Event Phone: 727-347-0354
SACRED LANDS is a waterfront botanical garden and has rich native American history. Their next concert is Friday, November 17, 2023 with the singer/songwriter and poet, GRANT PEEPLES and Sara Stovall. Please check out info/music at his website, on you tube.com and references below.
The wooded gate opens at 6:30pm, the music will start at 7:30pm, and event begins at 7pm. Reservations/prepayment are highly suggested. You can register on the website www.sacredlandspreservation.org or call 727-347-0354 to reserve dinners at the same time as concert reservation, so enough food will be available. Any other questions please contact the music coordinator at 727-367-3592.- More information on the optional dinner & ticket price is on the calendar link.
They recommend that guests follow COVID safety procedures such as safe distancing and wearing masks. However, weather permitting the concert may be held on the outside garden stage.
PARKING DIRECTIONS: Sacred Lands, 1700 Park St., St. Petersburg, FL 33710. Turn off Park Street by the JP Tavern sign at Elbow Lane. Drive past their parking area towards the boat ramp but turn LEFT before it into big parking lot. Go to south end of lot to wooded gate entrance. You can bring chairs but some chairs and tables will be provided.
A self-described “tree-hugger that watches NASCAR,” Grant Peeples is known for his axe-sharp socio-political tunes, raucous humor and heart-gigging ballads.
He is the recipient of the Focus Foundation Award for Creative Excellence, which cited the “humor, compassion and wisdom of his songs,” and their “unflinching social insight and cultural acuity.” Grant tours coast to coast, and is a regular performer at The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the 30A Songwriters Festival, and The Florida, Folk Festival. In June he makes his debut at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival.
He has been a keen observer of the American condition for five decades, ever since a friend introduced him to the music of Bob Dylan. Through many years on the road, running a night club/music venue in Tallahassee, and after a ten-year stint on an isolated island off the coast of Nicaragua, Peeples turned to writing with a vengeance. He wrote poetry and songs that turned a critical eye on American culture and identity, the very definition of contemporary folk music.
January 2019 marked a second tour in The Netherlands, where FolkForum.nl described him “…a pure storyteller, in the best American folk tradition…” and his show “…one of those gems that you will remember for a long time…”
Grant’s February 2023 release, A Murder of Songs – Music videos from A Murder of Songs:
Brothers in Arms https://youtu.be/Vj7-7r4h8Kk
Dear Sadie https://youtu.be/-YMZN4ejDyI
Revolutionary Reel: https://youtu.be/sls_TgEqTHU
Also performing will be Sara Stovall, a multi-talented violinist/vocalist/songwriter who often accompanies Grant as he tours Florida. Her full time musical gig is with the popular alternative folk group Passerine out of Sarasota. Sara’s violin and background vocals add not only musical body but deep interpretation to Grant’s tunes, whether she is fiddlin’ to ‘Sunshine State’ or ‘Revolutionary Reel’ or adding darker tones to songs like ‘Dear Sadie’ or ‘Pitchforks and Torches.’
November 17, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm