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Posted on: April 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] FREE Event – PLANES, TUNES and BBQ featuring the Seaplane-A-Palooza Fly-In


The City of Tavares 13th Annual PLANES, TUNES & BBQ will be held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 9th, 10th, and 11th in Wooton Park, Tavares. The family-friendly event features live music, a twilight airshow, seaplane competitions, BBQ, vendors, family fun zone, and more! We will be kicking off the festivities Friday evening with live music, BBQ, and merchandise vendors. Our first performer will be a local favorite, the Dallas Tyler Band. The Kennedy Wood Band will wrap up our show with their “must-see” performance. 

On Saturday, the savory smell of BBQ won’t be the only thing soaring through the air the seaplanes will be arriving to participate in our Seaplane-A-Palooza flying competitions.   You don’t want to miss the crowd's favorite “melon bomb drop” contest!  Following the contests, Derek Trull & Easy Street will bring you to your feet with a variety of soulful favorites.  The Kennedy Wood Band will then return to the stage before the AeroShell Aerobatic team take flight in the twilight sky. Jaws are sure to drop! After the fireworks, move your eyes to the stage and get ready for the roaring energy and unique, bluesy rock ‘n roll, southern soulful style of A Thousand Horses performing their hits “Smoke”, “(This Aint No) Drunk Dial”, “A Song to Remember” and “Preachin to the Choir”! 

Friday, April 9th: 4 pm – 9 pm

BBQ, Food & Merch Vendors

Live Music: Dallas Tyler Band (4 pm – 7 pm) Kennedy Wood Band (7:30 pm)

Saturday, April 10th: 10 am – 10 pm

  • BBQ, Food & Merch Vendors (10 am – 10 pm)
  • Fun Zone in Tavares Square (interactive games for all ages, trackless train) (12 pm – 7 pm)
  • Seaplane Contests (11 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Live Music - Derek Trull & EasyStreet
  • Live Music - Kennedy Wood Band (6:15 pm)
  • Twilight Airshow featuring the AeroShell Aerobatic Team (7:50 – 8:15 pm)
  • Fireworks (8:15 pm)
  • Headline Act: A Thousand Horses (8:30 pm)

Sunday, April 11th: 

  • Jones Brothers Seaplane Bingo (11:30 am – 1 pm)


About A Thousand Horses:

At the crossroads of dyed-in-the-wool country, Southern soul, and bluesy rock ‘n’ roll, A Thousand
 Horses kick up dust and ride forward. The two-time ACM Award-nominated Nashville quartet—Michael Hobby [vocals], Bill Satcher [guitar], Zach Brown [guitar], and Graham DeLoach [bass]—has quietly emerged as a Platinum phenomenon with 100 million+ streams, sold-out shows, and acclaim by Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Boot and more. The band made an impact right out of the gate with the Platinum-certified debut single “Smoke,” which reached No.1 on both the Mediabase and Billboard Country Airplay charts. The track is off their debut album Southernality, which peaked at No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and features their follow-up single “(This Ain’t No) Drunk Dial.” The boys have toured alongside the likes of Jason Aldean and Lynyrd Skynyrd in addition to packing houses on their own. At the top of 2020, they ignited their next chapter on GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound imprint in partnership with Elektra Records. Previewing their forthcoming full-length album Let The Band Play On, A Thousand Horses shared “Drinking Song” and “Livin’ My Best Life,” with Rolling Stone touting both among its “10 Best Country, Americana Songs to Hear Now” as well as declaring the record as one of the “Most Anticipated Albums of the Year.” They pave the way for the album with their current single “A Song to Remember.” Recorded during quarantine, this anthem builds towards an incendiary guitar solo and an intoxicating chorus that is meant to be chanted aloud in bars, clubs, arenas, and beyond. Let The Band Play On arrives soon.


About the AeroShell Aerobatic Team

Founded in 1984, the AeroShell Aerobatic Team performs tight, awe-inspiring formation aerial maneuvers in front of millions of airshow fans all over North America. With Mark Henley, team lead; Bryan Regan, right-wing; Steve Gustafson, left-wing; and Jimmy Fordham, slot; this four-ship of T-6 Texan aircraft perform a series of loops, rolls, and bomb bursts in close formation for a classic aerobatic routine.


About the Kennedy Wood Band:

The Kennedy Wood Band is a collaboration between Dave Kennedy and Andy Wood. Dave Kennedy has spent years developing his craft with a voice big enough to grab your attention and songs great enough to hold it.  In 2018, Kennedy was hand-picked by Grammy winner, Travis Tritt, to be on his team to compete on the USA Network’s “Real Country” also featuring Shania Twain and Jake Owen. You may have also seen him touring with Drake White. Andy Wood has been the lead guitarist and played with many bands before including Rascal Flatts, LoCash, and Scott Stapp of Creed. He’s a Multi-instrumentalist starting at the young age of 5 on the Mandolin. He comes from musical roots and his first love is bluegrass which led him to win several bluegrass competitions. When Andy was 20, he became aware of rock guitarists like Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and in no time, he picked up an electric guitar and developed his own style. At age 22 he entered guitarmegeggadon national competition and won. Andy now has his own signature series of Suhr guitars. Dave and Andy Joined forces along with Ben Ellar and Andy Campbell to form the Kennedy Wood Band. 


About Derek Trull & EasyStreet:

EasyStreet is Not a Rock Band, Country Band, or Blues Band! If you like the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Commodores, Keith Urban, Bill Withers, Prince, Elvis, Kid Rock, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Delbert McClinton, Tracy Chapman, Los Lonely Boys, Stevie Wonder, BB King, Brooks & Dunn, Tab Benoit, Chris Stapleton, The Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Elton John, Joe Cocker, Joe Bonamassa, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, Bob Seger - you will love the variety of music delivered by EasyStreet. EasyStreet is 4 Outstanding Musicians who have played all over the world, and make Central Florida their home.  With Lead Vocals and 4 Part Harmonies and Arrangements that will bring you to your feet.


About the Dallas Tyler Band:

Dallas Tyler Band, a well-renowned Music Band, is made up of a talented team of creative musicians and Dallas Tyler a Central Florida Recording Artist. Based in Central Florida they put on live performances and musical arrangements.


Seating is limited / Bring a chair or blanket
 Parking available in the parking garage @ 200 N. Sinclair Ave.

For more info visit or follow the event on Facebook. 


WHEN:           Friday, April 9th: 4 pm – 9 pm

                        Saturday, April 10th: 10 am – 10 pm

                        Sunday, April 11th: 11:30 am – 1 pm


WHERE:         Wooton Park, Tavares

                        100 E. Ruby Street

                        Tavares, FL 32778


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