Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road Presents Cruisin At The Capitol Weekend Presented By Culver’s
Ruth Eckerd Hall On The Road presents Cruisin at the Capitol Weekend on Sat., Feb. 17 and Sun., Feb. 18. Presented by Culver’s, the weekend kicks-off with the First Annual Clearwater Bike Fest from 5 – 9 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 17. Located on the 400-500 blocks of Cleveland St. in Downtown Clearwater, this free motorcycle event will feature a live concert by Robby Steinhardt and The Music of Kansas and Stormbringer. The Fifth Annual Cruisin’ At The Cap Street Party from noon to 5 p.m. on Sun., Feb. 18. This free classic car event will take place on the 300-400 blocks of Cleveland Street and the Downtown Clearwater waterfront. Reminisce over your favorite classic cars on display while enjoying an afternoon of live music with Reverend Barry & The Funk. Prizes will be awarded for choice cars.
On both days, food trucks and vendors will be serving a wide variety of freshly prepared specialty food and beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages that will be available for purchase. Culver’s will be serving free samples of their delicious frozen custard while supplies last. Concert goers are welcome to bring their lawn chairs to watch the concert. Parking is free and all ages are welcome.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register their motorcycles or cars for the event as space is limited. For more information and to register motorcycles and cars, please visit: https://www.rutheckerdhall.com/cruisin.
Performing a free concert on Saturday will be Robby Steinhardt, the original violinist, front man and singer from the band KANSAS (Dust in the Wind, Carry On Wayward Son, Play the Game Tonight, Point of Know Return). Robby has come out of retirement to form his own band Robby Steinhardt & The Music of Kansas, backed by Stormbringer. Boasting the very same members for the last 21 years, Stormbringer features soaring lead vocals, crisp four-part harmonies, thunderous drums, dramatic keyboards and crunching guitars in their hundred-plus song repertoire. Legendary Classic Rock heroes hire Stormbringer because the music is reproduced and performed with spot-on accuracy and jaw dropping precision.
Performing a free concert on Sunday afternoon will be Reverend Barry & The Funk, an 8-piece funk band that features a 3-piece horn section and is one of the fastest-rising “buzzworthy” acts in the state of Florida. Fueled by their recent #1 Global Position on Reverbnation’s Funk Charts after the release of their debut album SxyGdLuv, this 8-piece band is now headlining festivals and larger venues around the state. Featuring former GRAMMY®-nominated keyboardist Jayar Mack (from the Latin Jazz group CINTRON), GRAMMY®-nominated drummer Ray Williams (Erykah Badu, Stevie Wonder) and 8-time GRAMMY®-nominated vocalist Yaya Diamond (for her work with Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores), their high-energy performance features originals with a sound heavily influenced by Earth, Wind & Fire, Tower of Power, Commodores, Kool & the Gang, Prince, James Brown, Jackson 5, Rick James, Aretha Franklin and much more.