The Bellamy Brothers, a Pasco County country duo known for hits such as Let Your Love Flow, Redneck Girl and Old Hippie are blazing a global trail, celebrating 40 years of performing with an international tour that includes stops in France, Germany, India, Australia and Switzerland along with more than 150 appearances throughout the United States.
But on Friday the Bellamys are carving out time to meet with hometown friends and give a boost to young athletes with a benefit concert at Pasco High School, their alma mater.
Proceeds from the concert, held in conjunction with Pasco High's annual Reunion of the Decades, will help fund the school's athletic programs.
"We have actually done this three or four times now," Howard Bellamy said. "Many schools are having trouble these days with staying on top of everything and keeping all the (athletic) programs going. We like to see the kids stay busy. Athletics helps keep their minds occupied, their bodies occupied. It makes for a healthier lifestyle and gives them something to do. And it keeps them out of trouble."
The show is at 6 p.m. Friday at the W.F. Edwards Stadium at Pasco High, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City. Concert tickets are $15 general admission/$25 reserved seating and can be purchased at Pasco High School and Dade City Animal Clinic. For information or VIP table reservations, call Becky Taylor or Cathlee Tomkow at (352) 524-5508.
Click here for Michele Miller's full interview with the Bellamy Brothers.
Meanwhile -- what's this? A second set of Bellamy Brothers are making the rounds in Tampa Bay?
Yes, Jesse and Noah Bellamy will perform Friday from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 1st Ave NE in Ruskin. The brothers are the fourth music-playing generation in the Bellamy family (their father and uncle are the better-known Bellamy Brothers). For more on Jesse and Noah Bellamy and their eclectic mix of roots rock, power pop, country and Americana, click here.