By Michelle Colesanti

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the lovely fall evenings listening to free live music while helping to make a difference in the community. Once again, Newland Communities will hold its annual Concerts for a Cause at both FishHawk Ranch in Lithia and in Waterset, located in Apollo Beach. These popular concerts will support Seeds of Hope, a non-profit organization founded by FishHawk Ranch resident Leda Eaton, and Feeding America Tampa Bay, the area’s leading food bank, which provides food to over 700,000 people in West Florida, including Hillsborough County. Also this year, donations will help to support Newsome High School Band’s March to Macy’s.

When you come to enjoy the bands, please bring a non-perishable food item to help area families who are in need. During the fall concerts last year, over 17,000 meals were collected thanks to the generosity from the community.

“Our Concerts for a Cause have become one of the most popular events in the area, attracting not just residents, but neighbors from surrounding communities as well. Each year, we’re overwhelmed with the generosity of our concertgoers who realize the need for meals in our community and always step up to the challenge while enjoying an evening of great music,” said Lynda McMorrow, marketing manager at Waterset by Newland Communities.

Some of the best bands in the Bay area will perform. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

FishHawk Ranch concerts will be held in Central Park at 14215 Barrington Stowers Dr. in Lithia on Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m.: September 17 – Eye Candy, October 1 – Raydio, October 16 – Frequency, October 29 – Fall Festival featuring Lovestruck Robot, and November 5 – C’Nergy.

Waterset concerts will be held Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. at The Lakeside, 7250 Parkshore Dr. in Apollo Beach: September 16 – Lovestruck Robot, September 23 – Raydio, September 30 – Frequency, October 7 – C’Nergy, October 14 – Eye Candy.

On Saturday, October 22 Waterset will hold its Fall Festival featuring Stormbringer from 6-9 p.m.

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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.