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Music at the Mounds
Location: 13810 Waterfront Drive, Pineland, Florida

MUSIC AT THE MOUNDS!!! Come and enjoy a whole day's buffet of music, and visit with archaeologists who are rediscovering Southwest Florida's past.

MUSIC AT THE MOUNDS will be held in Pineland, Florida, on the grounds of the Randell Research Center, location of an internationally significant archaeological site occupied by the Calusa Indians as early as 2,000 years ago. Bring your lawn chair, settle in, and enjoy the day.

This exciting one-day music festival will benefit the non-profit Randell Research Center. The Center is a research and education program of the Florida Museum of Natural History. The Center also hosts the popular Calusa Heritage Trail, an educational walking trail voted Pine Island’s “best tourist attraction” for the past three years.

MUSIC AT THE MOUNDS will consist of professional groups playing a wide spectrum of musical offerings. Dixieland jazz will be provided by the popular PALM CITY DIXIELAND BAND. Bluegrass fans will tap their toes to the BLUEGRASS PARLOR BAND. The versatile and crowd-pleasing SUZANNE LANSFORD will entertain with her violin stylings. Local favorites DEB & THE DYNAMICS will play music from the 60s through the 80s. As an additional treat, young musicians from North Fort Myers High School will showcase their talents. The mix is certain to provide a taste for every musical palate.

MC for the event is the charismatic Jim Syoen, senior weathercaster for FOX 4 television. The program will start at 10:00 A.M. and end at 5:30 P.M. The main stage will provide eight 45-minute sessions by professional musicians to delight the audience.

Patrons will be free to move about the site as they desire. Food vendors and representatives of community organizations will be in attendance.

Randell Research Center archaeologists will be on hand to explain the valuable work being performed by scientists of the Florida Museum of Natural History, and an archaeological dig will be open for inspection by the public.

Your price for the entire day's entertainment is only $20 per person (children under 10 free). Advance tickets are available from service clubs and retail establishments (see list below). For further information, call D.L. Havlin, Chairman, Music at the Mounds, at 239-994-0366 or the RRC at 239-283-2157.


Where do we get tickets?
Tickets may be purchased in advance at any of the following locations:

Matlacha Menagerie & Cafe 4604 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, 33993, 239-282-0099; contact: Linda Solinger

First Note Music, 461 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, 33990, 239-573-3636; contact: Warren Baxter

F.I.S.H. 239-283-7862; contact: Rick Roane

Rainbow Records,2113 Del Prado Blvd S, Cape Coral, 33990, 239-458-4000; contact:Bryan/Jane Roberts

Southwest Capital Bank, 5551 Sunset Lane, St James City, 33945, 239-283-1480; contact: Elsie Stearns

Southwest Capital Bank, 1520 Broadway, Ste 107, Ft Myers,33901

Southwest Capital Bank,12670 Creekside Ln, #101, Ft Myers, 33919, 239-283-1480, contact: Riverwalk Corporate Center

Beacon of Hope, 5465 NW Pine Island Rd, Bokeelia, 239-282-0394; contact: Betsy Hazenmeyer

Mike & Peaches, 8482 Stringfellow Rd, St James City, 33956, 239-558-5042; contact: Dennis Havlin 239-283-3975

Vickie Miller, 239-558-8026

Little Lillie's Deli, 10700 Stringfellow Rd, Bokeelia, 33922, 239-282-9264; contact: Robin Lilly

Calusa Heritage Trail Gift Shop, 13810 Waterfront Dr, Pineland, 33945, 239-283-2157; contact: Michael Wylde

Koucky Gallery, 5971 Bayport Rd, Bokeelia, 33922, 239-283-4414; contact: Chuck Koucky

Randell Research Center Office, contact: Linda Heffner, 239-283-2062

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, 352-273-1917; contact: Bill Marquardt

ICAN Junction 13971 N. Cleveland Av, N Ft Myers, 33903, 239-997-4226; contact: Vince Marcucci, United Plaza

Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, 3640 Pine Island Rd, Matlacha, 33945, 239-283-0888; contact: Lisa

North Ft Myers High School; contact: Kara Hillman, 239-458-7550

contact: Wanda Heit, Lee Memorial Hospital, 239-772-6553
contact: Carol Robb, 239-283-7633
contact: Jayne Parker
contact: Kramost
contact: M Fiore
contact: C Reilly

Shell Factory, 2787 Tamiami Trail, N Ft Myers, 33903, 239-462-8283; contact: Kathy

When do the gates open? Gates open at 9 AM. Music starts at 10 AM.

Is seating reserved? No. Patrons should bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Seating is open-air, so folks may want to wear hats and consider using sunscreen.

Are coolers allowed? Yes, but food consumption is restricted to designated areas so as not to infringe on the pleasure of other attendees.

Is alcohol allowed on site? No. However, the Tarpon Lodge across the street offers alcoholic beverages. Once admitted, patrons will be issued wristbands, and may come and go as they wish.

Will refreshments be available? Yes, food and drink vendors will be on site.

Will the event have a permit? Yes, all safety, health, and traffic concerns will be addressed. Adequate restroom facilities will be assured.

Who gets the proceeds? Beyond the expense for entertainment and other direct costs that cannot be obtained through donation, ALL monies go to the NON-PROFIT groups: the Randell Research Center and the music departments of participating high schools. A portion of your ticket purchase price is tax deductible.

How do we find the site? A map can be downloaded at http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/rrc/images/2004rrcmap.jpg or you can call the Center at 239-283-2157.

How about lodging for out-of-towners? The historic Tarpon Lodge, located right across the street from the event, is offering a 15% discount to those who mention Music at the Mounds. Call 239-283-3999 or visit http://www.tarponlodge.com/home/. Other lodging may be located by calling the Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce at 239-283-0888 or by visiting http://www.pineislandchamber.org/ .

What is the Randell Research Center? The Randell Research Center is a research and education facility dedicated to learning and teaching the archaeology, history, and ecology of Southwest Florida. It is located in the community of Pineland, located on Pine Island, just northwest of Fort Myers, Florida, on a 50+ acre archaeological site occupied for more than 2,000 years. To view a short introductory video about the Randell Research Center, please visit: http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/RRC/movies/RRC_orientation.mov . The Center depends on memberships, donations, and income from special events such as Music at the Mounds to fund its research and education programs. Please visit our web site at www.flmnh.ufl.edu/RRC .


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