OCALA, FL, Jan. 31, 2014 /CNW/ - Country-music icon Willie Nelson will kick off his 2014 U.S. tour by performing to thousands of fans at Silver Springs State Park's Twin Oaks Amphitheatre on Saturday, February 1, 2014, announced Silver Springs Management CEO Bryan Fogelman.
"World class talent like Willie Nelson is the kind of live entertainment most suited for this landmark venue," says Fogelman, the veteran tourism development specialist helping to spearhead redevelopment efforts to restore the park's notoriety as one of Florida's premier ecotourism attractions. Home of the original glass bottom boat tours, Silver Springs is Florida's oldest tourist attraction dating back to 1878 during which time visitors flocked to the crystal clear spring waters to view native fish and fauna. Redevelopment efforts include the kayak and canoe concessions to allow visitors greater access and enjoyment of the waters, among other recreation amenities.
"Hosting Willie Nelson is just the first of a star studded lineup to be featured as we continue restoring this phenomenal central Florida resource," says concert sponsor BG Capital Group Chairman Bobby Genovese who joins Fogelman in the redevelopment effort. Based in Barbados, BG Capital Group has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, the Bahamas, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver.
"We are excited to be hosting such world class talent and to reunite area residents and visitors with this landmark location."
Concert doors open at 4 pm. Sasha Dobson will open at 6:45 pm and Willie Nelson & Band will hit the concert stage at 8 pm. Full food and beverage services available. Tickets are available at the gate or at Ticket Master: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Willie-Nelson-tickets/artist/732878
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