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Music to rock last Chasco Fiesta weekend

Rick Derringer, 63, brings his Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo to Chasco Fiesta tonight.

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Rick Derringer, 63, brings his Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo to Chasco Fiesta tonight.

NEW PORT RICHEY — The nightly lineup of live music at Chasco Fiesta will crescendo with classic rocker Rick Derringer tonight, True Oldies Music on Friday and the ever-popular Country Concert slated for Saturday.

And if you want to see some of the biggest names at this year's Chasco Fiesta, you'll have to pay to get in. All three concerts require paid admission to the amphitheater area at Sims Park.

Derringer, 63, headlines the Rhythm & Bluesmasters concert that runs from 5:30 to 10 tonight. He'll be joined by Chasco favorites Damon Fowler and the Bone Yard Dogs. Tickets are $10.

The True Oldies Music night will run from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, featuring Let's Hang On!, a Frankie Valli tribute show; and Act III and DJ Love. Tickets are $10.

And the Country Concert will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday with Grammy-nominated singer David Nail, the LoCash Cowboys and Wiley Fox. Tickets are $10 and $20 in advance; $15 and $25 day of event.

Tickets are available at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, 5443 Main St., New Port Richey; Pasco Synovus Bank locations; and online at

Pasco's oldest, largest and longest festival continues through Sunday with the Native American Festival, carnival rides, festival food and other events that raise money for more than 30 local nonprofits.

The midway is open from 5 to 10 p.m. today; 5 to 11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

West Pasco Sertoma will have its chicken barbecue from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The weekend events include the Suncoast Sprint 5K (8 a.m. Saturday); kayak races (9:30 a.m. Saturday starting at James E. Grey Preserve, ending at Sims Park); the children's pageant (10 a.m. Saturday at Homewood Suites Hilton, Port Richey); and the Chasco Fiesta Boat Parade (1 p.m. Saturday starting in Millers Bayou, ending at Sims Park). The Cotee River Lions Club will serve breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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