The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce is certainly picking it up a couple of notches this year, with the addition of "Supernatural" to its entertainment line-up during the annual Taste of the Beach, taking place Sunday, April 29, at Bay Oaks Rec Center, 2731 Oak St., from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The family-fun event will offer a full day of food, drinks, music and cooking demonstrations by Celebrity Chef Creehan. With a playground, swimming pool and waterslide on site, there's something for everyone at this event.
"This year, we have worked to make Taste of the Beach bigger and better than ever. Not only do we have the pleasure of bringing back Nashville's signed artist Cadillac Blue as our opening act, but we are excited to have "Supernatural," a nationally-renowned Santana tribute band, made up of world-class musicians from around the globe," said Stephen DeAngelis, manager of Nervous Nellie's and chairperson for the event. "If you like the music of Santana, you will definitely want to show up for this! Supernatural will be providing a full concert, from 3:30 to 6:30."
The amazing tribute band is led David "Milagro" Mueller, whose uncanny guitar riffs seem driven by an inner spirit and amazing tone, fueled by a Paul Reed Smith Santana model guitar.
On vocals and percussion, Todd Plant guides the audience through the storied musical history of Santana.
Leading the percussion section is Gil "el Nio" Garcia, who has been seen backing several of today's smooth jazz stars, like Eric Darius and BK Jackson.
Keyboardist Jim Persons is a student of Moog synthesizer sounds, and trades blazing licks with guitarist Mueller.
Rounding out the Supernatural lineup are rhythm section mates Steve Eiseman, the founder, leader and drummer; 40-year veteran bassist and backing vocalist John Shinn; and Robbie Baker on tambales and backing vocals.
Supernatural will take you back in time and have you dancing and singing to your favorite Santana hits. For further details on the upcoming Taste of the Beach event, be sure to read the full story in the Beach Observer, and visit FortMyersBeachChamber.org.