By Michelle Colesanti

Newland Communities is gearing up for another season of its popular Concerts for a Cause. Beginning in mid-September, both FishHawk Ranch and Waterset communities will host concerts featuring area bands such as Frequency, C’Nergy and Charlie Hotel.

The public is invited to attend and encouraged to bring non-perishable food items in lieu of admission.

According to Pam Parisi, director of marketing for Newland Communities, “To mark the fifth anniversary of Concerts for a Cause at FishHawk Ranch, the community has chosen Lithia-based Seeds of Hope as the beneficiary of donations. The non-profit organization, founded by FishHawk Ranch resident Leda Eaton, offers a food pantry for the surrounding areas of Lithia, Brandon and Valrico and also supplies weekend backpacks of food for low-income school children.“

Donations collected during concerts at Waterset will be distributed to Feeding America Tampa Bay, the area’s leading food bank, which provides food to more than 700,000 people in a 10-county area of West Florida, including Hillsborough County.

The FishHawk Ranch concerts will take place at FishHawk Ranch Central Park, located at 14215 Barrington Stowers Dr. in Lithia, and the concerts at Waterset will take place on The Great Lawn, the Lakeside at Waterset, located at 7012 Sail View Ln. in Apollo Beach. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, visit

Upcoming concerts include: On Saturday, October 3 at 6 p.m. at Waterset, The Superstars will have the crowd on their feet dancing with their energetic performance and Saturday, October 10 at 6 p.m. at FishHawk Ranch, Charlie Hotel brings its mix of pop music from the 70s to today.

On Saturday, October 17 at 5 p.m., Waterset will hold its Fall Festival. Bluestone Circle kicks off the festivities. The evening will feature a pumpkin patch, food trucks, face painting and a costume contest for children, adults and four-legged friends.

FishHawk Ranch will enjoy its Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24 at 5 p.m. Enjoy the development’s Fall Festival with music from Eye Candy along with food trucks, a pumpkin patch, face painting and a costume contest for children.

For more information on Newland Communities, visit

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.