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Fun 'N Sun Festival Kicks Off With Music Series April 20

Three days of music kicks off the 59th annual Fun 'N Sun Festival at Coachman Park April 20 which also features a running competition, disc golf tournament and a classic car show.

What started as a way to keep snowbirds in Clearwater just a little longer starts with a three day music series April 20.

The 59th annual Fun 'N Sun festival also features running, disc golfers and a car show.

The music series takes place at Coachman Park. Special seating is available for a fee. Here is a run down of the concerts:

Day Off! Concert presented by Bright House Networks

Features: Matt Nathanson and other performers to be announced.

When: Gates open 5:30 p.m. April 20

Cost: Free general admission. Advanced $20 reserved seating and $50 VIP Hospitality tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets day of are $25 and $60. Prices do not include service charges.

QFest Presented by Q105 and the city of Clearwater

Features: Performances by artists including Rick Springfield, Ambrosia and Whole Lotta Zeppelin

When: 1 p.m. April 21

Cost: Free general admission. $20-$30 reserved seating and $75 VIP Hospitality tickets which include private bar, private air conditioned restrooms, 1 dinner, two drinks, complimentary water and soda, shade and relaxed seating, and open seating in front of stage are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets day of are $25-$35 and $85. Prices do not include service charges. www.myq105.com

Features: First time with two stages, on the Main Stage: Ronnie Dunn, Chris Cagle, The Farm, JT Hodges, Andy Gibson and Suite Caroline. The Acoustic Stage will have Brett Eldredge, Canaan Smith and Greg Bates.

When: gates open at 1 p.m. April 22

Cost: Free general admission. $20-$30 reserved seating and $75 VIP Hospitality tickets which include private bar, private air conditioned restrooms, a dinner, two drinks, complimentary water and soda, shade and relaxed seating, and open seating in front of stage are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets day of are $25-$35 and $85. Prices do not include service charges. www.wqyk.com

Athleta Iron Girl Clearwater

Features: Half and 5K marathon run from Coachman Park through Clearwater Beach and Pier 60.

When: 7 a.m. race start for half marathon and 7:30 a.m. 5K start April 22

Spring Star Spectacular and Classic Car Show

Features: More than 100 classic cars will be shown along Cleveland Street as the Belloise Brothers, The Tempests, The New Tropics and The Impacs perform.

When: 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 28 

Fun 'N Sun Disc Golf Tournament

Features: This is a sanctioned Professional Disc Golf Association event, although players do not have to be members. Championship player is scheduled to play. 

When: 8 a.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. April 29

Where: N.E. Coachman Park, 1120 Old Coachman Road

Call (727) 562-4700 or visit myclearwater.com/funnsun.

*updated 10:29 a.m. April 27.

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