The nine-day Chasco Fiesta kicks off at noon today in Sims Park with the West Pasco Sertoma Beef Barbecue. The Native American Festival follows later from 5 to 9 p.m., with the carnival from 5 to 11 p.m. Carnival wristbands cost $20 today through Sunday and $15 Monday through Thursday. Check out some fabulous floats at the street parade at 1 p.m. Saturday beginning at Grand Boulevard and Gulf Drive.
Once you've had your fill of food and carnival rides, meander over to one of Chasco's daily concerts.
Tonight: Contemporary Christian Family Music Night, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Features For King and Country, Shepherd's View, Audea, and act one5. Free.
Saturday: Rock 'n' Roll Tribute in the Park, 1 to 11 p.m. Features Led Zeppelin tribute band Led-Hed, Eric Clapton tribute band Crossroads, Embry Brothers Band, Eric Anderson Band, Thee Guilty Pleasure Band. Free.
Sunday: Classic Rock, 1 to 9 p.m. Features Doobie Brothers tribute band China Grove, Shawn Paige Band, Time Bandits, Sunset Rebels. Free.
Monday: Youth Music Showcase, 5 to 9 p.m. Features local school youth performances. Free.
Tuesday: Bluegrass Music in the Park, 6 to 10 p.m. Features Backwater and Mean Mary. Free.
Wednesday: A Grateful Nation, 6 to 10 p.m. Features Confederate Railroad, and Jennifer Lee and Nevaeh Peek. Free.
Thursday: Blues Masters, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Features Southern Hospitality and Julie Black.
April 12: Friendly Kia True Oldies Night, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Features the Black Honkeys and 60's Groove.
april 13: Chasco Fiesta Country Concert, gates open at 5:30 p.m. Features Randy Houser, the Henningsens, and Desert Rain Band. Preferred tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show. General admission tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. Tickets are available at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, (727) 842-7651; Synovus Bank in Pasco, (727) 841-6677 or (727) 835-0130; or online at chascofiesta.com.
All of the above events are held at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey.
For more information, visit chascofiesta.com or call (727) 842-7651.