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Doo-wop and country music concludes Chasco Fiesta March 30-31

The nine-day Chasco Fiesta wraps up this weekend on the sweet notes of doo-wop and country.

The Golden Oldies concert starts at 6 p.m. tonight in the Sims Park amphitheater in downtown New Port Richey. For a $5 ticket you can see headliner and Brooklyn-born crooner Tony Marra and the Crests doing up Sixteen Candles, Sarasota's Jonathan Cortez channeling Marvin Gaye and special guest Joey Dee (of the Starliters), the voice behind the 1961 chart topper Peppermint Twist.

Saturday night headliners Little Texas will serve up a heaping helping of country favorites — think God Blessed Texas, What Might Have Been, Some Guys Get All the Love, First Time for Everything — at the big Chasco Fiesta Country Concert. The Nashville-based band toured with Travis Tritt, Trisha Yearwood and co-headlined with Tim McGraw back in the early 1990s, took a break for awhile, got back together in 2004, and have been touring ever since. Little Texas will share the stage with the showy LoCash Cowboys and the Desert Rain band, a favorite from many previous Chasco's family night events.

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The schedule

True Oldies Night: 6 to 11 p.m. today. $5.

Chasco Fiesta Country Concert at Sims Park: 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Tickets at the gate are $15 general seating, $25 for Golden Square. Purchase advance tickets at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, 5443 Main St., New Port Richey; at Synovus locations; or at

Also of note

The Chasco Boat Parade starts at 1 p.m. Saturday on the Pithlachascotee River.

The Chasco Carnival, featuring rides and a midway, is 5 to 11 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Wristbands are $20.

Doo-wop and country music concludes Chasco Fiesta March 30-31 03/29/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:23pm]
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