Thursday, February 13, 2014

2014 Grand Ovation sets attendance record

Grand Ovation, the annual open-air street festival held on Lakewood Ranch Main Street, enjoyed a "record-setting attendance" Feb. 1 as it celebrated its seventh year, organizers said Thursday.

“We had some very positive feedback and a wonderful response from the community as far as people wanting to perform," said Linda Gross, co-manager of the event and owner of public relations agency Advice Solutions, Inc., in a media release. "This event gets bigger and better every year."

Attendees enjoyed free outdoor performances from folk singers, musicians, ballerinas, threater troupes and more on three stages. View a photo gallery from the event at Bradenton.com/click.

Organizers are already accepting applications from performers and sponsors for next year's Grand Ovation. For more information, visit www.lakewoodranch.com or call Rachel Gray at 941-757-1548 or Linda Gross at 941-907-9507.

Olivia Ratner, Eddie Duffey and Ashley Rutherford at Grand Ovation, an arts festival held Feb. 1 on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. The annual celebration attracted musicians, dancers and other performers from around the community. Diane Harrish/Special to the Herald

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2014/02/01/4968339/grand-ovation-at-lakewood-ranch.html#storylink=cpy

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