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Annual Concerts for a Cause series kicks off Friday

APOLLO BEACH — The Leonard Brothers Band kicks off Newland Communities' annual Concerts for a Cause series at 7 p.m. Friday at the Landing at Waterset, 7012 Sail View Lane.

The first of 11 free concerts split between the Waterset and FishHawk Ranch communities will give the public the chance to enjoy live music while helping the 700,000 residents supported by Feeding America Tampa Bay by donating nonperishable items. Last year's series led to the donation of more than 3 tons of food, the equivalent of 5,000 meals.

The series continues with Stormbringer May 2 at FishHawk Ranch's Central Park, 14215 Barrington Stowers Drive.

All concerts begin at 7 p.m. except for the 6 p.m. shows on July 4.

Times staff

Concerts for a Cause Series

Friday at Waterset: The Leonard Brothers Band provides a hip twist on rock 'n' roll with an addicting energy on stage.

May 2 at FishHawk Ranch: Stormbringer, supported by a stellar light show and sound, performs an extensive classic and concert rock set list.

May 9 at Waterset: Mighty Mongo is a four-piece rock band from St. Petersburg with an organically grown fan base.

May 16 at FishHawk Ranch: Charlie Hotel is a melodic, modern pop-rock band with a dynamic stage presence.

May 30 at Waterset: Bluestone Circle plays a mix of funk, disco and classic rock that leaves audiences dancing for more.

June 6 at FishHawk Ranch: Mighty Mongo

June 13 at Waterset: Charlie Hotel

June 20 at FishHawk Ranch: Lovestruck Robot won the Florida Grammy Showcase. Its sound has been described as a blend of Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake and Lenny Kravitz.

June 27 at Waterset: Kings County, coming in from Orlando, performs the party rock and alternative-modern music.

July 4 at Waterset (6 p.m.): Stormbringer

July 4 at FishHawk Ranch (6 p.m.): The Frequency Band returns with an array of classic and current Top 40 hits.

Learn more at concerts4cause.com.

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