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Rockin' another birthday

Beach drummer celebrates the big 5-0 with a Beach Pub birthday party Saturday

August 13, 2010

What other way to celebrate your birthday but do it on the beach, right? A birthday party for local rocker Stet Howland will be held at the Beach Pub (1668 I St.) Saturday, Aug. 14, with the celebration kicking off at 2 p.m.

Plenty of live music will take place, with John and Daizy performing as Elijah kicking off the tunes around 2 p.m., followed by the Stet.TV Band and special musical guests throughout the day.

"This will kind of be set up like another episode of Stet.TV, with a camera crew interviewing party guests, sharing fun stories and stuff like that," said fellow musician John Hyatt, guitarist for the Stet.TV Band, along with T-Bone on bass. "T-Bone and I wish Stet a very happy birthday. He is a great friend and an awesome musician."

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Local beach boy and world-renowned drummer Stet Howland’s 50th birthday party is coming up, and his friends won’t let him get away without having a good beach party in celebration. Be sure to stop by the Beach Pub Saturday, Aug. 14, from 2 p.m. to close, for good times, live music and plenty of b-day action. Photo by MELISSA SCHNEIDER.

Lou Caleca, owner of the Beach Pub, said he'll be offering buckets of beer specials throughout the day, and everyone is invited to come and celebrate the big 5-0 with the birthday drummer.

"Come down and tell your favorite story of Stet," John said.

Rain or shine, unless there's a complete monsoon, this party is taking place so don't be scared away from a few sprinkles.

Fact Box

Turning the big 5-0

Birthday party for Stet Howland

Saturday, Aug. 14, from 2 p.m. to close

Where: The Beach Pub, 1668 I St., FMB

What: Live music, a camera crew recording fun stories guests have of Stet, and, of course, the birthday boy.

"Many people are flying in from all over the country to make it to this party," John said. "So, it's happening rain or shine."

Stet.TV director Mike Wright and the rest of the Stet.TV crew also wish the drummer a very happy birthday.

"Happy birthday to a great friend," he said.

"Come one, come all. We're gonna have a blast," said Lou.

The live entertainment will go until 7 p.m., and the cameras will be rolling long after that.

"This party will be set up as an episode from Stet.TV," John said. "This time, the special guests are everyone at the party, sharing their experiences with Stet. So, come on down!"

About Stet.TV

Set up as a reality TV series, Stet.TV introduces many of some of the hottest rock groups from near and far. A few episodes have been shot so far, and fine-tune editing is taking place to have the best of the best footage of each show. For more information, visit Stet.TV.

About Elijah

A duo consisting of John Hyatt and Daizy Aimless, Elijah jams with some of the greatest rock hits from today and years past. You can catch them at Nemo's every Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Val's Lounge Friday, Aug 20, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sunday at the Beach Pub

Local Rev. Nadine has worked with the community of Fort Myers Beach for many years. Throughout that time, Lou and the Beach Pub have held several fund-raisers to assist her after-school program at Beach Elementary.

Moving on to other pastures, Rev. Nadine is moving up to a ministry in Ohio. A farewell party for the reverend will be held at the Beach Pub Sunday, Aug. 15, beginning at 2 p.m.

Plenty of cake and live music by Joel will take place.

"Come wish Rev. Nadine well on her new endeavors," Lou said.



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