Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Big Cypress Reservation 117th Year Anniversary Concert Featuring Country Legend Sara Evans

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In celebration of 117 years of growth and survival the Seminole Tribe Invites Sara Evans, singer, song writer of the lead single A Little Bit Stronger to be the Headliner at Big Cypress Reservation Anniversary Celebration May 3, 2013.

Multi-platinum country music legend Sara Evans will perform on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Junior Cypress Rodeo Arena, highlighting the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Big Cypress Reservation 117th Anniversary Celebration. Other musical entertainment includes Morgan Frazier, Blackjack Billy, TY Redd Gang and Osceola Brothers.    

Concert will start Friday May 3rd at 5 pm. Admission to concert will be $35 and tickets are currently on sale at Tickemaster.com and all South Florida Ticketmaster locations. Tickets will also be on sale at Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds the day of the event. Parking for the event is $5.    

On behalf of Councilman “Mondo” Tiger, the Big Cypress community and the Seminole Tribe of Florida the celebration will begin on May 3, 2013 at 10AM, gates open at 9:30AM and continue through May 4th with free admission to the public. Both days will be packed with activities including a grand entry presentation, clothing contest, Seminole Okalee Indian Village gator wrestling & critter show, live flute music, a performance by the Seminole Stomp dancers and Northern Tribes dancing exhibition. Carnival rides will also be available throughout the rodeo grounds, children twelve and up will have to pay an admission cost of $10, admission cost for children between the ages of five and twelve will be $5, children five and under will be free of charge. Food vendors will also be available throughout the day, for those vendors who are interested in selling food or drinks please visit http://www.bigcypresscelebration.com and download the vendor application.

Friday:
Pre-concert entertainment will begin at 5:30PM with Ty Redd Gang a local band taking the stage followed by the up and coming Osceola Brothers, a band of three brothers’ ages twelve, fourteen, and sixteen, from the Seminole Tribe of Florida at 6:15PM.

Morgan Fraizer will open the concert at 6:45PM. Morgan Fraizer wrote her first song, “Gates of Heaven,” at age seven. It was a fitting title for a young girl whose first audience was her church congregation. With a background in singing Gospel music, a passion for country music, and a smile that can capture a room, Morgan Frazier has quickly made a name for herself and has become one of Music Row’s rising stars. Her remarkable journey began in a small Texas town, and she made her way to Nashville by literally going door-to-door and never losing faith.

The evening’s second opener Blackjack Billy will take the stage at 7:30PM. When Blackjack Billy met in January of 2011, they had no idea that less than a year later they would be creating and molding a sound that Nashville had never heard; a sound that Nashville desperately needed. It was, and is, a perfect mixing pot. Blackledge, hailing from Madison, MS, brought the blues, soul, country and melody. Billings, hailing from Kennett, MO stirred in the rock, more country, hip-hop, and beat. Our evenings headline performer, country music legend Sara Evans will take the stage at 8:30PM.

About Sara Evans:
Since emerging in the late 1990s, Sara Evans has enjoyed a prolific recording career. She has sold nearly 6 million records and landed five No. 1 country singles, including the self-penned Born to Fly. Her latest album, Stronger, debuted on Billboard's chart of top country albums when it was released in March 2011.

Before releasing Stronger, Evans had been out of the spotlight for six years. Away from the spotlight, much has happened to Evans, she weathered a high profile divorce, yet focused on her three children, took time to heal and found love again with football-star-turned-sportscaster Jay Barker. She also became an author, publishing The Sweet By and By and Softly and Tenderly.

On her website, Evans states “In so many ways, I feel like I’m just beginning. I really and truly do. I feel like I’m just starting my life, my career, and there’s nothing that I can’t do. I’m definitely more confident now than I’ve ever been in my life.” That confidence carries into Stronger's lead single, A Little Bit Stronger, a portrait of a survivor that carries an empowering message.

Location:
The Junior Cypress Rodeo Grounds feature an event facility that holds stadium seating for 3,000 and a full capacity of 4,000 that includes standing room area. The 360 acres complex is a great location to experience any concert, music festival or sporting event.

Directions:
The Junior Cypress Rodeo Arena is located on the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Naples off I-75 (Alligator Alley). Take I-75 to exit 49, then drive north 16 miles.

For more information please contact:
COUNCIL REP. MANUEL “MONDO” TIGERS OFFICE
31000 JOSIE BILLIE HWY
CLEWISTON, FL 33440

MAIN: Mary Billie (863) 902-3200 x 13314
FAX: (863) 902-3209
EMAIL: mbear(at)semtribe(dot)com
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