West Palm Beach, FL native Cassadee Pope has been named the headline entertainer for the 2015 Sugar Festival. Ms. Pope was winner of The Voice (Season 3) as part of Team Blake (Shelton), also a former headliner entertainer at Sugar Festival.
The Clewiston Sugar Festival has a knack for selecting up and coming entertainment that “make it big” just months after performing at this annual festival.
In its beginnnings, the Sugar Festival was a community event with a large meal, music and dancing where community members celebrated the end of the sugar cane harvest. This year, the U.S. Sugar Corporation has come forward to be the grand sponsor of the Sugar Festival which was started to celebrate the occupation that this corporation is known worldwide for, the production of sugar.
Along with Cassadee Pope as the headline entertainer, country music artists Native Run and Josh Dorr will bring the live and FREE concert entertainment throughout the afternoon on Saturday, April 11th. A full list of events are planned for April 9-12 including, the Seminole Heritage Day at the Clewiston Museum; a bass tournament by the Clewiston B.A.S.S. Federation; a 4X4 truck showcase by Savage Truck of Fort Myers; sugar industry displays by U.S. Sugar Corporation; a 5K Run/Walk by CrossTraining Ministries and much more.
“It takes many volunteers to plan and make this event what people want to bring their families to each year,” said Sugar Festival committee president Pam Kelley. “Volunteers begin a full year ahead to plan and work to make each year special. We are very thankful to U.S. Sugar Corporation for teaming up with our committee for this year’s event and are hopeful that people from everywhere in South Florida will come join us for a lot of fun.”
The Sugar Festival is always the second Saturday of April with this year’s main events on Saturday, April 11.