Nationally Acclaimed Musicians, Billy Dean and Marvin Goldstein, Play FREE Concert at Cascades Park

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FRLA Communications Director
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The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is thrilled to be a sponsor of a FREE concert featuring country music star Billy Dean and internationally renowned pianist Marvin Goldstein on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at Cascades Park in Tallahassee. Tickets for the concert can be downloaded and printed from WCTV.TV or picked up at any of the four Tallahassee State Bank locations. While the concert is free, donations are encouraged. The concert will benefit Honor Flight Tallahassee, whose mission is to transport North Florida and South Georgia veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifices.

“The FRLA is delighted to sponsor this extraordinary concert and is excited to welcome nationally acclaimed local artists to pay tribute to our area’s many veterans,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “We are eager for the community to take advantage of this opportunity and urge all those attending to make a contribution to Honor Flight Tallahassee.”

The following concert schedule features performances by Billy DeanMarvin Goldstein, and the GOODWILL BAND under the direction of retired FAMU Marching Band Director Dr. Julian Earl White. The event will also include a special commemoration from, and for, special veteran guests. The public is invited to attend these free performances. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from local food-trucks.

Friday, December 5, 2014
6:45 p.m. – Performance by GOODWILL BAND under the direction of Dr. Julian White
7:30 p.m. – Performances by pianist Marvin Goldstein and country music star Billy Dean
8:30 p.m. – Commemoration from, and for, special veteran guests
9:30 p.m. – Concert concludes, followed by an opportunity to meet the artists and the composer

Cascades Park
1001 South Gadsden Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301

The concert is also sponsored by VISIT FLORIDA, Prime South Properties, Tallahassee State Bank, the Tallahassee Democrat, GOODWILL, WCTV, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. GMC, and Smith and Thompson Law Firm

Please go to for the official schedule. For Cascades Park parking information, click here.

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