David Smash Band to perform at Bradenton's Music in the Park

March 8, 2013 

David Smash Band to perform at Riverwalk

BRADENTON -- The David Smash Band headlines the Bradenton Riverwalk's "Music in the Park" free concert 6-8 p.m. today.

The concert is set for the Riverfront Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Avenue W. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Concert goers are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

David Smash is originally from Lithuania, he won second place in his country's version of America's Got Talent. He has a love for America's early rock 'n' roll, blues and current music.

Children's author Jan DiRuzzo book signing set

MANATEE -- Jan DiRuzzo, children's author of "The Lost Mermaid -- A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree," will be on hand to sign copies of her book noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Sea Hagg, 12304 Cortez Road. Lily the Mermaid, a character from her book, and Lily's favorite pirate sidekick, Captain Joe, will also make a guest appearance.

This mythical tale is set in a coastal seascape, where the reader meets meet loggerhead turtles, dolphins, fish, oysters, and crabs at a musical jamboree. The story also offers a valuable lesson about the importance of kindness and the danger of judging others by appearance or language.

Information: www.thelostmermaid.com

-- Herald staff reports

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