The Event – 2014

Dunedin Restaurant Week — September 14-21, 2014

The week of September 14 to 21 has been set aside for the 2nd annual Dunedin Restaurant Week. Those who dine at participating restaurants during that week will have an opportunity to enjoy some delicious meals at some of the most unique restaurants in all Tampa Bay.

Those who dine will have a chance to vote for their favorites to receive Platinum Plate Awards from and to register for a growing list of prizes donated by local merchants. In addition participating merchants will be raising money to support the DDMA (Downtown Dunedin Merchant Association and HEP (Homeless Emergency Project).

This year’s kick-off party will be the TASTE of Dunedin held on Sept 14th from 1-5 p.m. Proceeds of this event will go to the DDMA which helps to promote the CRA district in Dunedin with the area’s best events! Proceeds from the Finale Party (where winners will be announced) will go toward the Homeless Emergency Project who actually helped sponsor the event last year! Each participating restaurant will have offers and daily deals throughout the week where dinners can enjoy special offers. Other charity opportunities and special events will be available all week long. So you will want to check back with us frequently.

To sign-up as a restaurant participant click here.

Taste Kickoff Entertainment

Lopez expressWhile the food is the thing at the Taste of Dunedin from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14, you won’t want to miss the live music at Pioneer Park that will continue throughout the entire afternoon. It’ll be a rockin’ opportunity to hear some great music, performed by two outstanding groups, The Time Bandits
and Alex Lopez Xpress.

The Time Bandits have become known as Tampa Bay’s “Most Wanted” Rock & Roll Band. Lead vocalist Brad Holcomb fronts a six-member Time Bandits unit that plays virtually every type of popular music, creating a versatile sonic presence that’s not necessarily loud, but BIG. They are a favorite on the Tampa Bay festival circuit, bringing lots of excitement and fun whenever they perform. Their full arsenal of guitars, bass, keys and percussion, along with three back-up vocalists will have the Park rocking and a-rolling!

Alex Lopez Xpress is the other Tampa performer who will appear on stage during Taste of Dunedin. After starting his musical career in the heartland of Rock ‘n’ Roll in Cleveland and learning how to play guitar in a style influenced by Jimi Hendrik and Eric Clopton, Alex came to Florida to attend college. He took a
break from his music career to raise a family but expanded his musical roots by studying the guitar style of blues greats like BB King, Albert Collins and Buddy Guy. He also took time to write and record his own original material.

Now back with the Alex Lopez Xpress, he’s taking the music scene by story with a unique blend of blues and rock and roll that culminated in his first full album, “Back Bedroom Blues.” It is a collection of rocking original blues, filled with passionate guitar work, strong vocal performances and great melodies that have been getting rave reviews.

“Taste of Dunedin” is set for Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 5 p.m. In addition to some delicious offerings prepared by famed Dunedin restaurants, this year’s event will include live music in Pioneer Park throughout the afternoon and arts and crafts booths and demonstrations along Main Street in Dunedin for people to enjoy as they walk in Florida’s “most walkable” city.

Everyone who purchases tickets for Taste of Dunedin, either in Pioneer Park on the day of the event or online at will have an opportunity to register to win some great prizes including a three-day, two night stay in the Penthouse Suite at Beso Del Sol Resort.

All of Dunedin’s fine restaurants have been invited to participate in Taste. Since the event is sponsored by the Dunedin’s Downtown Merchants Association (DDMA), many of Dunedin’s outstanding Boutique Shops will have Taste items available along with information about the restaurants around town that have prepared the delicious foods. Of course, the Main Street Dunedin restaurants will have their own Taste samples available, too. Proceeds of “Taste” will help DDMA produce future events during 2014.

The “Taste” event is a kickoff to a week of culinary excellence as Dunedin’s outstanding restaurants join forces to present the second annual Dunedin Restaurant Week 2014. Diners who visit participating restaurants from the opening day through the following Sunday will have an opportunity to enjoy Dunedin’s famous food and to vote for the city’s Best Restaurant, Best Chef and Best Event Promoter and to win valuable prizes. For more information, visit

Time Bandits

image007The Time Bandits have been breaking hearts and slaying audiences since they burst onto the Tampa Bay music scene in 2010. We are Tampa Bay’s “Most Wanted” Rock & Roll Band!

A classic juke box rock band, the Time Bandits play virtually every type of popular music. With six members, the band creates a tight, versatile sonic presence that s not necessarily loud, but BIG. A dedicated lead singer, three back-up vocalists who harmonize, and a full arsenal of guitars, bass, keys, and percussion give the Time Bandits a larger-than-life stage presence just not possible with smaller acts–even with backing tracks.

A favorite on the Tampa Bay festival circuit, the Time Bandits are also a hit at private parties, large events, and in the clubs. Wherever they go, they bring energy, fun, and crowd-pleasing music. When the Time Bandits take the stage, you just can’t help but feel the excitement.

We are always supporting the community by playing for non profits, the arts, and various civic and charity events, clubs, and annual gatherings.

Current Band Member Lineup:
Brad Holcomb – Lead Vocalist
Gary Gann – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals
Jeff Chalpan – Lead Guitar
Tim Marshall – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Ron Barton – Bass Guitar
Steve DeMatos – Drums


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The Time Bandits Fan Club Facebook Page:

Jazz Pulse

JazzPulse-WB-Red-Med_1The JazzPulse is a group of Tampa Bay-area musicians who share a love of the great American tradition of jazz. We’re dedicated to keeping this music alive, putting our own stamp on it, and bringing it to you!

We perform music from the jazz giants of the past 50 years, along with original compositions of our own with a decidedly modern feel.

Our set lists and influences vary and span decades of smoking music, from driving bebop to straight-ahead swing, from Latin gems to quiet ballads, and from rock-influenced numbers to the
more free-flowing and funky electric jazz of today.

For more information, visit our website at