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Happy Together Tour
Celebrating more than 50 Top 40 Hits from the 60s and 70s

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie

Music fans will be able to celebrate the amazing hits of the ’60s and ’70s when the Happy Together Tour comes to Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee for a one-night only show on Thursday, June 18.

The yearly summer tour will deliver over 50 solid gold hits alongside a top-notch multi-media production celebrating that unique time in culture and music.  The unprecedented lineup will include: The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay (former lead singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders), The Grass Roots, The Buckinghams and the Cowsills!

The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie are the headliners of Happy Together and started the tour thirty-one years ago.  Led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman, known as Flo & Eddie, The Turtles have sold over 40 million records worldwide.  Their hits include: Happy Together, She’d Rather Be With Me, Elenore, It Ain’t Me Babe and You Showed Me.

California rock act The Association is best known for the hits Along Comes Mary, Cherish, Windy and Never My Love.  One of the biggest acts of the 1960s, the group was also the leadoff band at 1967’s legendary Monterey Pop Festival.  The Association also performed on the first Happy Together tour in 1984.

Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere and the Raiders, made his mark with Kicks, Hungry, I’m Not Your Stepping Stone, Steppin’ Out, Good Thing, Indian Reservation, Arizona and many others.  Lindsay was the co-founder and lead singer of this seminal act from its inception in 1963 through 1975.  His voice is heard on all of the Raiders’ 16 Top 20 hits.

The Grass Roots dominated the radio during their heyday of 1967 – 1972 with their hits Let’s Live For Today, Midnight Confessions, Temptation Eyes and Sooner or Later and others.  They achieved two gold albums, one gold single and charted singles a total of 21 times.  Many an American soldier in south east Asia wrote letters home as Let’s Live For Today played in the background.  And their tribute to our troops, old and young, is inspired and inspiring.

The Buckinghams formed in 1966, and went on to become one of the top selling acts of 1967, including their #1 hit Kind of a Drag, and other hits Don’t You Care, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and Hey Baby, They’re Playing Our Song.  With 3 chart hits at one time on two labels, in 1967, Billboard Magazine named them “The Most Listened to Band in America.”  Carl Giammarese and Nick Fortuna also performed on Happy Together in 1985 and 2012.

The Cowsills is a family singing group and the original inspiration for television’s The Partridge Family.  Best known for songs like The Rain, The Park and Other Things, Hair, Indian Lake and Love American Style.  The Cowsills appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show and with Johnny Carson.  We are thrilled to welcome them to the Happy Together Family.

The Happy Together tour began in 1984, with The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Spanky & Our Gang and The Association.  The overwhelming response and love for the music has endured, and now the Happy Together Tour proudly continues the legacy it started 31 year ago.

Tickets are available for $65 to $79 in advance.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older.  Tickets can be purchased at the casino, charged by phone at 800-218-0007 or online at www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com and www.jaytv.com.

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Taste of the Beach!

Yucatan Bar & Grill at Taste of the Beach

Yucatan Bar & Grill at Taste of the Beach

The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that the 20th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held Sunday May, 3, 2015.  The popular food festival held on Fort Myers Beach will include approximately 20 restaurants plus a live on-stage concert featuring Jo List and Friends. 

With 3,500+ expected to attend, local restaurants will serve up samples of their best signature dishes available for purchase.  Celebrity judges will award restaurants with top Taste of the Beach Award honors in several categories including: Best Appetizer, Best Dessert, Best Beef or Veal Dish, Best Chicken Dish, Best Seafood Dish, Best Non-Meat, Best Decorated Booth, and People’s Choice.  Winners will be announced from the stage at 4 pm. 

Patrons will savor crab cakes, wings, seafood, BBQ, chicken, shrimp, pizza, sliders, desserts and much more.  Participating restaurants from years prior included: Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, Skip One Seafood’s, Royal Scoop, Castaway’s Bar and Grill, Matanzas on the Bay, Yucatan Beach Stand, Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill, Pinchers Crab Shack, Nemo’s on the Beach, Nervous Nellie’s Crazy Waterfront Eatery, Jolly Roger on the Beach, Beach Bums and Big Game Waterfront Grill to name a few.

Festival gates open at 11 a.m. and food will be served up until it runs out or until 5 p.m.  Tickets will be available on-site.  Food tickets are $1.00 each, with the average plate costing around $5.  Admission is $5 for adults and children over 12.  All children under 12 years will be free. 

– The 20th Annual Taste of the Beach will be held on May 3, 2015.  For more details on the event or the restaurants participating, visit www.tasteoffortmyersbeach.com!