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6th Orange Blossom Revue Dec. 6-7 on the Shores of Lake Wailes

Barbecue, Craft Beer, Artisan Crafts and Music

Thousands of barbecue, craft beer and music lovers will converge on the shores of Lake Wailes this weekend for the 2019 Orange Blossom Revue.

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Lake Wales, the event runs from 4:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 and noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Admission is free and proceeds from food sales and raffles will support arts and education programs for Lake Wales area youth. The event, in its 6th year, grew out of an annual barbecue hosted by the club.

"Our small but mighty crew has put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this event and it will be one that will make the people of Lake Wales proud," according to Rotary Club President Rusty Ingley, who chairs the event with Reid Hardman.

The event features 10 food (BBQ & non-BBQ) and dessert vendors, nine incredible bands from (From Richmond to Nashville to Lake Wales and points in between), kids activities and more. The two fundraising raffles will be for a Green Mountain Daniel Boone Smoker, donated by Mannix Pools, benefiting Lake Wales youth arts & recreation programs (1 ticket $5 or 3 tickets for $10), and a custom Hopkins Guitar benefiting Sandy's Music Girls (1 ticket for $25).

Bears and Lions, a crowd favorite, especially for children, returns again this year. Band members dress in animal costumes and interact with the crowd. The event also includes artisan booths and a variety of food competitions.

The entertainment schedule for Friday, Dec. 6 includes:

4:30 p.m. LW Youth Musician Showcase (Hosted by Jade Keever)

6 p.m. Bears and Lions - Kids and adults alike, love this fun energetic group!

7:30 p.m. Seth Walker – Soulful and bluesy music direct from New Orleans

9 p.m. New Respects – Upbeat positive soul/rock/pop from Nashville

The entertainment schedule for Saturday, Dec. 7 includes:

12:30 p.m. Sandy's Music Girl Showcase

1 p.m. Dixie Jewels – Acoustic Music from some of Lake Wales finest teens

2 p.m. The Broke – Soulful three piece from Winter Haven

3:30 p.m. Hubo Bentley & Dim Crooked Fools – Raucous Rockabilly all the way from Lake Wales

5 p.m. West King String Band – Smokin' Bluegrass from America's Oldest City

6:30 p.m. Trongone Band – Original Southern Rock from Richmond, VA

8 p.m. Jill's Cashbox – Country music and southern rock classics from Winter Haven

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