country selections. Paul Allodi will showcase his extensive repertoire of multi-genre tunes on May 2. Singer/songwriter Mac Martin will perform his extensive list of folk and Americana tunes on May 9 and will be followed by a performance by the Mystic River band offering their unique brand of Texas red dirt country on May 16. With no performance scheduled for May 30 due to the Memorial Day holiday, Harry Havery will return with his acoustic sound to close out the month on May 23.
On Saturday, April 29, the seven member J3 Vocal Band will energize Founders Square with a familiar selection of classic hits. Mark your calendars for the classic sound of David C. Johnson’s solo renditions of Motown, blues, and funk hits that will be featured on May 6 and May 27. Harry Havery will perform his acoustic classic hits, rock, and country selections on May 11. The performer for Saturday, May 20 will be announced soon. Visit babcockranch.com for performance updates.