Local musical artists featured in Leesburg’s ‘Sounds of the Season’

All of the sights and sounds of Christmas in Leesburg will be as close as your living room thanks to upcoming seasonal programming on Lake Front TV, the city’s own government television channel.

The city’s 50th annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for 6pm Saturday, Dec. 2, in downtown Leesburg. Lake Front TV cameras will capture the parade’s caravan of festive floats, bands, twirlers, cars, dancers, and more, a news release states. The premiere airing of the parade will be at 7pm Saturday, Dec. 16, with a second airing at 1pm Sunday, Dec. 17. Check local listings for additional airings during the holidays.

Light Up Venetian Gardens and a lighted boat parade are set to start at 5:30pm Sunday, Dec. 3, at Venetian Gardens. (UPDATE: For highlights of the event, click on this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyksQZM95Ds&feature=youtu.be.)

After the Light Up event, tune in to Lakefront TV for “Sounds of the Season” at 8pm and 10pm Sunday, Dec. 3. “Sounds of the Season” musical guests include Kelly Jarrard, Jeff Letourneau, jazz musician Mickey Carroll, Tom Lavenia, Steel Away, and several other area singers and musicians performing holiday favorites in a variety of musical styles and genres. Leesburg Public Information Officer Derek Hudson will host the show and join the holiday jams on smooth jazz saxophone.

“This is a really exciting opportunity to work with some extremely talented local artists,” station manager Dr. Anna Marie says in the release. “Every year, Lake Front TV tries to bring something special to our viewers at Christmas, and I couldn’t think of a better program idea than what we’re doing with ‘Sounds of the Season.’”

In addition to local broadcasting, Lake Front TV brings award-winning public television programming from around Central Florida and the United States to provide an entertaining, informative blend of shows for all ages. Lake Front TV is available on HD Channel Prism 1021, Prism 21, Comcast 22, and Spectrum 497. Viewers also may catch the station on ROKU media devices (under the Discover Video icon) and watch live streaming on lakefronttv.com.

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