New Beneficiary Partnership Announced: The Blossoms Charitable Foundation
LAKE WALES, FL – The Orange Blossom Revue is proud to announce the lineup for its 7th annual event taking place December 3-4, 2021 at the picturesque Lake Wailes Park in Lake Wales, Florida. The music and heritage festival located centrally between Tampa and Orlando will welcome celebrated folk ensemble The Wood Brothers, GRAMMY-winning bluegrass pickers The Steeldrivers, renowned singer/songwriter Hayes Carll, chart-climbing soul explosion Devon Gilfillian and more to the sunshine state this winter, with a special headliner to be revealed on May 3rd.
Coined in homage to Florida’s rich agricultural roots, The Orange Blossom Revue will celebrate the bounty of citrus, palmetto trees, and carefree lakeside living with two days of top-notch live music, local food vendors, and craft beer. Originally a community-led barbecue fundraiser hosted by the Lake Wales Rotary Club, The Revue now stands on its own as a beloved annual gathering, with a new beneficiary partnership launching this year.
Festival co-founder and Lake Wales native Rusty Ingley founded The Blossom Charitable Foundation to further promote the culture of Lake Wales and garner awareness for its growing arts scene. Proceeds from the festival will support the foundation’s mission of bringing accessible arts education and programming to
Central Florida’s tight knit community. Ingley shares, “My co-chair, Reid Hardman and I are hometown boys, and we want to share the charm and allure of Lake Wales with our fellow Floridians. This is a way we feel that we can give back to the community, and carry the tradition of celebrating the arts in our own backyard.”
With the specter of COVID-19, the fate of large gatherings is still largely uncertain, but event organizers remain hopeful that a late 2021 festival will be possible. The promise of an effective vaccine rollout leaves room for optimism, and Florida’s year round paradise-like climate is conducive for a winter event. Still, precautions will
be taken to ensure public safety, with contactless transactions, extra hand washing stations, and close communication with state health officials at the ready.
After a year long hiatus, Ingley and his team are ready to reunite with Orange Blossom Revue mainstays, and welcome new attendees to Lake Wales’ freshwater
shores. “We’re excited to continue building what we started, and look forward to giving people a dose of much needed live music and camaraderie after this difficult year. We hope that in doing so, people will walk away with a fond appreciation for our small town and make The Orange Blossom Revue an annual tradition.”
Known for its family friendly atmosphere, eclectic roster of musical talent, and spotlight on Florida’s homegrown culinary scene, The Orange Blossom Revue continues to grow as a top entertainment destination for locals and visitors alike. The festival will take place on December 3-4, 2021 at Lake Wailes Park (33 N Lake Shore
Boulevard, Lake Wales, FL 33853), with $70 weekend passes on sale starting Friday, March 5th at (10 AM EST??). For up-to-date information about Orange Blossom Revue including safety precautions, tickets, and VIP packages, visit www.orangeblossomrevue.com.
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