How We Started
In the early 1990's, Joe Prine almost single-handedly
revived the live music scene in Lakeland, bringing performers including;
Roy Book Binder, Steve Young, Eric Taylor, Richard Shindell, Michael
Smith and Trout Fishing in America.
In 1996, Joe Prine brought Willie & Lobo to the
Renaissance Ironworks in downtown Lakeland. Then they appeared later
that year at an outdoor performance in Munn Park and mesmerized
an audience of thousands with their gypsy and flamenco sounds.
Joe continued to bring acts to Lakeland until a few
years ago including venues at Arts on the Park and also organized
the music at Mayfaire on Lake Morton. He helped provide a forum
for local musical artists including Ken West, Bill Peed and Bryan
Joe died on April 17, 2005 after a long battle with
multiple sclerosis, but his legacy will go on.
Officers and Board of Directors
Officers: Anne Kearton
- President / Bryan Rivers
- Vice President / Carlton Phelps - Treasurer / Marten Walters -
Directors: Ron Canady / Peter Helwig / Vic Prebor / Joey Prine /