#1 Gasparilla is not your average kid’s entertainment. From 2015 Grammy nominee Secret Agent Skidoo, to silly Bears and Lions, the weekend is packed with a variety of musical acts that are sure to get every toddler’s toe tapping.
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Most fans already know the headliners – Ryan Adams, Cage The Elephant, Ghostface Killah – and some of the supporting acts including those who love to visit Florida often: Moon Taxi, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Los Amigos Invisibles. However, Gasparilla always curates a genre-diverse roster that features both local and left-field bands, sure to enrich the two-day celebration of art and creativity.
Bears and Lions
Falling somewhere between a G-rated Tenacious D and a Saturday morning cartoon, Bears and Lions are a goofy duo of what could best be described as kids folk rock. Although they list Michael Jackson, John Denver, and Kermit the Frog as influences, the Gainesville-based band have more in common with the easy, breezy harmonies of Fountains of Wayne and the semi-serious hooks of an another animal-themed outfit, The Aquabats. Although they should probably have their own children’s show by now, Bears and Lions are charming and funny enough that both parents and adults, in general, might get a kick out of their furry festivities.
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The Orange Blossom Revue, which took place on the shores of Lake Wailes Friday night, is an event hosted by the Lake Wales Rotary Club. The proceeds benefit Lake Wales recreation and parks projects, so the community is investing in the community by attending.
Bears and Lions, a band that dresses up as animals while performing quirky songs about pancakes and airplanes, livened up both the children and adults in the audience.
Bears and Lions are again playing Gainesville’s biggest 4th of July Celebration.
Bears and Lions, oh my! The duo (who dress like the erstwhile creatures) have a brand new EP of two songs, “Sleepyhead” and “Depot Park.” If you like Wilco but wished they skewed more for kids, you get the general idea of their sound. Still, they make a funky pair. Bears and Lions should be natural enemies, yet they have banded together to make a band.
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We have a brand new music video to share with you! We want to thank the Santa Fe Multi Media Program for all of their help! So without further adieu….Please watch our video and share with as many animals as you can!
From a brownfield to a green space, construction is about to start on a long-awaited park. The lot behind the old Depot building in Gainesville will be transformed into a public park in about a year. The designers got help from some special people.
What an honor! Check out the news report!
The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications will host the annual celebration at Flavet Field.
“It’s our gift back to the community for Independence Day,” Sue Wagner, the college’s director of community relations, said.
The event begins at 7 p.m. when members of the Bears and Lions band take the stage dressed as wild, fluffy animals.
“I’ve never seen a squirrel play the drums,” Wagner said. “I think that’s pretty amazing.”
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Skeletons out from their graves, Bats and Cyclops from their caves, Halloween is finally here!
Credits: Copyright Bears and Lions, released 27 October 2014
My introduction to the Florida-based duo Bears and Lions was at Kindiefest a couple years back, where a couple guys dressed up as, yes, a bear and a lion (in ’70s era basketball uniforms, no less), strode up on stage and proceeded to play one of the more goofy sets of songs I’d heard in kids music. Jangly, southern-fried guitar-pop songs about jumping out of airplanes, man’s best friend, and PAN! CAKE! SWEEP! STAKES! (Just listen to “Pancakes” all the way through, trust me.)
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