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.