Music

Don’t Miss Courthouse Live on Friday Nights

For those who love the musical arts, Brooksville Main Street will be presenting Courthouse Live, a live music event set to take place 6-8 pm every Friday night at 20 N. Main Street, in Historic Downtown Brooksville. There are a few exceptions of 2021 Friday Night Live dates (September 10th, October 8th, and November 12th) when the festivities shift to Hernando Park. 

Hernando Symphony Orchestra Expands & Plans for Resuming Performances

The music may be on pause. But while the band might not play on at the moment, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra does plan on doing so soon. Covid-19 has resulted in the cancelation of seven symphony concerts thus far, two in April, one in October, two in December, and two in February. Also canceled is an annual event at which HSO generally performs.

SteelDrivers Headline Spring Fest Bluegrass Festival

Once again the pure, reverberating sounds of bluegrass music will resound loud, live, and clear in Hernando County on March 25-27. The EMS Spring Fest will be celebrated at the Sertoma Youth Ranch located at 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. And the headliner of the festival is a Grammy award-winning bluegrass band performing its first live show after an extended break.

Brooksville Rapper Releases New Album: Joyridin

Brooksville rapper Hard Target is achieving national acclaim with his unique brand of music, a style that combines elements of rap, country, and rock. In advance of the July 10 release of his new album Joyridin via Dirt Rock Empire, the label owned and operated by Country music stars The Lacs, his breakthrough hit "Chevrolet" went viral last year with nearly 8 million views on YouTube and another million spins on Spotify. And Joyridin has charted on the iTunes Rap/Hip-Hop pre-order charts.  

Chocachatti String Orchestra Inspires Young Children to Excel

Chocachatti Elementary School is a Center for the Arts which utilizes the Micro Society concept. The Micro program occurs three days a week for one hour in the afternoon. During this time every child from kindergarten through fifth grade goes to a “job.” They earn “money” that can be spent on various items or activities within the school and even have a “bank” in which to deposit their money. 

New Community Concert Band Forming

As a retired school band director with 40 years of experience in the Chicago suburban area and a performer in the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra and Nature Coast Concert Band, Weeki Wachee resident Mark Hengesh had a single goal in mind: to bring the music home.

"You might have to go as far as Clearwater and Crystal River to find a community concert band," said Hengesh. "There was no concert band in Hernando."

Appalachian Road Show to Appear at SYR in Brooksville 

The Appalachian Road Show is excited to come back to Sertoma Youth Ranch again this year! They’re wrapping up their second album in their Nashville Studio but they had time to stop by and visit again! 

Their Grammy-Nominated Fiddler, Jim VanCleve, graciously took the time to have an interview with us. 

Here is his interview and unique story he shared with reporter, Jessica Williams.