From Latin beats to bluesy riffs, music lovers are in for a treat this weekend with a variety of concerts in Clearwater and Largo.
It kicks off today with Clearwater's Fun 'N Sun Festival, three days of music at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St.
First comes Q Fest, a celebration of classic rock. Featured acts include Rare Earth, known for such hits as Get Ready and Hey Big Brother and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, which was formerly known as Jefferson Starship.
Country music is the theme Saturday when gates open at noon. The lineup includes Randy Houser, Jypsi, Jamey Johnson, Road Hammers, Chris Young, Heidi Young and Billy Currington.
Latin music will be spotlighted Sunday with Carnivale Latino. Gates open at 1 p.m. Jose Alberto, NG2, Jowell & Randy, Angel & Khriz and Domenic Marte will be performing.
Meanwhile, Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, plays host to Summerfest Live 2008, sponsored by Religious Community Services. Bring a can of food to help RCS with its food drive.
The two-day music fest features free concert performances, a Kid's Zone with rides and crafts to create, and great food.
Featured performers are Tito Puente Jr. and The Neville Brothers. For information, see Diversions, Page 3.